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All distances from city center Swindon Campus in miles
All distances from Swindon Campus in miles
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.
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.
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.
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 student accommodations near Oxford Brookes University 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.
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.
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