Welcome to the BROOKESkey
a smarter way to travel for students and staff
Oxford Brookes University students and staff are entitled to the BROOKESkey. Most students are eligible for free travel on the BROOKESBus (a £1 supplementary fare is required on Night Services) – check this flowchart to see if you are eligible for an inclusive BROOKESKey. You will need to present your valid Brookes Staff/Student ID when collecting your card.
If you are not eligible for free travel, you can top-up your BROOKESkey with products such as the BROOKESbus Annual Pass or Semester Pass, along with further discounts exclusive to BROOKESkey holders including key benefits which offers discounts at various places around Oxford including cafés, bars, restaurants & theatres.
using the BROOKESkey means
- Most students travel for free on BROOKESbus (a £1 supplementary fare is required on Night Services) with an Inclusive pass [Eligiblity criteria apply].
- If not eligible for free travel, you have access to exclusive products such as the BROOKESbus Annual Pass or Semester Pass. There are big savings on daily or occasional travel. There’s no need to carry cash - just touch and go!
- You can top-up in person at one of our Travel Shops, located at Gloucester Green and on the High Street. You can also top-up online and your key will be updated when used on the bus*
- If you lose your key we can block anyone else from using your travel and issue a replacement smartcard
*Online top-ups are collected on an Oxford Bus Company bus reader and can take up to 48 hours to become available for collection onto your smartcard.
Providing a UK Address
To apply for a BROOKESkey, you must provide a postal address in the United Kingdom. If you're staying in Halls of Residence you can see the address details on the Brookes website by clicking here. If you don't yet know your room number, you do not need to provide it.
Inclusive BROOKESbus Product
Most students are entitled to an inclusive BROOKESbus product as part of their Halls of Residence rental agreement or tuition fees.
Whether you're entitled or not there's a range of other discounted products exclusive to BROOKESkey holders available, detailed in our BROOKESkey Product Guide.
Terms and Conditions
To view our BROOKESkey Terms and Conditions please click here.