(Original post by victoriahowells)
Hi there! If you're wondering why noone's answered so far, we're all preparing for exams at the moment so we're all a bit pushed.
Well, I'll try my best to answer everything you've got up there...
whats oxford brookes like as a uni?
Pretty good. We have two semesters, each of twelve weeks, and you start in mid-September. Exams (for first-years at least) are in early-mid May. I can elaborate more if you like.
It's very green here - lots of trees, it's a beautiful place when it's sunny (or raining if you like rain).
Lectures are pretty good if you pay attention and enjoy the subject. You'll most likely have flatmates (okay, YES.) and they may or may not be messy but there's generally no stealing of stuff and you form some really great friendships being in halls (of which there are many choices). Seminars come after lectures and help you understand and apply the information you've learnt. There's a good amount of teaching time but you can also go and see professors.
We have clubs, pubs, bars, restaurants and shops galore. Brookes is about a twenty minute walk from the centre and it's really awesome being able to hop on a BrookesBus and go anywhere.
Yes, VERY! I run a study group for exams at the moment and there are eight of us and none are English- Korea, Cayman Islands, Ireland, France, Japan, Jamaica, Wales, etc etc! It's a pretty good mix.
sporty? football... We have tons of sports clubs here, I highly encourage you to join one if you attend Brookes as it keeps you fit and takes your mind off of studies for a while each week.
Not bad, not bad! The Centre for Sport (on Headington Hill campus) is great, with various rooms for weights, cardio, etc. and there are classes you can sign up for. Membership can be paid monthly or yearly. It's not very expensive (opinion, though- I have a year membership and it's £230).
I'm not sure but I imagine it wouldn't be hard to find some.
Nice places to eat? Halal...
Yup, everywhere. Brookes also has its own big cafeteria and there's tons of different foods you can eat there as well as shops dotted around that sell Halal food. The Subway here has halal as well, if you're interested.
Also is it very far from Slate House?
If you mean Slade Park, the student accommodation, nope- maybe fifteen minutes? I'm note sure, it depends how you want to get to the uni, what campus you'd be on and what time of day you travel.
Hope this helps!