Oxford Brookes University
- Headington Campus, Oxford, OX3 0BP
- 01865 741111
- Vice Chancellor
- Professor Alistair Fitt
Set in the historic, vibrant, student city of Oxford, Oxford Brookes University is one of the UK’s leading universities and enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence and innovation, as well as strong links with business and industry, and high graduate employability.
In 2015, the University celebrated its 150th anniversary, proudly marking its history and achievements since it first began life 150 years ago as the Oxford School of Art in 1865.
Oxford Brookes contributes over £1m a day to the local economy and was named one of the world’s most international universities by Times Higher Education’s (THE) in 2016.
It has a strong reputation for student experience and is among the top institutions for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016 with an overall satisfaction rate of 87%.
The University has been awarded nine prestigious National Teaching Fellowships from the Higher Education Authority.
Its growing research strength was recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), with 94% found to be internationally recognised and almost 60% rated world-leading or internationally excellent.
Oxford Brookes has significantly invested in its campuses in recent years, and in 2014 opened the £132m John Henry Brookes Building. The building has won numerous awards for its architecture and the benefits it brings to the student experience.
Currently the University is undertaking a major estates investment, spending an average of £20m a year on refurbishment across all its campuses over the next ten years to ensure that students continue to benefit from innovative learning spaces.
Recent news from Oxford Brookes University
12 February: Winter Olympics: how athletes adapt to competing in the bitter cold
Techniques and technology can help athletes perform at their best even in freezing temperatures.
8 February: How labels like 'addict' and 'junkie' mask class contempt for people who use drugs
Fighting prejudice against people who use drugs should lead to a larger interrogation of society and inequality – not only a change of vocabulary.
27 October: Why an indigenous fancy dress gaffe by Norway's finance minister was no laughing matter
A photograph of Siv Jensen dressed up as a Native American caused outrage in Norway, not least among the indigenous Sami minority.
14 August: GCSE and A-level results: it's not just the grades that matter
New research shows what subjects you study at school make a big difference to the type of university you end up attending.
6 June: From shouting it out to staying at home: a brief history of British voting
We take it for granted, but it wasn't always so easy to take part in the democratic functioning of the country.