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Studying at Oxford Brookes University?

Oxford Brookes University offers a great university experience. Find out why our The Spireworks residents love studying there.

University experience

Oxford Brookes University has over 150 years of history. Starting out as a small School of Art in borrowed teaching rooms, it’s grown into one of the UK's top modern universities with a local, national, and international reputation for teaching and research excellence.

There are around 16,900 students at Oxford Brookes University and 83% are from the UK. The university also has numerous academic departments, from arts, hospitality management and social sciences.

Oxford Brookes University has retained its position for the fourth consecutive year as the UK’s top young university in the latest QS Top 50 Under 50 World University Rankings. It is also among the world’s top universities in 13 individual subject areas.  It was also voted one of the top 50 universities in the Guardian League Tables of 2021.

There are many famous alumni who studied at Oxford Brookes including cricketer Ed Cowan, Steve Williams MBE - twice Olympic gold medal winner in rowing, 2004 and 2008, Annabel Port - radio broadcaster and Beatrice Catanzaro - Italian artist.

Student life at Oxford Brookes

Joining a society is a great way to meet new people, discover a new interest, or build on an existing talent. You can choose from a range of fun societies to take part in events and activities, from Baking, Quidditch, Radio and Fitness society.

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Oxford Brookes has 4 campuses located in and around the city centre. All are easily commutable by bus from The Spireworks.

Oxford train station offers regular services to other parts of the UK and the Oxford tube bus service runs 24/7 and reaches London in around 1 hour 40 minutes.

    Your home in Aberdeen

    Experience stylish and modern student accommodation. With a range of stylish studios and a Dual Twin apartment option, The Spireworks is ideal for students that value the privacy of independent living, with each studio fully equipped with everything you need.

    The Spireworks

    163 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UT

    Benefit from a fully equipped gym, cinema room and loads of social and study spaces. Meet new residents via our events programme featuring cooking classes, cocktail nights, yoga classes and more!

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