Stand out from the crowd

Through BrookesEDGE, you can take part in a wide range of activities outside your studies, to make the most of your time at university and stand out in the job market. BrookesEDGE is a co-curricular scheme run by the University and Brookes Union.

BrookesEDGE Competencies

Through taking part in a BrookesEDGE activity you will develop one or more BrookesEDGE competencies. These follow the UNESCO Key Competencies for Sustainability, as critical competencies for living, working and contributing to society in the current age. These are:

  • Systems thinking competency
  • Strategic competency
  • Critical thinking competency 
  • Futures thinking competency
  • Integrated problem-solving competency
  • Collaboration competency 
  • Normative competency 
  • Self-awareness competency

Get the BrookesEDGE you want

  • Build your hours through one or more activities.
  • Develop your competencies….
  • … and earn a BrookesEDGE certificate that will make you stand out from the crowd.
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Learn more and get involved

If you'd like to learn more about BrookesEDGE or add an activity, please read the guide for staff or get in touch by email at