Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University

Best Locations for Student Accommodation:

  • Cowley
  • Headington
  • St Clements
  • Divinity Road

Transport:

Travelling around Oxford is very easy and the compact city means that you can  get around  on foot or by public transport . There are regular local bus services around the city.  Having a car in Oxford sounds like a great idea but the traffic and parking make it a bit of a nightmare and very expensive. It is a good idea to get a bike as there are loads of secure places around the city to leave it but make sure you buy a padlock.  The Oxford Tube and Oxford Espress provide excellent transport links at affordable student prices!  Services to locations across London for a return ticket of £25 is an option which you may find an interesting distraction from all the study.

Transport from the university is provided by a regular bus service called “Brookes bus”.  The bus provides transport between all of the University’s three campuses and the city centre.It has the added benefit of stopping at supermarkets along the route.  There is the option for students who live independently off campus to purchase a student pass that gives unlimited travel on the Brookes bus and it lasts for the academic year.

Permit and Parking information:

The majority of student lets have free residential parking but you may have to fight for a space!  It is important that you check that a residential parking permit is not required, if it is they are availble through an application form found at:

http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/wps/portal/publicsite/councilservices

Living in Oxford:

There are a variety of excellent social venues across Oxford for students to enjoy.  Most venues are centred around Bridge Street and Park End Street situated in the city centre but also other areas such as Jericho and Cowley Road.  Cowley has some great venues including The Regal, O2 Academy and a range of popular traditional pubs.  The majority of nightclubs are located in the city centre with the most popular being The Bridge ,Lava Ignite, Kukui and Po Na Na.

Oxford is a city with outstanding beauty and tradition.    There are three main areas which host an array of stores and shops and they are all in the city centre. Market Street which has a range of the popular well known high street stores  with coffee shops and restaraunts.  The Clarendon Centre is mainly compiled of clothes and general  stores and The West Gate Center  has a variation of stores to enjoy.

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