• Community friendly campuses: the piazza outsite the John Henry Brookes Building
  • Community friendly campuses

    From Open Lectures with influential guest speakers, art exhibitions in the Glass Tank and our beautiful gardens, to regular free documentary screenings and access to a wide range of first-class facilities, there is plenty for you to enjoy at Oxford Brookes.

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    We offer a range of library services for external users and visitors at our Headington, Harcourt, Swindon and Wheatley campuses.

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    Studental, based on the Colonnade, is an NHS dental practice which is open to everyone.

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    Our events are free and open to all because we want you to be a part of life here at the University. High profile speakers, many of whom are pioneers in their field, provide insight, comment and debate on a range of topical issues.

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    Oxford Brookes Documentary Club

    The Oxford Brookes University Documentary Club (OBUDOC) promotes a range of internationally-acclaimed recent documentaries addressing a wide range of cultural, political and social issues. Screening are open to all and take place in the John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre on our Headington Campus.

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    Brookes catering outlets

    Brookes Catering offers a broad range of high quality, value for money food and hospitality facilities across the university. Catering outlets - spread across all campuses - range from modern food halls to small shop outlets for sandwiches and soft drinks. There are also a number of vending machines located in key areas.

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    Brookes Sport

    Brookes Sport offers sports facilities across all campuses which are open to the wider community at exceptional value. The offer includes a range of fitness classes, access to gyms, a climbing wall, tennis courts, floodlit AstroTurf pitches, a sports hall, a golf course and a swimming pool.

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    Award-winning gardens

    Explore Oxford Brookes’ award-winning grounds; three of our sites hold Green Flag Awards, more than any other UK university. The Green Flag Award® scheme is a national standard for parks and green spaces across the UK and is retained though the hard work of the Grounds Team. Find out more »

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    Shopping and banking

    Members of the community are welcome to use the on-site Santander branch and Costcutter shop located on the Colonnade on our Headington Campus. The Colonnade is also home to a Blackwells shop, located above the Starbucks, which boasts in- and outdoor seating.

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    The BROOKESbus services, operated by Oxford Bus Company, connect the main university sites and halls of residence to the city centre, and are available for anyone to use.

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    Brookes Print

    Brookes Print offers comprehensive copy, print and finishing services, available to non-Brookes customers as well as staff and students.

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    Oxford Brookes Venues

    With a range of venues available, Oxford Brookes Venues can provide the perfect venue for your next conference, meeting or function. Our friendly and professional team will be on hand at every stage to provide everything that you will need to ensure that you have a successful and memorable event.

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    Glass Tank

    Located on our Headington Campus and open to all, the Glass Tank, our unique exhibition space, encourages you to engage with art and research through a diverse programme showcasing professional artists, students, staff and alumni working across a range of media from photography, painting and print through to film, sculpture and installations.