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What you make it - University of Oxford
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What you make it - University of Oxford
What are colleges?
        Oxford’s colleges are at the heart of the Oxford student experience and make our
        University a very special place to study and live. There are over 30 colleges and halls
        and all undergraduate students belong to one. If you come here, you are likely to
        spend much of your time in your college, particularly in your first year.

        A ready-made community                                                 Your college essentials:
        Each of these academic communities are                                 –P
                                                                                 orter’s lodge (a staffed entrance and
        made up of academic and support staff, and                              reception)
        students. All colleges and halls* provide a                            –D
                                                                                 ining hall
        safe, supportive environment leaving you
                                                                               – L ending library (often open 24/7 in term time)
        free to focus on your studies, enjoy time
        with friends and make the most of the huge                             –S
                                                                                 tudent accommodation
        opportunities. Colleges run lots of their own                          –T
                                                                                 utors’ teaching rooms
        clubs and societies and you can always set up                          –C
                                                                                 ommon room (JCR)
        your own. Intercollege sport and drama can be
                                                                               –C
                                                                                 hapel and music rooms
        a fun way to meet people from other colleges.
        Students mix freely across colleges and you                            – L aundry
        are welcome to have friends over. You will                             –G
                                                                                 reen spaces
        also meet other people not at your college                             College facilities are generally pretty similar but
        in your department and at university-wide                              have a look at how they compare on page 146.
        events.

                                                                               Junior Common Rooms ( JCR)
                                                                               Every college has their own Junior Common
      College pride is big, but it doesn’t get                                 Room or JCR. This collectively refers to all
      in the way of intercollege friendship.                                   the undergraduate students in a college.
      I’ve never felt so welcomed and liked                                    Elected students form the ‘JCR’ committee
      as I do at my college.                                                   which organises lots of events and campaigns
      TAMSIN
                                                                               on behalf of the students in their college.
                                                                               Confusingly, JCR also refers to a room in college,
                                                                               where you can meet friends, get a cup of
                                                                               coffee and watch TV.

        *PPHs (Permanent Private Halls) are similar to colleges except they are smaller, offer fewer courses
        and were founded by particular Christian denominations. Students at PPHs are members of the
        University just like students at colleges, with access to the same University facilities and activities.

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ox.ac.uk/colleges

College tutorial teaching                                 Location of colleges
Tutorials typically take place in your college            You can see from the map (page 192) that the
with your academic tutor(s) who teach as well             University’s colleges make up much of Oxford’s
as do their own research. They are responsible            city centre. There is no central University
for assessing applicants and conducting                   campus. A few colleges are slightly further
interviews (see page 184). They decide who                from the centre. Typically, they feel spacious
comes to their college and who they will                  and have large gardens, sometimes running
teach. The other student(s) in your college               alongside the river. None is more than a twelve
tutorials will be from your year group, doing             minute walk or five minute cycle ride to the
the same course as you and will normally be               main University buildings, such as the Bodleian
at your college. For more on personalised                 Libraries. They may also be conveniently near
tutorial teaching see page 14.                            privately rented student accommodation.

Wellbeing matters                                         Do I pay to live in my college?
College academic tutors support your                      Students pay for accommodation and food
academic development but you can also ask                 although this is often heavily subsidised. Costs
their advice on other things. Lots of other               vary across colleges and are likely to increase
college staff including welfare officers help             annually. See ox.ac.uk/collegesrentsetc.
students settle in and are available to offer             Sometimes it is possible to arrange college
guidance on practical or health matters.                  accommodation out of term time in which case
Current students also actively support                    the cost might change. See also page 182 on
students in earlier years, sometimes as part of           accommodation and page 186 for information
a college ‘family’ or as peer supporters trained          on costs and funding support.
by the University’s Counselling Service. See
pages 9-10 for more.

            Come and look round
            The best way to find out about colleges is to come and see them. If you can make it
            to an open day (see page 188) then you will also be able to talk to current students
            and tutors. If you will only have a short time in Oxford, try and shortlist four or five
            which offer your course before coming. For more on visiting see ox.ac.uk/ugvisit.

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Lady Margaret Hall
                                                                                                                  Harris Manchester
  Which colleges

                                                                                        Corpus Christi
                                                                        Christ Church

                                                                                                                                                 Jesus College

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        New College
                                                            Brasenose

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Magdalen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mansfield
  offer YOUR course?

                                                                                                                                      Hertford

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Merton
                                                                                                                                                                                              Lincoln
                                                                                                         Exeter
                                                  Balliol

                                                                                                                                                                 Keble

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Oriel
      Archaeology and Anthropology                                                                                                                                                                   
      Biochemistry (Molecular and Cellular)                                                                                                                                                                                                 
      Biological Sciences                                                                                                                                                                                                       
      Biomedical Sciences                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
      Chemistry                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
      Classical Archaeology and Ancient History                                                                                                                                                                                             
      Classics                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
      Classics and English                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
      Classics and Modern Languages                                                                                                                                                                                                          
      Classics and Oriental Studies                                                                                                                                                                                                            
      Computer Science                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
      Computer Science and Philosophy                                                                                                                                                                                                           
      Earth Sciences (Geology)                                                                           
      Economics and Management                                                                                                                                                                                                 
      Engineering Science                                                                                                                                                                                                                
      English Language and Literature                                                                                                                                                                                                  
      English and Modern Languages                                                                                                                                                                                                         
      European and Middle Eastern Languages                                                                                                                                                                                          
      Fine Art                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
      Geography                                                                                                                                                                                               
      History                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
      History (Ancient and Modern)                                                                                                                                                                                                         
      History and Economics                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
      History and English                                                                                                                                                                                                 
      History and Modern Languages                                                                                                                                                                                                        
      History and Politics                                                                                                                                                                                                               
      History of Art                                                                                                                                                                        
      Human Sciences                                                                                                                                                                                           
      Law (Jurisprudence)                                                                                                                                                                                                              
      Law with Law Studies in Europe                                                                                                                                                                                                   
      Materials Science                                                                                                                                                                                           
      Mathematics                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
      Mathematics and Computer Science                                                                                                                                                                                                      
      Mathematics and Philosophy                                                                                                                                                                                                            
      Mathematics and Statistics                                                                                                                                                                                                         
      Medicine                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
      Medicine (Graduate Entry)                                                                                                                                                                        
      Modern Languages                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
      Modern Languages and Linguistics                                                                                                                                                                                                     
      Music                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
      Oriental Studies                                                                                                                                                                                         
      Philosophy and Modern Languages                                                                                                                                                                                                     
      Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)                                                                                                                                                                                         
      Philosophy and Theology                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
      Physics                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
      Physics and Philosophy                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
      Psychology (Experimental)                                                                                                                                                                                                   
      Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics                                                                                                                                                                                      
      Religion and Oriental Studies                                                                                                                                     
      Theology and Religion                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                 This information is correct as of January 2018, but is subject to change.
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University College
                                                                                           St Edmund Hall
                                                        St Benet's Hall
            Queen's (The)

                                                                          St Catherine's
                            Regent's Park

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Wycliffe Hall
                                                                                                                                                              Somerville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Worcester
Pembroke

                                                                                                                                                 St Peter's
                                                                                                                         St Hugh's
                                            St Anne's

                                                                                                            St Hilda's

                                                                                                                                     St John's

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wadham
                                                                                                                                                                           Trinity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Archaeology and Anthropology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Biochemistry (Molecular and Cellular)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Biological Sciences
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Biomedical Sciences
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Chemistry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Classics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Classics and English
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Classics and Modern Languages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Classics and Oriental Studies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Computer Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Computer Science and Philosophy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Earth Sciences (Geology)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Economics and Management
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Engineering Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                English Language and Literature
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 English and Modern Languages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     European and Middle Eastern Languages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fine Art
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Geography
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               History
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    History (Ancient and Modern)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      History and Economics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      History and English
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 History and Modern Languages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 History and Politics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          History of Art
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Human Sciences
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Law (Jurisprudence)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Law with Law Studies in Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Materials Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mathematics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mathematics and Computer Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mathematics and Philosophy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mathematics and Statistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Medicine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Medicine (Graduate Entry)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Modern Languages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Modern Languages and Linguistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Music
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Oriental Studies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Philosophy and Modern Languages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Philosophy and Theology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Physics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Physics and Philosophy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Psychology (Experimental)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Religion and Oriental Studies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Theology and Religion

           Check ox.ac.uk/whichcolls for the latest information
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Harris Manchester*
  college

                                                                                                                                                                     Lady Margaret Hall
                                                                                   Corpus Christi
                                                                   Christ Church

                                                                                                                                             Jesus College
  FACILITIES

                                                       Brasenose

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Magdalen

                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mansfield
                                                                                                                                  Hertford

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Merton
                                                                                                                                                                                          Lincoln
                                                                                                    Exeter
                                             Balliol

                                                                                                                                                             Keble
      Founded                              1263 1509 1546 1517 1314 1786 1282 1571 1870 1878 1427 1458 1886 1264
      UG student numbers                    366 365 432 252 334 108 403 346 427 401 304 400 235 297

      College accommodation
      All first years on site                                                                                                                                                                                 

      Usually offered for three years					                                                          		                                                             
      Usually offered for first year
                                                                                                            
      and one other year
      Usually offered for all years 		                                           			                                                     			                                                                       

      Some vacation storage                                                                                                                                                                                   
      for international students

      Catering
      Dining hall                                                                                                                                                                                             

      Bar                                                                                                                                                                                                     

      Café                                                       		                              				                                                    		                                             

      Facilities
      Gym on site                            				                                                  		                           		                               				                                                 

      The University also has central gym and sports facilities that students from any college are welcome to use: see page 24.
      Boathouse                                                                                                                                                                                               

      Library open 24/7                               		                                                                                                     		                                      

      Computer rooms/stations                                                                                                                                                                                 

      Wi-Fi throughout college                                                                                                                                                                                

      Music room                                                                                		                                                                                        		                    

      Theatre/performance space                                                                 				                                                                                                             
      Chapel                                                                                                                                                                                                  

      Multi-faith prayer room										                                                                                                                              

      If there is no dedicated multi-faith room, many colleges are happy to provide an appropriate prayer space.

      Clubs & societies activities
      Music society                                                                             		                           		                                                            		                    

      Orchestra(s)			                                              				                                                                                                                                            
      Choir(s)                                                                                                                                                                                                

      Dramatic society                                                                          				                                                    		                                                        

      College student magazine/paper                  			                                         		                                     			                                         		                             

      Some subject societies                                                                    		                                                                                                             

      Other societies                                                                                                                                                                                         

      There are hundreds of University-wide clubs and societies that students from any college are welcome to join; see pages 8 and 22.

      If you have a question about a college’s facilities, please ask them.
      Colleges will try to accommodate a student’s needs, where possible.
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University College
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Do YOU choose?
      Not exactly. You can put a college’s campus code on your
      UCAS form to specify a preference but you might still be                     Although l didn’t actually
      shortlisted and offered a place by another college. This                     apply to my college, I have
      ‘reallocation’ helps us ensure that the best candidates,                     absolutely fallen in love with
                                                                                   it and couldn’t be happier.
      regardless of which college they select, are offered places.                 IZZY
      In 2017, 35% of successful applicants got an offer from a
      college they didn’t specify on their application.

      How do I DECIDE?                                       Is there a college which is best
      Each college is different so you may like to           for my course?
      consider their:                                        Colleges do not have specialist subjects as they
      – s ize and age                                       all excel in all the courses which they offer and
      – location - how close to the city centre, your       provide a very high standard of teaching.
        department, the park, the river, the sports
        centre                                               What if I can’t decide?
      – a ccommodation - number of years of                 Then you can make an open application
        college accommodation, where it is, how              by choosing campus code 9 on your UCAS
        much it will cost                                    application. This will mean your application will
      –o
        wn grants or other funding                          be assigned to a college or hall that has relatively
                                                             fewer applications for your course in the year
      – f acilities - see the college facilities table on
                                                             you apply. In 2017, 18% of applicants made an
        pages 146-147
                                                             open application. Tutors have no preference for
      – a ccess - most colleges have facilities and         direct or open applications: they are looking for
        accommodation for disabled students;                 the best applicants for their course.
        however, given the age of the buildings,
        some areas of some colleges are not
        accessible for students with mobility issues.        Which college is easiest to get into?
        See page 31 for further advice.                      Competition for places is strong at all our
                                                             colleges. None of them is easy to get in to. If
      If at all possible, come to an open day and
                                                             any college is particularly over-subscribed,
      look round several colleges. This will help
                                                             applications may be reallocated and considered
      you decide what college characteristics and
                                                             by another college. All colleges have signed up
      facilities are important to you.
                                                             to a Common Framework on Admissions which
                                                             means the same application process for your
                                                             course at every college.
        See Oxford SU’s ‘college suggester’:
        apply.oxfordsu.org/colleges
        Visit some colleges: ox.ac.uk/ugvisit                Does every college offer
        Watch at www.ox.ac.uk/                               every course?
        collegechoice for more advice on                     No, although most colleges do offer most
        choosing a college.                                  courses. Please see pages 144-145 to find out
                                                             which colleges offer which course.
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Balliol

Balliol is one of the oldest colleges, and   College life is subsidised in many ways;     Finding out more
has a large student body. In the 19th        in addition, eligible students can apply     www.balliol.ox.ac.uk
century we led the University reforms        for a wide range of maintenance and          +44 (0) 1865 277777
that resulted in the selection of students   hardship grants as well as special funds     Admissions information
solely on academic ability. We are           for research and travel. Many prominent      +44 (0) 1865 277758
committed to attracting women and            figures in public life have graduated from   undergraduate@balliol.ox.ac.uk
men of exceptional potential regardless      Balliol. The college has a reputation for    UCAS campus code: O
of their social, cultural or educational     academic excellence alongside a friendly     2018 Open Days
background.                                  atmosphere and lively spirit of              27 and 28 June and 14 September
                                             intellectual debate. The student body is     ox.ac.uk/opendays
Our dynamic student community is
                                             arguably one of the most active in the
drawn from a broad spectrum of schools                                                    Location
                                             University.
within the UK, the EU and overseas.                                                       Balliol stands on Broad Street in the
                                                                                          city centre, just metres from the
                                                                                          Bodleian Library and a short walk or
                                                                                          cycle ride from University academic
                                                                                          departments. Its modern annexe is a
Balliol is...
                                                                                          5-minute walk away on Jowett
                                                                                          Walk. Map ref 1.
                                                    …receiving the
  …an education                                     Les Woods
                        …enhanced                                       …being welcomed with open arms, despite
  that is absolutely                                Scholarship,
                        immeasurably by the                             being initially worried that I’d feel left out
  top-notch –                                       which has
                        other students…and                              here. My closest friends span a huge
  tutorials are                                     helped give
                        a stimulating culture                           number of subjects and backgrounds.
  challenging and                                   me a sense of
                        of intellectual debate,                         TARA
  enjoyable.                                        confidence in
                        which greatly
  NICHOLAS                                          my ability to
                        improves the overall
                                                    learn new
                        learning experience.                                              What can you study at Balliol?
                                                    skills.
                        SAMUEL
                                                    ALEX
                                                                                          See page 144

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Brasenose

Situated in Radcliffe Square, Brasenose         the year. Our students run many special     Finding out more
is a friendly college at the heart of the       events including Chinese New Year and       www.bnc.ox.ac.uk
University and city. We are able to             Burns Night celebrations, charity           +44 (0) 1865 277830
accommodate undergraduates in single            auctions, diversity workshops, fancy-       Admissions information
rooms for all years of study at our main        dress parties and more.                     +44 (0) 1865 277510
site or nearby Frewin complex.                                                              admissions@bnc.ox.ac.uk
                                                Brasenose’s libraries are open 24 hours a   UCAS campus code: V
Brasenose provides delicious and
                                                day. We have our own sports ground
affordable food in both our                                                                 2018 Open Days
                                                and boathouse, and a large common
16th-century dining hall and café. There                                                    27 and 28 June and 14 September
                                                room with entertainment of many kinds.      ox.ac.uk/opendays
are also shared kitchens at Frewin. Our
lively bar is a fantastic place to relax. We    Brasenose is an inclusive and diverse
hold an annual summer week-long arts            community where all members of the
                                                                                            Location
                                                                                            Brasenose College is accessed via
festival plus many more music, arts,            college family support each other.
                                                                                            the beautiful Radcliffe Square, near
sports and society events throughout
                                                                                            to the main University libraries, labs
                                                                                            and lecture theatres, right next to
                                                                                            the bustling High Street. Our Frewin
Brasenose is...                                                                             Hall complex is 5 minutes’ walk from
                                                                                            the main site. Map ref 3.

                                               …being amongst
  …the friendly                                people who are
  atmosphere                                   always so ready                       …being offered accommodation
  amongst                                      to be involved.                       for all your years of study, and it’s
  people from a         …the amazing                                                 all either on the main site or a
                                               From fancy dress       …having
  vast array of         location - you                                               five-minute walk away. I love that
                                               parties to the         amazing
  backgrounds.          really are at                                                we’re always central! TORI
                                               Christmas              food that’s
                        the heart of
  ATTY                                         pantomime. JESS        also just so
                        this historic
                                                                      cheap.                What can you study at
                        city. ADAM
                                                                      BRAD                  Brasenose? See page 144

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Christ Church

Christ Church is one of the larger        a specialised law library and two well-   Finding out more
colleges, offering places for most        equipped computer rooms. The library      www.chch.ox.ac.uk
undergraduate courses. It has a vibrant   is open 8am to 1am. There is a college    +44 (0) 1865 276150
and diverse community and is              bar in addition to the Junior Common      Admissions information
committed to attracting talented          Room. A dedicated music room, as well     +44 (0) 1865 276181, 276196
students whatever their background.       as the activities associated with the     admissions@chch.ox.ac.uk
Christ Church is fortunate to be able     renowned Cathedral Choir, encourage       UCAS campus code: 2
to complement the generous financial      an active music scene. Regular drawing    2018 Open Days
support provided by the University.       classes are held in the art room, and     27 and 28 June and 14 September
Christ Church students live in college    the Picture Gallery has a world-famous    ox.ac.uk/opendays
rooms throughout their course and         collection. There are also specialist
benefit from subsidised dining in the     sports facilities and grounds, and
                                                                                    Location
                                                                                    Christ Church is on St Aldate’s, close
famous 16th-century hall. The college     flourishing sports clubs.
                                                                                    to the city centre, the High Street,
has a magnificent 18th-century library,
                                                                                    the Bodleian Library and other
                                                                                    University departments. On the
                                                                                    other side of the college is Christ
Christ Church is...                                                                 Church meadow with its peaceful
                                                                                    river walks. Map ref 4.

                                                   …a sense of
  …a big college,                                  community.
  so you keep                                                             …meeting such a diverse
                       …having supportive          There’s enough of      range of people that any
  meeting new          tutors who challenged       us for there to be
  people well into                                                        worries about stereotypes
                       me when I understood        variety and a lot      are soon dispelled.
  2nd and maybe        the material, but also      of people to meet,     RACHEL
  even 3rd year.       helped me when things       but at the same
  RAAFI
                       didn’t make sense.          time I really feel
                       PATRICIA                    at home here.                    What can you study at Christ
                                                   SARAH                            Church? See page 144

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Corpus Christi

Boasting a strong sense of community         Students benefit from access to a          Finding out more
and a friendly atmosphere, Corpus            sports field and boathouse, TV rooms,      www.ccc.ox.ac.uk
Christi is one of Oxford’s older and         the Junior Common Room, and the            +44 (0) 1865 276700
smaller colleges. It prides itself on a      beer cellar. There is also an auditorium   Admissions information
strong tradition of openness, tolerance      suitable for concerts, productions,        +44 (0) 1865 276693
and fairness. Corpus Christi combines        parties and lectures. Among the most       admissions.office@ccc.ox.ac.uk
history with modernity; the college’s        active of the many clubs are the           UCAS campus code: 3
magnificent 16th-century library is still    dramatic society – the Owlets – and        2018 Open Days
used by students today. With over            the choir. Corpus has an impressive        27 and 28 June and 14 September
60,000 books, 24-hour opening,               social calendar with a ball every          ox.ac.uk/opendays
computerised catalogues and numerous         other spring and a fair each June,
PCs, it is both a convenient and beautiful   which features the college’s famous
                                                                                        Location
                                                                                        Corpus is less than 5 minutes’ walk
place to work.                               tortoise race!
                                                                                        from the city centre and Bodleian
                                                                                        Library and 10 minutes from the
                                                                                        departments and science
                                                                                        laboratories, but is tucked away
Corpus Christi is...                                                                    from the noise of the city, looking
                                                                                        out over Christ Church meadows
                                                                                        towards the river. Map ref 5.
                                        …the college
  …a fantastic                                                         …right at
                                        tortoise and
  community                                                            the heart
                                        the beautiful
  spirit.                                                              of the city.
                   …weekly film         gardens.
                                                                       EMILY
  JAMES                                 FREYA
                   nights and a
                                                        …the small
                   ton of welfare.
                                                        and cosy
                   MEGAN
                                                        feel.
                                                        MEREDITH                        What can you study at Corpus
                                                                                        Christi? See page 144

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Exeter

Exeter is the fourth-oldest college in     college careers office and internship       Finding out more
Oxford, with a small, friendly and         programme. Facilities include an            www.exeter.ox.ac.uk
inclusive community of students and        extensive library (open 24/7 during         +44 (0) 1865 279600
staff. Accommodation is provided for       term), on-site gym, stunning dining hall,   Admissions information
three years of an undergraduate’s          cosy bar, chapel, music practice rooms,     +44 (0) 1865 279661
course and probably for a fourth year.     performance space, music room,              admissions@exeter.ox.ac.uk
All first years live on the main college   learning space and sports ground. We        UCAS campus code: 4
Turl Street site. Other college            have a beautiful garden, with views over    2018 Open Days
accommodation is in vibrant east Oxford    Radcliffe Square. Exeter is home to a       27 and 28 June and 14 September
(with self-catering facilities) and the    wide range of student groups, clubs and     ox.ac.uk/opendays
modern Cohen Quadrangle in                 societies, including our excellent
fashionable Jericho. Three meals a day     student-led choir, music, theatre and
                                                                                       Location
                                                                                       Exeter College’s entrance is on Turl
can be eaten in hall during term.          sports teams.
                                                                                       Street, in the centre of Oxford, close
Students have exclusive access to our
                                                                                       to the main libraries, departments,
                                                                                       shops, restaurants and bars. The
                                                                                       entrance to Cohen Quad is a few
Exeter is...                                                                           minutes’ walk away in Walton Street.
                                                                                       Map ref 6.

  …small enough that you’ll                             …having
  never feel lost, but big enough                       communal
  that everyone finds their                                                …having fun with college sports
                                                        spaces which       teams – they’re all really close
  place. It’s a very inclusive                          are really
  and diverse environment,       …impressive                               and friendly communities, as
                                                        well used.         I’ve found with the rugby team.
  making it easy to settle in.   catering facilities,
                                                        EMMA
  MADDY
                                 particularly at                           GEORGE
                                 lunch time where
                                 there’s so much
                                 choice on offer.                                      What can you study at Exeter?
                                  JADE                                                 See page 144

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Harris Manchester                                                                     for students aged 21+ only

Harris Manchester is the only Oxford         the main site and students can generally     Finding out more
college which is dedicated solely to         live in for at least the first and final     www.hmc.ox.ac.uk
mature students (21+ with no upper age       years of their course. Our excellent         +44 (0) 1865 271006
limit). It has a warm and friendly           librarians manage some 70,000                Admissions information
atmosphere. There is a great deal of         volumes, and the library itself is open to   +44 (0) 1865 271009
support available and each student is        students 24 hours a day during term          admissions@hmc.ox.ac.uk
treated as an individual. Our diversity of   time. Each student also has a small book     UCAS campus code: 6
age, nationality and background makes        grant to spend as they wish. The             2018 Open Days
the college a very interesting and           student community is socially active,        27 and 28 June and 14 September
vibrant society. The college has a           with a lively variety of sporting and        ox.ac.uk/opendays
number of scholarships for second            cultural events.
undergraduate degrees, up to £18,500
                                                                                          Location
                                                                                          Harris Manchester is centrally
each. College accommodation is all on
                                                                                          situated in a quiet location on
                                                                                          Mansfield Road, just a few minutes
                                                                                          away from the Bodleian Library,
                                                                                          most department libraries, the
Harris Manchester is...                                                                   Science Area and other University
                                                                                          facilities. Map ref 7.

                                                …a vibrant
  …simply inspiring.                            patchwork of
  It’s amazing how                              experiences,                              …a close-knit
  everyone has                                  ideas and          …mature students,      community and a
  done something        …a library like the                                               place to call home
                        Beauty and the          world views.       wise academics
  interesting                                   WALTER             and lovely staff.      away from home.
  before starting       Beast library. It                                                 PROMIT
                                                                   SAM
  at university.        makes for romantic
  ANTON
                        encounters with
                        your textbooks.                                                   What can you study at Harris
                        ZERENE                                                            Manchester? See page 144

154
Hertford

Hertford is known for its friendly           The college library is open 24/7. We      Finding out more
atmosphere, welcoming students from          also have a gym, a music room, a well-    www.hertford.ox.ac.uk
wherever they come: you don’t have to        equipped student common room (JCR)        +44 (0) 1865 279400
be any particular type to fit in. We value   and an attractive bar on site. Off-site   Admissions information
our informal, progressive climate, which     we have sports grounds, tennis and        +44 (0) 1865 279404
we believe fosters good, positive            squash courts and a superb boathouse.     undergraduate.admissions@
working relationships between tutors                                                   hertford.ox.ac.uk
                                             Hertford’s students are diverse and       UCAS campus code: 7
and students.
                                             passionate about their interests, so we
                                                                                       2018 Open Days
We can offer you accommodation               have societies for everything, from       27 and 28 June and 14 September
throughout your course and all student       economics to ultimate frisbee. We         ox.ac.uk/opendays
rooms have small, shared kitchens.           embrace music-making of all kinds and
Meals are available both in college and      we compete successfully in a range of     Location
at one of our residential annexes.           major sports.                             Hertford is on Catte Street, right in
                                                                                       the city centre surrounded by some
                                                                                       of Oxford’s most beautiful buildings.
                                                                                       Accommodation ranges from rooms
Hertford is...                                                                         on the main college site to purpose-
                                                                                       built accommodation by the river
                                                                                       and houses in north Oxford, all
                                                                                       about 10 minutes’ walk away.
  …a second                                                                            Map ref 8.
  family and a    …getting the
                  projector set up                     …bumping into
  home away                            …having
                  in the JCR to                        friends in the      …having a women’s PPE evening in
  from home.                           somewhere
                  watch election                       quad on the         my tutor’s teaching room, complete
  KATIE                                to belong, a
                  night or the Six                     way back from       with drinks and snacks. HOLLY
                                       place where
                  Nations Rugby                        the library.
                                       everyone
                  with everyone.       matters.
                                                       KYRA
                  HOLLY
                                                                                       What can you study at
                                       HANNAH                                          Hertford? See page 144

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Jesus College

At the heart of the city, Jesus College is    need to be repaid, and is given on top of   Finding out more
known as one of the friendliest of            University bursaries. To maintain high      www.jesus.ox.ac.uk
Oxford’s colleges. We’re an inclusive and     standards, there are also awards to         +44 (0) 1865 279700
informal place, where the well-being and      recognise academic achievement and          Admissions information
success of our students are our highest       progress, as well as support for            +44 (0) 1865 279721
priorities. To instil this sense of           extracurricular activities. It is little    admissions.officer@jesus.ox.ac.uk
community, all of our undergraduates          wonder that the college has been            UCAS campus code: Q
can live in college accommodation for         voted amongst the best for student          2018 Open Days
their entire degrees.                         satisfaction since 2010.                    27 and 28 June and 14 September
                                                                                          ox.ac.uk/opendays
Jesus College students can enjoy the          Jesus College has had Welsh connections
best possible education regardless of         since its founding in 1571, although our    Location
their backgrounds. Generous access            students now come from all over the UK      Jesus College is located on the
bursaries are available for any student in    and abroad.                                 historic Turl Street, in central Oxford.
financial need. This money does not                                                       It is very close to the main libraries,
                                                                                          the Science Area, the famous
                                                                                          Covered Market, High Street shops,
Jesus College is...                                                                       cinemas and theatres. Map ref 9.

                                             … able to provide
  …a tight-knit                              college-owned
  place, where you                           accommodation for        …supportive and generous. It
  quickly get to        …a truly                                      helped me attend a conference,
                        inclusive,           every year of your
  know the people                            degree. This means       and a ski trip! I couldn’t have
  you’re studying       colourful and                                 gone otherwise. SUSIE
                        empowered            you get to stay
  with, and those                            with your friends!
  in other years.       community
                                             JESS
  SAANJH
                        where we look
                        after each                                                        What can you study at Jesus
                        other. PETER                                                      College? See page 144

156
Keble

Keble College was originally established   The college’s striking Victorian               Finding out more
to extend access to Oxford University,     architecture houses some of the best           www.keble.ox.ac.uk
and it remains true to that founding       student accommodation in Oxford, while         +44 (0) 1865 272727
vision. We aim to foster the highest       our beautiful dining hall (the longest in      Admissions information
academic achievement for all our           Oxford), allows the college to maintain        +44 (0) 1865 272708
students, from all backgrounds and         the tradition of common table, with an         admissions@keble.ox.ac.uk
every corner of the globe. We are a        optional communal sit-down service             UCAS campus code: A
large college with our undergraduate       several times a week.                          2018 Open Days
facilities on one main site. Our size                                                     27 and 28 June and 14 September
                                           Our students pride themselves on being         ox.ac.uk/opendays
allows us to have at least two fellows
                                           welcoming and friendly. You won’t find a
(tutors) in all our main subjects, which
                                           Keble ‘type’, but you will find a supportive   Location
means our students can always get the
                                           environment made up of students from           The college is adjacent to the
academic support they need.
                                           a range of different backgrounds.              University Parks, between the
                                                                                          Science Area and the Radcliffe
                                                                                          Observatory Quarter. The main
                                                                                          libraries are close by and the city
Keble is...                                                                               centre is 5 minutes’ walk away.
                                                                                          Map ref 10.
                                           …one of the
                                           largest and
  …always feeling                          most diverse
  looked after        …having so many                          …It has a warm and friendly atmosphere.
                      opportunities        college
  and supported.                           communities,        There is a great deal of support available
  There really is     to get involved                          and each student is treated as an individual.
                      in sports and        yet also
  a strong sense                           inclusive and       MATT
  of community        societies,
                      whether you are      friendly.
  spirit! RUHA                             BEN
                      an expert or a                                                      What can you study at Keble?
                      novice. ELIZA                                                       See page 144

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Lady Margaret Hall

LMH began with nine women and is now        available to enable students to achieve     Finding out more
a vibrant academic community                their academic potential. We are            www.lmh.ox.ac.uk
transforming the lives of hundreds of       committed to supporting disabled            +44 (0) 1865 274300
students. We are diverse, open,             students and helping them achieve their     @lmhoxford
intellectually curious and pioneering. We   potential. Undergraduates are               Admissions information
continue to break boundaries as the first   guaranteed a room on the college site       +44 (0) 1865 274310
Oxford college to establish a Foundation    for three years of their course. Our        admissions@lmh.ox.ac.uk
Year for under-represented students.        beautiful well-stocked library is a great   UCAS campus code: B
Our students work with internationally      place to study; you can access and          2018 Open Days
distinguished scholars who are dedicated    borrow books 24/7. We also have a           27 and 28 June and 14 September
to tutorial teaching and welfare support.   theatre, music practice rooms, a gym,       ox.ac.uk/opendays
LMH has an exceptionally beautiful site     tennis courts, playing fields and punts.
                                                                                        Location
with gardens which run down to the
                                                                                        LMH is a 5-minute walk to the
river. Grants and scholarships are
                                                                                        Science Area and next to the
                                                                                        University Parks. It takes about
LMH is...                                                                               5 minutes to cycle to the centre
                                                                                        of Oxford (a 15-minute walk).
                                  …my first home                                        Map ref 11.
  …being given                    away from home;            ...stunning
  the opportunity                 where I grew up,           gardens,
                                                             especially in    …the friendly, supportive atmosphere
  to fulfil my        …a very     studied what I
                                                             the summer       that the tutors and students create.
  academic            open-minded loved and made
                                                             – a haven        The gardens are beautiful to spend
  potential in a      and vibrant friends for life.
                                                             from the         time in throughout the year, and
  friendly and        college.    Looking back I
                                                             hustle and       having such a big library on site is
  supportive          NEIL        can’t think of a
                                                             bustle of        incredible. LAURA
  environment.                    better place to
  PHIL                            have spent my              touristy
                                  undergraduate              Oxford.                    What can you study at Lady
                                  years! AKILA               TOYIN                      Margaret Hall? See page 144

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Lincoln

Lincoln, one of the smaller undergraduate   students from low-income backgrounds,       Finding out more
colleges, combines intimacy with a          in addition to other grants, prizes and     www.lincoln.ox.ac.uk
strong academic tradition. There is a       scholarships. Our food is widely            +44 (0) 1865 279800
genuine atmosphere of good humour,          regarded as excellent, and the              Admissions information
hard work and mutual support, shared        15th-century hall provides a popular        +44 (0) 1865 279836
by both students and tutors.                focus for college life. The college has     admissions@lincoln.ox.ac.uk
                                            one of the most beautiful libraries         UCAS campus code: C
Undergraduates at Lincoln are
                                            in Oxford.                                  2018 Open Days
guaranteed accommodation for the
                                                                                        27 and 28 June and 14 September
three or four years of their course.        Students have the opportunity to join       ox.ac.uk/opendays
All accommodation is central, and a         or form a very large range of student
significant proportion of rooms,            societies. Lincoln has a sports field       Location
including all first-year rooms, have        and boathouse, and currently provides       Lincoln is located in the centre of
ensuite facilities. The college can offer   free membership of the University           Oxford on Turl Street, just minutes
a number of generous bursaries for          gym and swimming pool.                      from many of Oxford’s departments,
                                                                                        faculties, libraries, shops and
                                                                                        restaurants. All of our undergraduate
Lincoln is...                                                                           accommodation is also in central
                                                                                        Oxford, within a 10-minute walk of
                                                                 …brilliant             the main site. Map ref 12.
                     …the staff, who are     …a very large
                                                                 accommodation,
                     a huge part of what     library for such
  …the most                                                      being at most
                     makes Lincoln such      a small college.
  welcoming                                                      ten minutes
                     a great college.        There is always                          …a really wide range of sports
  and enjoyable                                                  from the
                     From the kitchen        somewhere to                             teams and other societies; the
  community                                                      college and
                     staff who quickly       work and the                             ‘have a go atmosphere’ makes
  I’ve been a                                                    all being
                     remember you to         only problem is                          for a lot of fun! BEN
  part of, and                                                   reasonably
                     the porters who         sometimes it’s
  tutorials are                                                  priced – you
                     welcome you             so pretty it’s
  something to                                                   feel like a real
                     whenever you pass       distracting!                               What can you study at
  look forward                                                   community.
                     the lodge. FRANKIE      ANISHA                                     Lincoln? See page 144
  to! JOSH                                                       DANIEL

                                                                                                                        159
Magdalen

Magdalen (pronounced ‘Maudlen’) has          Support Fund provides outstandingly          Finding out more
some of the most beautiful buildings in      generous grants to many of its               www.magd.ox.ac.uk
Oxford, new as well as ancient. It is set    undergraduates, while there are also         +44 (0) 1865 276000
in 100 acres of grounds which include        large numbers of travel, research and        Admissions information
the deer park and Addison’s riverside        book grants awarded each year, along         +44 (0) 1865 276063
walk. Magdalen’s spaciousness has            with annual tutorial prizes for the most     admissions@magd.ox.ac.uk
helped to determine its character –          promising and successful of our              UCAS campus code: D
passionate about academic excellence         students.                                    2018 Open Days
and other achievements, but also                                                          27 and 28 June and 14 September
                                             We have our own professionally               ox.ac.uk/opendays
diversified, informal, inclusive and
                                             maintained grounds for football, rugby,
without pressure to conform to any
                                             cricket and hockey, nine tennis courts,      Location
stereotype or set of views.
                                             our own squash courts and an all-            Magdalen is conveniently located at
Besides the University’s financial           weather pitch (all on site), as well as an   the end of the High Street, a 10-
support, the college’s own Student           extremely well-equipped boathouse.           minute walk from the centre of town,
                                                                                          University libraries, and the science
                                                                                          area. First-year accommodation is
Magdalen is...                                                                            located across Magdalen Bridge.
                                                                                          Map ref 13.

                                              …a friendly
  …excellent                                  and vibrant         …at the heart of
  teaching and                                LGBT scene,         many traditions,        …Addison’s Walk
  supportive                                  which comes         including the unique    in the sun to catch
  tutors as well      …a huge number of                                                   up with friends
                      opportunities to        to the fore         May Morning
  as a huge                                   during the          celebrations.           and see the deer.
  variety of          try things I’d never
                      have felt               annual Oscar        LOUISA
                                                                                          MARIA
  inclusive social                            Wilde dinner.
  activities.         comfortable
                                              BILLY
                      enough to do                                                        What can you study at
  AMELIA
                      before. RACHAEL                                                     Magdalen? See page 144

160
Mansfield

Throughout its history Mansfield has         students, including all first years, live on    Finding out more
worked hard to make an Oxford                the main college site, with the rest in         www.mansfield.ox.ac.uk
education available to previously under-     college accommodation a 15-minute               +44 (0) 1865 270999
represented groups. The proportion of        walk away. The majority of rooms on the         Admissions information
our UK students from the state sector is     main site are ensuite, with several large       +44 (0) 1865 282920
the highest of any college. Our small size   kitchens for student use. The college           admissions@mansfield.ox.ac.uk
and welcoming ethos make Mansfield a         offers excellent food at reasonable             UCAS campus code: E
warm, informal environment where             prices in the Chapel Hall, while the Crypt      2018 Open Days
tutors and students work together to         café offers a more informal eating and          27 and 28 June and 14 September
achieve academic excellence and sustain      study space. Our well-stocked libraries         ox.ac.uk/opendays
a progressive and lively community.          are open 24 hours a day, and students
                                             have access to free sports facilities.
                                                                                             Location
All undergraduate students are housed                                                        Mansfield occupies one of the best
in Mansfield accommodation. Most                                                             sites in Oxford, a short walk away
                                                                                             from the Science Area and
                                                                                             University libraries and close to the
Mansfield is...                                                                              city centre, but in a quiet position
                                                                                             near the University Parks.
                                                                                             Map ref 14.
                         …a full social                            …the best
  …full of new           calendar.                                 college for
  ideas. There is a      There’s                                   vegetarian
  real energy about      always lots …all about equality.          and vegan
  Mansfield, and         going on.      We have a diverse          food in          …a small space
  a nonconformist        GABE           and friendly student       Oxford.          with a big heart.
  streak that                           body and great             LIBBY
                                                                                    ZEYNAB
  marks us out                          financial support
  from the rest.                        available.
  JOE                                    LUCY
                                                                                             What can you study at
                                                                                             Mansfield? See page 144

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Merton

Merton is one of the oldest and most         Undergraduates can live in college-         Finding out more
beautiful colleges in Oxford with            owned accommodation for their whole         www.merton.ox.ac.uk
medieval and 17th-century buildings –        course. Many rooms are ensuite, and         +44 (0) 1865 276310
including our 13th-century chapel – and      two are fully accessible for students       Admissions information
glorious, extensive gardens protected by     with disabilities, one with an adjacent     +44 (0) 1865 286316
the city wall. Modern facilities include a   carer room. Merton’s hall food is among     undergraduate.admissions@
lecture theatre and five new music           the tastiest and best value in the          merton.ox.ac.uk
practice rooms.                              University, charged on a pay-as-you-go      UCAS campus code: F
                                             basis. Student kitchens are also            2018 Open Days
Ours is a close-knit community with a                                                    27 and 28 June and 14 September
                                             provided.
friendly and stimulating atmosphere, and                                                 ox.ac.uk/opendays
superb academic and welfare support.         Merton provides generous financial
We have a strong ethos of widening           support including grants for buying         Location
participation and are keen to attract        books, language learning, course-related    From a quiet, cobbled lane off the
talented applicants, whatever their          expenses and projects and travel.           High Street, Merton overlooks
background.                                                                              meadows stretching down to the
                                                                                         River Thames. It is just a few minutes
                                                                                         from University libraries and
Merton is...                                                                             departments. Our Holywell Street
                                                                                         annexe is close to the Science Area.
                                                                                         Map ref 15.
                                             …chatting at
  …large enough to                           the late gate
  have many circles                          for a long time
  of friends, but         …packed with       after dinner       …collaborating
                          lovely and                            with your friends       …my home from home.
  also small enough                          with friends.                              JULES
  to feel like part of    supportive         ELISABETH
                                                                on a problem set
  a Merton family.        people at all                         via group-chat.
  KRISTY                  levels of the                         BRAD
                          college. JACOB                                                 What can you study at
                                                                                         Merton? See page 144

162
New College

New College is one of the largest and       music of all styles and eras. We have a    Finding out more
most architecturally striking colleges,     college orchestra, a number of choral      www.new.ox.ac.uk
with beautiful gardens and a variety of     groups, and several practice rooms –       +44 (0) 1865 279555
excellent facilities.                       including a dedicated ‘Band Room’.         Admissions information
                                                                                       +44 (0) 1865 279512
We are very proud of our wonderful and      New College also has fantastic sports
                                                                                       admissions@new.ox.ac.uk
diverse student body and encourage a        facilities. Students can join one of our   UCAS campus code: G
friendly, open atmosphere throughout        many teams, or just head down to the
                                                                                       2018 Open Days
the college in which everyone can           sports ground to play more casually.
                                                                                       27 and 28 June and 14 September
flourish both socially and academically.                                               ox.ac.uk/opendays
                                            Our students run a wide range of
The college has a rich musical tradition,   societies, from music and dance to
in no small part due to our world-          drama and film – there’s something
                                                                                       Location
                                                                                       New College is in the very heart of
famous chapel choir, and we celebrate       here for everyone!
                                                                                       the city. Its central location offers
                                                                                       convenient access to departments,
                                                                                       as well as the vibrancy of the city
                                                                                       centre itself. Map ref 16.
New College is...

                                                     …driven but
  …a particularly                                    caring members
  musical college…                                                         …lovely people and
                        …more than its               of one very           fantastic student support
  the best decision     Hogwarts-like beauty. It     unique family,
  I have made.                                                             outside of the classroom.
                        looks like a castle but      with a variety        BROGAN
  ELLEN
                        it’s definitely a home;      of talents and
                        there’s a really strong      interests.
                        sense of community.          ARAN
                        GEORGIA                                                        What can you study at New
                                                                                       College? See page 144

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Oriel

Oriel is an inclusive, high-achieving      variety of informal contexts. Students      Finding out more
academic community with a friendly         are encouraged to enrich their studies      www.oriel.ox.ac.uk
atmosphere. We value diversity and         by engaging in research activities in the   +44 (0) 1865 276555
encourage applications from potential      college and the wider University. We aim    Admissions information
students of all backgrounds. We also       to help our students achieve the highest    +44 (0) 1865 276522
recognise the financial needs of           academic standards and prepare them         admissions@oriel.ox.ac.uk
students and offer bursaries, prizes for   for their future lives and careers.         UCAS campus code: H
academic achievement, generous travel      Interdisciplinary sessions called Oriel     2018 Open Days
grants and access to student support       Talks foster informal academic              27 and 28 June and 14 September
funds. A dedicated welfare team offers     conversation between students and           ox.ac.uk/opendays
support to all students. Our tutors take   tutors. The vibrant college life can be
a keen interest in the academic and        experienced through numerous channels
                                                                                       Location
                                                                                       Oriel’s main entrance is on Oriel
personal development of their students     including music, the chapel choir, drama
                                                                                       Square in the city centre, just off the
through interactions in tutorials and a    and sport.
                                                                                       High Street. Shops, the Bodleian
                                                                                       Library, University departments and
Oriel is...                                                                            the railway/bus stations are only a
                                                                                       short walk away. Map ref 17.

  …an amazing                                       ...a community
  college with a                                    where everyone
  central location,     ...able to accommodate      knows everyone,        ...a place with       ...a family with its
  a well-stocked        you for three or four       can be themselves,     something for         own culture, where
  24/7 library,         years, meaning the          and do what they       everyone, from        everyone is valued
  beautiful quads       sense of college            enjoy.                 sport to music        for who they are.
  and comfy             community becomes           SIMON                  to drama and          SEB
  rooms.                really strong as you go                            so much more.
  MOLLY                 through your degree.                               ALI

                        MADDY                                                          What can you study at Oriel?
                                                                                       See page 144

164
PEMBROKE
          Pembroke
         COLLEGE OXFORD

Pembroke is a lively, inclusive and         three years of their degree. We also have   Finding out more
supportive academic community, with a       a 24-hour library, and our Junior           www.pmb.ox.ac.uk
commitment to excellence. Our strong        Common Room (JCR) is proud to own an        +44 (0) 1865 276444
interdisciplinary ethos and collaborative   art collection and gallery!                 Admissions information
environment encourages undergraduates,                                                  +44 (0) 1865 276412
                                            Our commitment to academic excellence
graduates and academic staff to work                                                    admissions@pmb.ox.ac.uk
                                            is underwritten by generous book grants     UCAS campus code: I
together and enables Pembroke students
                                            for humanities and social science
to enhance their studies with a broader                                                 2018 Open Days
                                            students, fully funded summer
outlook on the world. We support each                                                   27 and 28 June and 14 September
                                            internships for science students, and       ox.ac.uk/opendays
other as individuals and members of a
                                            travel grants. A very generous
close-knit community and also offer
                                            scholarship scheme includes an              Location
extensive welfare provision.
                                            accommodation discount and hardship         Pembroke is located in the heart of
Pembroke is able to offer undergraduate     funds to support those in need.             Oxford city centre, just off St
students accommodation for at least                                                     Aldate’s. Map ref 18.

Pembroke is...
                                              …a central
                                                                    …supportive staff and
                                              location and mix
  …truly special. It is not simply an                               students. Come with
                                              between old and                                    ...taking a few
  incredible academic institution where                             an open mind – I’m
                                              new buildings.                                     minutes out of your
  you are given the tools and freedom                               involved in projects
                                              Since being here                                   day to enjoy the
  to grow intellectually and delve into                             and societies that I
                                              I have been truly                                  serenity of our JCR
  areas of study both exciting and new,                             would never have
                                              shocked at how                                     art gallery.
  but is also an environment which in                               envisaged being part
                                              supportive and                                     IMOGEN
  being so caring and warm, aids and                                of prior to Oxford.
                                              welcoming the
                                                                    ISABEL
  allows you to develop your passions         entire college
  and ‘self’ beyond the curriculum, at        community is.
  every turn.                                 GRAHAM                                    What can you study at
  CAROLINA                                                                              Pembroke? See page 144

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THe Queen’s College

The student body at Queen’s is diverse,    friendships commonly form across both       Finding out more
dynamic and inclusive, with the college    year and subject groups.                    www.queens.ox.ac.uk
hardship fund providing generous                                                       +44 (0) 1865 279120
                                           As a place to live, study and socialise,
support in cases of financial need. Each                                               Admissions information
                                           Queen’s is a fabulous mix of old and
year we welcome undergraduates drawn                                                   +44 (0) 1865 279161
                                           new. The 17th-century Upper Library is
from every part of the UK and across                                                   admissions@queens.ox.ac.uk
                                           one of the finest reading rooms in          UCAS campus code: J
the wider world. Both students and
                                           Oxford while the New Library is a
tutors are passionate about their chosen                                               2018 Open Days
                                           fantastic contemporary space for study.
fields and the college also has a strong                                               27 and 28 June and 14 September
                                           Musical performances, film screenings       ox.ac.uk/opendays
tradition in music, sport and drama. The
                                           and visiting speakers are hosted in the
popular JCR (Junior Common Room) tea
                                           state-of-the-art auditorium, only a         Location
is held daily in the common room and is
                                           short walk from the striking classical      Queen’s stands prominently on the
evidence of the strength of the
                                           architecture of the Front Quad.             High Street, a few minutes’ walk
undergraduate community, where
                                                                                       from the Bodleian Library, the
                                                                                       University’s Science Area, Christ
                                                                                       Church Meadow and the city centre.
Queen’s is...                                                                          Buses to London leave from right
                                                                                       outside the front gates. Map ref 19.

                                                              …close to both
  …friendly,                               …never being       the centre and
  inspiring,                               bored! There       Cowley Road,
  beautiful.                                                                       …the unique bond
                …having a financial        is always          giving students
  LIZZIE                                                                           between the students.
                support system that        something to       two different
                                                                                   NICOLE
                means everyone is on       get involved       but equally
                a level playing field.     in, something      fascinating
                BILLY                      new to try.        perspectives
                                           ELI                of Oxford.               What can you study at
                                                              GABRIELLE                Queen’s? See page 144

166
Regent’s Park                  Permanent Private Hall

Regent’s Park College specialises in the    academic results. Tutors give meticulous     Finding out more
arts, humanities and social sciences. Our   care to the academic well-being of their     www.rpc.ox.ac.uk
beautiful quad offers a retreat from the    students, providing them with a              +44 (0) 1865 288120
bustle of the city but also puts you just   supportive environment as they move          Admissions information
minutes from everything you will need.      towards success in their final               +44 (0) 1865 288153
                                            examinations. Students are members of        academic.administrator@
Regent’s is famed for its friendly                                                       regents.ox.ac.uk
                                            many college committees including the
atmosphere and strong sense of                                                           UCAS campus code: 8
                                            Governing Body and their views are
community, and its undergraduates
                                            actively sought in determining college       2018 Open Days
often excel in the sporting and cultural                                                 27 and 28 June and 14 September
                                            policies.
life of the University as well as in                                                     ox.ac.uk/opendays

                                                                                         Location
                                                                                         Regent’s is located in the city centre,
                                                                                         just off St Giles’. We are within
Regent’s Park is...                                                                      walking distance of most of the
                                                                                         University libraries and departments
                                                                                         and within reach of the city’s
                                                                                         amenities. Map ref 20.
                              …warm,
  …always being               welcoming                         …a small college,
  surrounded by               and genuinely                     so it’s really
  friendly faces. You         homely.            …a feeling     easy to get to
                                                                know everyone,         …hands-down the best
  will never go into          NAOMI              of inclusion                          quad in Oxford – a
  dinner, the JCR or                             which is       regardless of
                                                                year or subject.       tranquil green retreat.
  the bar and there not                          second to                             HOLLY
                                                                TABBI
  be someone happy                               none.
  to chat to you.                                SAM
  ELLIE
                                                                                         What can you study at
                                                                                         Regent’s Park? See page 144

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St Anne’s

St Anne’s is a down-to-earth, friendly     but there are also formal guest nights.     Finding out more
and independent-minded college that        We have self-catering kitchenettes and      www.st-annes.ox.ac.uk
takes people for what they are. It is      a popular coffee shop. Our large library    +44 (0) 1865 274800
modern in its outlook and architecture     is open 24 hours a day and houses over      Admissions information
and open to the world, informal and yet    110,000 books. We hold many events          +44 (0) 1865 274825
academically demanding. We are proud       throughout the year including regular       admissions@st-annes.ox.ac.uk
to be an international and diverse         music nights, film screenings and guest     UCAS campus code: K
community and we take student welfare      lectures. We have an a cappella choir, an   2018 Open Days
extremely seriously. We stand, above       orchestra and a wide range of sports        27 and 28 June and 14 September
all, for the following principles:         teams. The Junior Common Room               ox.ac.uk/opendays
opportunity, collaboration and being       organises everything from discussion
forward looking and far reaching.          groups to art classes.
                                                                                       Location
                                                                                       St Anne’s is north of the city centre
St Anne’s is renowned for the quality of                                               – 5 minutes by bike – by the
its food. Most meals are relaxed affairs                                               University Parks and close to the
                                                                                       Science Area, Ashmolean Museum,
St Anne’s is...                                                                        Modern Languages and Classics
                                                                                       Faculties and Mathematical and
                                                                                       Oriental Institutes, as well as the
                         …the excellent                                                Radcliffe Observatory Quarter.
  …a wonderfully         support network     …not pretentious                          Map ref 21.
  welcoming              that there has      or intimidating –      ...the diversity,
  community of           been when           you get to enjoy       the chat and
  students and staff     things don’t go     all the architecture   the vibrant
                                                                    atmosphere,       …a spirit of collaboration
  from all kinds of      according to        around Oxford
  backgrounds,           plan – both         but live in a place    as well as the rather than competition, which
                                                                    feeling that      is really encouraging. SOPHIE
  made all the           academically        which is informal
  better by our          and non-            and welcoming –        you’re part of
  college tortoise,      academically.       the best of both       a team. ALEX
                                                                                       What can you study at St
  Tortellini! RAMANI     CLAIRE              worlds. AMY                               Anne’s? See page 144

168
St Benet’s Hall                    Permanent Private Hall

Small and friendly, St Benet’s is the        hall and full engagement in University        Finding out more
nearest equivalent today to the first        activities outside it. Tutors, students and   www.st-benets.ox.ac.uk
halls of the University, with close daily    monks all eat together at one common          +44 (0) 1865 280556
contact between tutors and students.         table and share one main common room.         Admissions information
Originally founded for Benedictine           With no high table, the hall strives to       +44 (0) 1865 280559
monks, the vast majority of its              create a relaxed, egalitarian atmosphere.     senior.tutor@stb.ox.ac.uk
students are now men and women               The hall has its own drama club and           UCAS campus code: 1
of all faiths and none. Graduates and        rowing team, but students participate in      2018 Open Days
undergraduates form a joint student          many other clubs and teams, having won        27 and 28 June and 14 September
body of about 85, specialising in the        historically more sporting Blues per head     ox.ac.uk/opendays
humanities and social sciences.              than any other college.
Particularly homely, St Benet’s provides
                                                                                           Location
                                                                                           St Benet’s is at 38 St Giles’, close to
a strong sense of community within the
                                                                                           the very centre of Oxford and to the
                                                                                           Radcliffe Observatory Quarter. It is
                                                                                           ideally situated for relevant
                                                                                           departments and libraries. A second
St Benet’s is...                                                                           building is 10 minutes’ walk away at
                                                                                           11 Norham Gardens. Map ref 22.
                          …forging lasting
                          friendships with    …knowing
  …being in a small                                                …having tutors who
                          fellow students     practically
  cohort, which                                                    can afford you a          …a close-knit community
                          from every year     everyone within
  means plenty of                                                  massive amount of         that is friendly and yet
                          group – this        a few weeks –
  individual and                                                   time thanks to the        full of diverse and
                          diversity has       and I was
  group support –                                                  small student-to-         interesting opinions. MARC
                          really helped to    impressed by
  I’m glad to be part                                              teacher ratio. JAMES
                          challenge and       the support
  of the Benet’s          stimulate how I     given by the
  community. JOE          approach my         hall. RORY                                   What can you study at St
                          own studies.                                                     Benet’s ? See page 144
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