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    ISAT organise social events and trips to enhance the international student experience at Oxford Brookes. See below the list of events and trips for Semester 2 - 2019. 

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  • When: Saturday 02 February 2019

     

    Price: £33

     

    Departure Point: The White Horse Pub, 1 London Rd, Oxford OX3 7SP

    Departure Time: 08:15

     

    The journey to the border between England and Wales, takes around an hour and forty minutes. Shortly after we will visit the 800 year old ruins of Tintern Abbey, which has inspired artists and the poet William Wordsworth. We will then drive through the beautiful and peaceful Wye Valley where we will hear the history of Britain's oldest and most traditional nation. The afternoon will be spent in the busy Capital city of Cardiff, famous for its castle and its shopping. The coach will arrive next to the free National Museum, where you can get up close to masterpieces by Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir and Rodin in the French Art Collection. It is a five minute train journey to the Bay with the Welsh Parliament and restaurants overlooking the sea.

     

    Where to buy tickets: Online shop from 21 January 2019

    When: Saturday 09 February 2019

     

    Price: £30

     

    Departure Point: White Horse Pub, Corner of London Road and Headley Way.

    Departure time: 08:30

     

    We will hear the history of the university that produced Darwin, Newton and DNA. We will travel along the little city lanes to view the most famous colleges. You can spend your free time exploring the colleges, punting on the river Cam, walking through the lovely meadows, or shopping and visiting the free museums.

    King's College  Trinity College 

     

    Where to buy tickets: Online shop from 21 January 2019

    An experiential introduction to mindfulness meditation

    Free of Charge but please book a place on the online shop

    Tickets available from Friday 08 February, 09:00.

     

    The Music Room, Headington Hill Hall, Headington Campus

    17:10 to 18:00

    This is first of three sessions on consecutive Wednesdays.

    You can come to any or all of the sessions. No previous experience necessary.

    "Loved it. Uncomplicated guide to being present. For me, this is what meditation is all about."
    "Terrific. Maybe the best guided meditation I’ve done yet. Loved the combination of internal and external focus. Thanks!"

    Mindfulness is a simple and effective type of meditation that research has shown helps people deal with stress, promotes relaxation and improves learning and memory.

    Mindfulness is open to all, easy to learn and does not involve any religious practice. This session uses practical techniques that work without needing to learn any theory.

    Join us for this experiential session that will include a 30 minute mindfulness meditation commentary from an experienced meditation teacher.

    When: Saturday 16 February 2019

     

    Price: this event is free but spaces are limited and you can only join the group with a ticket.

    Free tickets but limited places.

     

    Departure point: Will be sent by email after booking

    Departure time:  2:00pm & 3:15pm

    Finish: 1.5 hours long

     

    Tickets available from online shop 21 January 2019

    An experiential introduction to mindfulness meditation

    Free of Charge but please book a place on the online shop

    Tickets available from Friday 08 February, 09:00.

     

    The Music Room, Headington Hill Hall, Headington Campus

    17:10 to 18:00

    This is second of three sessions on consecutive Wednesdays.

    You can come to any or all of the sessions. No previous experience necessary.

    "Loved it. Uncomplicated guide to being present. For me, this is what meditation is all about."
    "Terrific. Maybe the best guided meditation I’ve done yet. Loved the combination of internal and external focus. Thanks!"

    Mindfulness is a simple and effective type of meditation that research has shown helps people deal with stress, promotes relaxation and improves learning and memory.

    Mindfulness is open to all, easy to learn and does not involve any religious practice. This session uses practical techniques that work without needing to learn any theory.

    Join us for this experiential session that will include a 30 minute mindfulness meditation commentary from an experienced meditation teacher.

    When: Saturday 23 February 2019

     

    How much: £29

     

    Departure point: The White Horse Pub, 1 London Rd, Oxford OX3 7SP

    Departure time: 08:30

     

    A full day tour in one of Britain’s most exciting seaside cities. On the coach you will hear the story of how a simple fishing village turned into a pleasure city for Royalty. For most of the day you’ll be free to visit the beach, the pier, the Pavilion and explore the windy shopping lanes.

    On the way back to Oxford, if the weather is good, we will stop to enjoy one of the most breathtaking views in southern Britain: Devil’s Dyke.

     

    Where to book tickets: Online shop from 21 January 2019

    An experiential introduction to mindfulness meditation

    Free of Charge but please book a place on the online shop

    Tickets available from Friday 08 February, 09:00.

     

    The Music Room, Headington Hill Hall, Headington Campus

    17:10 to 18:00

    This is third of three sessions on consecutive Wednesdays.

    You can come to any or all of the sessions. No previous experience necessary.

    "Loved it. Uncomplicated guide to being present. For me, this is what meditation is all about."
    "Terrific. Maybe the best guided meditation I’ve done yet. Loved the combination of internal and external focus. Thanks!"

    Mindfulness is a simple and effective type of meditation that research has shown helps people deal with stress, promotes relaxation and improves learning and memory.

    Mindfulness is open to all, easy to learn and does not involve any religious practice. This session uses practical techniques that work without needing to learn any theory.

    Join us for this experiential session that will include a 30 minute mindfulness meditation commentary from an experienced meditation teacher.

    We are very happy to welcome you to Brookes and we would love to hear about your experience of arriving in the UK. 

    This is a photo competition open to all Brookes International students, it is a space where students can show through the lens their first impressions of living in the UK and being a Brookes student.  

    Coming to the UK and being a student in Brookes will definitely be an unforgettable experience. Capturing how everything started – what you felt, your first impressions - can be a very special way to pay tribute to your adventure. Feelings, cultural shocks, nice moments, unique places, weird situations, new traditions… show them, express them, share them, be as creative as you want with your camera. 

    There will be prizes for the winners.

    For further information and how to participate, please contact us: isat@brookes.ac.uk

    When: Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 March 2019

    Price: £149

    Join us for an overnight stay in Bournemouth, a seaside resort town on the south coast of England. You will also be visiting the picturesque towns of Winchester and Salisbury, along with a visit to Stonehenge, one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe.

    Included: Overnight stay in the seafront Travelodge, Bournemouth, transport (by coach), entrance to Stonehenge and the new visitor centre

    Departure point:  Departure Point: The White Horse Pub,  1 London Rd, Oxford OX3 7SP

    Departure Time: 08:30 9 March. Returning around 18:30 on 10 March

    Bournemouth is a seaside resort on the southern coast of England. It's known for having 7 miles of beaches, Victorian architecture and buzzing nightlife in areas such as the Triangle.

    Winchester is a city in the county of Hampshire, on the edge of England's South Downs National Park. It’s known for medieval Winchester Cathedral, with its 17th-century Morley Library, the Winchester Bible and a Norman crypt. Nearby are the ruins of Wolvesey Castle and the Winchester City Mill, a working 18th-century corn mill. The Great Hall of Winchester Castle houses the medieval round table linked to King Arthur.

    Salisbury is a medieval cathedral city in the southern English county of Wiltshire. It’s 9 miles south of the iconic prehistoric stone circle at Stonehenge, which stands on the grassland of Salisbury Plain. The city’s ornate 13th-century cathedral has a 123m spire, a working 14th-century clock and an original copy of the Magna Carta (the Great Charter), a key document from 1215 A.D.

    Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England.  Walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge – one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. Explore the ancient landscape on foot and step inside the Neolithic Houses to discover the tools and objects of everyday Neolithic life. Visit the world-class exhibition and visitor centre with 250 ancient objects and come face to face with a 5,500 year-old man.

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    When: Saturday 16 March 2019

     

    Price: £22

     

    Departure point:  Departure Point: The White Horse Pub, 1 London Rd, Oxford OX3 7SP

    Departure Time: 08:30

     

    Within half an hour of leaving we be travelling among the rolling hills of The Cotswolds before visiting the ghostly Minster Lovell Hall. At Burford, you will have a chance to stop and take tea or visit the famous church before we explore the four thousand year history of the Rollright stones.

    During our coach tour you will hear the amazing story of a how a normal man from Stratford-upon-Avon became the greatest writer in the English language. In your free time why not visit Shakespeare's Birthplace, The Theatre, Holy Trinity Church along the River Avon?

     

     

    Where to buy tickets: Online shop from 21 January 2019

    When: Saturday 30 March 2019

     

    Price: £40

     

    Departure Point: The White Horse Pub, 1 London Rd, Oxford OX3 7SP

    Departure time: 06:45

     

    INCLUDES FERRY TRAVEL AND FULL DAY TOUR OF THE ISLAND

    We will take the boat from Southampton across to Cowes on the north of the Island. We will pass through lovely little seaside towns and lush countryside until we reach Shanklin. Here, you will have plenty of time to swim, walk on the beach, and have lunch. The south of the island is famous for witches and smugglers and its unspoilt countryside. You can walk over Tennyson Down and stop at Alum Bay where you can see the Needles and walk over the white cliffs. Finally, we will take the early evening boat back to England.

     

     Where to buy tickets: Online shop from 21 February 2019

     

    We are really interested in improving the international students’ experience at Brookes and would love to get feedback from you. We are organising 2 focus groups in April: one for undergraduate students, one for postgraduate students.

    These focus groups will aim at discussing our events programme and the way ISAT communicates with students. We would particularly like to get feedback on the social events you attended and hear your ideas about events we could organise in the future.

    The sessions will run for 1.5 to 2 hours and a nice lunch will be provided.

    The dates are:

    • Undergraduate students: Tuesday 2 April, 12.00-2.00pm
    • Postgraduate students: Friday 5 April, 12.00-2.00pm

    If you are available at the date and time stated above, would like to share your experience and join us for a free lunch, please register your interest before midday on Tuesday 26 March by filling out the Google form we sent you via email. Alternatively, you can email us at srobert@brookes.ac.uk and we will send you the link to the form. We will get in touch to confirm registration.

  • About our tourist trips

    The trips were very well organised, and the guides very professional. I learned a lot on those trips, and I would definitely go again!

    The International Student Advice Team runs one day and weekend tourist trips to different destinations and attractions around the UK for International students at Oxford Brookes University.

    If you are interested in going to other parts of the UK, SEA Oxford run trips throughout the year to various destinations. Brookes Union and ESN Oxford Brookes (International Exchange and Erasmus Student Network) also host events for students during term time.

  • I recommend all the international students to go to SEA's trip because of its benefits like seeing the most famous places in England, make new friends and talking about English culture and history with Rob who is really friendly. Enjoy your trip!

    My trip was to Wales. I had a good chance to make a new friend from Brookes. Rob's guide (talk) about history in Wales was interesting and he was really helpful for everybody.