Why study at a partner college?

There are many reasons why you may choose to study an Oxford Brookes qualification closer to home

1. Learning on your doorstep

Staying at home and studying can often be cheaper as well as more convenient, particularly if you plan to study alongside a career, or in between family commitments.

“The course opened doors for me and people might not think that going back to college to study towards a degree rather than going to a large University will help you progress within your career but I have proven that it does.”

Chantelle Powers graduated with an Oxford Brookes foundation degree in Business and Management Practice at Solihull College & University Centre

Chantelle Powers outside a building at Solihull College & University Centre

2. Variety and flexibility

Chris Taylor

Fitting studying in around work and other commitments can be challenging, so our courses have been specifically shaped to help you manage your workload, allowing you to earn while you learn if you wish.

Timetables for classes are generally scheduled to fit around typical work commitments - often taking place one day a week or in the evening.

Work-based learning placements are an essential element in a foundation degree, giving you ‘on-the-job’ real-life experience.

“I was impressed with the smaller class sizes, one-to-one opportunities, live job experiences and the passion and enthusiasm of the tutors showing me around, explaining about the course and the facilities. ”

Chris Taylor graduated with an Oxford Brookes BA Honours degree in Graphic Design from New College Swindon

3. Lower tuition fees

It can be cheaper to study at a partner college. 

For students starting an Oxford Brookes foundation degree at a partner college in September 2020, tuition fees will be £7,570 (course fee, full-time study). If you’re a UK student, you can access a loan which means you won’t pay up front. 

Visit our fees pages for more information, including fees for EU students.

Student working on laptop

4. Reach your full potential

Lauren Spensley

We want you to get the most out of your time as a student. There is always help at hand if you need a bit of expert guidance - whether from your tutors, fellow students or from college services. As an automatic member of the Oxford Brookes student union, you are also entitled to use its independent advice service too.

“During my time at college, I have enjoyed the teaching and received great support from dedicated and experienced tutors.”

Lauren Spensley graduated with an Oxford Brookes foundation degree in Business and Management Practice

5. Great support

You’ll receive as much or as little help as you would like to guide you through your learning. You enjoy the benefits and support services of being a student of the partner college as well as many of those at Oxford Brookes.

“The lecturers at Abingdon & Witney College are amazingly knowledgeable and 100% supportive; they genuinely really want you to succeed.”

Beth Lewis, student of Equine Science and Thoroughbred Management, Abingdon & Witney College

Beth Lewis