• Brookes Box
  • Brookes Box

    Event type
    Taster workshops
    Next date
    All year
    Audience
    Year 10 and 11 students
    Length
    60-90 minutes
    Location
    Your School or College
    Group size
    Maximum of 20 students
    Cost
    Free
    Overview
    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.

    Some examples of the Brookes Boxes available:

    • Applied Mathematics 

    How mathematics can be applied to a range of different industries, focusing on the importance of maths for science, economics, computer science and engineering.

    •  Architecture: Stadium Design Competition

    Design your own multi-purpose sports stadium for the 2022 Commonwealth Games! This interactive and competitive activity will give students the opportunity to develop an understanding of the architectural design process, from creating ideas from a brief to pitching their ideas to win the contract.

    • Art: The Art of Reflection

    Exploring the importance of reflection in art using music visualisation. Students will reflect on how the music makes them feel and the images it conjures up, turning their thoughts and ideas into a sketch and a 3D paper sculpture.


    • Biology: Release The Beasts

    A challenge-focused Animal Biology and Conservation workshop in which students delve into the issues surrounding re-wilding of endangered species. Students work as a team to pitch for funding to re-wild their species. They will need to problem-solve issues, such as finding a suitable habitat and an initial site for reintroduction for both the species and humans and argue why their species requires funding for re- wilding efforts.


    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.