Why I chose Oxford Brookes

12:18 Rebecca McDowall 0 Comments

For me choosing Brookes came down to a handful of things. The main sell factors for me were knowing the fantastic reputation my course held and success of the open day I attended last summer. The campus definitely delivered a wow factor on arrival, and there was an army of students on hand to point us in the right direction. During the BA Publishing Media course talk, the second years mentioned several times how the cohort is a close knit bunch and has a family feel to it. Whilst this was an appealing thought, at the time I thought they were simply just talking the uni up. Now at the end of my first year at Brookes I would say those same words. My course mates are some of my closest friends, and our cohort is like one loud family.

I could not be happier in my decision to attend Brookes. Not only is it the best university for my course but the support that has been provided over this academic year has been outstanding. I’m rather Dyslexic and have several chronic health conditions, this left me with some concerns about how this would impact my ability to perform on the course. The Disability and Dyslexia team have ensured that I have had an extremely positive experience, I very rarely worry about these issues now.


My tutors have been a great source of support from before I was even here. The first time I met my course leader was at the open day last year, after chatting for a few minutes she asked me why I hadn’t applied yet and made sure I did before I left! They have been people I can go to with questions course related and non-course related. This weekend I signed a preliminary contract with Britain’s Next Bestseller. It’s a new publishing house and operates slightly different to the ones we have studied this year. To ensure my novel gets published I have to achieve 250 preorders in a six-week period. My lecturers have been on hand to talk me through the process, which has been an incredible aid to have available! 
https://www.britainsnextbestseller.com/beta//books/?id=55

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