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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.

    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

    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.

    Rebekah Belward

    I nominated myself for this role in the Union because I wanted to be the voice of the students and speak up for the rights of all during their time at university. I was a Safety Bus volunteer, and I'm now helping to improve and continue that great service, and I'm running the Union's Mental Health campaign.

    Rebekah Belward, Vice President for Student Welfare (2016-17), BA Primary Education.