Oxford Brookes University

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Student Accommodation

  • All non-EU international students are guaranteed accommodation provided they apply by the deadline.
  • UK/EU students guaranteed a place in halls if Brookes is the firm choice on their UCAS application and they apply by the deadline.
  • Students are able to stay in university accommodation after their first year – there are specific halls and blocks reserved for continuing students plus university-managed housing.
  • Exclusively postgraduate/mature student accommodation is also available.
  • University accommodation available from £108 per week (2016–17 prices).

Accommodation Costs

Diocese of Oxford

Number of university/college beds 4,081
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation* £4,748–£7,112
Typical annual cost of private accommodation* £4,938–£6,125

Oxford Brookes University

Number of university/college beds 4,081
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation* £4,748–£7,112
Typical annual cost of private accommodation* £4,938–£6,125

Swindon

Number of university/college beds 4,081
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation* £4,748–£7,112
Typical annual cost of private accommodation* £4,171–£4,512

Living in the City

  • City Population: 15,200
  • Student Population: 30,000

A beautiful and ancient city indeed, as pretty as Oxford is prospective students should consider the cost of living here. It's a mid-sized city with a bustling atmosphere, with two universities and tourists flocking here in their thousands. A thriving nightlife and dynamic music scene have added to the buzz of the place. Student social life tends to be concentrated in college bars and in the Brookes' Students' Union.

Getting Around

  • Most students use bikes - cycle lanes and cycle parking is in abundance.
  • Local buses provide access in and out of the city centre.
  • The city centre itself is mostly pedestrianised.
  • London is 59 miles away, and trains take 1 hour. Coaches run to London 24 hours a day. There are special coach links to Heathrow (half hourly) and Gatwick (hourly) airports.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Oxford has a number of live music venues with events to suit all tastes.
  • Oxford has three mainstream cinemas, plus the Phoenix and the Ultimate Picture Palace for those with a more refined taste in cinema. 
  • The Oxford Playhouse is the city's main theatre hosting a number of well known plays annually.
  • The Museum of the History of Science, the Ashmolean, the University Museum of Natural History and the adjacent Pitt Rivers are examples of the many museums.
  • May Day, Eights Week, Art Weeks, Alice's Day and Cowley Road Carnival are some of the local festivities, attracting large crowds year on year.

Shopping

  • Popular shopping areas include Cornmarket, High Street and Queen Street.
  • Cowley Road houses a plethora multicultural shops and eateries.
  • Walton Street is full of independent shops and restaurants.
  • Book lovers are spoilt for choice with Blackwell's record-breaking store and many other bookshops.

Proximity to City Centre

  • Oxford Brookes University has two campuses in Headington, 2 miles from the centre; Wheatley, 6 miles east; and Harcourt, 3 miles west. Linked by bus services.