Oxford Brookes University was founded in 1865 as an art school (School of Art). It was taken over in 1891 by the Technical Instructional Committee and renamed Oxford City Technical School. John Henry Brookes became Vice-Principal of the Oxford City Technical School and Head of the School of Art in 1928. Over the years there were more merges and name changes.
Oxford Brookes University is 1st in the UK for teaching and research (Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2018). 94% of our research at Oxford Brookes is internationally recognised (Research Excellence Framework 2014). It is committed to enhancing the impact of our research in its broadest terms, and widen dissemination of their research for the benefit of our communities, whether local, regional or global, including our staff and students.
All international students are guaranteed accommodation and can continue to use university accommodation after completing their first year.
All Brookes students are welcome to use our 4 libraries Headington, Harcourt Hill, Swindon and Wheatley, with full access to both print and online resources. Our Headington and Wheatley libraries are open 24/7 during the semester.
TheIT Service Desk provide support for all staff and students across the University. Support is always available, should you need some help with anything IT-related, you can wander into an IT Service Desk Point (on any campus) or use our web portal.