Henry Chamberlain

Education Studies and Sport, Coaching and PE

Henry Chamberlain

I was particularly attracted to Oxford Brookes after I visited the University on an Open Day. The course looked very interesting and well organised and now I’m here I’m not disappointed; the quality of the lecturers is good and we cover interesting topics on the course

Before I started studying at Brookes I had previously completed my A-Levels at a school in Coventry. I decided to do the course because I have a particular interest in sport and education and being able to combine these two subjects together at Brookes worked well for me.

I was particularly attracted to Oxford Brookes after I visited the University on an Open Day. The course looked very interesting and well organised and now I’m here I’m not disappointed; the quality of the lecturers is good and we cover interesting topics on the course.

Life in Oxford is enriched by the history and architecture which surrounds the City; there is also a great social scene in Oxford. The City is synonymous with studying and education and I feel this definitely helps to focus the mind.

The Brookes course will give me extensive knowledge in a variety of areas that I am interested in. The lecturers are always happy to help us to do the best we can. I feel that the confidence and skills gained from doing presentations and practical tasks will definitely make me more attractive to employers. Alongside this, the opportunity to complete placements within my degree and the chance to study abroad is definitely advantageous to my future career.

The staff at Brookes have been very helpful during my degree to date, especially Nick Swarbrick, the programme lead for Education in helping me with my exchange application to Australia. I combine my Educations studies degree with Sports, Coaching and Physical Education. The lecturers on this side of my degree have been very inspiring in lectures as well as being good role models.

Extracurricular activities have also been a big part of my degree at Brookes. In my first year I joined the charity, Jacari which allowed me to work with a young Slovakian girl a couple of times a week to help her with her English and school work; this was not only useful for her but helped me develop my communication skills. During my degree I have also been a member of the Brookes Rugby Club.

Overall, the course is very well organised and well structured. The lecturers are always willing to help solve any problems we as students may have and they provide us with the best environment to work in to help us succeed.