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    Our Open Evening is a chance for you to explore what life’s like as a postgraduate student at Oxford Brookes.

    Below you will find some useful information about the event. You can tailor the evening by creating your own personal itinerary.

    As well as talks and tours, there will be plenty of opportunities to chat to current postgraduate students, as well as academics and other support staff (finance, admissions, accommodation, careers).

    Find out more about your course

    Our marketplace drop-in will give you the chance to hear more about our postgraduate courses from lecturers, students and support staff. To check which courses will be represented on the day, please visit our booking website.

    Campus tours

    If you aren’t familiar with our Headington campus you can join a tour with one of our student ambassadors. They'll be able to give you information about the University, as well as a tell you about their experience of being a postgraduate student at Oxford Brookes.

    You do not have to book a campus tour in advance. To join a tour of Headington Campus, speak to the students at the Enquiry Centre near the main reception.


    Accommodation will be included in our campus tours. If you have specific questions about accommodation, you can speak to the Accommodation Bureau who are located in the Forum. For more information, check out our Accommodation pages.


    Staff from our Admissions team will be available in the Forum to talk about offers, details about the required qualifications and the application process for your course.

    Student finance

    Staff from our Student Finance team will be available in the Forum to give advice on course fees and funding opportunities for postgraduate students.

    Postgraduate Open Evening presentations

    To give you a better idea of what it’s like to study here, we have organised some general postgraduate sessions, which you can book on to as part of your itinerary. All talks will be 30 minutes in length.

    These will be taking place at the following times in our John Henry Brookes Building (JHBB).

    Postgraduate Student Life talk (full-time study): JHBB Executive Suite: 5.30pm, 6.30pm

    Postgraduate Student Life talk (part-time study): JHBB Executive Suite: 5pm, 6pm

    These presentations cover aspects of student life such as living in accommodation, social life, sport and societies. Both full-time and part-time postgraduate students will be giving talks.

    Thinking About Postgraduate Study talk: JHBB Lecture Theatre: 6pm 

    An introduction to Postgraduate Study at Oxford Brookes with information on fees and funding as well as an introduction to the careers support available at Brookes, showing how we can help you to get the job you want.

    Research Degrees talk: JHBB Lecture Theatre: 5.30pm

    A talk for those interested in undertaking a research degree with information about the programmes we offer and what it means to be a research student at Brookes.

    Meet current postgraduate students

    Postgraduate Student Ambassadors will be available throughout the event. They will be there to answer any questions you might have, chat about life at Oxford Brookes, or simply help guide you to your sessions.


    Our library will be open for you to drop in and explore, or take a 20 minute tour. Tours leave the Library Welcome Desk (JHBB Level 1) at 3.30pm, 4pm and 4.30pm. If you miss a tour, please visit the Library at any time during the evening. Just ask a member of staff or one of our students for directions on the day.


    The Careers team will be in the Forum ready to answer your questions. The Head of Careers will be giving a presentation at 5.30pm in the JHBB Lecture Theatre to tell you about the support we offer our students and how we can help boost your career prospects.

    Academic staff in the subject drop-in areas will also be able to give you information about the kinds of careers your degree could lead to, and the work placement opportunities for different courses.

    Research Degrees

    At Oxford Brookes, research enjoys an international reputation, attracting high quality staff and students, as well as major funded projects. Research students join a supportive environment and benefit from expert supervision and a strong programme of research training.

    Over the years the number of research students, range of topics and degrees conferred has grown consistently. The University has also developed its portfolio of research degree programmes. In addition to MPhil and PhDs, we now offer Practice Based PhDs, Professional Doctorates and a number of Masters by Research programmes.

    Staff will also be available in the Forum, John Henry Brookes Building, to answer your questions as well as delivering a presentation at 5.30pm in the JHBB Lecture theatre.

    Wheatley Campus (Engineering Courses)

    Please note: the above activities are running at Headington Campus only.

    For Engineering courses at Wheatley Campus, a separate schedule will be running. This will include a chance to look around our state-of-the-art workshops, labs and computer facilities, as well as speak to academic staff about our courses.

    The session at Wheatley Campus is starting a little earlier in the day at 2.50pm, with a finish time of 4pm. On arrival, please come directly to the Reception (block A) at Wheatley Campus, where you can sign in and a member of the Engineering team will meet you.

    The Wheatley session is starting a little earlier to allow for anyone wanting to attend the more general sessions at our Headington Campus. Wheatley is a short shuttle bus ride from the Headington campus so there will be plenty of time to attend sessions on both campuses if desired.