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    Formerly known as Oxford Polytechnic, Oxford Brookes University is a public university in Oxford, England whose roots can be traced back to the founding of the Oxford School of Art in 1865, which occupied a room in an academic library, Taylor Institution. It got its university status in the year 1992 and was renamed to honour its former principal, John Henry Brookes. Oxford Brookes University is the only one of the new universities to be named after its founder. The university is spread across four campuses, with three main campuses based in and around the historic Oxford city, and the fourth campus located in Swindon. The Swindon campus is about 30 miles from Oxford and offers courses in adult nursing, operating department practice, and continuing professional development. The university offers a vibrant, modern community that has over 3,200 international students from more than 130 different countries. 

    Campus Overview
    One of the three primary campuses is Headington campus which is located in a residential area of Oxford. Students can also find halls of residence like Crescent Hall, Cheney Student Village, Clive Booth Hall, and more, located on the campus itself. The campus has libraries, 24-hour computer rooms, grounds, shops, study areas, and student accommodations. 

    Student Accommodation near Oxford Brookes University
    The university offers guaranteed student accommodation to all international students and they can continue to stay there even after completing their first year. There are currently 11 halls of residence provided by the university of which there are 4 on the Headington campus, 2 on the Harcourt Hill campus, 1 on the Wheatley campus and 3 more halls around Headington area. These halls are still not enough to accommodate all the enrolled students thereby creating a large demand for private student accommodation Oxford. There are several off-campus accommodations, which are university-managed as well as by numerous private landlords. 

    These private student home are known as purpose-built student accommodations(PBSA) and are designed specifically for students. These off-campus alternatives are located at a walking distance from the university campuses. 

    Types of student room near university
    Students opting to live at these private student housings can choose from a wide selection of room types based on their budget and other preferences. These rooms include - en-suite and shared rooms, student studio, student flats, apartments, and more. All these rooms are furnished with a comfortable bed, study desk and chair, wardrobe, and lamps. Those who prefer independent living can choose a self-contained studio or private room, while those who like the company of others can choose an en-suite or shared room in an apartment. There are other added benefits provided at these accommodations like a laundry room, gym, games room, fully-fitted kitchen, living room with TV, and more. The common areas like kitchen and living room are shared among residents if you opt to live in a shared space while the studios have a private kitchen and living room. 

    Where are these student home located?
    Most of these student homes are located in student-friendly neighbourhoods which are at walking distance from the campuses. They are also located quite close to various modes of public transportation like buses and trains so you can easily make use of them to travel in the city. You’ll also be able to enjoy your social life because these accommodations are just a few minutes away from the bustling city centre and other entertainment options. Students can visit various tourist attractions and historic places while living in these accommodations as they are located nearby.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What are the different types of accommodation?
    University Living offers private accommodation close to universities with fewer restrictions and more options. Take your pick from shared and private rooms, studios, and apartments. We also offer short-term stays for students in summer school and exchange programs.

    What are the different types of rooms?
    The major room types are:

    Sharing: This is where 2 or more students share a single room, washroom, kitchen, and other communal spaces.

    Ensuite/Private: This includes a private bedroom and bathroom, while the kitchen and living areas are shared.

    Studios: This is a self-contained unit with a bedroom and cooking space along with a private washroom. Two students may book a single studio together, subject to the policies of the accommodation provider.

    How do I know my accommodation is safe?
    All properties listed by University Living are personally verified by the team or their representatives. Each accommodation has foolproof safety measures in place, including CCTV, secure door entries, restricted access, and more.

    Does my accommodation offer meals?
    Most accommodations are self-catered, but you can always ask the reception to connect you with local food delivery vendors!

    Will I get cleaning and laundry services?
    Most properties have on-site, coin-operated washing machines that make laundry a breeze. Students are expected to keep their rooms clean while common areas are looked after by maintenance staff at regular intervals. If you’re unwilling to get your hands dirty, contact the reception for professional cleaning services at an extra fee.

    Is there Wi-Fi?
    Yes, all our accommodation have strong internet connectivity.

    Does my accommodation offer parking facilities?
    Most properties have bike storage available. Please contact your Servicing Manager to request car parking facility.

    What items should I bring while moving in?
    Students are expected to bring their own bedding, kitchen utensils, cutlery, and bathroom essentials. If that’s too much, our good friends at UniKitOut will deliver all these and more to your UK accommodation even before you move in!

    What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?
    We try our best to find accommodation that meets all your needs. If you still don’t like your accommodation due to unforeseen circumstances, we will try to replace your room within 30 days for a one-time fee of £250.

    Where do I report any issues with my accommodation?
    Please contact the on-site maintenance office or reception to report any issues.

    Do I have to vacate my room during holidays?
    Never. Your room belongs to you for the entirety of your tenancy period!