Student Services works to support students' academic experience at Oxford Brookes by helping you to develop your personal, academic and professional skills. We are here to offer assistance to all students as well as more specialised support for those who need it.
Student Support Services
Head of Student Support Services: Tamsin Crabb
- Provides student support services such as Counselling, Inclusive Support, Student Welfare, Multifaith Chaplaincy and other student support services, as as well as International Student Advice, Student Central Advice and Financial Support.
- Aims to promote a culture of wellbeing within the University that enhances the emotional, physical and spiritual development of students and staff.
Centre for Academic Development
Head of Centre for Academic Development: Kevin Watson
- Offers confidential one-to-one advice on study skills, mathematics and statistics to students at all levels, empowering them to enhance their academic performance and confidence.
- Works collaboratively with Faculty staff in delivering study skills, mathematics and statistics to students in a way that is firmly embedded into the specific content and learning outcomes of modules.
- Offers in-sessional Academic English modules and short courses for students from a non-English speaking background.
- Maintains web pages offering a portal to some of the best online study skills, mathematics and statistics resources for the use of students and staff in Higher Education.
- Uses data from student use of the Centre for Academic Development to inform future work with academic departments by focusing delivery to meet the specific needs of students, enhancing course materials where appropriate and, on occasion, contributing to curriculum design and development.
Student Development Services
Head of Student Development Services: Sue Holton
- Overarching responsibility for embedding employability into the student lifecycle from transition into University, all the way through to graduation.
- Aims to enhance students’ and graduates’ employment prospects.
- Responsible for a wide range of initiatives, ranging from supporting self-awareness and reflection from an early point in undergraduate programmes, through to workshops focusing on the development of leadership or specific skills and on to support of mentoring and volunteering experiences, as well as the standard range of personality testing, job search and selection procedure preparation and coaching.