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Business Studies / Management, Graduate
Marketing, Year 2
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Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional), Year 2
I didn’t get my first choice accommodation at Brookes, I would be living slightly off campus and not in the apparent ‘place to be’ so I was a bit gutted at first. But after a few days I was so glad I ended up where I did, my flat mates were so great and being a smaller halls everyone soon got to know everyone! We had modern kitchens and double beds (a luxury in uni halls!!) Brookes bus services were really good so being slightly off campus didn’t even become an issue, living at Slade Park was a win- win situation and I loved every second of it!
The facilities at brookes are great, being a relatively new campus everything is super modern and easy to use. Our library is a great work space that i will happily sit in all day (and night ignore I’ve left the deadline that last minute!!). We also have access to Oxford university library resources which is a bonus. The sport centre is on campus so really convenient and provides everything we need, Astroturf, sports halls, gyms, a climbing wall and of course a sports bar....
My course was brand new this year and is the first in the country to include all three components of urban design, planning and development. Coming into the degree with little knowledge and experience in the sector the lecturers have been extremely inspiring and supportive of all our needs. Our lectures are hands on and interactive, working on live projects within the city. Also recently has become RTPI and RICS accredited!
Oxford is such a fun city to live in as a student, with 2 universities there is always something going on! The historic typology of the centre is so interesting and beautiful, I will never get bored of it. Being so close to London is also ideal, it’s thriving, cultural and safe, I love it here!
I would definitely encourage people with a passion for urban development to study my course at Brookes, it provides such a broad vision of all sectors within planning and helps to guide you to your specialty. It’s all coursework, which for those who don’t get on with exams is perfect but be prepared to work hard! it’s not easy and being put into real life practice on live projects can be scary, but it’s all worth it!
Law / Legal Studies, Year 3
Philosophy at Oxford Brookes
The Philosophy department at Brookes is one of the best department and you can definitely feel that when you work within it. The staff are friendly, extremely dedicated, knowledgeable and proactive in their fields.
Oxford Brookes has beautiful campuses, good transport links between campuses and an ever improving positive, green impact on the community as well as the rest of the world.
The SU have not historically been great but this year particularly (2014), we have had some great people elected who have done a lot of hard work to turn that around.
I would really recommend the Philosophy course at Oxford Brookes.
Very unique university
Business Studies, Year 1
Brookes’ accommodation is cozy and a great way to meet new people from different backgrounds. Definitely the best when doing hallway olympics and pre’s with your whole flat and flat dinners! Totally fab
Everything at OBU is new, modern and up to date in terms of technology, which is something I really appreciate. The library is incredible in itself, being able to access loads of books and articles to help you through your course and the sports bar which is below the gym, which is great for a cheeky beer after you’ve worked up a sweat.
The course, for business anyway, is definitely not mundane in terms of what you do as we learn everything from accounting to marketing to general business which is all extremely useful once we’ve graduated and we’re looking for jobs. It definitely gives you a taste of what to expect if you were to apply for a job in the business industry and it also gives you a bit more choice if you decide to focus more on marketing or finance.
Oxford is a very affluent but fun town, it’s quiet during the day time and is visually pleasing to anyone who visits or lives here. Everything you need is within 10 minutes reach, as you have all supermarkets, high street shops and much more all packed in the city centre. It’s extremely convenient as buses are frequent meaning you can travel to and from uni with ease. Night life changes the vibe in Oxford, as people really know how to get down and have fun.
Do not expect anything! As a student who is doing business and marketing, I expected to do more marketing and business theory and not much of finance (which I must add I’m terrible at) which gave me a terrible shock when I realised that finance makes up a gianormous part of the course.