Oxford Brookes University

48th  in Freshers' Weeks

Reviews

Anonymous

Our freshers week was scary but allowed us to meet lots of new people. Unfortunately, I don’t believe that it helped us to meet many people who were not already from our student accommodation. We were encouraged to buy a ‘freshers wristband’ and go to clubs that we knew from our halls of residence. Once purchased, The freshers wristband was supposed to get you free guaranteed entry to all of the clubs and events specified online (8 events over 8 nights.) we were told that without the freshers wristband, entry couldn’t be guaranteed, so majority of us reluctantly bought the wristbands. The events during the week were amazing until we hit Thursday night. My friends and I had all gotten dressed and ready, we had began to pre-drink at a local bar and catch our bus into town. The event that night was in a local nightclub called ATIK. Upon arriving, we were told my some representatives that it was unlikely that we were going to be able to get into ATIK tonight, despite purchasing the freshers wristband. Why you ask? Because the bouncers were allowing people who didn’t have the wristband into the club. They soon hit club capacity and after waiting 40 minutes in line for a club that we had already paid entry for, we headed home. This means that I spent over £60 on a wristband that gave me no extra perks or value than anybody else on the street that night.

Anonymous

Freshers week was incredible. The people I met were amazing and I am still good friends with most 3 years later. The event were very fun, particularly the club and pub night's. The freshers fair was also great as I got lots of freebies! I always participate in freshers events even in my second and final year as they are always fun and worth going to.

Anonymous

The events were so good and the support from the staff was very helpful. The tickets weren't very expensive and I was lucky to get one as I had not got an earlier ticket! One thing that was annoying was that I had a VIP ticket and it was not clear what the rules were, and whenever I asked for my free drinks, they said this was not possible. Overall, freshers week was very fun!

Anonymous

The Fresher's fair was fairly good and not as wide spread as it is supposed to be. The move in experience was not good as we had a lot of luggage with us and there was absolutely no help from the staff whatsoever.

Anonymous

Excellent experience which really kick started the time at Brookes with a well set up week. A few of the evening events could of been planned better but were still great eats to socialise.

Anonymous

Some events were not managed well enough to allow all people to get in without queuing for hours but events were good fun

Anonymous

Very fun week for Freshers. Tons of events and socials to go to as well as many clubs. You also make a ton of new friends as well, during freshers.

Anonymous

Moving in was one of the most difficult experiences, moving into a new area, meeting new people. It was challenging but everyone there were so welcoming and we became good friends in no time. We are all moving into a house next year the 7 of us and it will be amazing. Don't let your fears overcome your ability of a degree, be brave and you will have the best time of your life!

Anonymous

Exploring campus on the first day is probably one of the best parts and investigating all the different things avaliable is the best, meeting different people can sound intimidating but just be you and theres always someone who is just like you

Anonymous

Freshers week was a very weird time! There's a lot on your mind about moving in, making friends, going to the events. But overall its super Fun!

Anonymous

There were limited events at my university for freshers week, felt a bit boring. The freshers fair itself was a really great day with lots going on but other than that it was a few clubbing events which lots of people didn’t go to so it became difficult to make friends.

Anonymous

Yea sick. Loved it ay. I also love doing reviews. Here's why. Because they're a genuine insight to the business's customer experience.

Anonymous

Was good, don’t get a wristband. Just buy tickets for each night as they pop up, much easier way of doing it. Overall had a nice time.

Anonymous

Pretty good. Kinda wish there had been more live instead of just clubbing. Maybe Brookes union could start doing some more live gigs. Other than that, maybe there could be more big activity days. I would recommend to others to just make sure you meet as many people as you can as early as you can, because people start to settle down into their friendship groups pretty fast and then it becomes harder to meet new people.

Anonymous

Freshers’ Week was so much fun, good chance to meet people and an excuse to get drunk for a solid week without a care in the world! Essential to go out for as much of it as you can to bond with people early on

Anonymous

It was super fun even thought my course started during the freshers week so i did not have the opportunity to enjoy every single event.