Support services for students

  • The International Student Advice Team (ISAT) offers information and advice on issues such as immigration, employment, financial difficulties and general academic matters. We can also talk with you about anything that you are worried about, especially as you prepare to come to Brookes and when you first arrive. If you are not sure who can help you answer your questions, contact ISAT and we can direct you to the right person. You can also see us during your Arrivals Weekend and Induction Week.

    If you have a disability (including a medical or mental health condition), dyslexia or a specific learning difficulty such as dyspraxia, dyscalculia or AD(H)D, contact the student Disability Service or the Dyslexia/SpLD Service. Bring any medical letters or diagnostic evidence of your disability, dyslexia or specific learning difficulty with you. The evidence should be in English or with an official translation. If you would like an advice appointment to arrange your support, please email dyslexiaspld@brookes.ac.uk or call 01865 484653.

    We will arrange support for a range of general learning situations such as recording lectures, mind mapping software or special exam arrangements without charge. You will need to plan how you are going to pay for any personalised support, for example a carer or a note taker. The University or the UK government cannot pay for this.

    The Counselling Service offers you the opportunity to discuss in confidence anything important to you or troubling you, such as fear of failure, bereavement, homesickness, relationship problems or depression.
    • Before your course - you can increase your confidence in using English, improve your academic skills and familiarise yourself with university life on our pre-sessional University English course. There are 6 and 12 week courses during the summer.
    • During your course - we provide free English language support to help you make the most of your time on your degree course. You can see us at a workshop during induction and enrolment.

    Upgrade Academic Skills Development welcomes all Brookes students for advice on maths and statistics, Academic English or study skills. Students on courses from foundation to PhD level are welcome to see an Upgrade tutor for advice.

    Upgrade is a friendly, confidential service where you can get advice on a wide range of issues including understanding the task, planning, researching and structuring essays and assignments. Upgrade also has many online resources.

    Prepare for success is an interactive site, with video stories and activities to help you get ready for living and studying in the UK. It includes film clips of international students at Brookes.

    The Multifaith Chaplaincy offers support, friendship, hospitality and information to people of all faiths and none. We keep details of churches, mosques, temples and other faith communities in Oxford. Regular Christian services are held in the Multifaith Chaplaincy Rooms in the Buckley Building and in the
    Catholic Chaplaincy (London Road), and in the chapel on Harcourt Hill Campus. Friday Prayer is said in Headington every Friday.

    To meet the Chaplains on another campus,please send us an email. The Chaplains run discussion groups, worship, meditation, and ore, and all activities are open to everyone.

    There are dedicated prayer and quiet rooms on each campus. The University has a team of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Chaplains
    and benefits from good relationships with other local faith communities.