We want to make our services and information as accessible as we can. This page will give you some information about accessibility at Oxford Brookes. 

General information about the Oxford Brookes campuses, directions for car and public transport users and maps can all be downloaded from the contacts, maps and campuses pages.

Access for wheelchair users and others with mobility difficulties

Our campuses are generally accessible to wheelchair users and we are constantly working to improve accessibility. If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact us.


Blue Badge holders

If you have a valid Blue Badge, you will be entitled to park on-site for free, but must first obtain a Blue Badge Holder Permit (free of charge) or risk receiving a fine. You will be able to park in designated accessible bays across the University’s sites. If you are a Blue Badge holder, you should apply for your Oxford Brookes permit.

Non-Blue Badge holders

There is no parking for students at Headington Campus (including Marston Road). Students who fulfil the eligibility criteria may apply for a general student parking permit at Harcourt, Wheatley and Swindon campuses. More information on student permits can be found on the travel web pages.

Students are encouraged to use public transport to travel to campus wherever possible and those in receipt of Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) may be entitled to receive funding to cover the cost of travel expenses, including taxis where applicable. More information on this can be found on the Government’s DSA website. If you have concerns about your ability to access your course or accommodation without parking, please contact us

Hearing loops and alerting equipment

Some key areas within the University are fitted with hearing loops.

If you will be living in halls of residence and will not be able to hear fire alarms, we can arrange for alerting equipment to be installed in your room. Please contact us about this. 

Accessible Teaching Materials

In conjunction with the Library, a range of teaching and learning and other materials can be accessed in alternative formats. We also have a number of resources to help access digital materials.

Assistance Animals

To help ensure we can provide a safe and accommodating environment for assistance dogs, that meets the need of the student or staff member, we have developed some guidance.