Age 16+

Brookes Virtual Summer Schools

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The Oxford Brookes Summer Schools will give you the opportunity to discover what being a university student is all about, and delve into a subject area of your choice. Don’t worry if you’re not sure whether university is for you - summer schools provide the perfect opportunity to help you decide.

Health and Life Sciences: Biology, Sport and Exercise Science, Healthcare, with a focus on Midwifery and Nursing

Business: Business and Management

Engineering and Computer Science: Engineering, Computer Science, Maths

Creative Arts: Fine Art, Graphic Design, & Photography

Social Sciences: History, Law, Philosophy, English, Geography, Education

Each Summer School will run between Monday 19th - Friday 30th July, and will include a variety of interactive activities and opportunities to find out what it’s really like to be a university student.

All activities are free and fully accessible via smartphone, tablet or laptop. We appreciate how much you’ve all got going on at the moment, so the Summer Schools are designed to provide as much flexibility as possible, with a mixture of live sessions and activities for you to pick up on in your own time.

Brookes Engage

Brookes Engage is an exciting programme of free activities and events designed to help you learn more about university, and prepare for your future career.

Besides having lots of fun and making some new friends, you'll gain a lot of skills which will really help to give you the leading edge when it comes to applying for university and for jobs.


Discover Brookes Programme

Are you in your first year of sixth form or college? Do you want to learn more about your future educational options, and get a taste of what university life is like? Oxford Brookes are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new Discover Brookes Programme, which will be perfect for you!


Virtual Lectures

Are you currently studying at sixth form or college, or generally investigating your undergraduate degree options at university for the first time? Check out our series of virtual subject taster lectures. These free 30 minute evening lectures will enable you to explore a subject area of your choice, and help you to make a decision on your future study options.


Virtual Subject Taster Sessions

Do you want to explore your degree options at university? We've got some fantastic Virtual Subject Taster Sessions aimed at first year sixth form and college students, to give you an interactive experience of a broad range of different subjects. They are accessible on a smartphone as well as a laptop or tablet. You can have a go at filming a stop motion animation, explore dystopian themes in literature, and use a virtual lab to explore the human anatomy, to name a few - or you can try them all!

The subjects on offer are:

Click on the subject names above to see more information about the activities that are available for each taster session. Then, if you'd like to try any or all of these exciting resources, click ‘Apply Now’ and complete the short form to gain access to the platform. If there are any other subjects you'd be interested in trying, please email and we'll see if we can help you!


Transition Mentoring

Are you a Year 13, 2nd year college student, or student who has studied an Access to HE course, who has been made an offer to study with us & chosen us as your first choice University? You might be eligible for our Transition Mentoring!

We work to raise aspirations and educational attainment among prospective students from underrepresented groups, to:

  • prepare them for higher education
  • ensure success on their programme of study
  • improve their employment prospects
  • open possibilities for postgraduate study
  • give them opportunities to return to learning throughout their lives

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Talks in Schools and Colleges

Our presentations for Year 11-13 students last between 20 and 60 minutes and cover a range of topics.

We can deliver each one of these presentations pre-recorded, live via a virtual platform or in-person following covid-secure measures.

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Year 12 Subject Workshops

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Subject workshops are delivered in school by current Oxford Brookes University students. Each workshop is roughly 1 hour long and covers one area of potential university study that will build upon students’ existing curriculum knowledge. 

Find out what subjects we are currently offering by clicking the button below.

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