Head into Brookes

Helping you understand and prepare for student life and studying at university.

Getting ready for university

Head into Brookes is a series of activities designed to help you understand and prepare for student life and studying on your course. Live links to all of the activities will be available on this page. Live links to all of the activities will be available on this page.

The self-guided course and online workshops have been developed by our Centre for Academic Development. 

Live online workshops

All sessions are 60 minutes followed by 30 minutes in which you can ask any questions. All workshops will be on Zoom and live links will be posted here on 1 September.

Click on the menu below to find dates and times for the workshops in September.

Self-guided course

This short course will give you the best possible start at Brookes by reflecting on the expectations and the realities of success at university. The course should take no longer than one hour and is split into four sections.

Many students told us they wish they’d taken more time at the start of their university journey to reflect on what they wanted to get out of it. So we created this course to help you navigate the transition to university study and life. It includes videos, quizzes and Brookes students talking about starting at university.

It 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.

Induction Week (13 - 17 September)

  • Live online workshops continue
  • Meet other new students
  • Get the most out of your course induction

Important: Your teaching begins on the 20 September 2021.