Share your feedback at a Brookes listening event

17 March 2022

three digital drawn people around table having a conversation

We are inviting students to take part in a series of events designed for you to talk to senior University staff, so we can hear your concerns and feedback directly from you.

We’d like to invite as many students as possible to sign up and come along, and share your honest views about your experiences at Oxford Brookes, and how you think we could improve the culture here.

How do I attend?

To attend a listening event, please register:

22 March - Marston Road site, 12 noon - 1.00pm

Date to be rescheduled - Swindon Campus

4 April - virtual event on Zoom, 11.00am - 12 noon

5 April - Headington Campus, 12 noon - 1.00pm

6 April - Wheatley Campus, 12 noon - 1.00pm

26 April - Headington Campus, 11.30am - 12.30pm

27 April - Harcourt Hill Campus, 12 noon - 1.00pm

To thank you for giving up your time, we’ll be offering refreshments, so please let us know of any dietary requirements when you register. Please let us know of any accessibility requirements or adjustments you will need to take part in the discussion. We’ll also be offering a £5 Amazon voucher to everyone who attends.

What will it be like?

Each wide-ranging discussion will consider how we can ensure that Oxford Brookes is a safe and welcoming place for all, and we hope that as many students as possible will join in.

You will be free to share as much information as you feel comfortable with - you don’t need to share personal details to contribute to the discussion.

What will happen to the feedback shared at these events?

The feedback that we gather from these events will be reviewed by the University’s senior management team - the Vice-Chancellor’s Group (VCG) - along with other feedback that we’ve collected from students recently including from workshops, the sports culture survey and most recently the Brookes Satisfaction Survey, which this year has some additional questions about the Report and Support tool.

Why is the University holding these listening events?

Last November there were media reports of cases of sexual violence and harassment involving Oxford Brookes students and we said then that there would be opportunities for senior University staff to hear your concerns and feedback.

We also said that we recognised that we may not have always got things right: these events are for us to hear from you about what’s working and what’s not with the wider culture at Oxford Brookes.

These events are one of the ways we’re working with Brookes Union in response to the Brookes Together manifesto. We’re also working together for better oversight on student safety, to review our processes and increase our capacity for supporting, responding to and investigating reports of sexual misconduct and to develop equality, diversity and inclusion support for students and staff.

Where can I find support?

You can report any concerns to us at any time using the University’s online reporting tool. Reports can be made both anonymously and using your name. The webpage also has details of the support available from within the University and externally, if you need it.