School of Law

  • 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 enrol once. 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 is one at the Helena Kennedy Student Centre, one 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 24 September (Week 1).

    Postgraduate Taught Students
    Your lectures will start the week commencing Monday 24 September (Week 1).

    For all Initial Teacher training programmes
    Your lectures will start the week commencing Monday 17 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 is not possible in the first semester. 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
    Log-in to  PIP. Have a look at your compulsory and elective modules. If you're not happy with the elective modules, have a look at the  Undergraduate Modular Programme Handbook on-line and choose some different modules. Your  Academic Advisor or  Student Support Coordinator can help you with this. You should have all this finalised by the end of Week 0 (5pm on Friday 21 September). Print off your timetable and make a note of your Academic Advisor's name and room number as you'll be meeting him/her 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).

    Fd(A) Policing 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.

    Undergraduate Students
    Please click  here for more information.  Some of your modules will be compulsory for your subject(s) and these cannot be changed. Some of them are non-compulsory and these can be changed. Come and see the  Student Support Coordinators in their Office Hours or during the PIP Helpdesks on Thursday for help with this.

    Postgraduate Taught Students
    The compulsory modules cannot be changed but the electives can. Speak to your Programme Administrator (above).

    Initial Teacher Training Students
    Your programme is compulsory and cannot be changed.

    Lecture times cannot be changed but there are sometimes several seminar slots so you could request a change to a better time.  This is done through your Records & Results page on PIP.
    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 PIP page for their Office Hours or send them an email to make an appointment.