GUEST BLOG: Open Days at Brookes by Student Ambassador Jennifer Taylor

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I’m Jen, a 4th year French Studies with Communication, Media and Culture student, Student Ambassador and Global Buddy. 

Our second Open Day of this academic year is approaching us quickly, so here are some top tips to ensure that you make the most of your day at Oxford Brookes. 

Top 3 things to do at the Open Day:

Take a campus tour. The campus tours run all day by the Student Ambassadors. They take you around the main Headington Campus and are really useful, as you’ll get to see the whole university without getting lost! 

Chat to the Student Ambassadors: they’re there to help you and will love to discuss their experiences at Brookes, especially as they have been in your position and know how hard it can be to choose a university.

If you have the time, take a bus (or walk) into the city centre. Oxford is a beautiful city, with great museums, cafés, and plenty of shops – you won’t be disappointed!

Come and say hi to the friendly team of ambassadors

How to make sure you are fully prepared for Open Day

Make sure that you leave enough time to travel to the university. There is highly restricted parking at the campuses, so we recommend using public transport or the Park and Ride services. We have an Open Day bus service that takes you to all of the campuses; you and your guests can travel on this for free with your Open Day guide.

You can find the Radcliffe Camera in Oxford’s city centre

Make sure that you pre-book onto relevant subject talks. This will help you find out everything there is to know about your course, as well as any opportunities that will be on offer to you throughout your time at Brookes. By participating in one of the subject talks, you will be able to chat to the faculty leaders and get a real feel for the course. 

Also make sure that you chat to the accommodation, sports, and finance teams to get all of the information you need.
Following up after the day:

After the Open Day, it’s time for you to reflect on your time both at Oxford Brookes as well as the city of Oxford. 

Don’t forget to take home a prospectus as this contains all the vital information and requirements about your prospective courses and the services on offer at Brookes. 

If you feel like you would like to come back to Brookes for a campus tour after the open day, all you will need to do is call the Enquiry Centre, to book a place. The campus tours are run Monday-Friday at 10:30 and 14:30. 

For more information, whether it is about accommodation, student finances, or the redevelopments at Brookes, you will be able to find all the information on our website:

We’re looking forward to meeting you!