Oxford Brookes University can trace its origins to 1865, when it was known as the Oxford School of Art. It took its current name in 1992. The university has most recently been ranked 48 in the Guardian University League Tables 2016, and is currently celebrating its 150 year anniversary.
The University offers a wide variety of courses which are arranged into four faculties. These faculties are:
- Faculty of Business
- Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
- Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment
- Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
The University prides itself on its departments and teaching standards, and is home to the biggest School of Architecture in Britain.
Oxford Brookes University is a campus based university where the students learn, live and socialise on campus. Three campuses are located in and around the city centre, with a fourth campus located around 7 miles east of the city in nearby Swindon.
Outside of academic studies students can participate in many activities run by the university. There are a wide range of sports clubs and societies to choose from, as well as having an active students union.
There are 11 student halls of residence at the Oxford Brookes University, whilst students also have the option to choose to live in privately run halls of residence or private student lettings.