Student support services

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  • Student support services

    At a glance

    • SU - advice when you need it
    • Finances - useful information
    • Health - tips for keeping well

    Being a student is often an exciting but busy time - and there is lots of help on hand if you need it.

    Your college will have a range of services to support your needs and we recommend you turn to your college tutor to point you in the right direction.

    The University also has services that may be able to assist:

  • Independent union support

    As a full member of Oxford Brookes Students’ Union (Brookes Union) you are able to access recreation facilities and opportunities as well as access advice including via:

    • The students’ union advice centre - a free, confidential and independent service. Trained advisers cover issues including student finance, debt, landlord and tenant issues and consumer problems.
    • SU reps - a system of student reps who act as spokespeople for fellow students on their course, and will feed back to the University on your behalf.
  • Financial issues

    Information about student fees and associated costs of being a student is available on the Oxford Brookes website.  If you have a query about your fees, whether you pay them yourself, through a student loan, or through employer sponsorship, you can contact our Student Finance team on finance-fees@brookes.ac.uk.

    If you are experiencing financial hardship you may be able to apply to the University for financial aid.

    Top student tip

    “I know lots of people worry about the cost of studying but for me it’s worth the investment – and the way I deal with it is to think of paying back my loan as just another monthly bill – like a phone bill.”

  • Health and wellbeing

    Healthy living is good for all of us, but when you are busy with your studies it can be easy to forget. It’s important to take care of yourself, and ask for help from your college if you need it.

    The University’s health and wellbeing website contains a range of advice and guidance.

    Spiritual support - the Chaplaincy team offers friendship and spiritual care to all members of the University - and to people from any faith tradition, or no faith at all

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    Top student tip

    “Be prepared for hard work but remember to make friends and enjoy the experience. You can do it!”