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Saturday, 12 October 2013

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Oxford Brookes supports drive to Discover Higher Education.

Oxford Brookes will be running a number of initiatives this week to help promote the benefits of Higher Education.

This is as part of the Government’s week-long campaign entitled Make Your Future Happen: Discover Higher Education. Its aim is to provide prospective university students and their families with information on the benefits of studying for a degree.

The national campaign is being led by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and runs from Saturday 12 - Friday 18 October 2013.

Throughout the week, Oxford Brookes will be holding a series of drop-in sessions with expert advice and support on hand. These will be running between 3pm and 5pm from Monday 14 October to Thursday 17 October and 3pm to 4.30pm on Friday 18 October.

Anyone wishing to attend one of these free sessions should arrive at Main Reception at the University’s Headington campus.

There will also be campus tours available on each of these days at 3.30pm. A place on the campus tour can be booked by contacting the Enquiry Centre on 01865 484848 or emailing query@brookes.ac.uk.

This is in addition to further opportunities to speak with University staff during the week, which include:

  • Tuesday 15 October - Rye St Anthony School, Higher Education Fair, 7pm-9pm
  • Wednesday 16 October – Drop-in session at Cheney School providing support in writing personal statements
  • Thursday 17 October - Swindon College Higher Education Fair, 4.30pm-7.30pm.

Claire Cooke, Schools and Colleges Liaison Manager, commented: “Oxford Brookes remains committed to helping raise aspirations. This week we are providing a number of ways in which anyone thinking about whether to enter higher education can find out more. Widening participation is key priority for Oxford Brookes and we look forward to talking with anyone who is interested in attending university.”

Professor John Raftery, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Student Experience recently wrote about the various benefits of attaining a degree, which is available to read on the Oxford Mail website.