Staff Travel Offers

  • Oxford Brookes University staff can take advantage of a range of local and national transport offers.

    Visit the Traveling by bus, cycling or train webpages for local travel information.

    Bus discounts: Brookes ID card

    Students and staff can use their valid University photo ID card for discounted bus travel.

    Just show your ID card to the bus driver, for the discounted fares below:

    Bus offer: BROOKESkey

    The BROOKESkey is a personal travel account, exclusively only available to Oxford Brookes University students and staff.

    It offers discounted travel on local  Oxford Bus Company buses and their airline coaches.

    Visit our  BROOKESkey webpage for more information.

    Bike maintenance: Bike Doctor

    The Bike Doctor offers an on-campus, while-you-wait maintenance and repair service. Labour is free - you only need to pay for parts.

    Further details are available in the Travelling by bicycle web page.

    Bike discounts: Brookes ID card  

    Show your valid University ID to the following cycle company for the associated discounts.

    • 10% in-store discount on new bikes from Walton Street Cycles
    • 15% off servicing and accessories from Walton Street Cycles
    • 12% of cycle hire charges with Bainton Bikes

    Bike offer: See.Sense bike light 

    See.Sense is a national bike light and accessory company, using their intelligent bike lights in a smart cycling project to improve local cycling infrastructure. 

    You can get involved in the project by purchasing a See.Sense ACE rear light and connecting it to the App.

    Oxford Brookes staff and students can receive a 20% discount by using the University Promo code at the checkout. Full details are available in the following  link.

    Staff: Cyclescheme (tax-free bicycles and equipment)

    Staff on contracts of 18-months or more can purchase a bicycle (and accessories) tax-free through the Government's Cyclescheme.

    The amount is paid off monthly as a deduction from your gross salary. Bikes must be purchased from a Cyclescheme partner retailer.

    For full details of the scheme, please visit  HR's Cyclescheme webpage.

    Staff: Cyclists expenses claim

    Remember if you are member of staff travelling for work purposes, you can make a expenses claim of 20p a mile. Just fill in an expenses claim form as normal.

    Staff: Interest-free loans for travel tickets and bicycles

    Staff on contracts of 12 months or longer are able to apply for an interest-free loan through the University in order to cover the cost of public transport season tickets. The maximum loan amount is £5000 for travel tickets, and £2000 for bicycles, with the cost repaid over 12 monthly salary deductions.

    To apply for a loan, download and complete the Staff Loan Form. The form and costs of annual bus travel products can be found in the useful forms box at the top of the page. The form will need to be signed by yourself and your line manager. Completed forms can then be scanned and attached in an email to Transport Services.

    If the loan is covering a season bus ticket (including BROOKESbus); Transport Services will contact the applicable bus company and University Payroll and notify you once the bus company has issued the pass.

    You will be liable for any outstanding payments should you leave the University before finishing the repayments. If you wish to keep the ticket, the remaining payments will be deducted from your final salary payment. If you do not wish to keep the card, hand it in to the Transport Services team who will arrange a cancellation. A refund for the outstanding duration of the ticket may be issued, however, this would be at the discretion of the bus company who issued the ticket.

    If the loan is covering a season train ticket or bicycle; Transport Services will contact University Payroll, who will place the total amount  in your bank account. You will then need to purchase the ticket and once purchased, you will need to forward the receipt (or scanned copy) to Transport Services.

    As you will be purchasing the rail ticket or bicycle directly from the applicable company, you will be liable for any outstanding payments should you leave the University before finishing the repayments.

    Staff: Campus park and ride scheme

    The scheme aims to help address the demand for parking at the Oxford Brookes University car parks, reducing traffic congestion and pollution within the Oxford ring road and encouraging the use of public transport.

    Staff with a Headington or Marston parking permit would commit to parking at either the Wheatley or Harcourt Campuses, rather than inside the Oxford Ring road, receiving a travel pass on their BROOKESkey account, to allow free travel on the BROOKESbus services.

    Please click here for a link to review the full terms and conditions and to submit an application.

    National Union of Students: TOTUM account. 

    Just like students, University staff able to apply for an NUS TOTUM account and enjoy a range of offers, including travel and transport offers from national travel providers.

    Discounts include rail and coach providers as well as holidays, car rental and insurance.