Welcome Weekend

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September 2024

Whether you will be moving into halls, commuting or living in Oxford, there will be welcome events and support services available at the Headington Campus. The weekend offers a good opportunity to get to know other students, prepare for Induction Week and find out more about what Oxford Brookes University has to offer. 

The Student Induction Team will be available on campus and remotely to offer support and advice. 

Will you be living in a University hall of residence? Check the Accommodation page on moving in for more information on arriving, parking and collecting your keys, plus who to contact if you have any questions.

Some halls of residence and Oxford Brookes houses have contracts which start earlier than Welcome Weekend. You can choose the move-in date which works for you as long as it falls within your contract.

 Road closure

A portion of Botley Road will be closed until autumn 2024, impacting the 400/U1 bus route. For the latest updates, please check regularly with the Oxford Bus Company.

Read about the Botley Road closure

Welcome Weekend events

Fair in the Forum

Visit the fair on Saturday or Sunday afternoon to learn about the wide range of support services and opportunities available to you as a new Oxford Brookes student. 

  • The Forum, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

Brookes Union Welcome Event

When you join Oxford Brookes, you automatically become a member of Brookes Union, the University's students' union. Brookes Union will be hosting a welcome event on Saturday evening in the Central Courtyard at Headington Campus. It's a great opportunity to meet some new people and settle into life at Oxford Brookes.

Check out the Union events listings to find out more about what Brookes Union will be doing during arrivals weekend and over the following weeks. More details will be added throughout the summer so make sure to check back again before you arrive.

Students at the Fair in the Forum
Students at the Brookes Union welcome event

Welcoming international students

The International Student Advice Team (ISAT) will be running the International Student Meeting Point (ISMP) from 10.00am to 3.00pm. Our student helpers are here to answer any questions you have and show you around Headington Campus and Oxford. Come say hi and join one of our campus and city centre tours. You can find the ISMP in the Forum, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus.

On Sunday 15 September ISAT will be hosting an introductory session for all international undergraduate and postgraduate students. The Global Engagement Team will also be a welcome session for all Exchange and Study Abroad studentsWe recommend that Exchange and Study Abroad students attend both. 

Make sure to check the events calendar on Wednesday 14 August for full details of both events.

Meet and greet service

We know that new students find it difficult to navigate places on their own, as soon as they arrive! The International Student Advice Team has therefore organised a Meet and Greet Service to help you to get to your Brookes Accommodation. There will be a meeting point just outside the Headington campus, that you can come to once you arrive at the Airline bus stop, to take transport to your accommodation. We are looking forward to welcoming you!

  • Where: Next to the Lloyd Building, Headington Campus
  • When: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Friday 13 September to Sunday 15 September 2024

Getting help during Welcome Weekend

Student Induction Team

We like to make sure you are never too far away from a friendly face during the induction period. Our team includes not only staff, but also students from across all years of study and studying a variety of different courses.

We will be available both on campus and online in case there is anything you need to ask. You don't even need to have a specific question - just come over and say hello and we can make sure you have all the information you need.

The Student Induction Team will be here to help you from Monday 9 September until Week 4 of Semester 1.

  • Visit us: John Henry Brookes Building Reception, Headington Campus
  • Get in touch remotely: call us or join our Zoom room to speak to a team member

You can email us at induction@brookes.ac.uk all year round. All our other contact details will be available on our webpages from Wednesday 14 August. 

Other support

We have an extensive support network at Oxford Brookes. If you have a question or concern which isn't covered by any of the teams on this page, check our Supporting You page for a full list of support teams and services who can help you.

The Student Induction Team