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  • Festival and Community of Learning

    Visit our Festival and Community of Learning Tent and tell us about your hopes for your time at Oxford Brookes.

    On Friday 23 September, Oxford Brookes will be hosting a social space on the Piazza leading up to the main entrance of the John Henry Brookes Building.

    The all-day event on our Headington Campus will see a Festival and Community of Learning Tent near the Rain Pavilion and students are encouraged to get involved.

    Brookes Student Manifesto

    Share your hopes for your time at Brookes! These will be incorporated into a giant collective work of art, reflecting the aspirations of our new students.

    Video diary

    Come to the Video Booth in the Tent by the Rain Pavilion to tell us about yourself and what you hope to get from your time at Brookes.

  • What is the Festival and Community of Learning?

    Once again, the University is introducing something tangibly different and essentially ‘Brookes’.

    The event being held on the Headington Campus Piazza on Friday 23 September is part of the Festival and Community of Learning initiative. It aims to foster a culture in which learning for the sake of learning is promoted, celebrated and enjoyed as a central part of the Brookes experience, encouraging a positive attitude to lifelong learning.

    It is one of the eight Programme to Enhance the Student Experience projects and follows the hugely successful Live Friday and Brookes Live events in 2014 and 2015. Both received positive feedback from students, staff and the wider community. Further large scale campus-based Festivals of Learning will take place in the future, with the first in November 2017.

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    In addition to this, the creation and development of a Community of Learning will provide opportunities for students and staff to engage in learning outside their normal academic areas, and to share their passions with others.

    Community of Learning workshops will be student-led, under the supervision of staff, and run throughout the academic year 2016/17. Further dates for these workshops will be confirmed over the coming months.

    If you’re interested in leading a workshop, please email