What to do when you first arrive

  • Advice for our international students arriving at Oxford Brookes for the first time - what to do and who to contact.

    ISAT Team

    • If you have any queries about your Induction please go to the Reception for New Students at the John Henry Brookes Building Reception, Headington Campus, and the Student Welcome Team will help you. 
    • Come and meet us at the International Student Meeting Point on Monday 20 January and Tuesday 21 January.
    • Take a look at the  starting at Brookes pages.
    • Join the  arrivals activities during induction week.
    • Check your  induction schedule online to see where your induction programme starts.
    • Our  social events run throughout the semester so it's not too late to join us and meet other international students.

    • If you have missed your induction and enrolment please go to the Reception for New Students at the John Henry Brookes Building Reception, Headington Campus.
    • Lectures start the week of 27 January, please check your google calendar for your timetable. 
    • Make sure you go and find key members of staff eg your Academic Adviser, Student Support Coordinators, Programme Administrators. They can answer any questions and give you the information the other students received during induction week.
    • Our social events run throughout the semester so it's not too late to join us and meet other international students.
    • Undergraduate students: please contact your  Student Support Co-ordinators (SSCs) to catch up on what you have missed.
    • Postgraduate students: please contact your Programme Administrator to catch up on what you have missed.
    • Our  social events run throughout the semester so it's not too late to join us and meet other international students.
    • You will also need to contact the  Accommodation Bureau to ensure your room will be held and the  International Student Advice Team with any questions about your visa.

  • Checklist of things to do

    • Collect your BRP
    • Collect your student card
    • Check your timetable on your Google calendar

    People to find at Brookes

    Who are they? What can they help with? Where are they?
    Student Welcome Team/ Late Arrivals desk
    • Answering any question during your first few weeks.
    • Make sure you find them if you have missed your course induction.

    20 - 31 January, Reception for New Students, Reception JHBB.

     

    Student Central Advice Team
    • Collecting your BRP card  
    • Enrolling
    • Getting an Attendance Certificate (needed to open a bank account)
    Student Central, the Forum, Ground Floor, JHBB
    Student Support Co-ordinators
    • Choosing modules and making a full programme
    • Adding and deleting modules
    • Information on free language modules
    • If you arrive late, they can let you know what you've missed

    In your faculty. Check with the Welcome
    team if you're not sure.

    Academic Advisers
    • Learning about your programme and what is expected of you.
    In your faculty. Check with the Student Welcome
    team if you're not sure.
    Programme Administrators
    • Postgraduate students need to see these staff during subject specific induction sessions. 
    • Answering questions about your course
    In your faculty. Check with the Student Welcome
    team if you're not sure.
    Exchange Team
    • Certificates of Arrival for Erasmus students.
    • Questions about life as an Exchange student at Brookes 
    International Centre, Headington
    campus
    Research Degrees Team
    • All Research Degree programme or admission enquiries
    • Enrolment and other programme related queries and supporting documents
    Student Central, the Forum, Ground Floor, JHBB 
    International Student
    Advice Team (ISAT)
    • Answering any question about your visa or being a Tier 4 student
    • Help settling into life in the UK
    • We run social events and global buddies
    Student Central, the Forum, Ground Floor, JHBB 

    If you are a Tier 4 student, you will only be fully enrolled once you have completed your face-to-face visa enrolment. To complete this you can show either: 

    • a valid Tier 4 visa with Brookes' sponsor licence number OR
    • if you have not received your visa back yet, you need to show evidence that you have made a valid and in-time application in the UK for a Tier 4 visa using the CAS number for the course you are enrolling on.

    This evidence should be:

    • a copy of your visa application form (you can download this as a PDF from your UKVI account) AND
    • details of when you attended/will be attending your UKVAS appointment to submit your documents and have your biometrics taken. 
    • proof that the International Student Advice Team helped you with your application.

    Enrolment is expected by 24 January 2020. Teaching commences on 27 January 2020.