Head into Brookes

Events and resources to help you get off to the best start at university

Between now and when you begin your university course, a range of events and resources are being planned to help you get off to the most informed and confident start. 

The Head into Brookes programme begins with an online self-starter course which is detailed below, followed by a series of webinars at the beginning of September where you can meet students and staff before you arrive at university and get answers to some really common questions. Finally in Induction Week, the Centre for Academic Development will be hosting a day of live events on campus to which everyone is welcome. 

Brookes Self-Start Online (available now - no login required!)

Brookes Self-Start Online (available now - no login required!)

We have created this self-guided one-hour course to help you navigate the transition to university study and life. It includes videos, quizzes and advice from current Brookes students. The course will help you:

  • identify the skills and qualities you bring to Brookes
  • understand what you need to be successful at university
  • define your goals and how to start achieving them.

Joining us as a postgraduate? The postgraduate Head into Brookes course is designed to help you prepare for the pace and organisational challenges of studying at this level.

Coming in September: Head into Brookes Live Online (Week beginning 12 September)

The week before most people arrive at university, we have a series of Zoom webinars to help you get ready. These cover topics such as living independently, learning independently and managing your time.

All these sessions last around an hour and will feature contributions from a range of staff and students, with opportunities for you to ask any questions you have.

For more information on these sessions and the Centre for Academic Development’s full workshop programme for the semester ahead, see below.

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Head into Brookes events on campus (Week beginning 19 September)

Walking into JHB Building

Studying at university: drop-in sessions

For individual advice about how to be effective in your studies you are welcome to attend the Centre for Academic Development's lunchtime drop-ins on Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd September between 12 and 2. Here you can complete a skills audit, find out about learning technology, discover what development opportunities are available and discuss any concerns about your studies. Find us in the Library Help Zone, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus.

On-campus workshops

Our workshop programme continues with two events on the Headington Campus. These are specifically tailored to mature students and international students. For more details about these workshops and the whole Centre for Academic Development workshops programme, please see below.

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