School of the Built Environment

  • KATIE CHRISTOU

    City and Regional Planning                                                                                                             


    Before coming to Brookes I was at Princethorpe College 6th form in Rugby, studying A-levels in Art, English Literature, Geography and French. I chose Brookes because I liked it when I came on a visit to the university and the modules on the course covered a number of topics I was interested in. I also wanted the opportunity to gain both RTPI and RICS accreditation which particularly made me interested in the course at Brookes, as this is possible by taking specified Real Estate Management modules.

    The course covers a broad subject area giving you a good grounding on a number of topics. The lectures are usually fairly small and so you get to know your peers and lecturers very well, which makes it much easier to settle in. The Planning Department as a whole is very friendly and there is always someone happy to help you with any problems you might have. My scholarship helped me to purchase many course-related books and generally helped towards living costs.

    Oxford is a great city to live in as a student, with plenty of social events to suit everyone. By studying at Brookes I will be able to gain accreditation from two professional bodies which is becoming ever more desirable by employers who look for a broad range of skills and knowledge from graduates.