Living in Oxford – Student View | Oxford Brookes University

Living in Oxford – Student View | Oxford Brookes University

August 26, 2019 2 By Stanley Isaacs


When I first moved into halls and my parents drove away I felt really upset for a few minutes. As soon as I walked through the doors, in the first minute, I made five of my closest friends. You don’t know the people you’re moving in with, you may all have different views but that’s a really big life lesson that I learnt that year that is that you have to get on with people, you have to work as a team. No I live at home because I live so close in Oxford. I actually commute. The first people I met were on my course, in the first lecture. I met them there then we went for a Nando’s and the rest is just history *laughs*. When you join societies and you make the effort to speak to people in your lectures and seminars, you do meet different people and you do make friends. They’re the best three boys I’ve ever met in my life and it just felt like the transition was easier with them because they’re always there to help me. So freshers’ week was a crazy week for me! I went to the fair with all of my new housemates. I kind of just jumped into it, so I tried to get myself as busy as possible, meet a lot of people. We got a flavour for which societies there were and which ones we’d might want to join. I’m part of the dance society. Glee club. I joined the Punjabi society. My friend became a cheerleader. Ice hockey. Psychology society. Mountain biking club. My favourite part of Brookes gym is actually the classes. I use the downstairs area to lift weights and my warm-down will be using the cardio… I’ve never used the gym in my life before, so this is a new experience which is quite good fun. Outside of university, my favourite place to go in Oxford is Cowley Road. There’s all sorts of opportunities to have fun. Oh I love ice skating, I’m a real ice skater so I love going with my friends. … different restaurants, there’s numerous pubs that you can go to. So we went badger watching and bird watching. There’s the “Old Fire Station” where there’s loads of arts events going on all the time. Oxford is amazing! Yep!