Oxford Brookes University began life as the Oxford School of Art in 1865, when it occupied one room on the ground floor of the Taylor Institution in the centre of the city. Five years later the School of Science was incorporated, offering a wide range of scientific and technical subjects and evening classes in the University Museum. In 1891, the School was taken over by Oxford City Council’s Technical Instruction Committee and renamed Oxford City Technical School. Finally in 1989 Oxford Brookes was given independence from Oxford City Council and then in 1992 was granted University status.
Oxford Brookes University is widely acknowledged to be one of the UK’s leading modern universities and is currently the only UK university in the QS ranking of top 50 institutions under 50 years old (QS World University Rankings Top 50 Under 50 2019). Their world class learning and teaching facilities have won awards and they’re currently investing £220 million on redeveloping their campuses between 2015 and 2025.
Your imagination will be sparked by ideas from fellow students, as well as people like mentors, members of the societies you join and also the wider Oxford community. It is home to some of the UK’s best university teaching, with lecturers who ignite a passion for their subject and go the extra mile to help you succeed.
Courses are designed to help students build the skills employers want, and there are plenty of other ways to expand your work experience. On many courses you can spend up to a year in the workplace, honing your skills in a relevant setting – Oxford Brookes has strong links with a huge range of employers from top engineering firms and prestigious hotel groups to frontline healthcare services.
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