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    i think brookes is alright, but i hate the city. it's so boring. i'm thinking of transferring to a uni in london next year
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    (Original post by ibelongtoslytherin)
    I completely disagree. I live on the Headington Campus, and I am happy. It totally depends on the person. I think the area an surrounding is beautiful and green, exactly what I was looking for. The buildings on Gipsy Lane are none of my concern. Sure, I study there, but thats all! I dont live there, and the way they look doesnt effect my studies.

    Dont let this put you off Oxford Brookes. Thats all I can say. If you are considering Brookes, come to an open day and make up your own opinions
    This.

    I'm a pretty picky person by default, and I started at Brookes at the same time as the OP but I don't have any complaints about the university. It's not the prettiest of universities, but it's got everything a student needs in order to complete their degree. The rooms, from what I've seen of several, are modern and clean. I really like the main lecture theatre, but the hall leaves much to be desired.

    Like Ibelongtoslytherin, I really like how the surrounding area is leafy and green; I came from London to study here, so it's a lovely change from the concrete, busy city that I grew up in.

    My biggest complaint of Oxford Brookes is that 99% of the students here are so damned difficult to socialise with. I'm hoping that they calm the eff down within a month or so, after the excitement of living away from home wears off. I haven't been wild about it, I'm too mature for my age, and for university I've realised fml.

    But the university itself, I'm happy with. I went to university once before, (Westminister's Harrow campus) and THAT was a horror show. Look it up on Google, so you know that there are worse looking universities at more "prestigious" or well-known establishments. And that particular campus I used to study at was supposed to be the Media and Arts campus! What a joke, it hinders all creativity.

    In a nutshell: I've seen worse, so Brookes is okay. I just don't enjoy the social atmosphere here.
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    I have to say I'm loving it so far. There was a bit of trouble with accommodation at first so I was put in temporary at Harcourt (because they have a lot of international students who don't turn up). The only thing to say about that is: don't apply for accommodation at Harcourt unless you're based there. It's 45mins on the bus to gypsy lane, and the building aren't exactly modern. I'm in Clive Booth now which is great.
    Anyway, Oxford itself is a great city - and so pretty too.
    If you're planning on joining the Life Sciences dpt, the rennovations at the gypsy lane campus don't make much of an impact, as we're based in the main hall for lectures (there are about 250 first years) and in Sinclair for practicals which is great.
    Anyway, all I wanted to say really is that the experience is what you make it, and I'm having a great time.
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    (Original post by Malvalekker)
    I have to say I'm loving it so far. There was a bit of trouble with accommodation at first so I was put in temporary at Harcourt (because they have a lot of international students who don't turn up). The only thing to say about that is: don't apply for accommodation at Harcourt unless you're based there. It's 45mins on the bus to gypsy lane, and the building aren't exactly modern. I'm in Clive Booth now which is great.
    Anyway, Oxford itself is a great city - and so pretty too.
    If you're planning on joining the Life Sciences dpt, the rennovations at the gypsy lane campus don't make much of an impact, as we're based in the main hall for lectures (there are about 250 first years) and in Sinclair for practicals which is great.
    Anyway, all I wanted to say really is that the experience is what you make it, and I'm having a great time.
    Wait till second year, the renovations will make an impact. All my lectures are in the sinclair lecture theatre, you can hear everything.

    Meh. Also you have the horribly packed timetable for 2 year to look forward to
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    I love Oxford Brookes! Yes, gipsy lane is a building site at the moment but they're improving the campus so I don't really see why people should complain. I'm learning a lot, love the halls that I'm in and adore the city.
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    (Original post by tom_tom_tom)
    Wait till second year, the renovations will make an impact. All my lectures are in the sinclair lecture theatre, you can hear everything.

    Meh. Also you have the horribly packed timetable for 2 year to look forward to
    I've not been in that lecture theatre so I can't say, as for the work - bring it on, thats all I can say
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    This thread makes me sad, i love the uni and the buildings. I'm based at Harcourt and love it so much. You wouldn't want to be there unless you're based at harcourt though, the bus journey isn't great, but the other accommodations are nice from what i've heard!
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    (Original post by skinny-minnie)
    This thread makes me sad!
    Sameeee.
    As much as I hate the whole "doing work and exams" thing, I do love Brookes
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    (Original post by bobby1212)
    To be fair, the only thing that annoys me about brookes is they did not bother in the slightest to organise a freshers week, the student union is just a waste of space.. Im sure its only there so they can say theyve got one!

    Everything else is fine.
    I resent this statement :O

    The reason they didn't organise a freshers week this week is that last year they lost a hell of a lot of cash on it, they currently operate with a rather large deficit this is down considerably from the year before mainly due to the selling of harts bar and the change in operations of the venue due to students not using these when evenings were in fact put on the years prior, before criticising the SU perhaps you should go along to one of the AGM Meetings and hear about what's actually happening, what's going on etc.

    There are other reasons as well for example the university itself seems to be continually at odds with the Students Union and doesn't allow them to actively promote activities as Brookes is trying to distance itself from the image of alcohol, students being drunk etc. They're a university and it won't happen the sooner the university accepts this the easier it will all become.

    The Student's Union currently operates a wide range of schemes and actually do go out of there way to help students and meet with them, we didn't go to Swindon Campus this semester for no reason after all. One of the chief welfare schemes it operates is that of the Safety Bus, this actually requires a great deal of effort, planning and organisation on behalf of the SU after all it's not easy to chase up 50+ volunteers day in day out and try and get 6 people willing to do a shift out every night, the fact there is 50+ volunteers is proof that the SU is doing something right with regards to making people aware etc.
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    (Original post by bobby1212)
    Even if the SU has had budget cuts, its still annoying that they dont ever run any events. Other universities such as Cardiff seem to be doing things like 'Foam parties' and stuff all the time.. it would be nice if our union did it like once a month or something.
    It's simply not feasible and if anyone is at fault it's the years prior to yours. There were events on prior to this year but they never had many people show up and in fact ended up losing the SU quite a bit of money this has led to the Venue (Main area in the HKSC) being used for many different uses rather than evenings out.
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    I have always thought the campus just looked ugly, but the area around the campus looks so nice, and some bits of the campus are OK too! I actually am starting to like it a lot here :yep:
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    (Original post by 4TSR)
    I have always thought the campus just looked ugly, but the area around the campus looks so nice, and some bits of the campus are OK too! I actually am starting to like it a lot here :yep:
    Just like me last year by the sounds of it, I took some while to get used to my surroundings but I wouldn't change where I am for the world these days, also bare in mind Gipsy is currently a building site so it's appearance should be better next year.

    Wheatley however due to not being able to take down the tower will always be a most drab, depressing and lifeless place....
 
 
 
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