Graduation and beyond


While the end of your course may seem a while off, when you are ready to think about what follows, there is ongoing guidance available as well as ways of staying in touch with the University.

Once you’ve successfully completed your studies and exams you become a graduate. As a Brookes student you are entitled to attend a graduation ceremony on the University’s campus to mark your achievement. Alternatively, you may also choose to graduate at a ceremony hosted by your College, where it is on offer.

This special day marks the culmination of your academic achievement and many people choose to bring along friends and relatives to witness you receiving your award certificate.

Staying connected

Upon graduation, you become a member of the Brookes alumni community. So, wherever you are, and whatever you're doing with your life, you're still part of Brookes.

The alumni website makes it easy for you to register and then stay connected – with people, opportunities, and the latest events. Some of the benefits include an alumni discount on postgraduate study for your friends and family (UK and EU applicants only), a mentoring programme and alumni events.

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Career development

You may have a clear idea of what direction you want to take once you have completed your course - or you may be keeping an open mind. Whatever your circumstances, your college and Oxford Brookes can both offer advice and guidance.

As a Brookes student you can benefit from careers advice from college staff as well as access to the services the University provides related to careers.

The University service remains open to you for up to three years after you graduate. It includes guidance on job searching, CVs, interviews and more, with an extensive range of online resources that aim to develop your employability skills and advice on furthering your career. There is also a vacancy service with a range of placement, graduate and part time roles available locally and nationally.

And if you are on campus you can drop into Careers in the John Henry Brookes Building to talk to someone in person