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Student Accommodation

  • The university guarantees that all full-time first year UK or EU students will be offered accommodation as long as they choose Oxford Brookes as their firm choice, apply by the deadline and meet the academic criteria for their offer.
  • The majority of halls are self-catered with on average six bedrooms per flat. Some rooms are en-suite and some have shared bathroom facilities. There are also studio and family flats available. Halls vary in size and location around Oxford, and 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

Catered from £6,099 per year
Self-Catered from £4,332 to £9,198 per year

The costs above are for the academic year 2019/20

Student Life

  • Oxford is truly a student city – nearly of a quarter of the population are students, making it an exciting, vibrant place to live and learn.
  • The city is world-famous for its academic history, culture and museums, but it is also home to every kind of entertainment you can think of. A major live music scene, comedy gigs, festivals, restaurants, cocktail bars, clubs and pubs and everything in-between can be found in Oxford.
  • With so many charities, festivals and city-wide events, students are in the ideal place to volunteer or find a part-time job to build up their work experience.

Nightlife and Culture

  • A short stroll from Headington Campus is Cowley Road – the heart of Oxford's student population. Independent, unique and good value restaurants and bars from around the world, plus music venues, shops and street art, make Cowley Road the place to be.
  • Oxford has ancient pubs, student bars, cocktail spots and nightclubs, as well as a serious music scene where Foals, Radiohead, Stornoway and Supergrass started out.
  • Local restaurant owners know that students want great-tasting food at good prices, and this is what they deliver.
  • Oxford has some of Britain's oldest and most absorbing public museums and galleries, and also features innovative and boundary-pushing performance art.
  • Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, there are more than 50 parks, meadows and nature reserves to discover.


  • Oxford Brookes has three Oxford campuses, based at Headington, Harcourt Hill and Wheatley. Travel between these sites is easy – the dedicated BROOKESbus service links them all, as well as halls of residence and the city centre. Students staying in university accommodation get a BROOKESbus pass for free. Local bus services also provide access in and out of the city centre.
  • Cycling is an ideal way to get around Oxford, and lots of residents use bikes as their main form of transport. Cycle lanes and bike parking are available across the city.
  • London is about 1 hour away by train, and about 1.5 hours by coach (which leaves from directly outside Headington Campus). 
  • There are also excellent links to Gatwick, Heathrow and Birmingham airports via regular coach services, which run day and night.