Oxford Brookes University


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Student life

Whether you prefer quieter times or a buzzing social life, Oxford Brookes has everything you need to make the most out of student life. You'll find sports and societies to suit all tastes, excellent accommodation and support whenever you need it. All within a beautiful city, teeming with things to do.


Whether you’re looking for green spaces and culture or a buzzing nightlife and diverse community, Oxford is an ideal student city. 


You’ll want to make the most out of student life, but for those times when you need help or advice, we’re here for you. Our friendly, experienced staff are here to help - think of us as your personal back up team.

What's it like to live in South East?
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South East England is made up of nine counties, with popular student cities in Brighton & Hove, Oxford, Portsmouth, Reading, and Southampton.

The area sees plenty of sunshine and Brighton – the LGBTQ+ capital of the UK – is a student favourite, with tons of quirky shops, cafes, arts, nightlife and watersports.

Moving east into Kent, you'll find the charming towns of Whitstable, Broadstairs, and Margate – all bursting with literary history – plus the iconic landmarks of Dover’s white cliffs and Canterbury Cathedral.

London is an hour or two away for gigs, theatre trips and capital city adventures, while the country’s two largest airports – Heathrow and Gatwick – mean international journeys are easy to get started.

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What's it like to live in Oxford?
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Honey-coloured colleges, idyllic waterways, and quaint pubs galore – welcome to the best-known student city in the world.

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Campus and facilities

Recent examples of our investments in campus facilities include but are not limited to:

  • Oxford Brookes University has unveiled its new immersive VR Cave, the first in the UK that can be used to experience two different dynamic perspectives of a 3-D landscape simultaneously. The lab is being used by students across all disciplines to test and refine complex designs as well as immersive education tools.


  • Oxford Brookes Business School now has access to a new Marketing and Social Media Lab. Students will learn how to use industry standard software such as Google Analytics and Adobe Cloud applications and apply their theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios.


  • Work will soon begin to enhance STEM and creative industries activity on the Headington site. The new buildings will help to facilitate the relocation of the Faculty of TDE activity which currently takes place at Wheatley. The new buildings will establish a high-quality, future-thinking and collaborative permanent home for TDE.


Course locations

Main Site

Gipsy Lane, Oxford, OX3 0BP

Wiltshire College and University Centre

College Road, Trowbridge, BA14 0ES

Headington Campus

Gipsy Lane, Oxford, OX3 0BP

Harcourt Hill Campus

Harcourt Hill Campus, Oxford, OX2 9AT

Marston Road Campus

Jack Straws Lane, Marston, Oxford, OX3 0FL

Abingdon and Witney College

Wootton Road, Abingdon, OX14 1GG

Main Site

Gipsy Lane, Headington, Oxford, OX3 0BP

Solihull College

Blossomfield Road, Solihull, B91 1SB

Wheatley Campus

Wheatley, Oxford, OX33 1HX

Activate Learning-City of Oxford College

Oxpens Road, Oxford, OX1 1SA

New College Swindon

North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1DY

Swindon Campus

Delta 900, Welton Road, Westlea, Swindon, SN5 7XQ