One of the most renowned centres of education in the world, the city of Oxford has much to offer students – including a great live music scene, world-famous museums, an impressive history, cultural diversity and international cuisine.
Nightlife and culture
- The Cowley Road is the heart of Oxford's student population. It offers independent, international and good value eateries and bars, plus music venues, shops and street art.
- Oxford has ancient pubs, student bars, cocktail spots and nightclubs, as well as a serious music scene hosting live music and festivals.
- Oxford has some of Britain's oldest and most absorbing public museums and galleries, and also features innovative and boundary-pushing performance art.
- Alongside an impressive history and beautiful buildings, there are also modern shopping centres and the opportunity to try punting – an Oxford classic!
- Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, there are more than 50 parks, meadows and nature reserves to discover.
- Guaranteed accommodation for students who make Oxford Brookes their Firm choice and apply by the deadline.
- Majority of halls are self-catered with on average six bedrooms per flat. There are en suite and shared bathroom options.
- Studio and family flats are available, as well as single-semester contracts for exchange students.
- University halls are a safe, supportive environment with 24/7 support available through on-site hall wardens.
- Students are able to stay in university accommodation throughout their studies if they wish to do so.
Accommodation costs 2020/2021
£6099 per year
£3344- £9198 per year
- Brookes Union facilitates over 100 student societies and runs a huge range of socials, film screenings and other events.
- The union offers an independent advice service, providing free, impartial guidance to all students.
- Oxford Brookes has three Oxford campuses based across the city. Travel between these sites is easy on the dedicated BROOKESbus.
- Subsidised bus passes are available to all full-time undergraduate students who live in halls or who live locally and commute in.
- Cycling is an ideal way to get around Oxford, with plenty of cycle lanes and bike parking 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.
- The careers team advertise part-time job vacancies, and have links with local employers offering flexible working hours.
- Oxford Brookes has opportunities for part-time work on campus, such as student ambassador, barista, and library assistant.
- Oxford is a busy tourist city with a thriving leisure industry, providing a range of part-time work.
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