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  • Brookes Engage

    Brookes Engage is an exciting programme of free activities and events designed to help you learn more about university, and prepare for your future career.

    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 2021-2022 will open in Autumn 2020.

    Subjects streams for 2021-2022:

    • Allied Health, Physical Activity and Nutrition
    • Biology
    • Business and Management
    • Creative Industries
    • English and Languages
    • Law, History and Politics
    • Social Sciences
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    • Brookes Engage is an 18 month long programme of regular activities and events designed to support you to make a successful transition to university and the world of work by giving you experiences and skills that will be beneficial to both.

      In 2021-2022 Brookes Engage is running the pathways in the following subject areas:

      Cohort A

      • Allied Health, Physical Activity and Nutrition
      • Law, History and Politics
      • Social Sciences

      Cohort B

      • Business and Management
      • Biology
      • Creative Industries
      • English and Languages

      During the programme, you'll take part in sessions led by our academic staff focusing on your chosen subject stream, alongside information, advice and guidance sessions led by our outreach team including topics such as interview skills, study skills and goal setting. You'll also have the chance to meet current Brookes students and alumni, including the opportunity to take part in 1:1 virtual mentoring with one of our friendly student ambassadors. Sessions take place monthly, and to start with these will be virtual, but we hope to welcome students to campus as soon as we can. 

      Students taking part in Brookes Engage are guaranteed a place on one of our Discover Brookes summer schools should they wish to apply, and those who successfully complete the programme will also be rewarded with a contextual offer (an offer with lower grade requirements than would usually be made), and a £1,000 scholarship in their first year of study if they decide to apply for a full-time course at Oxford Brookes.

      Brookes Engage will run from January 2021 – July 2022. 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 events in the day, and some in the evening.

      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!

      Students taking part in Brookes Engage are guaranteed a place on one of our Discover Brookes summer schools should they wish to apply, and those who successfully complete the programme will also be rewarded with a contextual offer (an offer with lower grade requirements than would usually be made), and a £1,000 scholarship in their first year of study if they decide to apply for a full-time course at Oxford Brookes. 

      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 2022)

      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
      • 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.
      • You have official refugee status in the UK, or are you an asylum seeker.
      • Your parent(s)/carer(s) have served in the armed forces at any time within the past six years
      • You are irreconcilably estranged from both of your birth parents
      • You live in an area where progression to university is low. To find out whether this applies to you, please visit  www.officeforstudents.org.uk/data-and-analysis/postcode-search/ Instructions on how to use: Type your postcode in the search box. Check the box marked ‘MSOA (used to calculate POLAR4 and TUNDRA)’ Look at the box on the right hand side of the map under the ‘POLAR4’ measure. If the number here is Quintile 1 or 2, you are eligible  

        Priority will also be given to students who attend one of our partnership schools and colleges.