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A new home for the Business School

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It is an exciting time to join our Business School – in 2017 we are planning to relocate the school from its current home in Wheatley to the Headington Campus. As part of the relocation we will be investing over £20 million into buildings in Headington especially for Business School use. The redevelopment will provide new teaching and learning facilities for our students, and will enhance opportunities for collaboration with departments across the university.

What’s happening?

Postgraduate Centre

As a business student, you’ll be among the first to benefit from the university’s 10-year estates investment plan. During 2017 you’ll be moving to fully refurbished, purpose designed facilities at the Headington campus.

Headington Campus is also home to our new award-winning John Henry Brookes Building, which extends over six floors, providing a stimulating space in which you can study and research. There are a wide range of facilities across these floors including a library, teaching rooms and lecture theatres of various sizes. There is also a social area to meet your fellow students for coffee, work and a catch-up. It is open round-the-clock during revision times with a help zone, roving advisors and assisted learning facilities. There is a purpose-built Students' Union and the support and health services are brought together in a convenient one-stop shop - Student Central.

Our dedicated Careers Centre is based in the John Henry Brookes Building, providing support and guidance when researching and applying for graduate positions. They help with compiling your CV, offer interview practice and mock assessments, and give careers counselling. As a graduate you are able to use this facility for up to three years after graduation. The Careers Centre and Students' Union can also help you find part-time and vacation work.

We also have an excellent sports centre at Headington, offering something for everyone, whether you want to use the fitness suite or heavy weights room, or join one of the many university sports teams. Facilities include badminton courts, squash courts, basketball courts, football, hockey and rugby pitches and a climbing wall and tower.

If you’re starting at the Business School during the 2016 academic year, then you’ll begin your studies at our Wheatley Campus, just 25 minutes from Oxford. It’s got its own library for private study as well as modern, innovative undergraduate and postgraduate social learning spaces.

The Postgraduate Centre at the Wheatley Campus is a dedicated facility to help our postgraduate students to make the most of their time. It has a lecture theatre, three seminar rooms as well as the Postgraduate Lounge, a dedicated social learning space.

With the Brookes bus running between the campuses, you’ll also be within easy reach of the other campuses, your accommodation and the city centre.

How will this impact my studies?

No specific dates have been set for the move just yet, but we will be making our plans to minimise any disruption.

We’ll be keeping you up to date on our progress throughout and if you’d like to know more about this exciting move for the Business School, please visit our Space to Think webpages.

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