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Student Accommodation

  • The university guarantees all UK/EU students accommodation if they put Oxford Brookes as their firm choice on their UCAS application and they apply by the deadline.
  • There are lots of halls for students to choose from with both catered and self-catered options. Some rooms are en- suite and some have shared bathroom facilities.
  • Halls vary in size and location around Oxford, but all are either a walk or a dedicated BROOKESbus service away from campus.
  • Students are able to stay in university accommodation after their first year – there are specific halls and blocks reserved for continuing students as well as university-managed housing.

Accommodation Costs

Oxford Brookes University

Number of university/college beds 4,445
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £4,896–£7,153
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £5,025–£6,275

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 £4,188–£4,616

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

Living Here

  • City Population: 15,200
  • Student Population: 30,000
  • Nearly a quarter of the population of Oxford are students, making it a vibrant, cosmopolitan city and a great place to study and live.
  • The city may be world famous for its culture, museums and academic history but it is also bursting with cafés, shops, bars and pubs in both the city centre and around the student hub of Cowley Road. From live music and comedy shows to festivals and cocktail bars, there is plenty to keep you entertained.
  • Major attractions such as the Oxford Castle, the Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers museums are popular all year round. And with so many charities, festivals and events going on, students are in the ideal place to build their work experience through placements, seasonal jobs and part-time work.

Getting Around

  • The university has 3 Oxford campuses based at Headington, Harcourt Hill and Wheatley. The BROOKESbus service links all these sites as well as the halls of residence.
  • Local bus services provide access in and out of the city centre.
  • Oxford is a very cycle-friendly city, with a lot of residents using bikes as their main mode of transport. Cycle lanes and bike parking are available across the city in abundance.
  • London is around an hour away by coach or train. 
  • There are also excellent links to Gatwick, Heathrow and Birmingham airports via regular coach services which run day and night.

Culture and Nightlife

  • A quick stroll from the Headington Campus takes students to the heart of Oxford’s student community: the Cowley Road. Filled with independent and unique restaurants, bars, music venues and shops, the neighbourhood has a fresh and energetic feel.
  • There are ancient pubs hidden down back alleys, student bars and clubs, big venues for international bands and DJs, and quirky spots for those fancying something less conventional.
  • Local restaurants provide great tasting food at low prices, from Mediterranean flavours and gastro-pub classics to a wealth of more exotic options, there are restaurants, cafés, and takeaways to suit all tastes and budgets.
  • Oxford has some of Britain’s oldest and most absorbing public museums, galleries and cultural hotspots. Guy Fawkes’ lamp and the remains of a dodo are just some of the weird and wonderful objects and artefacts to discover.
  • Oxford’s green spaces provide an easy escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. There are over 50 parks, meadows and nature reserves as well as the Oxford Canal and the rivers Thames and Cherwell to enjoy, with the Cotswolds only a short journey away.