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  • Brookes Engage

    Brookes Engage is an exciting programme of free activities and events designed to help you get into university.

    Besides having lots of fun and making some new friends, you'll gain a lot of skills which will really help to give you the leading edge when it comes to applying for university and for jobs.

    Applications for 2018-2020 are now open. Please complete the application and consent form below.

    Subject pathways in 2018-2020

    Cohort A

    • Social Sciences
      (Sociology, Criminology and Human Geography) 
    • History
      (History of Crime and History of Medicine)
    • Accounting, Finance and Economics

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    Download cohort A consent form (PDF)

    Cohort B

    • Healthcare
      (Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Science)
    • Biology
      (Human, Animal and Medical)
    • Architecture 
      (Architectural Design, Graphics and 3D printing) 
    • Computer Science
      (Computer and Robotics) 

    Apply now »

    Download cohort B consent form (PDF)

  • Quotes from previous attendees…

  • Brookes Engage is an 18 month long programme of regular activities and events designed to support you to make a successful transition to university.  The programme will also give you experiences and skills that will be beneficial in the world of work.

    In 2018-2020 Brookes Engage is running the pathways in the following subject areas:

    Cohort A

    • Social Sciences
    • History
    • Accounting, Finance and Economics

    Cohort B

    • Healthcare
    • Biology
    • Architecture  
    • Computer Science

     

    The programme involves attending monthly workshops that will take place on campus at Oxford Brookes University.  You will take part in academic workshops, plus general training workshops on topics that include: Choosing the right university for you, What life as a student is really like, Financing your studies and Becoming an independent and assertive learner. 

    You will take part in a cultural trip and attend a subject specific careers event. 

    You will attend a summer conference and we will help to match you with a residential summer school either at Oxford Brookes or another university. 

    You will also be given the opportunity to be mentored by an Oxford Brookes student to support you throughout the programme.

    Brookes Engage will run from  December 2018 – July 2020. Dates will depend on the subject pathway chosen. 

    Sessions will take place once a month, generally on Wednesdays. In addition to the monthly sessions there may be occasional evening events and there is a summer conference at the end of Year 12 in August. 

    Cohort A (Social Sciences, History and Law) and Cohort B (Healthcare, Mathematics, Art and Design, and Sport) will run on different dates.  

    The Brookes Engage programme will help you work out what it is you want to do and what you need to do to get there.  You will spend time in an academic environment improving your confidence and your ability to learn, and you will take part in a range of extra-curricular activities that will be beneficial for both university and work applications.   You will also make friends and have fun! 

    To be eligible to apply for Brookes Engage you must meet all of the following criteria:

    • You are  in your first year of a Level 3 qualification (A Levels or BTEC)
    • You are studying at an Oxfordshire non-selective state school or college
    • You have the potential to achieve 3 Cs in your A Levels / DMM in your BTEC (or equivalent)
    • You have 5 GCSEs A* - C/ 4-9 including English and Maths (or you expect to have 5 GCSEs including English and Maths by July 2019)

    To be eligible to apply for Brookes Engage you also need to meet at least one of the following criteria:

    • You are eligible for free school meals
    • Your parent(s)/guardian(s) did not attend university
    • You live in local authority care, or you have lived in care
    • You are a young carer
    • You are disabled or have a specific learning difficulty
    • You are of black or minority ethnic origin.
      Priority will also be given to students who attend one of our partnership schools and colleges.