Accommodation

This page provides information on accommodation for the 2021/22 academic year. Further information on accommodation for the 2021/22 academic year will be provided via our dedicated Accommodation webpages

2021/22 contract cancellations

New students applying for Oxford Brookes University owned and operated accommodation for September 2021 may cancel their contract without penalty up to, and including 18 August 2021 in order to make and confirm travel plans. 

This will not apply to returning students or those applying for rooms beyond 18 August (no matter of arrival date) - once these rooms are booked and confirmed the applicants become liable for the booking and its terms and conditions. 

Oxford Brookes University issued a pre-commitment to a Covid-19 second wave policy last year (2020) should a further national lockdown transpire. This policy was valid only for 2020/2021 and is no longer applicable. 

Oxford Brookes will respond to future events using the existing governance measures and keep all students and residents updated by email. 

Please fully check our terms and conditions which have been amended to reflect changes due to Covid-19.

Halls of residence and self isolation

Halls of residence remain open and have safety protection methods in place at reception desks to protect students and staff, in accordance with current guidelines.

  • Staff are in teams to limit contact and wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when entering student accommodation;
  • Social distancing reminders are in place;
  • There will be increased cleaning regimes for high-risk areas such as door handles.

Quick reference

  • Halls of residence are open
  • We have safety protection methods in place at reception desks to protect students and staff.
  • Staff are in teams to limit contact and will wear PPE when entering student accommodation.
  • Social distancing reminders are in place.
  • Enhanced cleaning is in place for high-risk areas such as door handles.

Quarantine service

For all those who are travelling from amber list countries with a UK Government mandated quarantine period on arrival, we can provide appropriate quarantine accommodation if this is required. If you are travelling from a red list country you will need to complete your quarantine before arriving at the University.

We have temporary quarantine accommodation set aside for those joining us from amber list countries. Once your quarantine ends you will move to your permanent room.

Our quarantine service will be provided free of charge to those who have booked University accommodation for this academic year. For those who are going into private accommodation the service is available but there will be a charge. After quarantine you will move on to your chosen accommodation.

On your arrival we will provide a welcome pack of supplies and then show you how to get any further food and personal supplies that you need. 

For further information about this service, please contact quarantine@brookes.ac.uk. Rooms are subject to availability.

Please note that students travelling from countries on the UK Government’s "red list" must quarantine in a hotel for two weeks when they arrive in the UK. The red, amber and green list of countries is updated regularly - please check the latest list on the Government website. Please also be aware that on 9 February 2021 the UK Government announced new measures and tougher enforcement for passengers in quarantine – from fixed penalty notices of up to £10,000 to up to 10 years’ imprisonment. More information can be found online. Further information on travelling to the UK during the Covid-19 pandemic can also be found on the University's website.

Oxford City Council guidance on self-isolation and homes of multiple occupation

Oxford City Council has written to all residents in houses of multiple occupation (HMOs or shared houses) with advice on how to stop the spread of coronavirus. The Council website also has details of the local support available for those who are self-isolating.