Animal Behaviour and Welfare summer school

  • A residential event from Monday 3 July - Wednesday 5 July 2017

    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.

    What does the summer school involve?

    Day 1

    Monday 3 July 2017

    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

    Day 2

    Tuesday 4 July 2017

    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.

    Day 3

    Wednesday 5 July 2017

    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.

    What do I need to bring with me?

    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.

    How old do I have to be to attend?

    You need to be 16 or over by the date of the summer school.

    How much money will I need to bring?

    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.

    How much does it cost?

    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 are eligible for free school meals
    • Your parent(s)/guardian(s) did not attend university
    • You live in local authority care, or you have lived in care
    • You are a young carer
    • You are disabled or have a specific learning difficulty
    • You are of black or minority ethnic origin
    • You attend one of our partner schools in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, Reading, Bracknell Forest, West Berkshire and Swindon. See partner schools below.

    My parents/guardians are worried about the level of supervision?

    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.

    Partner schools

    • Bourne End Academy (The Wye Valley School), Buckinghamshire
    • Burnham Park E-ACT Academy, Buckinghamshire
    • Chiltern Hills Academy, Buckinghamshire
    • Cressex Community School, Buckinghamshire
    • Highcrest Academy, Buckinghamshire
    • Sir William Ramsay School, Buckinghamshire
    • St Michael’s Catholic School, Buckinghamshire
    • The Aylesbury Vale Academy, Buckinghamshire
    • The Grange School, Buckinghamshire
    • The Mandeville School Specialist Sports College, Buckinghamshire
    • Lord Grey School, Milton Keynes
    • Sir Herbert Leon Academy, Milton Keynes
    • St Paul's Catholic School, Milton Keynes
    • Stantonbury Campus, Milton Keynes
    • The, Milton Keynes Academy, Milton Keynes
    • The Radcliffe School, Milton Keynes
    • Banbury Academy, Oxfordshire
    • Bicester Community College, Oxfordshire
    • Blessed George Napier Catholic School And Sports College, Oxfordshire
    • Carterton Community College, Oxfordshire
    • Cheney School, Oxfordshire
    • North, Oxfordshire Academy, Oxfordshire
    • Oxford Spires Academy, Oxfordshire
    • St Gregory The Great Catholic Secondary School, Oxfordshire
    • The Oxford Academy, Oxfordshire
    • Easthampstead Park Community School, Bracknell Forest
    • The Brakenhale School, Bracknell Forest
    • Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School, Reading
    • John Madejski Academy, Reading
    • Prospect School, Reading
    • Reading Girls' School, Reading
    • Denefield School, West Berkshire
    • Trinity School, West Berkshire
    • The Bulmershe School, Wokingham
    • Churchfields Academy, Swindon
    • Kingsdown School, Swindon
    • Lydiard Park Academy, Swindon
    • Nova Hreod, Swindon
    • St Joseph's Catholic College, Swindon
    • Swindon Academy, Swindon
    • The Dorcan Academy, Swindon

    FE Colleges

    • Abingdon & Witney College
    • Activate Learning
    • Amersham & Wycombe College
    • Aylesbury College
    • Bracknell and Wokingham College
    • Milton Keynes College
    • New College, Swindon
    • Newbury College
    • Ruskin College
    • Swindon College
    • The Henley College