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Many of our students choose to live in private accommodation for some or all of their time in Oxford. There is plenty of private accommodation in the local area for students to rent.
Before signing up for a property, we recommend looking into some of the support and advice available to you.
The shaded areas on the map below show you the most popular areas for students to live. These areas are close to our campuses, well-connected by the Brookes bus services and have good availability for finding student housing.
The most popular areas for students based at the Headington Campus are Headington, Cowley, Marston and Wood Farm. These are all in East Oxford. You may also wish to consider living in one of these areas if you are based at the Wheatley Campus as you will be able to travel to lectures on the U1 bus service.
If you are studying at our Harcourt Campus you may prefer to live in Botley or Osney, west of the city centre. This will give you easy access to the campus and the city centre.
Most Oxford Brookes University students are entitled to free travel on the Brookes bus services and discounted travel on other bus services in Oxford. You can check your eligibility here.
We recommend that you read the Brookes Union House Hunting guide before you sign any tenancy agreement. In particular, you should be aware of the following:
You can find further information on the Brookes Union advice webpage.
Brookes Union Advice Service
UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)