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.


"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."

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