02 June 2016
Universities: the hub and spoke in UK innovation
University Alliance have today (2 June) released a new report calling for greater acknowledgment of the contribution of universities to UK innovation.
19 April 2016
Oxford Brookes brings mechanical engineering course to Swindon
Starting September 2016, the foundation degree in Mechanical Engineering will give Swindon students the opportunity to learn the underpinning knowledge of mechanical principles, design and manufacturing, helping budding engineers prepare for a career in the mechanical engineering industry.
15 December 2015
Three Oxford Brookes University graduates win placements with Formula 1 Scuderia Ferrari in 2016
Oxford Brookes University has a long tradition of Motorsport and has been known as one of the key providers of Motorsport programs worldwide, preparing to celebrate 20 years of provision in 2015
4 December 2015
Brookes Engineering student named one of five finalists for the Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future Award
On 26 October 2015, Williams F1 and Autosport announced their nominations for the Autosport William Engineer of the Future award.
17 November 2015
Vehicle Wrapping Course
A three-day summer course was organised for Oxford Brookes students and was led by Jason Price of Corbeau Studios. The aim of the course was to develop the department’s engineering portfolio and students in preparation for projects in 2015/2016 academic year.
10 November 2015
Faculty hosts International Welcome Event
The Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment hosted its first cross-Faculty International Student Welcome Event in October with resounding success.
8 October 2015
Parents of UTC students confident in their children’s job prospects
New research from the Baker Dearing Educational Trust, the charity that promotes University Technical Colleges (UTCs), reveals that parents who have children studying at UTCs feel more positive about their children’s prospects.
30 September 2015
US Ambassador visits Oxford Brookes University
US Ambassador Matthew W. Barzun visited Oxford today (Wednesday 30 September) to meet with representatives of the city’s universities, Oxford City Council, social entrepreneurism leads and high-technology businesses.
25 Septmeber 2015
Department to launch new four year MMath in Mathematics course
The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences are delighted to announce the introduction of a new four year MMath in Mathematics course (validated subject to three minor conditions).
25 September 2015
Engineering in the fast lane at UTC Swindon open day
Oxford Brookes Racing will display the fastest car it has ever engineered at UTC Swindon’s open day on Saturday 26 September 2015.
18 September 2015
Oxford Brookes Racing - Season Review
Oxford Brookes Racing (OBR) launched their 2015 challenger at the Department’s 150th celebration event at the end of May. In June OBR embarked on an aggressive testing programme in the lead up to the first competition at the beginning of July.
17 July 2015
Brookes Racing success at Silverstone’s Formula Student competition
Oxford Brookes Racing took the podium for second place in the design category at the annual Formula Student competition at Silverstone on Sunday (12 July) for their prototype, single-seat racing car.
17 July 2015
Brookes staff publish guide to energy and publicly-accessible transport in rural areas
Two Brookes staff members, Allan Hutchinson and Denise Morrey, have published a guide based on the findings of the REPUTE (Renewable Energy in PUblic Transport Enterprise) project.
30 June 20155
Team building at Wheatley
CCT and MEMS staff recently enjoyed a pig roast and inter-departmental rounders match as the sun shone on the playing fields of Wheatley campus.
15 May 2015
Illustrious guests from motorsport celebrate Brookes’ success in the industry
The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (MEMS) will be holding a day of special events as part of Oxford Brookes’ 150th anniversary celebrations on Friday 29 May.
22 April 2015
Student-Led Brookes Teaching Awards for 2015 are Announced
The third annual Brookes Union Teaching Awards took place on Friday 27 March in Headington Hill Hall. The awards were set up by Brookes Union to celebrate the fantastic work that academic and support staff do at Brookes.
14 April 2015
Oxford Brookes Racing exhibit at Autosport International 2015
The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (MEMS) exhibited at Autosport International Race Car Show at the NEC Birmingham for the fourteenth year from Thursday 8 – Sunday 11 January 2015.
14 April 2015
Santander Universities UK visit the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
On 18 February 2015 Thomas Stead, University Relationship Branch manager from Santander Universities UK, visited the department to learn more about the activities of Oxford Brookes Racing.
26 March 2015
John Watson MBE visits the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
On Monday 2 February, Sky Sports commentator John Watson MBE visited the engineering building at Wheatley Campus to learn more about the work going on in the Department.
2 December 2014
OBR invited to annual competition for UK best teams to inspire school children to become engineers
Oxford Brookes Racing (OBR) were invited to attend an annual competition organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
5 December 2014
Oxford Brookes and YASA Motors KTP wins ‘Engineering Excellence
Staff involved with the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between Oxford Brookes and YASA Motors attended the Best of the Best 2014 KTP Awards in London
11 November 2014
Brookes KTP amongst the Best of The Best
An innovative Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between Oxford Brookes and YASA Motors has scooped a prestigious award from Innovate UK.
5 November 2014
Oxford Brookes Racing at the McLaren Employee Motorshow
On 30 August 2014, Oxford Brookes Racing were invited to display their Formula Student car, Carly, at the 2014 McLaren Employee Motorshow at the McLaren Technology Centre.
5 November 2014
PhD Students from BMW Munich visit Brookes
On 17 and 18 September, 19 PhD students from BMW Headquarters in Munich visited Oxford. As part of their trip, the department invited them to Brookes to engage in a project-based task, ‘Transport challenges for Oxford’.
22 September 2014
Oxford Brookes Racing Team 2014 Competition Round-Up
Oxford Brookes Racing ended the season on a high in the Czech Republic.
12 August 2014
Oxford Brookes Racing recently finished as top UK team and sixth overall in the international Formula Student competition
Winning the design category and fending off fierce competition from the Bath and Cardiff teams throughout the rest of the competition saw Brookes become the UK’s top racing team for a record fifth time.
30 June 2014
Faculty of TDE celebrates National Women in Engineering Day
The departments of Computing and Communication Technologies and Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences worked together to deliver a lively programme of workshops for year 11 and 12 girls from local schools, to celebrate National Women in Engineering Day.
03 June 2014
MSc Engineering students kick-start a two-day industrial tour of Motorsport Valley visiting Prodrive
A group of MSc Engineering students spent two days on industrial visits to such companies as Prodrive, Lotus F1 and Xtrac. The first of these visits was to Prodrive in Banbury Oxfordshire on Thursday 22 May.
16 May 2014
Department staff scoop awards at Brookes Union Annual Teaching Awards
On the 2 May Brookes Union hosted the second annual teaching awards which were created by Brookes Union in partnership with the University.
28 April 2014
McLaren GT’s Chief Engineer, Mark Williams, visits Oxford Brookes
Mark Williams visits the department to discuss a range of MSc projects being undertaken in support of development projects being undertaken by McLaren GT
28 April 2014
Students attended the IMA London Branch Autumn Lecture
A small group of first and second year mathematics students attended the IMA London Branch Autumn Lecture on Modern Cryptography. The talk, held at the University of Greenwich, was given by Dr Richard Pinch of GCHQ.
28 April 2014
YASA motors Ltd received an award at the Didcot Business and Community Awards (BACAs)
The BACAs are open to all businesses in and around the Didcot area, including Harwell Oxford, Milton Park, Southmead Industrial Estate and all the surrounding villages.
2 April 2014
Thousands flock to Ashmolean Live Friday
Thousands of people were wowed at a night of 'Wisdom, Wonders and Widgets' hosted jointly by Oxford Brookes and the Ashmolean Museum.
18 March 2014
Department secures partnership with motorcycle racer Joe Burns
The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences has entered into a new partneDrship with Superstock 1000 motorcycle racer Joe Burns for the 2014 season.
18 March 2014
Professor Allan Hutchinson appointed member of Board of Directors for Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership
The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences became a member of LowCVP in the autumn of 2013 and Professor Allan Hutchinson was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors with effect from early 2014 for 3 years.
5 March 2014
Department racing ahead in National Student Survey responses
The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (MEMS) is leading the way both within our faculty and the wider university for National Student Survey (NSS) responses.
10 February 2014
HRH The Duke of York to visit UTC Swindon
On 10 February His Royal Highness the Duke of York, Prince Andrew, will visit UTC Swindon. UTC Swindon is a new concept in engineering education designed to equip the pupils of today to become the engineers of tomorrow.
4 February 2014
Amanda Stretton meets Formula Student
Amanda Stretton stopped by to meet Formula Student members whilst on location at Oxford Brookes filming for the BBC.
28 January 2014
Lord Baker visits UTC Swindon
Founder of the Baker Dearing Educational Trust and former Home Secretary, The Right Honourable, the Lord Baker of Dorking CH, is to visited UTC Swindon on Tuesday 28th January.
10 January 2014
Department in collaboration with world-leading race car manufacturer
Oxford Brookes University is pleased to announce ground breaking collaboration between the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences and Dallara, a world-leading race car manufacturer.
10 January 2013
Department awarded key funding to research renewable public transport
Oxford Brookes has been awarded key funding to research the application of renewable energy in the public transport sector in the Atlantic Area comprises counties in Europe which face the Atlantic Ocean.
10 December 2013
Educating Engineers of the Future at Brand New UTC Swindon
The University Technical College (UTC) Swindon, in partnership with Oxford Brookes University, has taken a momentous step forward as the Department for Education (DfE) officially gives the institution the green light to proceed.
27 November 2013
Sustained success for Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment
This year, the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment has continued to come out on top against its competitors in the university rankings.
1 November 2013
Stimulating sustainable vehicle lecture kicks off Open Lecture Series
The Oxford Brookes Open Lecture Series started with a bang this October with a challenging open research debate on the future of personal mobility.
25 October 2013
Lord Drayson lectures on 'a breath of fresh air for motorsport'
On 18 October Lord Paul Drayson, CEO of Drayson Racing Technologies, delivered a fascinating lecture on the topic of Electric Racing to a packed audience on Wheatley campus.
10 September 2013
Young Scientists Explore University with Scientia Residential
In early September sixth form students with a passion for engineering, science and mathematics arrived at Oxford Brookes for a two day taster of life at university.
16 July 2013
Formula 1 veteran to write blog on MEMS website
Brian Sims, former racer and Formula 1 Marketing Director, has launched a blog called 'inside line' on the MEMS website. His blog aims to document his past and current experiences within the motorsport industry...
16 July 2013
MEMS receives a visit from Dallara Automobili
Andrea Toso, Head of R&D and US Racing Business Leader for Dallara Automobili, Italy, visited the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences in June.
26 June 2013
Brookes Professor gains an insight into the electric BMW
In April, Professor Allan Hutchinson of the Sustainable Vehicle Engineering Centre, attended the BMW i Innovation Days ‘Bringing a Revolution to Life’ at BMW’s new state-of-the-art factory in Leipzig, Germany.
20 June 2013
UTC Swindon appoints Principal
UTC Swindon today announced the appointment of Angela Barker-Dench as its first Principal. Angela will take on the role from September and lead the college during its set-up year and as it welcomes its first intake of students.
16 May 2013
Oxford Brookes shines at Shanghai 'Great Motorsport, Great Technologies' Seminar
Professor of Motorsports Engineering Design Geoff Goddard visited China last month to take part in the 'Great Motorsports, Great Engineering' seminar.
13 May 2013
Brookes’ Brand New Industrial Lecture Series
This year saw the launch of the Industrial Lecture Series within the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.
10 May 2013
Oxford Brookes Formula Student Team receive IMechE award
Oxford Brookes Racing has been awarded £2,500 from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers this season as part of their Formula Student Award Scheme.
29 April 2013
The Automotive Engineering team receives a visit from Brazilian University
The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences received a visit last week from the Brazilian Federal University of Paraná.
25 April 2013
Contractor announced for UTC Swindon
UTC Swindon took a significant step this month with the appointment of the education facility’s building contractor.
15 April 2013
Students collaborate with research and development company
Final year undergraduate students Chris Burns, Dominic Cheng and James Evans have collaborated with F1 research and development company Wirth Research for their dissertation project.
3 April 2013
Students' Union Teaching awards celebrate amazing teaching at Brookes
A senior lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences has won an award as part of the very first Students' Union Teaching Awards.
22 March 2013
BMW to offer placements exclusively for Brookes students
BMW MINI Plant Oxford is again offering a wide range of exciting placements exclusively for Oxford Brookes University students within Technology, Design and Environment and Business faculties for 2013/14.
28 February 2013
Working with an icon
Engineers at Oxford Brookes have been chosen to carry out a large study with part of London’s fleet of iconic red buses.
19 February 2013
IET Oxfordshire Network
The lecture ‘Academics Ride High on Grass: A Bamboo Bike Revival’ was presented by Dr Shpend Gerguri and Dr James Broughton, both with the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.
14 February 2013
Vince Cable visits the Brookes Engineering team
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Rt Hon Vince Cable, visited the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at Oxford Brookes.
29 January 2013
Oxford Brookes celebrates another successful year at the Autosport International Show
The Autosport International Show, which is held annually during Motorsport Business Week, attracts over 81,000 visitors over a course of four days and is Europe’s largest dedicated motorsport exhibition.
29 January 2013
Professor Peter Hills’ pit stop visit to the Engineering Building at Wheatley
Professor Peter Hills is an Oxford Brookes alumnus in every sense of the word. The past student and University lecturer returned to Oxford Brookes on the 23rd November to visit the Engineering building at the Wheatley Campus.
25 January 2013
MEMS staff contribute to low carbon vehicles event
On Tuesday 27th November, Professor Denise Morrey and Dr Stephen Samuel of MEMS, along with Andrew Baxter and Jim Campbell from RBDO, attended the TSB IDP 8 and 9 Low Carbon Vehicles Networking Event.
1 August 2012
Honorary Research Associate appointed
On 1st August 2012 Dr Richard White joins the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at Oxford Brookes University as an Honorary Research Associate.
19 July 2012
Invited research lecture throws light on the environmental performance of Photovoltaics
On Monday 18th July, Dr Marco Raugei, UNESCO Chair in Life Cycle and Climate change of ESCI, delivered a lecture on the Environmental Performance of Photovoltaics (PV), as part of the 2012 Research Lecture Series.
18 July 2012
Oxford Brookes University named top UK team at Formula Student 2012
Oxford Brookes beat 50 UK universities to take the top British team prize, and came 7th overall in a field of over 100 competing universities.
17 July 2012
Oxford Brookes University supports the UK-based Formula BMW / InterSteps Championship
The championship is organised by the British Automobile Racing Club and is aimed at aspiring young drivers aged 16 – 19.
27 June 2012
HE Government gives approval for Swindon University Technical College
Swindon UTC has been named one of the 15 University Technical Colleges (UTCs) to open across the country over the next two years. Swindon UTC will specialise in Engineering with Business and Enterprise & Entrepreneurship and is supported by Oxford Brookes University.
22 June 2012
Professor Allan Hutchinson celebrates 25 years at Brookes
The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences congratulated Allan on his achievement with a departmental celebration of coffee and cakes on Friday 22nd June 2012. This was a chance for colleagues to recognise this significant milestone and achievement.
1 June 2012
Faculty students awarded in the 2012 Oxford Brookes Business Plan Competition
Winners of this year's Oxford Brookes Business Plan Competition including students from the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment, attended an awards ceremony where they were presented with their prizes by Vice Chancellor Professor Janet Beer.
15 May 2012
Oxford becomes electric vehicle capital of Europe - thanks to Brookes
Transport Minister, Norman Baker launched a new network of charging points for electric cars throughout Oxfordshire. There are now more electric vehicle charging points in Oxford than petrol stations.
12 May 2012
Oxford Brookes Racing showcases zero emissions racing car
The Oxford Brookes Racing eCar Team competed at the 5th Alternative Energy Racing Day at Santa Pod Raceway on Saturday 12th May 2012. The event provided the team with the opportunity to test their recent developments and upgrades while demonstrating the department's commitment to developing sustainable vehicles.
2 May 2012
Brookes drives roll-out of electric charge points
ChargeMaster, a supplier of electric vehicle (EV) charge points, is rolling out the POLAR national charging network across the UK with help from the Oxfordshire Electric Vehicle Partnership (OEVP) led by Brookes.
14 March 2012
Samira Ahmed visits Oxford Brookes to give a talk about British journalism
The freelance journalist and former Channel 4 News presenter, Samira Ahmed spoke about aspects of British journalism in an open lecture entitled, From Hogarth to Hackgate: Does British Journalism have an attitude problem?
16 February 2012
Oxford Brookes students attend vocational visit day at BMW MINI Oxford
In order to provide students seeking a placement for 2012/13 with the chance to find out about the work experience opportunities on offer at BMW MINI plant in Oxford, the university arranged a visit to the Plant on Thursday 16th February.