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  • Support and wellbeing

    There's lots of support available for students at Oxford Brookes. We'll work together to ensure you get the most out of your time here and feel confident to succeed in your studies. Whether you have an ongoing need or you want to talk to someone about managing a particular issue, we'll be able to put you in touch with the appropriate person.

    Chris Tuck, Deputy Director of Academic & Student Administration (Student Services)

    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.

    • 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' multifaith chaplaincy »

    Spiritual needs
    • 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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    We have extra support available for students who are care leavers or are estranged from their family. This includes a bursary (subject to eligibility criteria) and a 52-week guarantee of accommodation.

    Learn more about support for care leavers »

    Learn more about support for estranged students »

    Care Leavers
    • 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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    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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