Katie Christou

BA (Hons) City and Regional Planning

Questions and answers:

Before you came to Brookes what did you study and where?

I was at Princethorpe College 6th form in Rugby, studying A-levels in Art, English Literature, Geography and French.

What made you choose Brookes as a place to study?

I liked it when I came on a visit to the university and the modules on the course covered a number of topics I was interested in. I also wanted the opportunity to gain both RTPI and RICS accreditation which particularly made me interested in the course at Brookes, as this is possible by taking specified Real Estate Management modules.

What do you think of the course now you're here?

The course covers a broad subject area giving you a good grounding on a number of topics. The lectures are usually fairly small and so you get to know your peers and lecturers very well, which makes it much easier to settle in. The Planning Department as a whole is very friendly and there is always someone happy to help you with any problems you might have.

How did your scholarship or bursary enhance your experience of the course?

My scholarship helped me to purchase many course-related books and generally helped towards living costs.

What are your plans for when you've completed your course, for work or further study?

I hope to continue at Brookes to do an MA in Urban Design to gain full accreditation for RTPI.

What are the best bits of studying at Brookes?

Oxford is a great city to live in as a student, with plenty of social events to suit everyone. By studying at Brookes I will be able to gain accreditation from two professional bodies which is becoming ever more desirable by employers who look for a broad range of skills and knowledge from graduates.