To help you settle into life at Brookes, we have an online transition programme called Head into Brookes which you can join before you arrive and also once you are at Brookes. This is an open access programme anybody can join from anywhere at any time.
In this section
Before you start
If you are an international student, make sure you are prepared if you are travelling into the UK and please check the Travel to the UK webpage for the most up-to-date information. Also see:
If you are a commuting student, read our top tips for commuting to Brookes.
Student checklist - You can also view your student checklist which will take you step-by-step through what you need to do.
Click on the links below to be prepared for the IT systems and learning platforms you will need to use.
- Introduction to Online Learning and Communication Technology at Brookes
- What is Student Information?
- Introduction to Moodle - this will be your online learning platform
- Your Brookes User Account
- Online Study Resources
- What are Digital Capabilities - digital bite-size courses for students
- Brookes Wifi and Internet
- Free Microsoft 365 Office for Brookes students - on your device
Induction for courses starting before 17 January
Please see dates for courses that have induction before 17 January.
These include MA Publishing (Distance Learning) and MA in Humanitarian Action and Peacebuilding.
Apply for your student loan
If you are looking for financial support while you study and to help pay your course fees, you can apply for student finance.
Applications will need to be approved by your parents/guardians/partner and include your household income assessment which will allow the University to assess your eligibility for a bursary. View information about fees.
Register for Inclusive Support (for disabled and dyslexic/SpLD students)
If you would like to register for Inclusive Support, please see the advice and checklist for new students. You can contact them directly at email@example.com with any queries or concerns.
If you will need adapted accommodation or assistance on campus, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find more detailed information for disabled students on their website.
Advice and support for new students with dyslexia and specific learning difficulties (dyslexia, dyspraxia/DCD, attention deficit disorder AD(H)D and dyscalculia). Find out how to register and what support is available by visiting the dyslexic/SpLD student pages.
How to find us
Find directions on how to get to us and detailed maps of each campus.
Book a campus tour and watch our virtual tours
You can book a campus tour now! It’s also a good time to have a look at our virtual tour and start to explore the campuses.
From Wednesday 5 January, if you have met our conditions and accepted our offer, we will email you with the details you need to complete your online enrolment. Enrolment at Brookes is all online and you will need to upload a photograph for your student card.
There will be plenty of support available to help you complete your online enrolment, with a dedicated team to contact if you have any issues. Read further details on enrolment.
Pay your tuition fees
Payment of any fees will be part of your online enrolment and you will have clear instructions on how to do this with support available if you need it. Find out more information about deposits and payment methods.
Pay your accommodation fees
The Accommodation Bureau will be in contact with you about applications for accommodation - please look out for any emails from them. Find out how you can pay your halls fee, and use our hall instalment calculator to see when and how much you will need to pay.
What you need for your room in halls
Register with our Medical Centre or local doctor
Registering with a doctor is important to make sure you can access the service as soon as you need to. We also have a dentist on Headington Campus.
Please read: Important information on the Meningitis ACWY vaccine and Covid-19 vaccination.