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  • Support and wellbeing

    At Brookes, we want to enable you to get the best out of your studies within a supportive environment which recognises the differing needs of our students, from staff looking after your academic and personal wellbeing, to disability and dyslexia services, sport and many other areas.

    Professor Julie McLeod, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience)

    Many students need support to make the most of their time at university.

    We provide a wide range of services dedicated to helping you stay physically and mentally healthy, delivered by our experienced and dedicated staff.

    • Medical centre on Headington Campus
    • Local GP surgeries close to other campuses
    • NHS dental clinic on Headington Campus
    • On-campus health promotions
    • Advice and information on a range of health issues.

    Get more information about health services »

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    • Free and confidential one-to-one counselling sessions
    • Online counselling
    • Groups and workshops on a range of issues
    • Self-help resources.
    • Our counselling service is governed by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

    Get more information about counselling »

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    • Advice on applying for a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)
    • Help with finding adapted accommodation and getting assistance on campus
    • An adviser to help you decide what support you need and ensure that it is available to you.

    You can register with our Disability Service at any point before or during your studies. If you are not sure whether you are classed as having a disability but have support needs that affect your study then please do contact our Disability Service.

    Find out more about our disability service »

    Disability and Dyslexia Service
    • Advice on a range of matters affecting your study
    • Adjustments for exams
    • Support in getting adjustments on your course
    • Advice on applying for a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)
    • Advice on getting a dyslexia/SpLD assessment if you don’t already have one.

    Get more information about dyslexia / SpLD support »

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    • Chaplains and faith advisers of many different faiths available to everyone
    • Spaces set aside for prayer, contemplation and quiet time on all campuses
    • Pastoral care for people of all faiths and none
    • Regular events including discussion groups, relaxation classes and worship.

    Find out more about Brookes' chaplaincy »

    Spiritual needs

    We want you to feel at home if you are coming to Brookes from outside the UK. Our friendly International Student Advice Team offers help that includes:

    • advice and guidance before you arrive on everything from accommodation to visas and tips about British culture
    • being met by our friendly staff at the airport during our September arrivals weekend
    • help with immigration, employment and finance issues, or adjusting to living and studying in the UK
    • our Global Buddies Scheme and introducing you to life in Oxford
    • advice about working in the UK whilst studying, or after leaving Brookes.

    Visit the International Students Advice Team pages »

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