Undergraduate Open Day

Friday 14 June - Friday 14 June

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Discover Oxford Brookes

The best way to find out if studying at Oxford Brookes is right for you is to visit us in person at one of our Open Days. Our Undergraduate Open Days offer you the chance to find out what it's really like to be an Oxford Brookes student. You’ll have the opportunity to discover the City of Oxford and get a feel for our campus. You’ll also learn more about our courses first hand and get to tour our modern facilities. 

At this event, you will be able to: 

  • Experience the courses you’re interested in by joining subject-specific sessions and activities. 
  • Meet the staff who will be teaching you, as well as current students, and ask any questions you may have about courses you’re interested in.
  • Meet and speak to our admissions, finance and Student Support teams and ask any questions you may have about applying.
  • Find your future home - explore our variety of accommodation options and speak to our accommodation team.
  • Join our students on a guided campus tour, and find out first-hand what it’s like to study at Oxford Brookes.
  • Have the opportunity to speak to our Student Ambassadors and get the inside perspective on being an Oxford Brookes student.

We can’t wait to meet you at our next Open Day. Until then, find out more about Oxford Brookes and what makes us unique. 

Travel Bursary

Did you know that you might be eligible for an Open Day travel bursary?

Our Travel Bursary covers the cost of a round trip journey from your home postcode to our Headington Campus at a rate of £0.40 per mile, up to a limit of £80 claim.

 

Event programme

We’re a multi-campus university so, to make sure you begin your day with us in the right place, we recommend that you start by exploring the campus where your preferred subject is based. We’ll also send you an email with your suggested start location once you’ve registered. 

There will be both subject-specific sessions and general talks on the day so please make sure you give yourself enough time to attend all sessions that are relevant to you. We have a range of professional services available at all times to answer your questions too. A timetable detailing when all of these sessions take place will also be made clear to you upon arrival so you can best plan your day. 

If you start your sessions at Marston Road site or Wheatley Campus, please join us at our Headington Campus after your subject talks in order to attend talks concerning the wider University experience and explore our facilities such as the John Henry Brookes library, the Forum and more. 

Please note, Harcourt Hill Campus will be closed for this event due to local road closures. Subject talks on our Education courses will take place at our main site - Headington Campus.

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Travel

Headington

Parking

PLEASE NOTE: There is no parking available at Headington Campus, except for disabled badge holders. Disabled badge holders must pre-book a space on campus by contacting uniopenday@brookes.ac.uk with your vehicle registration number and any details of your requirements.

We strongly advise you not to travel by car unless absolutely necessary, as parking is very restricted in the city and on our campuses. If you wish to come by car, we recommend using the following Park & Rides:

Bus stops situated inside both Park & Ride complexes. Once you’ve parked your car at the Park & Ride, simply hop on our *FREE BROOKESbus service which will take you straight to campus.

The Thornhill Park & Ride is serviced by the 400 BROOKESbusU1, which connects the Park & Rides with our Gipsy Lane and Headington Hill sites (Headington Campus), the city centre and Wheatley Campus. The 400 BROOKESbusU1 runs from 7.45am throughout the day and into the evening. If you are visiting the Marston Road site, you can get the U1B BROOKESbus service directly there from Thornhill Park & Ride (via Headington campus). The U1B runs from 8.00am, with the last return service to Thornhill departing Marston Road at 4.20pm.

*Free travel is only valid on the 400 BROOKESbusU1​, U1B and 100 BROOKESbusU5 services during our Open Day events. Standard bus fares apply when attending all other Oxford Brookes events.

Car

Please note that there is no parking on Headington Campus, these directions are for drop off only. If you are a disabled blue badge holder, there are spaces available on campus. If you need to book a disabled parking space, please email uniopenday@brookes.ac.uk - this space will be in the Gipsy Lane car park outside the Clerici building.

Postcode: OX3 0BP

From the south - take the M40, leave at junction 8 and follow the signs for Oxford along the A40. Then follow the signs for the city centre on the London Road.

From the north - take the M40, leave at junction 8a and follow the signs for Oxford along the A40. Then follow the signs for the city centre on the London Road.

If you are coming to Oxford via another route we recommend taking the ring road to the Headington Roundabout and following the signs to the city centre along the London Road.

From all routes - continue along London Road, past the Headington shops. Go straight on at the traffic lights with the White Horse public house on the right and then at the next set of traffic lights turn left. Headington Campus is on the right. Headington Hill site is approximately a further 500 metres straight on from the Headington Campus junction on the right.

Car parking is severely restricted and you should not bring your car to either site unless you have a disabled parking space booked in advance. Parking in the surrounding area is almost non-existent and you should consider using the other options listed on this page.

Train

There are direct train services to Oxford from London and many other UK towns and cities. Please only use Oxford railway station in the city centre, not Oxford Parkway as it is not serviced by our free BROOKESbus.

You can get the 400 BROOKESbusU1 bus from just outside the train station in Frideswide Square directly to Headington Campus, as well as into the city centre and to Harcourt Hill and Wheatley campuses. For buses in the direction of Headington and Wheatley, you will need to go to stop R7 Frideswide Square.

Coach

Gloucester Green Bus Station in Oxford City Centre is served by coach services including National Rail and Megabus, please see provider websites for route information.

From Gloucester Green Bus Station, catch the free BROOKESbus from Park End Street (3 mins, 0.2 miles), or Frideswide Square (5 mins, 0.3 miles).

The Oxford Tube runs between Victoria Coach Station and the Headington Campus for journeys to and from London.

From London there is a direct coach services, running every 10-15 minutes during the day, dropping you off right outside our Gipsy Lane site at Headington Campus.

Coach services from London take approximately 80 - 90 minutes.

Birmingham, Coventry, Leeds and Sheffield all have direct coach links to Gloucester Green coach station in the city centre. From other UK cities you will need to change. Find more information at National Express.

To go directly to Headington Campus from Gloucester Green, it is a 5 minute walk to the city centre where you can catch a 400 BROOKESbusU1 to the campus. Catch the bus from Frideswide Square (Stop R7).  Remember to show the driver your digital Open Day Guide for free travel on all BROOKESbus services for you and your guests on the day.

BrookesBus

*Please note that the BROOKESbus times and services may change closer to the event date and that these times do not reflect the time that may be spent getting to bus stops and waiting for buses. Please allow plenty of time to travel between campuses.*

Remember to show the BROOKESbus driver your digital Open Day Guide for free travel for you and your guests. Free travel is only valid on the 400 BROOKESbusU1, U1B and 100 BROOKESbusU5 services.

Here are some estimated journey times by BROOKESbus for travelling to and around Headington Campus on open day. The 400 BROOKESbusU1 runs throughout the day and into the evening.

400 BROOKESbusU1

  • Thornhill Park & Ride to Headington Campus: 15 minutes
  • Headington to Wheatley Campus: 30 minutes
  • Headington to city centre: 15 minutes
  • Oxford railway station to Headington: 30 minutes.

U1B

  • Thornhill Park & Ride to Headington Campus: 15 minutes
  • Thornhill Park & Ride to Marston Road site (via Headington): 30 minutes

Headington (Marston Road site)

Parking

PLEASE NOTE: Disabled badge holders must pre-book a space on campus by contacting uniopenday@brookes.ac.uk with your vehicle registration number and any details of your requirements. We will then be able to allocate a car parking space, and can make any other arrangements for you as necessary.

We strongly advise you not to travel by car unless absolutely necessary, as parking is very restricted in the city and on our campuses. If you wish to come by car, we recommend using the the following Park & Ride:

The bus stop is situated inside the Park and Ride complex. Once you’ve parked your car, simply hop on our *FREE BROOKESbus service which will take you straight to campus.

The Thornhill Park & Ride is serviced by the 400 BROOKESbusU1, which connects the Park & Rides with our Gipsy Lane and Headington Hill sites (Headington Campus), the city centre and Harcourt Hill and Wheatley Campuses. The 400 BROOKESbusU1 runs from 7.45am throughout the day and into the evening. If you are visiting the Marston Road site, you can get the U1B BROOKESbus service directly there from Thornhill Park & Ride (via Headington campus). The U1B runs from 8.00am, with the last return service to Thornhill departing Marston Road at 4.20pm.

*Free travel is only valid on the 400 BROOKESbusU1, U1B and 100 BROOKESbusU5​ services during our Open Day events. Standard bus fares apply when attending all other Oxford Brookes events.

Car

If you are using satellite navigation to find this campus the post code required is OX3 0BP.

  • From the south - take the M40, leave at junction 8 and follow the signs for Oxford along the A40. Then follow the signs for Marston.
  • From the north - take the M40, leave at junction 8a and follow the signs for Oxford along the A40. Then follow the signs for Marston.
  • Coming to Oxford via another route - we recommend taking the ring road to the Headington Roundabout and following the signs to Marston.

Train

There are direct train services to Oxford from London and many other UK towns and cities. Please only use Oxford railway station in the city centre, not Oxford Parkway as it is not serviced by our free BROOKESbus.

You can get the 400 BROOKESbusU1 bus from just outside the train station in Frideswide Square directly to Headington Campus, as well as into the city centre and to Harcourt Hill and Wheatley campuses. For buses in the direction of Headington and Wheatley, you will need to go to stop R7 Frideswide Square.

Coach

There is a direct motorway coach service from London, running as often as every 10-15 minutes most of the day, every 20-30 minutes late evenings and hourly right through the night. Travel time 70-110 minutes depending on traffic. Pay the driver - you don't have to book ahead.

These coaches drop you off right outside Oxford Brookes Headington Campus as well as in Oxford city centre. You will then need to follow directions to the Marston Road site. For more information please visit:

Coaches from the airport and London stop near Oxford Brookes Headington campus on Headington Road. You will then need to follow directions to the Marston Road site. If you have lots of luggage with you and need a taxi to your accommodation, stay on the coach until the last stop,which is Gloucester Green coach station in the centre of Oxford. It is much easier to find a taxi from there.

Direct coach services to Oxford also run from:

  • Birmingham
  • Coventry
  • Leeds
  • London
  • Sheffield

For more information and timetable information, please visit the National Express website, telephone: 01234 567890.

Getting from Gipsy Lane to Marston Road site:

The recommended route is via Pullens Lane, the Clive Booth Halls footpath and John Garne Way. This is approximately a 20 minute walk.

  • From Headington Road, turn right on to Pullens Lane.
  • Take the first footpath on the left. Walk downhill and take the next path on your right into the grounds of Clive Booth.
  • Continue downhill until you reach the end of the path, then veer left on to the road through the grounds of Clive Booth. This becomes John Garne Way.
  • Continue down John Garne Way until you reach Marston Road.
  • Turn right and carry on for about 500 metres, past the war memorial and William Street. Turn right on to Harberton Mead.
  • The first entrance on your left will bring you to the front of the School of Health and Social Care.

BrookesBus

*Please note that the BROOKESbus times and services may change closer to the event date and that these times do not reflect the time that may be spent getting to bus stops and waiting for buses. Please allow plenty of time to travel between campuses.*

Remember to show the BROOKESbus driver your digital Open Day Guide for free travel for you and your guests. Free travel is only valid on the 400 BROOKESbusU1, U1B and 100 BROOKESbusU5 services.

Several bus routes connect our campuses, the surrounding area and city centre. For the Marston Road site you will need one of the following:

  • U1B BROOKESbus
  • 13/X13 (Stagecoach)

Please visit the relevant website for the most up to date information about Timetables, fares and route maps:

Wheatley

Parking

PLEASE NOTE: Disabled badge holders must pre-book a space on campus by contacting uniopenday@brookes.ac.uk with your vehicle registration number and any details of your requirements. We will then be able to allocate a car parking space, and can make any other arrangements for you as necessary.

Available car parks:

The bus stop is situated inside the Park and Ride complex. Once you’ve parked your car, simply hop on our *FREE BROOKESbus service which will take you straight to campus.

The Thornhill Park & Ride is serviced by the 400 BROOKESbusU1, which connects the Park & Rides with our Gipsy Lane and Headington Hill sites (Headington Campus), the city centre and Harcourt Hill and Wheatley Campuses. The 400 BROOKESbusU1 runs from 7.45am throughout the day and into the evening. If you are visiting the Marston Road site, you can get the U1B BROOKESbus service directly there from Thornhill Park & Ride (via Headington campus). The U1B runs from 8.00am, with the last return service to Thornhill departing Marston Road at 4.20pm.

*Free travel is only valid on the 400 BROOKESbusU1, U1B and 100 BROOKESbusU5 services during our Open and Applicant Day events. Standard bus fares apply when attending all other Oxford Brookes events.

Car

Postcode: OX33 1HX

Motorists travelling northbound on the M40 should leave at junction 8, signposted Oxford A40. Take the A418, signposted to Thame and Aylesbury. Follow the signs to Wheatley and then follow the signs for "Brookes University, (Wheatley Campus)".

Motorists travelling southbound on the M40 should leave at Junction 8A and follow the signs for Oxford, then Wheatley and then follow the signs for "Brookes University, (Wheatley Campus)".

For motorists coming from Oxford, follow signs to London (A40), exit the dual carriageway at the Wheatley sign. Then follow the signs for Wheatley and then "Brookes University, (Wheatley Campus)".

Train

There are direct train services to Oxford from London and many other UK towns and cities. Please only use Oxford railway station in the city centre, not Oxford Parkway as it is not serviced by our free BROOKESbus.

You can get the 400 BROOKESbusU1 bus from just outside the train station in Frideswide Square directly to Headington Campus, as well as into the city centre and to Harcourt Hill and Wheatley campuses. For buses in the direction of Headington and Wheatley, you will need to go to stop R7 Frideswide Square.

Coach

Birmingham, Coventry, Leeds and Sheffield all have direct coach links to Gloucester Green coach station in the city centre. From other UK cities you will need to change. Find more information at National Express.

To go directly to Wheatley Campus from Gloucester Green, it is a 5 minute walk to the city centre where you can catch a 400 BROOKESbusU1 to the campus. Catch the bus from Frideswide Square (Stop R7). Remember to show the driver your digital Open Day Guide for free travel on all BROOKESbus services for you and your guests on the day.

BrookesBus

*Please note that the BROOKESbus times and services may change closer to the event date and that these times do not reflect the time that may be spent getting to bus stops and waiting for buses. Please allow plenty of time to travel between campuses.*

Here are some estimated journey times by BROOKESbus for travelling to and around Wheatley Campus on open day. The 400 BROOKESbusU1 runs throughout the day and into the evening.

  • Thornhill Park & Ride to Wheatley: 10 minutes
  • Wheatley to Headington Campus: 30 minutes
  • Wheatley to city centre: 40 minutes
  • Oxford railway station to Wheatley Campus: 50 minutes

Remember to show the BROOKESbus driver your digital Open Day Guide for free travel for you and your guests. Free travel is only valid on the 400 BROOKESbusU1, U1B and 100 BROOKESbusU5 services.

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