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A very warm welcome to Oxford Brookes University. You have chosen to study a programme that is taught by one of the academic Schools in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, one of four Faculties that make up the University.
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The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences consists of 5 academic Schools which deliver an exciting variety of foundation, undergraduate and post-graduate degree programmes across a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.
The Faculty is a lively, diverse and inspiring community of tutors, researchers and learners, and it provides the overarching organisational unit delivering programmes in humanities and social sciences at Oxford Brookes, working to ensure that these programmes meet students’ needs and aspirations.
We are proud that Humanities and Social Sciences teaching staff at Oxford Brookes are professional, responsive, engaging, intellectually challenging and cutting-edge in their subject area knowledge. You will be taught by many staff who are renowned nationally and internationally for the research they are conducting in the disciplines they teach.
Members of our Faculty, and Oxford Brookes University as a whole, are all committed to helping you have the best quality learning journey that you can with us. We welcome your views and thoughts on teaching and learning in the Faculty. Your programme tutors will be willing to listen to your concerns and views, and they are supported by Academic Advisors and Student Support Coordinators who can give you additional advice and guidance.
Consider becoming involved in representing your peers as a Programme Student Representative; student reps take forward the views, concerns and needs of their peers to Programme Leads, Academic School and the Faculty team and work in partnership with staff to ensure that your studies at Oxford Brookes are the best that they can be.
But above all, enjoy your studies and all the opportunities to meet new people, understand new concepts and challenge yourself to achieve that the next few years will provide.
The Academic Advisor offers help and advice throughout your stay at the University
You will be studying on a modular degree programme
A list of the main events involving Exchange and Study Abroad students in Induction Week
Our dedicated Student Support Coordinators are on hand from the day you start to the day you leave
A to Z of resources and useful links
Questions most often asked by new students
Congratulations on your 'A' level results and well done on achieving a place in Oxford Brookes University's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. These pages have been created to provide new students with a useful resource leading up to and including the Induction period. We recognise that arriving at university can be a daunting experience so these pages are designed to help with answering some of your questions and providing you with the information you'll need to get the most out of the process.
The week commencing 16 September is Induction Week, also known as Freshers Week or Week 0. Information on what you need to do during Induction can be found on your subject's Induction Timetable.
Thank you for visiting these pages. They will be continually updated so use them as your first point of enquiry for questions about your study here. If you have a question that isn't already answered here, please feel free to contact one of us. We look forward to meeting you in Week 0.
Each Department within the Faculty has a Student Representative. As well as being students of the University, they have volunteered to represent the student voice within each department and through the Students' Union, across the wider university.
"Welcome to Oxford Brookes University and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. We are your Faculty Reps. It is our job to ensure that you have the best possible experience whilst studying at Oxford Brookes by representing you within the Students’ Union. By liaising with members of staff we can ensure that whatever the problem or concern, your voice will be heard.
It is essential that we receive both positive and negative feedback from everyone within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in order to improve the learning experience at Oxford Brookes. So if you ever have any problems, get in touch with one of us and we will do our best to respond as quickly and as effectively as possible. We are contactable at all times via our Oxford Brookes email accounts which we will be using to send you updates on what is happening within the Faculty and your Department or School.
We hope that you have a great time at Oxford Brookes, and we are really looking forward to making your learning experience as fantastic as possible!"