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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.
There are lots of resources available to help you find the right property for you.
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.
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.
Another option for convenient local accommodation is student lodgings. 'Lodgings' refers to local homeowners with rooms available in their homes for Oxford Brookes students to rent. You may be living with an individual, a couple or a family.
Lodgings can be particularly convenient for students who need a flexible accommodation option, or to stay for less than a year. Lodgings are private and the contract length is settled between you and the landlord, so you can stay for any length of time provided the landlord agrees.
We have a list of lodgings vacancies available to Oxford Brookes students. To request access to this list, please complete this form.
For more information on the legal position of a lodger, please see the Citizen's Advice Bureau website.
Brookes Union Advice Service
UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)