The King’s Centre, Oxford, appointed examination partner for Oxford Brookes University

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The King’s Centre, Oxford, has become the official examination partner for Oxford Brookes University.

All standard written modular exams now take place at the King’s Centre, Oxford. The first examinations took place recently and The King’s Centre, Oxford hosted up to 1,600 students per day and 13,000 across two weeks for the launch of the partnership.

The Thames Hall, that seats up to 1,000 and the Cotswold Hall up to 850 were turned into examination halls for 300 and 380 respectively. Oxford Brookes University selected the King’s Centre, Oxford, as its examination venue to provide one main location for most student exams and to reduce the need for evening and weekend examinations.

It further cements the King’s Centre, Oxford’s position as a market leading examination venue. It is also the examination centre for IELTS, accredited by Kings Oxford, The British Council, City of Oxford College and the Oxford Marketing Organisation.

Michelle Fernandez, General Manager of the King’s Centre, Oxford, said: “Our venue works for examinations, as we have a variety of sized rooms, the required furniture, quite spaces for preparation, very fast and high demand wi-fi and great catering. Equally it’s quiet, designed to handle large numbers of visitors and easy to get to from the city centre.

“We are proud to have partnered with Oxford Brookes University and are enjoying hosting the students and university staff.”

John Kirk, Academic Registrar and Director of Academic and Student Affairs at Oxford Brookes University said: “Moving all written exams to a single location ensures for greater predictability for our students. This is particularly important in helping to ensure they fulfil their academic potential. It has also allowed us to reduce the number of evening exam sessions which is something students have told us is preferable.

“Partnering with the King’s Centre, Oxford allows the University to keep campus spaces, such as the Sports Centre, open for their intended purpose throughout the year and therefore further benefits students, staff and the wider community. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the King’s Centre, Oxford and in continuing to provide an excellent student experience.”

The King’s Centre, Oxford, is based in Osney Mead, all its annual profits are invested into maintaining the building, Oxfordshire Community Churches and their associated charitable activities across the county. It has two large halls and eight additional rooms across 30,000 square foot of space located a ten-minute walk from Oxford railway station.

Set in a historic student city, Oxford Brookes is one of the UK’s leading universities and enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence and innovation as well as strong links with business and industry.

The University works closely with Oxford Bus Company with the provision of the BrookesBUS service as part of its commitment to sustainable travel, staff and students, and the wider community. Additional bus routes are put in place for students during exam periods to help ensure students reach their exams in good time and to help with the local transport network.