Welcome to the Spring edit!
Coming up in the first week of April…
Find out about the GetPublished! 2022 conference and join online to learn new things, be inspired, and support Brookes students.
Add your personal contribution to this Photovoice exhibition of experiences of the pandemic as part of the annual OBU Think Human Festival, 04-08 April 2022.
Learn about cutting edge cross-cultural research at an in-person flash conference on Wednesday 06 April 2022.
Concerned about the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine? Support a fantastic student fundraising campaign.
Read about the 22 students who are running 2685km to raise money for those in need.
Saskia Clubb, Vice President: Activities and Employability for Oxford Brookes Student Union, writes about developments in Sexual Consent Education at Oxford Brookes.
What’s been happening…
Find out about the recent national-level adventures of Kate Licudi and Isabel Jess, Graduate Diploma in Law students.
Find out about the Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre’s newest platform for student poetry.
Find out about Murmuration – origami in flight, in solidarity with displaced peoples around the world
Student artist Maria Won writes about ‘Murmuration’, by HipHat Collective – part of the annual Oxford Human
Shir Grunebaum, MSc Occupational Therapy student, outlines how the Occupational Therapy Society has been supporting students.
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Catch up on the autumn edit!
What’s been happening…
Catch up on some of the events and recordings from the Oxford Brookes University Black History Month series.
Ben Gooddy talks about his project on facemasks and facial recognition, which he presented at the British Psychological Society Cognitive Section Annual Conference.
Daniel Harris, VP of OBU Pole Fitness Society, busts some myths about the sport and shares thoughts on the importance of diversity and inclusivity.
Find out about the Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre internships 2021-22.
The sustainability section!
Kloe Watts, International Relations and Media student and Bxtra Student Editorial Assistant, reviews the successes and failures of COP26.
Find out what to watch, read and listen to for some sustainability inspiration.
Jardel Williams, Student Union Campaigns Assistant, explains the Mind the Gap campaign and survey soliciting the experiences of Black students on campus.
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Welcome to the May edit of BXtra!
Caitlin Green, BSc Animal Biology and Conservation Student and Student Hedgehog Ambassador, writes about the Hedgehog Friendly Campus campaign.
Maria Rozalska, BA Film student, captures stories told anonymously by the NHS staff working on the front line during the pandemic.
Paige Giles (BA Film student) discusses student perceptions of what makes an Arts graduate employable in the creative industries.
What’s been happening?
Find out about the GetPublished! 2021 student conference.
Amy Pollard, Master of Arts by Research student, recaps the Spring Symposium for postgraduate Humanities students.
Saarah Bhalwani shares her contribution to the ‘Conversations on Race, Racism and Anti-Racism’ series.
Get a glimpse of some top class student research
PhD student Sarah Slator shares some of her research on the Rivonia Trial.
Find out what BSc Psychology student Eleanor Budenburg has discovered about sentence processing, predictions and reaction times.
Get the insights of Ava Pevsner, BA Architecture student, on humane architectural responses to refugee camp design.
To what extent are safe distancing guidelines for viewing orangutans adhered to by tourists in Bukit Lawang, Indonesia?
Amy Woolloff, MSc Primate Conservation student, investigated how careful tourists are being in protecting orangutans by staying a safe distance away in Bukit Lawang, Indonesia.
Irina Richards, MA Education (Artist Teacher Practice), outlines her project investigating use of comics to engage young people with meaning-making in museums.
Thomas Wolter, MBA student, enhances understanding of Enterprise Risk Management effectiveness.
More student insights on critical issues
Monika Zilionyte, Environmental Impact Assessment and Management student, reports on sustainable and ethical underwear.
Ben Spanton-Walker, BA Geography student, shares his contribution to the ‘Conversations on Race, Racism and Anti-Racism’ series.
Welcome to the February edit of BXtra!
Top picks to entertain and inspire
Brookes’ resident film buff David Ingram reviews the highs and lows of the films of 2020 in another edition of his podcast.
Listen to Grace Manning, Public Health Masters student and OBU Swimming Club President, talk to Brookes Sport about living with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.
Speaking out about diversity
Muhammed Zia Ud Din, an English Literature student, reports on how COVID has exacerbated racial disparities in UK business ownership, employment and income.
Read student Saarah Bhalwani’s report from a debate on ‘Tackling Racism: Merry Christmas!… But why no Eid, Diwali or Vaisakhi?’
Starra Clarke, an English Literature student and regular BXtra contributor, reflects on the diversity of President Biden’s inauguration and its broader cultural significance.
Fed up of lockdown? Try some travel for the mind
English Literature and Drama student Emily Morgan explores Los Angeles through the novels Play as it Lays by Joan Didion, Ask the Dust by John Fante, and through Charles Bukowski’s poems ‘Waiting’ and ‘Betting on now’.
Take a virtual literary tour of Oxford, created by English Literature and Creative Writing student Katharine Hart.
Ways to make a difference and create change
Monika Zilionyte, Environmental Impact Assessment and Management student, reports on the global causes and impact of food waste, and on how to make a difference.
Hear from Tafadzwa Gumbo, International Business Management student, about how she has founded her own fashion business while studying at Brookes!
Read about how the OBU Amateur Boxing Club have been raising funds for Project Komba.
An invitation and some insights
Find out about Junior Oliveira’s PhD, investigating children’s online engagement with other children through the YouTube content they produce. He is looking for more families to be involved!
Law student Katherine Rodrigues and podcast co-producer Ben Butler provide top tips to help balance your studies and your social life.