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  • What is Brookes student life like?

    Most of your student life is likely to be based in your college, where you can tap into its unique set of resources, support and advice.

    Depending on your circumstances you may wish to enjoy all that a student lifestyle has to offer. Or you may simply prefer to fit your studies in around other life priorities. Whichever works for you, college staff are on hand to help you get the most from your time as a Brookes student.

  • 1. Support to reach your full potential

    We want you to get the most out of your time as a student. There is always help at hand if you need a bit of  expert guidance - whether from your tutors, fellow students or from college services.

    As an automatic member of the Brookes student union you are also entitled to use its independent advice service too.

    Victoria Bayliss in the workshop

    I studied at Banbury and Bicester College. I felt comfortable and at ease there and it built my confidence. It also taught me an important life lesson – to not be ashamed to ask for help from either staff or fellow students.

    I was in a very collaborative group of students and we all helped each other out with our work. The mix of backgrounds and different ways of looking at things really taught me a lot.

    Victoria Bayliss, graduate of Oxford Brookes Foundation Degree in Motorsports Performance and Automotive Technology. 

    2. Enjoying life on Brookes campus

    If you plan to study at one of the partner colleges local to Oxford Brookes you may wish to consider living in Brookes accommodation.

    We offer a range of halls in locations close to the university campuses - with Brookes buses linking up the sites. Harcourt Hill Campus is on the west side, Headington Campus is to the east and Wheatley Campus is in a village seven miles east of the city centre.

    Learn more about what accommodation we provide and what facilities are on campus including some first-class sports facilities.

    I was living in halls [and] living the full life of a Brookes student, but just in a different town to where I was studying.

    Victoria Bayliss, graduate of Oxford Brookes foundation degree in Motorsports Performance and Automotive Technology

    3. Experiencing what Oxford has to offer

    Whether living in the city or planning a visit, Oxford has amazing things to offer students. Its worldwide reputation as a student city is worth seeing for yourself.

    See Guy Fawkes’ lamp in the Ashmolean Museum, enjoy the Cowley Road - a multicultural melting pot loved by students - and explore the city where bands such as Foals, Radiohead, Stornoway and Supergrass started out. And where Handel also played.

    These are just some of the reasons we think you’ll find Oxford a fascinating place if you choose to live in or visit the city.

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