The future of our residential student accommodation in Oxford

Monday, 31 October 2016

Clive Booth

Oxford Brookes sets out its plan for the future of residential student accommodation in Oxford.

The proportion of students seeking accommodation in Oxford is increasing, as is the pressure on housing which is already felt by many.

The University is committed to playing its part to relieve this pressure and so has published an outline of our residential provision for our students studying in Oxford and a developing strategy for future investment in accommodation.

Included in the strategy are:

  • an outline of objectives for student residential accommodation
  • an overview of our current portfolio
  • projections for student growth
  • changes in students' housing preferences
  • our plans for additional bed spaces over the next five and ten years.

These investments will sit alongside our estates investment plan, which sees £220million invested in academic spaces at Headington and Harcourt Hill campuses over the next ten years.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Alistair Fitt said: “Oxford Brookes University has a vital part to play in the local, regional and national economy. Our students support local business and we are one of Oxfordshire’s largest employers.

“We contribute culturally and socially both as an institution and also through the actions and efforts of our student population, who are an integral part of the communities in which they live.

“As with every city, Oxford has its challenges and key amongst those is the provision of sufficient housing. As a university we know we have a role to play in ensuring we provide adequate levels of housing for our students in the city.”

You can download the document here.