Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work


    • Coaching at the Commonwealth Games

      To mark the start of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Danny Newcombe, Lecturer in Sport Science and Sports Coaching and the assistant coach for the Welsh Senior Men’s hockey team at the games, talks about how our students benefit from their lecturers coaching at an elite level.

    • Taking the Inside Track

      A pioneering mentoring scheme was launched recently to help students develop their career in the competitive sports industry. Inside Track is designed to provide a valuable link into industry for the department's Sports Science and Sports Coaching students.

    • Brookes Student wins FA 'Outstanding Student' Award

      A former Brookes student in Sports Coaching and Physical Education, Michael Hopkins, has been presented with the prestigious award of Outstanding Student Prize for Sports Coaching and Physical Education.

    • Students

      Students' Academic Achievements Celebrated with Graduation Prizes

      Students and graduates from the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences were awarded prizes to celebrate their academic achievements at this year’s Graduation ceremonies, held at Oxford Brookes University in June.

    • Praise for Social Work Students

      Two second year BA Social Work students, Nadia Shakourian and Lucy Takawira recently completed their Private, Volunteer and Independent (PVI) sector placement at Bromford Support, a housing scheme for people with learning disabilities. They worked with support worker, Paula Monteiro helping her clients access the Mates ‘N’ Dates service, a specialist dating and friendship agency for adults with learning disabilities in Oxfordshire. Paula sent praise to the Agency Co-ordinator on the students’ input and professionalism.

    • Papers presented at the first European Conference For Social Work Research

      Dr Sally Richards and Maxine Fletcher, Social Work Senior Lecturers from the School of Health and Social Care, together with representatives from the school's Voices of Experience forum presented papers at the inaugural European Conference For Social Work Research held on 23 - 25 March 2011 at St Catherine's College, Oxford. The conference was entitled ‘Social Work and Social Care Research: Innovation, Interdisciplinarity and Impact’ and was held in association with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Social Care Research.

    • Japanese visitors welcomed

      The School of Health and Social Care recently hosted a visit of lecturing staff and postgraduate students from the Occupational Therapy Department at Tokyo Metropolitan University.

    • 500 celebrate Brookes

      500 celebrate Brookes' Science Bazaar

      Oxford Brookes welcomed over 500 members of the public to its first Science Bazaar on Saturday 14th March 2009, to enjoy a free family day of science and technology.

    • Society sponsorship for Symposium

      Society sponsorship for Symposium

      Research Student Symposium sponsored by the Society of Experimental Biology and the British Cell Biology Society.

    • School staff ‘inspire’ Y12 pupils through hands-on science

      School staff ‘inspire’ Y12 pupils through hands-on science

      Over 80 Year 12 students from schools in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire took part in an array of hands-on activities in the School of Life Sciences as part of ‘Biology Inspires’, organised by UK Recruitment and Partnerships and Aimhigher.