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    When you join Oxford Brookes you automatically become a member of Brookes Union. The Union is here to help you make the most of life at university, and there are plenty of ways to get involved:

    Societies

    • Meet new people with a shared interest
    • Pursue a passion, explore an interest or discover something completely new
    • Over 100 societies to choose from
    • If you can’t find the one for you, the Union will support you in starting your own.

    Fresher’s Week

    • The Union helps you hit the ground running and make the leap into student life
    • Events all week to help you join societies, meet people and find your feet.
  • Help and advice

    The Union has trained advisers who can help with a wide range of problems about finances, housing, studies, health and wellbeing. Regular campaigns like Wellbeing Week and courses like Student Minds ensure that students can take a break from their studies and focus on their welfare.

    Make your voice heard

    This is your union and your university - take the chance to shape it and make decisions about its future. You can do this by becoming a rep for your course, becoming a union officer, sitting on the student council or simply attending union meetings.

    Edgar Rwemigabo

    As an international student over 6000 miles away from home, societies have helped me from feeling homesick. At Freshers’ Week I joined the African Caribbean Society and was given an opportunity to socialize with people of different and similar cultures, making close friends and helping me enjoy university life even more.

    Edgar Rwemigabo, studying Law
    tile - Sam - make your voice heard

    As a student I engaged with the Union in a number of ways: a safety bus volunteer, Society President and Trustee. Herein I became aware of welfare challenges facing students and realised that I needed to do something. In my first year as welfare officer I was involved in campaigns including consent and mental health, whilst also supporting the safety bus. I re-ran because my job was not done. This year I have much more to do, from driving forward improvements in welfare provision to sign posting! I will be out around campus so if you see me say hi!

    Sam Cockle-Hearne, Vice President for Student Welfare (2017-18).