Submitted by Paul Colston
The King’s Centre, Oxford has announced a new agreement to host written examinations for Oxford Brookes University .
The venue, the largest conference and events centre in the city.
The first 2018 summer examinations took place recently, with The King’s Centre hosting up to 1,600 students per day and 13,000 across two weeks.
The Thames Hall, that seats up to 1,000 and the Cotswold Hall (850) were turned into examination halls for 300 and 380 respectively.
Oxford Brookes University selected the King’s Centre, Oxford, as its official examination venue to provide one main location for most student exams and to reduce the need for evening and weekend examinations.
King’s Centre, Oxford is also the examination centre for the English language standard, 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, quiet spaces for preparation, very fast and high demand Wi-Fi and great catering.
“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 partnering with the King’s Centre, Oxford allowed the University to keep campus spaces, such as the Sports Centre, open for their intended purpose throughout the year.
“We look forward to continuing our partnership with the King’s Centre, Oxford and in continuing to provide an excellent student experience,” he added.
The King's Centre, Oxford, is based in Osney Mead and is a 10-minute walk from Oxford railway station.