Oxford Brookes University2014 League Table Ranking 45
2014 Overall Score 670
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- Founded in 1865 as Oxford School of Art.
- 1970–1992 Oxford Polytechnic.
- Became Oxford Brookes University in 1992.
Location and transport
- Three campuses: Headington (1 mile east of city centre), Wheatley (7 miles east) and Harcourt Hill (2 miles west).
- Brookes bus service links campuses, halls of residence and city centre.
- Buses to London from outside Headington campus every ten minutes at peak times; throughout the night at weekends.
- Swindon campus – a small number of Health Care courses.
- Offers vary from course to course. See individual course information online, where you will also get general information about entry standards at Oxford Brookes for school leavers and mature applicants.
- Male 41%; female 59%.
- UK 83%; EU 6%; non-EU 11%.
- State school 74%.
- The university pioneered the modular system and still offers one of the widest ranges of course combinations in the UK.
- Work experience with leading employers is an option on most courses (and compulsory on some).
- Study abroad options with many courses.
- Pathway courses for international students, linking English language to academic study.
- Foundation courses, providing alternative routes into HE.
- Six National Teaching Fellowship awards in the last four years.
- Many lecturers bring professional experience to their teaching.
- High student satisfaction with teaching (87% in the 2012 Student Satisfaction Survey).
- Industry experts contribute guest lectures and input into the design of many courses.
- Every course at Brookes has been designed to develop five core skills: academic literacy, research literacy, critical self-awareness and personal literacy, digital literacy, and global citizenship.
- RAE (2008) – world leading research in 15 areas, including 25% of History research and 15% of Computer Science and Informatics, Art and Design, History of Art, Architecture and Design, and Music.
- Architecture, Automotive and Motorsport Engineering, Education, Health Care, History, Hospitality and Publishing.
- Brookes provides a dedicated support service for students with disabilities including support with physical and academic access, securing suitable accommodation, a mentoring service for mental health needs and guidance on applying for a Disabled Student’s Allowance.
Student facilities, including library and computing
- A library on each campus, including specialist subject librarians and collections such as the Booker Prize Archive and a range of hospitality collections.
- Online personal learning environment (Moodle) – includes wikis, podcasts and digital video.
- All student accommodation rooms have internet access.
- Free wi-fi on all campuses.
- Free email and internet access also available 24/7 in shared facilities.
- Online database of research and teaching resources (RADAR).
- Talent Bank – student job centre.
- University hall accommodation available for more than one year.
- SU Advice Centre gives free advice and information on financial, accommodation, legal and academic concerns.
- Eighty-five student societies.
- Student–run annual Human Rights Film Festival.
- SU Safety Bus ensures you can get home safely.
- Six sports of excellence: rowing, basketball, climbing, cricket, hockey and rugby.
- Brookes rowers have won medals at each of the last four Olympics and a new boathouse was recently built by the Thames in South Oxfordshire.
- Sports facilities on each campus
- Student Rugby League Team of the Year (2011–12).
- Sporting facilities include gym with cardio workout and CYBEX machines, specialist facilities for wheelchair users, sports hall, floodlit AstroTurf pitches and a swimming pool.
Recent/prospective new builds
- New main building – the John Henry Brookes Building (including lecture theatres, library, support services and social spaces) opening on Headington Campus in late 2013.
- New halls of residence at Harcourt Hill and Headington opened in 2012.
Availability of part-time work
- With thriving leisure and tourist industries, Oxford has a lot of part-time work available.
- Steve Ridgway
- Justin Forsyth
- Lynn Featherstone MP
- Jonathan Djanogly MP
- George Passmore
- George Passmore
- Sian Williams
- Jay Osgerby
For further information
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