News and events

Road Safety Event

4 April 2022

Together with Thames Valley Police, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue and Oxfordshire County Council supported a bike safety event to make road users more aware of Highway Code changes and sharing the road rules. This was featured on BBC South Today.

Police standing around a bike

Oxford Safer Streets Event

22 March 2022

We supported the Safer Streets event in the Forum where our security students provided a valuable insight into alcohol awareness and supported the Hollie Guard personal safety app.

A student talking to two people at a stall

20 Years Service

March 2022 

One of our long standing security personnel Tony recently received the long service recognition award for 20 years service.

Tony holding a certificate

Shrievalty Award

March 2022

It was great to see our Police Community Support Officer, Ahmed receiving the Shrievalty Individual Award for outstanding community contribution. Ahmed works closely with us here at Oxford Brookes to help keep our campus safe.

Ahmed receiving an award

Halls to Home Campaign

15 March 2022

We supported Community Engagement with the ‘Halls to Home’ campaign providing information to students about living in the community for those moving out of halls next year.

Oxford Brookes staff standing behind stalls at the halls to home event

Personal Safety Awareness Evening

3 February 2022

Our security students were busy in the Forum providing students with personal safety information and personal alarms.

A stall in the forum

Refreshers Week

24 January 2022

We have been busy supporting refreshers week on the Piazza providing free bike marking and D locks to keep bikes safe and secure as we head into the new Semester.

Bike marking stall on the Piazza

Going home for the holidays campaign

December 2021

In December Student Community Wardens and Police Community Support Officers visited student housing in East Oxford to provide property marking kits and light timer switches, and offer advice on how to keep houses safe and secure during the holiday period.

A warden visiting student housing

Supporting Local Charity

We recently donated bike locks, lights and bike marking kits to the Oxford Hub Ready Set Go programme. This campaign ensures every child in Oxford can learn to swim and ride a bike and supports families to be active together.

Two people stood in front of a Brookes van holding bike accessories

Road Safety Week

November 2021

In early November to support Road Safety week, a bike light safety operation was carried out with the local Police Neighbourhood Team, and cyclists found riding without lights received advice from Thames Valley Police and Student Community Wardens who fitted temporary bike lights.

A police officer talking to a student on a bike

Campus Safety

October 2021

During late October reassurance patrols were carried out on walkways near the Headington Campus and the recommended route to Clive Booth Student Village with Police Community Support Officers and Community Engagement, Student Community Wardens all taking part. 440 students took part in a personal safety survey.

A police officer talking to students

Bike Marking event with free bike locks

October 2021

In October as part of the Safer Streets campaign, together with Neighbourhood Police Officers, we carried out Bike marking and provided free D locks to students and staff.

Police and Oxford Brookes security marking a bike

Arrivals Weekend

September 2021

The Security Team welcomed new arrivals to the University in September, providing over 800 bags of crime prevention pasta! and lots of other freebies.

Brookes Security Services at a stall at arrivals weekend

Local Police sponsored bike

Oxford Brookes University provided the Headington and Marston Neighbourhood Team with a sponsored bike to help them patrol the area.

Pictured is Sgt Paul Arnold receiving the bike from Campus Manager Sarah Warwick.

Sgt Paul Arnold receiving the bike from Campus Manager Sarah Warwick

Supporting Safer Streets Campaign

June 2021

In June 2021 the Security Team together with Student Community Wardens assisted Thames Valley Police in the Cowley area as part of the Safer Streets campaign. They marked over 100 bikes and provided D locks and property marking kits to local residents.

 Student Community Wardens assisted Thames Valley Police

Re-freshers prize draw

January 2021

To support the Oxford Brookes Union re-freshers in January 2021 we held an Instagram prize draw and gave away 25 security hampers packed with goodies, crime prevention and safety advice, pictured is a lucky winner!

Re-freshers prize winner

Supporting Oxford Community Action

The Oxford Brookes Security Team is providing weekly support to Oxford Community Action in helping transport food supplies from the Warehouse in Didcot back to Oxford for food package distribution to families in our community.

Oxford Brookes security van

Help and assistance from Security Services

Our mobile security vehicles now carry jump start kits and tyre inflators, so if you find yourself at one of our University locations in Oxford with a vehicle problem, give our security control a call on 01865 483060 and we will be happy to come along to provide assistance and maybe help you get going again!

Our vehicles also carry first aid kits and defibrillators.

A member of the security team jump starting a vehicle

2020 Brookes People Award Winner!

November 2020

The Security Services Team received the Brookes People Team Award for connectedness in November 2020. Working closely with students, the team has run a number of very successful collaborative campaigns with the Community Engagement Team, local Police and Brookes Union.

The ‘Going home for the holidays’ campaign to encourage students living in the private rented sector to think about home security delivered more than 150 light timer switches and burglary prevention advice to almost 200 student’s homes.

A Brookes People Award

Electric vehicles

The Oxford Brookes Security team recently took possession of two new all electric vehicles as part of the Mitie global initiative to make electric transport the new normal by 2030.

An electric vehicle

Echo Dot Winners

A few lucky students won our security prize featured during virtual freshers. Follow us on Instagram @securitybrookes as we often choose random followers for surprise giveaways!

A winner of the Echo Dot

Bear mascot winner

Our Security mascot recently was given a name by one of our students? Say hello to ‘Barney the Bandit’.

Bear mascot winner

Bike theft operation

Following some recent bike thefts at the Headington Campus our security team ran a security operation and targeted bikes being secured with poor quality locks. During this time, we offered our usual £20 discounted D-locks for just £10 and 40 students took advantage of this offer.

Security team checking bike locks

Bike light safety operation

Together with Thames Valley Police Neighbourhood Team, outside our Headington Campus, a cycle safety initiative took place in October to target cyclists riding at night without lights. Advice was given to those stopped and our Student Community Wardens fitted free bike lights to those stopped.

Police advising cyclists about lights

Bike locks / lights

Discounted bike D-locks and bike lights are always available from our security team.

Contact Headington Campus reception Monday to Friday, 08.30am to 5.00pm, or out of hours phone us on 01865 483060.

Or purchase from the Online Shop  

Bike locks and lights

Register your Bike for Free

If you'd like to register your bike you can request a free bike marking kit. This will usually be sent out within 3 working days.

Over 900,000 bikes already registered with Bike Register

Discounted Bike 'D' Locks and Bike Lights are available from Security Services

Bike marking

AUCSO Award 2020

The Association of University Chief Security Officers (AUCSO) has awarded Certificates of Excellence to Colin Robey and the whole MITIE Security Team at Brookes.

The accolades recognised their innovative approach to crime prevention and the team's high degree of professionalism over the last year. The award also reflects the successful working partnership between Brookes and MITIE.

The Security Services Team at Brookes underwent a change of direction in 2019 seeing a number of crime prevention issues being addressed through a new Total Crime Prevention Initiative.

The aim of this initiative is to work with and educate staff and students in line with the newly created Security and Safety Strategy. Its vision is to work “together to make our community safer”.

The Crime Prevention Initiative has proven highly successful; an increase in visibility of the Security Team has seen a 50%+ increase in the reporting issues through to security and a 42% reduction in cycle theft on our campuses compared to the previous year.

Regular events for staff, students and members of the community, a series of lunchtime lectures, information videos, collaboration with the Community Engagement team and Brookes Union, and the front-line Security personnel have all come together to enable this initiative to succeed.

Colin Robey, Crime Prevention Manager for Oxford Brookes, has worked extremely hard on delivering this initiative and has already started planning a bigger and bolder campaign for 2020/21.

Colin and the onsite MITIE Team fully deserve this recognition for making our community a safer place to work, study and visit.