BROOKESkey

  • In addition to the local bus travel discounts obtained via the Oxford Brookes University Photo ID, Oxford Brookes University staff and students can exclusively apply for a BROOKESkey.

    The BROOKESkey is a personal, electronic travel card, offering discounted travel on local Oxford Bus Company buses (Including their city, park and ride, and BROOKESbus services), and their airline coaches.


    Please note: After enrolment, students who have applied with a personal email address, will need to update their BROOKESkey account with their current Oxford BROOKES email address and student number. 


  • BROOKESkey Offers

    BROOKESkey card holders can purchase discounted travel products by logging into their online BROOKESkey account.


    BROOKESkey travel offers include:

    Click here to view the full list of BROOKESkey travel products and associated product details. Please note all travel products must be purchased in advance of travel.


    In addition to these great BROOKESKey offers, some students are also eligible for an extra Inclusive Travel Pass which allows them free travel on BROOKESbuses

    Check the eligibility criteria below to see if you are eligible for this pass. 

  • BROOKESkey applications are made online at brookesbus.oxfordbus.co.uk. You will need to upload a digital, passport style photo of yourself as part of the application.

    The Oxford Bus Company will receive your application and create your BROOKESkey. Please allow around 6 working days for the BROOKESkey to be sent to the Oxford Brookes University Transport desk for distribution.

    To help with distribution, it is advisable to use the same name details in your BROOKESkey application as your University application. Your address should be your confirmed term time address. Students living in halls of residence through Oxford Brookes, should enter their confirmed halls address.

    You can check the progress of your application by logging into your BROOKESkey account. If you have a query regarding your application, please email the BROOKESbus team at brookesbus@oxfordbus.co.uk.

    Please note: Due to a significant increase in applications during the start of Semester, it may take longer for BROOKESkeys applications to be processed and sent to the Transport desk.

    Once the BROOKESkey arrives at the Transport Desk, we will email your Brookes email address with details of how / where to collect your BROOKESkey. Valid Oxford BROOKES University Photo ID will be required upon collection.

    If you have fully enrolled and haven't received an email after two weeks of the application, please get in contact with Transport Services.

    Please be aware that due to a significant increase in BROOKESkey applications during the start of the semester, it can take longer for email notifications to be sent. In the first instance we should suggest checking the "My keycard" tab of your BROOKESkey account, to confirm the card has been created.

    If you have a query regarding your application, please email the BROOKESbus team at brookesbus@oxfordbus.co.uk.

    Please note: After enrolment, students who have applied with a personal email address, will need to update their BROOKESkey account with their current Oxford BROOKES email address and student number.

    View the full list of BROOKESkey travel products and associated product details.

    BROOKESkeys products can be purchased online through your BROOKESkey account.To use the travel product, scan your BROOKESkey when you board the relevant bus service.

    In addition to these great BROOKESkey offers, some students are also eligible for an extra Inclusive Travel Pass which allows them free travel on BROOKESbuses.

    To be eligible for an Inclusive Travel Pass, students must be either:

    • Staying in an Oxford Brookes Halls of Residence (booked through the University);

        Or studying either a full -time, Oxford Brookes University:

    • Undergraduate course, or
    • PGCE course (Post Graduate Certificate in Education), or
    • MArch course (Masters in Architecture), or
    • MArchD course (Masters in Architecture Design)

    Please note:

    £1 supplementary fare will be required for NU1 and NU5 night services.

    Inclusive Travel Passes last up to one academic year (September to August), provided the account holder meets the eligibility criteria. BROOKESkeys are updated with the Inclusive Travel pass for the next academic year, depending on the student's eligibility status.

    As eligibility is linked to the individual student circumstances, some students may not be eligible for the full duration of their course.

    Students on Placement:

    Inclusive Travel Passes are not valid for placement duration, unless the Student continues to meet the eligibility criteria.

    The pass is only valid on BROOKESbuses, any placement travel which is required outside of these routes is not covered by inclusive travel scheme.

    Travel costs to and from the placement are the responsibility of the student, please refer to: Travel costs to and from the placement statement for pre-qualification students on placement.

    For further travel information see: Transport statement for pre-qualification students on placement.

    The BROOKESkey states that if found, to return to the Oxford Bus Company. If you have lost your BROOKESkey, please contact their BROOKESbus team as the card may have been returned to them.

    Lost, stolen or damaged BROOKESkeys can be replaced at an Oxford Bus Company travel shop.

    You will need to take your valid Oxford BROOKES University Photo ID and a replacement charge fee may be applicable.

    Introduction

    Conditions of Carriage apply to all BROOKESbus services that Oxford Bus Company (OBC) operates in partnership with Oxford Brookes University (OBU).

    Please see OBC’s website for their full terms and conditions:

    https://www.oxfordBrookesbus.co.uk/conditions-of-carriage/

    BROOKESbus: Your Conduct

    Oxford Brookes and Oxford Bus Company in partnership are keen to encourage people to experience and use public transport as an effective and pleasant means of travel; therefore we believe that bus customers should follow some basic rules for the benefit of all.

    Please consider others travelling and, if you do not follow these points, you may not be allowed to travel or, if you are already travelling, you may even be asked to leave the vehicle.

    For Oxford Brookes Students details will be given from OBC CCTV and BROOKESkey information, to OBU for further action if necessary.

    For more information please see the related document: Brookesbus Conditions of Carriage.