Welcome Weekend

Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September 2023

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.

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

Due to improvement works on Oxford Rail Station, Botley Road in Oxford will be closed from April to October 2023. This may affect your journey to campus.

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. Services in attendance at the fair include Brookes Sport, the Library, Careers, Transport, Inclusive Support and Mental Health, the Chaplaincy, Asylum Welcome and many more!

Brookes Union Welcome Event

When you join Oxford Brookes University, 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 Brookes Union welcome event

Welcoming international students

The International Student Advice Team will be here to welcome and support new students arriving in the UK. There will be events and workshops to help you understand UK culture and make the most of your time in the UK, including some introductory sessions on the Sunday of Welcome Weekend.

The International Student Meeting Point will be open from 10.00am to 3.00pm over the weekend. The International Student Helpers are here to answer any questions you have. You can find the Meeting Point in the Forum, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus.

International students' welcome session

  • Both undergraduates and postgraduates are welcome (EU and international)
  • Delivered by the International Students' Advice Team (ISAT)
  • Sunday 17 September, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • JHB108 (Main Lecture Theatre), John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus 

Exchange and study abroad students

The Global Engagement Team offers support and advice to exchange and study abroad students at Oxford Brookes. Make sure to attend their Welcome Session on Sunday 17 September where you will:

  • learn more about studying at Oxford Brookes
  • find out how to get help if you need it
  • meet other exchange and study abroad students.

We recommend you attend the International Students' Welcome Session followed by this one as both sessions will be useful to you.

Welcome session for exchange and study abroad students

  • Delivered by the Global Exchanges Team
  • Sunday 17 September, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • JHB108 (Main Lecture Theatre), John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus 

Getting help during Welcome Weekend

Student Induction Team

To help you get ready for your Induction Week and settle into Oxford Brookes, our Student Induction Team will be available at the Reception for New Students on the Headington Campus. We will also have our Zoom room and phone line available to answer any questions you may have about starting at Oxford Brookes and make sure you get the support you need.

Our services are open over Welcome Weekend so please do come to us with any questions.

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.

Members of the Induction Team at the main Headington reception desk