School of Education

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Here you will find answers to the questions most often asked by new students. If you have a question that isn't answered here, please email us.

    Before you arrive

  • Check your subject's Induction Timetable for what you need to do in Week 0. Make sure you know all the important dates / times and where you need to be.
    No, you only need to attend one. However, you do need to attend Thursday's Subject Meetings for both subjects.
    The easy answer is that the more you do, the better degree you'll get. The university recommends ten hours per module per week, which makes forty hours per week for most students. If you approach it like a full-time job, you'll do well.
    There are three cashpoints on the Headington Campus. There are two in the Colonnade and one in the Gibbs Building. There is no cashpoint on the Harcourt Hill Campus.

    Undergraduate Students
    Your lectures will start the week commencing Monday 23 September (Week 1).

    Postgraduate Taught Students
    Your lectures will start the week commencing Monday 23 September (Week 1).

    For all Initial Teacher training programmes
    Your lectures will start the week commencing Monday 16 September.

    You'll be meeting new people throughout your time here at Brookes but good ways to meet are to join some of the many clubs and societies of the university. You may find your best friends are the people you sit next to in lectures. You might like to have a look at the University's Facebook page.

    Undergraduate Students
    You may be able to change your course but this depends on entry requirements and how full the course is. You will need to speak to the Subject Coordinator for both subjects (the one you want to leave and the one you want to join). Speak to the Student Support Coordinators to discuss this in more detail.

    Postgraduate Taught Students
    You may be able to change your course. Speak to the Student Support Coordinators to discuss this in more detail.

    Initial Teacher Training Students
    It is not possible for you to change your course.

    Make sure you have registered this with the University and see your Subject Coordinator if you're worried about your timetable.
    Many students work part-time to support their studies. However, managing this is the responsibility of the student so make sure you're not working too much (no more perhaps than fifteen hours per week for a full-time student) and that you attend all your lectures and seminars. If you need help with time management, speak to your Academic Advisor or Student Support Coordinator.
  • Once you are here

  • Undergraduate Students
    Have a look at the New Student Webpages and follow the link to ‘Module Registration’. Look at your compulsory modules.  Your Student Support Coordinator will help you add your optional modules during the module registration sessions Thursday and Friday. You must have all this finalised by the end of Week 0 (5pm on Friday 20 September). Make a note of your Academic Advisor's name and room number as you'll be meeting them on Thursday. Lectures start in Week 1.

    Postgraduate Taught Students
    Follow what it says on your course's Induction Timetable. If you have any questions or concerns, speak to the relevant Programme Administrator (their details are in the Key Contacts on your course's page).

    Initial Teacher Training Students
    Follow what it says on your course's Induction Timetable. If you have any questions or concerns, speak to the relevant Programme Administrator (their details are in the Key Contacts on your course's page).

    If you have any concerns about finance then we recommend that you contact the Student Finance Office. Telephone: 01865 483088. Email: finance-fees@brookes.ac.uk.
    Lecture times cannot be changed but there are sometimes several seminar slots so you could request a change to a better time.  Speak to your Student Support Coordinator for help with this.
    Moving to university can be a daunting experience, especially in the first few days. You might like to attend some of the Induction Week workshops. You might also find it helpful to speak to your Academic Advisor or your Student Support Coordinator.
    You should discuss this with your Subject Coordinator. Their details can be found on your subject's Induction Timetable.
    Check their page on the Oxford Brookes website for their Office Hours or send them an email to make an appointment.