Support and wellbeing

When you need help or advice, our friendly, experienced staff are here to help. Think of us as your personal back up team.

You’ll want to make the most out of student life, but for those times when you need help or advice, we’re here for you.

Dedicated student support coordinators are based within each subject area and are a great first person to go to. They can give you support on personal issues as well as offering advice and guidance on academic issues.

If you want to register with the GP and dentist, need specialist support or financial advice or you want help with study skills, we’ve got you covered.

Inclusive Support Service

Our Inclusive Support Service offers advice and guidance whenever you need it, throughout your time at university. Specialist support includes:

  • access to assistive technology
  • Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) funded, specialist mentoring and one-to-one study skills support
  • liaising with academic staff about reasonable adjustments
  • special exam arrangements
  • support when applying for accommodation.

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Student Counselling Service

We offer a wide range of support for your emotional wellbeing while you are a student at Oxford Brookes. These include one-to-one and online counselling, groups and workshops on a range of issues and self-help resources. Our service is free and confidential and is governed by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Multifaith Chaplaincy

Our Chaplains and faith advisers are from different faiths and available to everyone. That means they can provide pastoral care for people from all faiths as well as those with none. There are spaces set aside for prayer, contemplation and quiet time on all campuses. There are also regular events including discussion groups, relaxation classes and worship.

Royal Literary Fund Fellows

Oxford Brooks hosts Writing Fellows from the Royal Literary Fund (RLF) in London. The RLF is a charity which supports professional writers through a variety of schemes, including a scheme that places experienced writers into higher education institutions to offer confidential one-to-one tutorials to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

This can be on any aspect of writing and presentation, whether academic assessed and non-assessed work, exam writing or seminar presentation. RLF Fellows can offer help across the full range of academic disciplines. 

All Oxford Brookes students who are in the UK at the time of the consultation are entitled to sign up.

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International students

Before you arrive, we’re on hand to help with immigration, visas and finance issues. Once you’re here, we run socials, buddy schemes and offer free English language support to help you settle in as quickly as possible. You’ll find friends and settle into life at Brookes in no time!

Study skills

If you need advice or support with your study skills, we have a range of support available for you. This includes subject librarians to help you with finding resources for your studies and peer-assisted learning helpers. The Centre for Academic Development also provides one-to-one tutorials, group workshops and online study skills resources to help you reach your full potential. 

“One of the reasons why I decided to study at Brookes was the excellent quality of the disability service. They supported me from my application to university being successful, right up until the date of my graduation. I cannot fault them.”

Laura Crofts, Education Studies graduate

Laura Crofts