Academic Advising at Oxford Brookes

Guidance, development and resources from the Oxford Centre for Academic Enhancement and Development (OCAED)

Academic Advising is a key activity in the Education and Enterprise Pillar of Oxford Brookes University Strategy 2035, in particular “to offer each student … support in the form of personal/professional development coaching” (p.17) and “We will ensure the personalisation of the student learning experience” (p.26). 

The vision for advising at Oxford Brookes is to achieve a high quality and inclusive Academic Advising system which engages students to (pro)actively participate in their own self-development to enable them to become successful learners and graduates.

Use the following guidance and resources to: 

  • clarify the Adviser’s role and responsibilities;
  • identify the key activities of Advising practice including tracking and monitoring student engagement; referral, one to one tutorials;
  • develop your coaching skills;
  • set boundaries and expectations. 

Sectoral guidance and resources on tutoring and advising is also included. The overall aim is to support you, as an Academic Adviser, to support your students within the context of Brookes’ Academic Guidance Framework which can be found at the top of the Academic policies A-Z list.

Further information, support and development is provided through the EXPLORE sessions on Academic Advising.

If you would like to discuss any of this information and guidance further or make any suggestions about updates, please contact Ben Walker at