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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.
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It gives you a window into the people who you will meet at university and helps break the ice. It gets rid of the awkwardness of having to start uni. I think that’s why I didn’t feel homesick Brookes Engage graduate, 2016
It gives you a window into the people who you will meet at university and helps break the ice. It gets rid of the awkwardness of having to start uni. I think that’s why I didn’t feel homesick
The student mentors were really helpful... It gave me the confidence to ask people things and it was so helpful to get an answer to all your questions.Brookes Engage graduate, 2016
The student mentors were really helpful... It gave me the confidence to ask people things and it was so helpful to get an answer to all your questions.
Brookes Engage has been an extremely rewarding experience! The two year programme has enabled me to expand on my knowledge and meet a variety of new people.Brookes Engage graduate, 2017
Brookes Engage has been an extremely rewarding experience! The two year programme has enabled me to expand on my knowledge and meet a variety of new people.
Amazing, met so many new friends and had an incredible taste of what university will be like.Brookes Engage graduate, 2017
Amazing, met so many new friends and had an incredible taste of what university will be like.
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
In 2018-2020 Brookes Engage is running the pathways in the following subject areas:
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.
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.
To be eligible to apply for Brookes Engage you must meet all of the following criteria:
To be eligible to apply for Brookes Engage you also need to
meet at least one of the following