Accommodation

  • As a disabled student, you may well have specific accommodation needs and we will do our best to provide you with accommodation which meets those needs.

    Accommodation requirements

    The University has a number of halls of residence in various locations in and around Oxford. More information about halls, including cost and location, can be found on the Accommodation Bureau website.

    As you will see on the site, there are a variety of halls including catered and self catering. Some halls have en-suite facilities and some have shared bathroom facilities. Halls vary in size and location. You may want to consider which campus you will be studying at when considering the most suitable accommodation for you.

    Things to note:

    • The Accommodation Bureau has an allocation policy which gives higher priority to students with mobility, sensory impairment or who have medical conditions. Please contact your disability adviser to discuss your accommodation access needs.
    • Students with disabilities are given priority with regard to accommodation; it is therefore important that you let us know your requirements as soon as possible.
    • Students with disabilities can remain in halls for the duration of their course if they so wish.
    • Dyslexia/specific learning difficulties, without additional disabilities, will not normally be grounds for prioritising the allocation of accommodation.

    How do you decide which accommodation will meet your needs?

    A good starting point is to look at what is available. We are very happy to discuss your needs with you. Most halls have some adapted and/or accessible rooms. These are rooms which are bigger than the standard rooms and which are purpose built or adapted for wheelchair users. We are very aware that these do not necessarily meet all needs and in some instances we are able to make further adaptations to meet specific needs.

    Adapted and accessible rooms are often allocated based on the need for a larger room, as there are a number of circumstances where this is required. If you will need an adapted room or you are uncertain about which hall would be the most suitable, then you need to talk to a disability adviser. 

    How do you apply for accommodation as a disabled student?

    Apply through the the online application portal, StarRez.  You will be asked to upload medical evidence as part of your application.  The Accommodation Bureau will email you once you are eligible to apply. The Accommodation Bureau will then allocate what you require.  Contact us at disabilitysupport@brookes.ac.uk if you have any questions about the process. 

    We sometimes receive requests for a 'quiet room'. This is unfortunately not something we can guarantee due to the nature of communal living. We would however suggest that you consider one of the smaller halls or possibly the option of a shared house.