• Brookes Box
  • Brookes Box

    Event type
    Taster workshops
    Next date
    All year
    Year 10 and 11 students
    45-90 minutes
    Your School or College
    Group size
    Maximum of 20 students
    Exciting activities designed for year 10 and 11 students to experience a taster of university without leaving the school or college. This activity aims to build up students confidence, aspirations through engaging activities.
  • Who the event is for

    Students in year 10 and 11 who are in need of motivation.

    About the event

    Our exciting Brookes Boxes showcase a variety of courses students could choose to study, giving a taste of what Oxford Brookes is all about. All of our sessions link to GCSE themes within the core subjects complementing the curriculum, as well as providing an insight into a range of new subjects, such as: Criminology, English Literature, Philosophy, Politics, Animal Biology, Built Environment and Sports Science to give students a taster of studying at university.

    Some examples of the Brookes Boxes available:

    • The Poetry of Music

      Delving into different forms of poetry, this workshop provides students with confidence and excitement for interpreting and analysing texts.  

    • The Geography of Pokemon Go

      An interactive session which will engage students by encouraging them to question how apps like Pokemon Go impact our relationship with the environment to raise confidence and aspirations.

    • Hotel Management Simulation Activity

      The Hotel Management simulation activity puts students at the heart of the business in the role of the Hotel General Manager. Developing problem solving, management and teamwork skills, students will be given a variety of interesting scenarios which they have to actively create solutions for, gaining an insight into the challenges  a Hotel Manager may face.

    • Global Trade Game

      An interactive workshop which encourages students to explore the global trade market. Taking on the responsibility of a country, this exciting game tests students negotiation, decision-making and problem-solving skills. This activity aims to also build up students confidence and develop key business skills of negotiation.

    For a full list of our boxes please contact our schools and colleges liaison team (please see contact details).

    Aims include:

    • To improve students’ attainment in level 2 subjects
    • To increase students’ confidence at school
    • To develop students’ understanding of different courses available to study at Higher Education level
    • To develop students’ knowledge and awareness of the benefits of higher education
    • To raise the aspirations of students in the local community.

    Links to OFSTED criteria

    Outcomes for students through raising student attainment and motivation in level 2 subjects.