Oxford Brookes University

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Founded

1865

Description

The roots of Oxford Brookes University can be traced back to the founding of the Oxford School of Art in 1865, which occupied a single room in the Taylor Institution, an academic library.

After serving as Oxford Polytechnic for several years, it gained university status in 1992 and took its name from John Henry Brookes, its founding Principal.

The university is spread across four campuses, with three primary sites based in and around Oxford, all with libraries, 24-hour computer rooms, libraries, playing fields, shops, accommodation, social spaces and study areas. A fourth campus is located in the town of Swindon, about 30 miles from Oxford, home to courses in adult nursing, operating department practice and continuing professional development courses.

It comprises four faculties, including Business, Health and Life Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Technology, Design and Environment (within which, its School of Architecture is recognised as being one of the largest in Britain).

With a large student body, most undergraduates study at the university on a full-time or sandwich basis. It has several thousand international students who between them represent more than 130 countries.

The university lays claim to around 100 partner agreements with higher education institutions worldwide, enabling students to take advantage of study abroad opportunities in Australia, the US, Europe, Asia and South America. It also offers work placements in Europe.

The university motto is ‘Excellence in diversity.’

Among its honorary graduates are the author Dame Hilary Mantel, campaigner Baroness Doreen Lawrence, artists Gilbert & George, and broadcast journalist Jon Snow.

The university’s Headington campus, which houses Headington Hill Hall, is set amid 14 acres of lush green countryside and was previously home to the media tycoon Robert Maxwell.

Specific details

Category of Education Business and Economics, Technology and Engineering, Computer Sciense, IT and Communication, Medicine and Healthcare, Life Science and Biology, Social Science, Law, Physical Science, Arts and Humanities, Education, Psychology

Location

United Kingdom
Gipsy Lane Headington, Oxford , OX3 0BP, South East England, United Kingdom

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Overall it is a good university with good links in the real world only if you find them out and take advantage of them. I was one of the lucky students that seized anything this university could give me. Really good lecturers with amazing lab...

Overall it is a good university with good links in the real world only if you find them out and take advantage of them. I was one of the lucky students that seized anything this university could give me. Really good lecturers with amazing lab experiences. I would suggest this university, but do not forget to seize anything that it can give you.

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This university provides unlimited learning resources to its students, eg. a 24/7 library, online access to resources for alumni, entrepreneurial support to its students, recent graduates and staff, and career opportunities after graduation. The...

This university provides unlimited learning resources to its students, eg. a 24/7 library, online access to resources for alumni, entrepreneurial support to its students, recent graduates and staff, and career opportunities after graduation. The learning was an engaging experience between the students and the professors. This encouraged self-initiative in learning. the modules are practical in the real world, with field trips and on site learning.

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I loved studying at Oxford Brookes. I fell in love with the city - the cafes, coffee shops, restaurants, bars and clubs. There was so much to do in my own time. Furthermore, the university was fabulous in terms of hosting meet and greet events...

I loved studying at Oxford Brookes. I fell in love with the city - the cafes, coffee shops, restaurants, bars and clubs. There was so much to do in my own time. Furthermore, the university was fabulous in terms of hosting meet and greet events and there were a lot of societies to choose from. There was also a brilliant sports centre with a sports bar. sports cafe, gym, astroturfs and indoor hall. This tended to be a sort of hub of the university. The university also provided for a variety of cafes and coffee shops on campus with a large range of food options. There is also an on-site shop which was handy for any essentials.

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This university is very well equipped, it has computers available for the students at different locations in the university. The staff is really nice, approachable and helpful. All classes have learning and modern environment. There are many...

This university is very well equipped, it has computers available for the students at different locations in the university. The staff is really nice, approachable and helpful. All classes have learning and modern environment. There are many cafes and restaurants around the university and a bar, which is very nice to disconnect for a bit. The most that I enjoy about this university is the fact that it has many international students and you can meet people literally from anywhere. The university is easily accessible and provides 2 buses completely free for the students and discounts in any other buses, including the ones with a route to London.

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Being a relatively new college it would be expected that there would be less preparation for the students by the lecturers but at the contrary, the lecturers have prepared the seminars and lectures for the entire year.

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