Campus opening times

As we approach the festive season, students, staff and visitors can find out about campus arrangements, which include:

  • campus access arrangements including catering outlets, libraries and Brookes Sport

  • post and distribution schedules

  • information on Brookes Print services.

As campus access arrangements may need to change, we advise you to continue to check our webpages if you require access to the University over the festive period.

Campus opening and access

The majority of Oxford Brookes’ campus buildings will move to limited card access from 5.00pm on Friday 22 December 2023, before returning to usual access arrangements on Tuesday 2 January 2024.

In line with all other Bank Holidays and Concessionary days, a number of SALTO controlled buildings will be secured and accessible to students and staff over this time. Staff and students should carry photographic ID with them, as well as their access card.

Buildings and sites that are not controlled by SALTO or where there is no demand to occupy will be key locked. Staff within faculties or directorates who have specific requirements for the SALTO locks to be activated in certain areas earlier than the usual building closure time on Friday 22 December, should email Clare Colwell on by Friday 15 December.

Further detail on campus access arrangements can be viewed via a dedicated Google Sheet.

Further information on key services

Brookes Sport (Headington and Harcourt Hill campuses) - please visit the Brookes Sport webpages for opening times.

Catering outlets (all campuses) - please visit the Catering webpages for full details. 

Libraries (all campuses) - University libraries will be closed from 23 December 2023 to 1 January 2024 inclusive. Please check the Library locations and opening hours webpages for the specific hours for each campus

Staying safe - If you are on campus over the Christmas period, please familiarise yourself with the University’s lone working policy. Oxford Brookes Security Services will continue to be on site during this time. The team can be contacted 24/7 at any point over the Christmas period via their new number of 01865 60 3060.

Post and distribution schedule

The Post and Distribution team has maintained a flexible delivery schedule this year in response to demand for its service. The schedule below will be in place until January 2024 when it will be reviewed again. If you have any specific requirements please email and the team will try to help.

Campus deliveries (Monday-Friday Except Bank Holidays & Concessionary Days):

  • Harcourt Hill Campus - Monday / Wednesday / Friday at approximately 10.00am

  • Marston Road Site - daily at approximately 1.30pm

  • Wheatley Campus - Tuesday / Thursday at approximately 10.00am

  • Swindon Campus - Tuesday / Friday at approximately 10.00am, delivery / collection from Print & Post Room, Fuller Building, Gipsy Lane Site.

Gipsy Lane Site, Headington Campus

Royal Mail post delivery:

Incoming post is delivered every Monday with any non-urgent outgoing post collected. Please bring any urgent outgoing post to the Print & Post Room counter, Fuller Building, which is open daily from midday to 3.30pm. Royal Mail collection is at 3.30pm; please allow time for items of post to be processed. 

Royal Mail parcel delivery:

Non-ambient parcels are delivered daily subject to courier arrivals. Ambient parcels are delivered as soon after arrival as possible.

Deliveries of personal parcels and Christmas closure

  • Any parcels that are easily recognisable as personal will be held at Goods In. Once you receive confirmation from the supplier/courier that it has been delivered, please collect it from Goods In, in Fuller Building, (with Brookes Print) between 8.00am and 4.00pm (weekdays). You must bring ID with you.

  • Ordering from Amazon? We encourage you to use the secure Amazon lockers located on campus.

  • The Post and Distribution team does not accept any liability for personal parcels (eg for missed deliveries).

  • Please note that deliveries from couriers are accepted until 4.00pm – any deliveries attempted after this time may be returned. The last deliveries to be accepted from couriers on Friday 22 December will be 12 noon.

  • Counter service for posting personal letters and parcels is available between 12 noon and 3.30pm (weekdays) – card payment only. The last collection of post by Royal Mail will be Thursday 21 December. Please see the Royal Mail website for posting deadlines.

  • The Post Room will be closed from 3.30pm on Thursday 21 December 2023 and re-open on Tuesday 2 January 2024.

Brookes Print

Brookes Print is open for business for staff, students and external customers until 12 noon on Friday 22 December 2023 and will reopen on Tuesday 2 January 2024.

You still have time to print Christmas cards, 2024 Calendars and personalised notepads. For more information, please contact the team via

Counter service & collections

Our counter service is open Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 4.00pm

Online shop

We have increased our product range online so please check out what is available.

Oxford Brookes staff

Please use the online shop where possible. If the product you require is not available, please use the electronic print request form.