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Applications for this event are now open - please complete the application form here.
Oxford Brookes University works in partnership with Abingdon and Witney College to deliver a Foundation degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare as well as a BSc Top Up in in Animal Behaviour. This summer school will give you an ideal opportunity to experience what it is like to be an Animal Behaviour student at Oxford Brookes.
Arrival and registration at Oxford Brookes University JHBB Lecture Theatre (Gipsy Lane).
Room allocation and house keeping at the post Graduates student village (Clive Booth)
Evening activity: Getting to know your fellow students – fine dining cooking in hall
You will be introduced to the course leaders and some tutors that teach on the courses before having a tour of the Headington campus in Oxford, including a visit to the Halls of Residence where you will be staying. This will be followed by short presentations to demonstrate where graduates have progressed to and where they are now in their careers and an overview of the courses and what Oxford Brookes has to offer. You will take part in research activities and learn about research specific to field of Animal Behaviour and Welfare.
Following a light lunch there will be a laboratory practical. The laboratory practical will be a dissection. It is not compulsory for the learners to participate but they will be doing it on the course.
Out in the evening with other students on a social activity.
In the morning you will be taken on a tour of the Witney campus, and then taken to Common Leys campus where you will have lectures and take part in practical demonstration relating to Animal Behaviour and Welfare.
During the day you will have a tour of the animal unit facilities and meet the wide range of animal species the farm campus has to offer including reptiles, rodents, exotics, aquatics and farm livestock.
You will need to bring a change of clothing, your night clothes, wash kit, towel and suitable footwear and waterproof clothing for practical sessions on the second day.
You need to be 16 or over by the date of the summer school.
The Summer School is FREE and includes en-suite accommodation in Oxford Brookes University’s halls of residence, lunch on both days and breakfast on the second day.
There is no cost for attending the event. Please note that when allocating places priority will be given to students meeting the following criteria:
You will be supervised by trained staff at all times during the day and night. There will be a point of call contact number for parents/guardians included in the information pack once you have booked your place.