Like with any university the friends I have met at Oxford Brookes University have been second to none. Not only have I had incredible experiences, but my life has also been enriched through the diverse course material that has been taught over the last four years of attending Oxford Brookes. The professors are qualified, passionate, and dive deeply into the topics while always making class engaging. Especially with my French studies, where I had regular one to one attention if I was struggling. The campus too is very modern with plenty of open space to socialise and activities to attend. I would highly recommend it!View more
Oxford Brookes provides you with the most important type of education, experiential education.The University provides you with over 50 courses to choose from and gives you ample flexibility. Oxford Brookes can pride itself on its diversity and inclusivity when it comes to ethnicity, race and gender. Starting in my first year, I got to work in a kitchen, a restaurant, learnt about different wines, and also was provided knowledge regarding various successful marketing and HR techniques. In my second year/placement year, I worked at St James’s Court (A Taj Hotel), London. I believe that this experience helped change me as a person. I had more knowledge about the industry, I became more confident and my perspective on life changed. It is so important to be given the chance to work for a year in order to actually understand your area of expertise. It allowed me to get on with my career as soon as I graduated and put me ahead of the rest of the other candidates. In my third year, I learned a lot about finance and tourism. This is another great thing about the University, they teach you beyond your course, helping you gain skills that will be useful in every type of career or walk of life. In my fourth year I got a chance to organise and plan an event of my own. Here, I got to use all my skills that I learnt throughout my University life in a real-life setting. As far as the town goes, it is extremely close to London, allowing me to visit the rest of my friends often. Oxford has a wide range when it comes to shopping and restaurants. It is a quaint, historical town with its own charm.View more
This university is very well equipped, it has computers available for the students at different locations in the university. The staff is really nice, approachable and helpful. All classes have learning and modern environment.
There are many cafes and restaurants around the university and a bar, which is very nice to disconnect for a bit. The most that I enjoy about this university is the fact that it has many international students and you can meet people literally from anywhere.
The university is easily accessible and provides 2 buses completely free for the students and discounts in any other buses, including the ones with a route to London.
Oxford Brookes University provides great facilities to the students, especially the library. The university has four campuses, each campus will depend on your subject. They have a newly refurbished business centre which provides natural lighting and is perfect to study there. They have a variety of restaurants where students and staff members can have lunch or even breakfast. Additionally, the university provides multiple societies and sports teams for the students.View more
I’d recommend oxford Brookes university because it strikes the perfect balance between academia and extracurricular (hobbies) activities. There I was academically stimulated in an environment where I felt I can have a different opinion and argue my case and no one would judge me. I also had tutors, who took personal interest and supported my academic development and interests as well as my dissertation topic. It was also the place where I had time to be on the volleyball team and do the tango and hang out with some amazing people who I met through my studies. The campus is really well developed and modern with a new library and with student accommodation close by. The environment is very multicultural 🙂View more
Overall it is a good university with good links in the real world only if you find them out and take advantage of them. I was one of the lucky students that seized anything this university could give me. Really good lecturers with amazing lab experiences. I would suggest this university, but do not forget to seize anything that it can give you.View more
This university provides unlimited learning resources to its students, eg. a 24/7 library, online access to resources for alumni, entrepreneurial support to its students, recent graduates and staff, and career opportunities after graduation.
The learning was an engaging experience between the students and the professors. This encouraged self-initiative in learning. the modules are practical in the real world, with field trips and on site learning.View more
I loved the fact that we had a good bond with my classmates, we knew each other quite well as we did a lot of group work.
The library, the forum and restaurants were such a great place to hang out with friends and work. The brookes bus service was free after paying the year fees. The lecturers were very supportive and flexible. We had great placement opportunities. Our holiday periods were well organised, no exams in January and a long holiday in December rather than reading weeks and long easter break.
I would recommend the health faculty to move to the main building so we would feel more part of the uni and would have better facilities etc… I would also suggest to develop the sports facilities, such as tennis courts, the gym itself could be bigger and ‘up to date’. Finally i feel that the bar of the campus could be more lively and a night club would be beneficial as the university is not within the center of oxford city.View more
Being a relatively new college it would be expected that there would be less preparation for the students by the lecturers but at the contrary, the lecturers have prepared the seminars and lectures for the entire year.View more
I was at this university for three years and there are very good things and not so good things.
At least half of the lecturers i had were lovely people and very good at teaching classes about difficult topics. The other half you could tell were only giving lectures because it was required, research is where they belonged.
Nevertheless, we learnt the material we needed. Which was good, although some modules were still working out the kinks the assessments, they were definetly getting there by the time I left.
With the university having put billions into fixing up and upgrading the place, it is doing well for the amount of facilities we have available, although i think there will always be a need for more space, but what they have is good for what you need, even having traffic light systems for sound throughout the university to help students find the ideal environment for them.
Some of the downsides of the university is that the city and university itself is expensive for things like food. The catering team are lovely people and the food is good quality, but it is slightly pricey.
the union is probably the biggest downfall to this university, while a lot of the part time officers tend to be really good, the full time ones have a tendency to try and get paid to do nothing. Granted, some will do what needs ot be done, but it does make it difficult to communicate with the union and get certain areas of support when the people you are contacting are not getting back to you.
The university has a pretty good disability service – I have used the team for learning difficulties and they helped me with everything i needed to do in a timely fashion and were amazing at helping me with what I needed. However, the counselling team could do with some work. While they are lovely people and do help a lot of the students, i feel as though there are some things that are too intense for the counsellors to deal with effectively. When i visited them in first year, they dismissed my issues completely. Granted, it could have just been that one counsellor.
The social side of things are pretty great, with a wide range of societies and clubs throughout oxford, as well as the ability to interact with the oxford university societies means that if you have a particular interest you will be able to find like-minded people fairly easily.
Overall this university is good, it gets the job done, though there stands room for improvement to ensure the students are assisted and guided in the best way possible.View more