Learning through doing

Oxford Brookes courses are designed so you can apply the skills and knowledge you gain in the real world.

Hands-on experiences and teaching are central to the majority of our courses, and there are opportunities that bring together subjects from across the University.

Get Published!

Expand your horizons beyond the classroom with Get Published! This program invites students from all departments to explore their interests through research. Join the University Student Research Conference at Oxford Brookes to showcase your work via posters, engage with visitors, and gain valuable insights.

Participating in this unique undergraduate opportunity cultivates crucial skills like effective communication, confidence, and professional networking. Additionally, you'll receive support to present your research at the British Conference of Undergraduate Research. Each year, two outstanding students are selected to present their findings to a prestigious audience at the Palace of Westminster in London, including MPs, staff, and students from 20+ universities.


What our students say about Get Published!

“Posters in Parliament was one of the greatest opportunities I have had in my student experience. Being chosen to represent your university is such an amazing experience for any undergraduate researcher. I feel like it gave me so much motivation and made me believe in my abilities, especially considering that this is a nationwide competition.”

“For me it’s been a good way to gain confidence and immerse myself in my work.”

“I’m proud of my work because it’s been published!”

“I was so thrilled that all the hard work and time I had put into writing my research journal had all been worth it! This event will allow me to stand out on my CV and has made me more confident when applying for future university events.”

Your employability

You can access excellent opportunities for high-quality work placements through our partnerships with industry and businesses – great for building your confidence and experience. We also work with smaller local employers creating paid internship opportunities.

Live projects

Departments across the University have live projects and field trips designed to give you the opportunity to take your learning beyond the classroom, put your subject into context in the real world, and build the skills and experience that employers are looking for.

Here’s a snapshot of what’s going on - there are lots of opportunities in every subject, so make sure you make the most of them!

A student knealing down, doing field work
Environmental sciences students working in the field
A student working at the gym
The Clinical, Exercise and Rehabilitation (CLEAR) unit fitness studio
A race car
Formula Student - a car designed, built and raced by Motorsports Engineering students
A student holding a baby
At Babylon Developmental Psychology, students study how children learn about the world around them
A picture of the glass tank
A selection of Fine Art students' work is shown in the Glass Tank exhibition space and elsewhere on campus
A student helping somebody using human performance lab
The Department of Sport and Health Sciences has an accredited Human Performance Laboratory