Chris Lewis

Chris Lewis

I regularly use the main study area at the Headington campus as it is not only a great place to meet up with friends but is also a superb place to do assignments

Chris Lewis

FdEng Motorsports - Performance and Automotive Technology, Banbury and Bicester College, part of Activate Learning


I had greatly enjoyed my time studying Motorsport Engineering at my college prior to joining Oxford Brookes and I knew that was the career path that I wanted to follow. I decided that I wanted to go into higher education and after looking into the courses available the Brookes course was obviously the best choice for me. The course was taught at the college that I had been studying at which was very accessible to me and was one of the only courses in the UK to have a dedicated section for composites which is something that I am very interested in. Before applying for the course I spoke to tutors from both Brookes and the college and they were all very supportive and helpful, answering all of the questions that I had about the course. This ensured that the transition from college to a university course was as smooth as possible.

 When the course started all of the university staff were very helpful, answering any initial queries that I had regarding anything from different locations on the campus to finding particular sections that I was looking for in the library. All of the tutors on the course are exceedingly helpful and informative during lectures, and as my course is mainly taught in a college it is very easy to ask for help if you are struggling with anything. They are also happy to talk to you out of lectures and even give you 1:1 assistance which is especially useful in topics like maths which can be very confusing at times! Many of the lecturers have had a lot of experience in the motorsport industry which is very useful, as it allows them to give you a particular insight into the topic. They also have a lot of links back to large motorsport companies which is great when it comes to finding work experience.

 Brookes has many excellent facilities that are available to you as a student - each campus has an extensive library, while the sports facilities are second to none. My friends and I have also enjoyed the events that happen regularly around the campus - they are a lot of fun and there is always a great atmosphere! I regularly use the main study area at the Headington campus as it is not only a great place to meet up with friends but is also a superb place to do assignments as there is always a lot of support available to help you with any problems that you may have.