• Shadow a student
  • Shadow a student

    Event type
    On campus event
    Next date
    All year
    Year 12/ First year of College and Year 13/ Second year of College students
    Three hours
    Oxford Brookes University
    Group size
    Maximum 2 students shadowing per time
    This unique 1:1 experience allows students to explore university life through a current students perspective, increasing confidence and aspirations.
  • Who the event is for

    Year 12/ First year of College and 13/ Second year of College students who are feeling worried or unsure about what university life is like.

    About the event

    Booking onto a half day slot, students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves into the life of a student, through following one of our Student Ambassadors. They will attend a relevant subject lecture based on their interests (subject to availability), explore the campus, take part in a small chunk of independent study and participate in a social activity.

    Aims include:

    • To increase students’ understanding of university life
    • To increase students’ confidence at school
    • To develop a sense of familiarity and belonging in a university environment
    • To raise the aspirations of students in the local community.

    Links to Ofsted criteria

    Personal development, behaviour and welfare by increasing the familiarity and a sense of belonging at university.

  • Travel and catering

    Please see below for details

  • If you are travelling independently, please ensure you allow time to register when you arrive.

    By car

    Car parking is limited and we encourage you to use public transport wherever possible. Please note that there is no parking available at Headington Campus except for disabled badge holders.

    If you require disabled parking, please contact us.

    The following car parks use the 400 Park & Ride service which pick up from inside the car park. Alternatively you can use the Oxford Brookes U1 service which stops on the main road outside the car parks.

    For further bus information please visit:

    By train

    There are direct train services to Oxford from London and many other UK towns and cities. Please only use Oxford Railway Station in the city centre; Oxford Parkway is not serviced by our BROOKESbus.

    Please note that the U1 bus stop is located on the main road to the right of the train station on Park End street

    For more information on train services, visit National Rail Enquiries.

    By coach

    From London there are two direct coach services, both running every 10-15 minutes during the day, which drop you off right outside our Headington Campus.

    On arrival at the campus you will be met by a student ambassador and taken to the main reception to register.

    Sponsored coach travel can be booked by the Oxford Brookes Schools and Colleges Liaison Team. If you require this, please indicate on the registration form.

    By coach

    If you are travelling by coach, we'll let your school/college what time to arrive.

    Please arrange for the coach driver to drop you off at the B4 bus stop on the London Road (the lay-by which the Oxford Tube pulls into). This is a busy road so you should ensure your students alight from the coach as quickly as possible. On arrival you will be met by a student ambassador and taken to the main reception to register. At the end of the day please arrange for the coach driver to collect you from the same place, the B4 bus stop.

    Please note – there is no parking available for coaches on the day so please arrange with your coach company to park elsewhere, for example at Thornhill park and ride.

    By minibus

    We do have a limited number of parking spaces available for minibuses. Please contact us as soon as possible if you will require this.

    On arrival at the campus you will be met by a student ambassador and taken to the main reception to register.

    Catering will be provided on the day. Dietary requirements can be catered for if provided a minimum of two weeks before the event.
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