Oxford Brookes University
Clubs and social environment
Please tell us more about the social environment, sports clubs and societies and anything else you think candidates need to know about life at your university.
"There are lots of societies and sports and it's fun to play Reading in the varsity league. We also have a healthy rivalry with the University of Oxford, particularly in football and rugby."
"I think that there are different societies students can join. I joined the TEDx Oxford Brookes society, which is going to organise a TEDx event at the university."
"Oxford Brookes University offers you a range of activities such as fitness, football, dancing, singing, jockey, rowing, horsing, tea club, yoga and meditation etc. It depends on your schedule and time management if you are able to join all of them. These activities are mostly offered for free or with small fees for registration."
"There are so many societies to chose from including sporting ones and things like ice skating. It is a nice social environment and there are plenty of socials throughout the year."
"Our rowing club is the fastest in the country and other sports teams are good. Our gym membership is cheap too."
"The history society is amazing with free shirts and discount prices on entry to certain places and some exclusive events."
"The sports environment is amazing and everyone is welcome to join a team no matter the level. There are competitive teams and others for just fun. Both meet every Wednesday to go out together."
"There's a very wide range of societies at Brookes. This includes a lot of sports societies that have their socials on a Wednesday night. Wednesday nights the O2 academy hosts Fishies, which is most probably the biggest night of the week. There is also MNB (Monday Night Bridge), Liberal (Thursday at Emporium) and Go Eskimo (Friday at Bridge)."
"Great for socialising, sports teams and societies of all kinds. If you are interested in anything, there is probably a society for it! Great location, great people, great fun!"
"Oxonians are usually very friendly people. Studying at Brookes gives you the chance to meet fantastic people from all over the world. There are many different sport clubs, literally everything you can imagine: climbing, rowing, volleyball, rugby, football, tennis, lacrosse, badminton, martial arts, yoga, pilates, body combat and many, many others. So many societies as well: drama, music, jazz, theatre, ice-skating, debate clubs, cinema, fashion, books, activism and if you don't find anything interesting, you can create your own society!"
"There are many great societies. I'm not sure if they're advertised enough though, due to the fact that I didn't know some existed."
"The social environment is good at Brookes. I would describe it as being a 'sporty' university where a lot of people are into sports. I would also describe Brookes as a realistic uni. They understand that students can be lazy and that two 2000-word essays a week is not feasible for many students, so deadlines are appropriate and perhaps even generous!"
"Brookes University has societies for most of the sports, even horse racing. Basically, Brookes university encourages you to take up sports during your free time based on their weekly sports tournaments and events."
"Use the Oxford Brookes safety bus when on a night out. They will take you anywhere in Oxford for just a £1 donation. Far cheaper and safer than taxis!"
"Great social environment and lots of sport opportunities. The Cowley area is a great location to live."
"Use the Brookes safety bus after a night out when you want to get home safely. It costs only £1 and we play excellent music and have lots of fun :) Tickets never sell out."
"There are a huge number of societies. If you are athletically inclined, you should definitely join a sports club or society as it could really make your time at uni."
"Good range of sports clubs, such as water sports and the usual ball game sports. The range of societies is OK, though it could do more to cater for a more diverse range of hobbies rather than just subjects and a few extra ones. Good atmosphere at university, people are friendly, staff are helpful and work is realistic."