Equality, diversity and inclusion

At Oxford Brookes University, we are committed to ensuring the very best student experience where all our students can flourish in a culture of respect and support, where we celebrate difference and thrive on each other's success.

Find out about the support and bursaries available:

Where can I find out more about equality, diversity and inclusion at Brookes?

You can find out about current news, initiatives and events focused on staff and students' equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) on our University EDI web pages. Policies for staff and students can also be found here.

Are there any equality networks for students?

Brookes students have equality representation through various Brookes Union officers, including a Disabled Students’ Officer, an Ethnic Minority Officer, a LGBT Officer and a Women’s Officer. You can find out more about the officers and their roles from the Brookes Union website.

Are there any societies I can join?

Brookes Union has over 100 student societies including an LGBTQ+ Society, a BAME Society, Christian Union, Muslim Society, African Caribbean Society and a Feminist Society to name just a few. You can set up your own society or group through Brookes Union. Search the Clubs and societies page on the Brookes Union website to find out what’s available and how to contact them.

I want to talk to someone about my gender identity.

We want to show we support our students in their choice of gender identity. We have supported a number of students who have transitioned and know how difficult it can be, especially with all the other demands of student life. For advice and support, contact EDIstudents@brookes.ac.uk or see our information on gender identity at Brookes.

Is there a prayer room at the University?

There are spaces set aside for prayer, contemplation and quiet on all Brookes campuses. See Prayer and quiet space on the Multifaith Chaplaincy website for a complete list of locations.

How can I get support?

If you want to talk about any EDI issues that are affecting you, you can email EDIstudents@brookes.ac.uk. Your email will be confidential and someone will get back to you and arrange a time to talk, if that’s appropriate.

What should I do if I feel Iā€™m being bullied or harassed?

Any form of bullying or harassment will not be tolerated at Brookes. If you or someone you know has experienced bullying or harassment, you can talk to staff in the Brookes Union Advice Centre or contact Student Welfare. If you’re not sure what to do, email EDIstudents@brookes.ac.uk.

Who can I talk to about sexual violence?

If you have experienced or witnessed sexual violence involving students, you can report it online with your contact details or anonymously. If you are on or around campus and need immediate assistance, please contact Brookes Security Services on 01865 483060.

I want to report a hate crime.

If you or someone you know has experienced a hate crime or hate incident, support is available at the University and by external support services.

Contact

EDI Advice (Students)