Oxford Brookes University is an outstanding academic institution located in Oxford, England in the UK. Highly invested in its students, personally, academically and even financially, the school has a strong international outlook and a welcoming and inclusive environment, along with internationally recognized teaching and impressive learning outcomes.

International students at Oxford Brookes really appreciate how approachable and supportive our lecturers and university staff are. We pride ourselves on giving every international student the best possible chance of achieving success and to this end we offer a wide range of academic and non-academic support services. International students also love our location which is perhaps the world's finest city for learning, with an exciting student lifestyle that offers something for everyone.

- Matthew Leake, International Officer, Oxford Brookes University

Welcome To Oxfordshire

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Oxford is a lovely city that is made up of almost 25% students. Beyond its beautiful landscape and rich history, there is always something fun and exciting happening in the city. From pubs, clubs and museums to galleries, nature walks and sports, there is something for everyone in this beautiful town.

This part of the English countryside is truly a sight to behold – from the famous University of Oxford to the wondrous hills of the Cotswolds, there is much to discover and explore. Students can enjoy learning about ancient history and famous landmarks, catch a local theater performance, go shopping at Bicester Village ordine at amazing restaurants. They can also visit one of the many surrounding villages or even go cycling, boating, or walking. There is no shortage of things to do in Oxford!

Student Life At Oxford Brookes

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Student welfare is a top priority at Oxford Brookes, and campus life is designed to help students excel in all aspects of their lives. There are three campuses located around the city that are connected by the convenient BROOKESbus service organized by the university. The majority of academic programs deliver their classes from the Headington campus, the largest within the school. The university has modern sports facilities, a large 24/7 library, many social events, and excellent support services to help students settle into their lives at university and make Oxford their second home. There are over 60 student societies at Oxford Brookes, making it easy for students to find something that interests them and also to make new friends with common interests. Music, art and literature are present all across campus, with musical performances, plays, films, and book readings organized on a regular basis.

Oxford Brookes has a large international student community, with over 3,500 overseas students from more than 150 different countries. The diversity and inclusivity on campus strengthen the university’s vibrant student life and create an environment where students learn, grow and flourish. University staff also helps students find living accommodation in the city, be it with a host family where they can immerse themselves in English culture or in university residence with other students.

Quick Stats

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Oxford Brookes University has amassed an impressive number of honors  since its inception. According to the Research Excellence Framework 2014, 94% of research at Oxford Brookes is internationally recognized. Over 93% of Oxford Brookes students get jobs or pursue further studies within six months of graduating from the institution. The Guardian University Guide 2018 ranked Oxford Brookes as a Top 20 University in seven subject areas and the university’s global MBA program is in the top 10 world ranking according to 2017 QS Distance Online MBA Rankings. The list goes on and the statistics prove that the university dedicates itself to excellence across many fields and courses.

Learn And Grow With Inspirational Teaching

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Oxford Brookes University is committed to excellent teaching and exceptional academics. By providing a stimulating environment, countless academic and social opportunities and infinite support, the teachers at Oxford Brookes ensure that students are more than satisfied with their education and are armed with confidence, knowledge and skills upon their graduation from the institution.  

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With over 2,800 highly qualified faculty and staff members, Oxford Brookes is renowned for its high quality of teaching, learning and outcomes. Bestowed with a Silver Award from the Teaching Excellence Framework, the school has proven year after year that its teachers are dedicated to its students and achieve outstanding results in the classroom through research-intensive lessons, student-centered discussions and hands-on learning. The staff has been given national recognition by receiving 11 National Teaching Fellowships across a wide range of subjects, from geography to business. The professors are knowledgeable and engaging and understand how to make learning interesting for the students. Staff members do not only support and serve the student body, but they also act as mentors and advisors, guiding students along their chosen paths.

Pushing Boundaries With Research Excellence

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Oxford Brookes has also been recognized for its extensive research studies that have not only impacted people within the community, but also around the UK and the world. Researchers at the school work towards solutions to global issues, such as counter-terrorism policy, animal conservation and global energy solutions. The university is a leader in robotics and artificial intelligence research and is even dedicated to improving the healthcare industry. The school continues to build international research collaborations and expanding the exchange of knowledge.

On-Campus Academic and Professional Support

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The staff members at Oxford Brookes offer help and advice in many different forms. The school offers a study advice service called Upgrade to all its students. With Upgrade, students can find personal tutors, group workshops and even numerous online resources. The staff patiently and enthusiastically helps students tackle challenges, expand their thinking, increase confidence and build new skill sets.

Students are also paired with a personal academic advisor on their first day at the university. Student Support Coordinators are on hand to help with any problem, be it personal or academic. Second- and third-year students also offer tutoring sessions to other students to help them with specific courses. There is free English language support for international students who do not speak English as a first language. Internships, career advice, work placements, networking opportunities and other employment services are also offered to students.

Oxford Brookes' International Student Advice team aids all overseas students on their journey to the UK and throughout their time at university. The team helps with accommodation, obtaining visas, integrating into a new place and environment, finance issues and much more.

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About the Author: Muneeza Kizilbash grew up in the United States and Pakistan and was active in her university’s International Student Council. Now settled in Dubai, she loves to inform, educate and entertain her readers through her writing.