Courses with specific accommodation

Some students on certain courses will require specific types of accommodation. Please check below for information relating to these courses.

If you are studying a full-time course not mentioned below, please return to the how to apply page.

Nursing and Midwifery

The following healthcare courses have different semester dates to other courses:

  • Nursing (Adult) Degree and Diploma
  • Nursing (Children's) Degree (pre-registration only)
  • Nursing (Mental Health) Degree (pre-registration only) and Diploma
  • Midwifery (pre-registration only)

For students on these courses we offer a specific selection of recommended halls with longer contract lengths. This means that if you’re a healthcare student you will be living with other students on your course. All healthcare contracts will start on 17 September 2022 however the end dates will vary.

The halls that are put aside for healthcare students can change but usually include:

As with other courses, you will need to await your invitation email from us, and apply online using the Accommodation Portal. Please see the main how to apply page for more details.

If you need to use a car for placements you may prefer to live in shared housing, as it is not permitted to keep or use a car within Oxford city limits if you live in halls. You can apply for shared housing as a group or an individual. Please contact Brookes Lettings on +44 (0) 345 193 2425 or lettings@brookes.ac.uk for further information.

Paramedic Science

You can choose to live in a university-managed shared house with other students on your course. Paramedic Science students usually live in a shared house because these properties have parking, enabling you to bring a car with you to get to your placements.

We have selected properties in suitable areas located around our campuses (Marston, Wheatley, Cowley and Headington). Your contract will be between 46 and 50 weeks and the rent you pay will depend on which house you are allocated. As a guide, the average rent for a shared house is approximately £135 per week, excluding bills.

Once you have been offered a place on the course, you will be advised to email us at lettings@brookes.ac.uk in order to be added to our waiting list.

The process follows a first-come, first-served basis. Once we have enough paramedic students to fill a house we will arrange a viewing, usually in June. The group viewing will allow you to meet the other students who you will be living with, assuming they accept the house offered. Unfortunately, due to the limited accommodation available, if you decline the house we cannot always offer alternative accommodation.

If you are not going to bring a car with you to Oxford, you can choose to apply for university halls of residence instead. It is not possible to keep a car in Oxford if you live in one of our halls.

PGCE and BA Primary courses

Both our PGCE and BA Primary Teacher Education courses have different semester dates to other courses. For these courses the following accommodation options are available:

  • BA Primary Teacher Education - you can choose between Harcourt Hill Hall N Block or Westminster Hall. Both contracts are 40 weeks, from arrivals weekend in September until early July.
  • PGCE Primary Education - Westminster Hall. 41 week contract from arrivals weekend in September until early July.
  • PGCE Post Compulsory - Westminster Hall. 40 week contract from early September until early July.

You will be living with other students studying education courses.

As with other courses, you will need to await your invitation email from us, and apply online using the Accommodation Portal. Please see the main how to apply page for more details.

Art Foundation

Our Art and Design Foundation course has different semester dates to other courses and so we offer extended contract lengths. You will be living in a flat with other students on your course. Art Foundation contract dates TBC.

The halls available are shown below:

As with other courses, you will need to await your invitation email from us, and apply online using the Accommodation Portal. Please see the main how to apply page for more details.

You may also wish to consider taking a room in Oxford Brookes University shared housing. Please see the Brookes Letting pages for more information.

Courses at partner colleges

We will invite you to apply for halls accommodation if you wish to. Whether or not halls accommodation will suit you depends on the location and length of your course, whether you will have placements, and whether you need a car. If you are unsure, feel free to check the practical arrangements with your college and then contact us to discuss your options.

Please consider where you will be based most of the time, and how you will get there. Residents in halls are not permitted to keep a car with them in Oxford.

If you do decide to apply for halls accommodation, you will need to await your invitation email from us, and apply online using the Accommodation Portal. Please see the main how to apply page for more details.

If you would prefer to look into private accommodation options, you are welcome to speak to the Brookes Union Advice Service for support and guidance.

Courses based in Swindon

Due to low demand, we will no longer provide accommodation in Swindon as of the 2021/22 academic year.

If you are looking for accommodation in Swindon, we may still be able to suggest some suitable providers. Please get in touch with the Accommodation Bureau on +44 (0) 345 193 2425 or email lettings@brookes.ac.uk for information.

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