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Source: BBC Oxfordshire

"Brookes Vice Chancellor Alistair Fitt today unveiled plans to introduce a collegiate system to Oxford Brookes University, to make Brookes "more in keeping with the traditions of the city, and to further the educational aspirations of all students

"The Brookes colleigiate system will include residential, pastoral and educational support for all students, and will in many ways mirror the collegiate system of Oxford, but in keeping with the ethos of Brookes, there will be some innovations where we believe that improvements can be made for a dynamic and inclusive system going forward"

It is understood that initially six colleges will be formed, St. Pauls College, on the Headington campus, St Georges College, also in Headington, St Johns College based in Wheatley and St Ringo in Harcourt Hill. Escariot College will share the Harcourt Hill campus, and a state-of-the-art Professions Allied to Medicine College , partly sponsored by Irish fashion chain Primark, will open at the Swindon Campus. Whilst colloquially known as "Primark College", it is expected that the name of this college will be voted on by faculty students in the first semester of 2018 when it is due to be officially opened by celebrity Graham Norton, who is due to receive an honorary degree. Early suggestions from the student body include Harambe College, Gordon Ramsay College, and Kardashian College. The Vice Chancellor has insisted that any name would be in keeping with the status and dignity of the academic departments."
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Brookes is the Primark version of Oxford University, so its quite fitting.
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(Original post by MildredMalone)
Brookes is the Primark version of Oxford University, so its quite fitting.
It's actually quite a good university, however they do offer quite a few 'artsy' subjects
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Brookes is the Primark version of Oxford University, so its quite fitting.
Whilst we can all be snobbish about these thing, it actually does get good results and has consistently be the best of the new universities. We can't all get into Oxbridge you know
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Whilst we can all be snobbish about these thing, it actually does get good results and has consistently be the best of the new universities. We can't all get into Oxbridge you know
Let's face it, it's one of those unis that people make fun of
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(Original post by MildredMalone)
Brookes is the Primark version of Oxford University, so its quite fitting.
Bit of a cheap shot. Oxford Brookes is a perfectly fine University which attracts many students who thrive at it and go on to successful careers.

The OP's story, obviously, is a wind up.
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Considering the names of the colleges are the names of the members of the Beatles, I doubt this is real
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Let's face it, it's one of those unis that people make fun of
That doesn't make it something we should aspire to though, making fun of it? Why make fun of it? What's so wrong with it?
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Look at the date this was posted lmao
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That doesn't make it something we should aspire to though, making fun of it? Why make fun of it? What's so wrong with it?
Yh true
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Considering the names of the colleges are the names of the members of the Beatles, I doubt this is real
It's an April fools joke
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Harambe College ^_^

Happily, this isn't happening. Otherwise, how could I possibly continue making the 'Brookes College, Oxford' joke?
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It's an April fools joke
no sh*t, sherlock
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(Original post by Mahmood98)
Let's face it, it's one of those unis that people make fun of
Nooooo - that accolade is reserved for London Metropolitan.
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That doesn't make it something we should aspire to though, making fun of it? Why make fun of it? What's so wrong with it?
You're on The Student Room. There's a whole reddit discussion about how alot of people on here are completely crazy and think that if you don't go to a top 10 University then you're a retard. https://www.reddit.com/r/britishprob...ull_of_people/

Funny thing is even a lot of the people at top 10 universities are still just going to end up living back at home, just with an extra £30,000 of debt that they'll probably never pay back.
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You're on The Student Room. There's a whole reddit discussion about how alot of people on here are completely crazy and think that if you don't go to a top 10 University then you're a retard.
I know - and that depresses me.
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