The college aims to provide residential accommodation for all First Year students to live in, particularly those from overseas provided that they meet the criteria in the information pack sent to admitted students. The range of accommodation available includes both single bedsitting rooms and flats, all of which are located in renovated Victorian houses situated close by the main College site. In addition, the founder's building, a purpose built residential block was opened in 2000. The founders building houses 50 students in rooms with en-suite facilities. Currently all college rooms have Ethernet points which connect to the college network. For more information about the computing facilities check the computing pages on the main college website. For more information about college accommodation, check the GCR Accommodation Marketplace below or contact Ms Karin Leighton.
The University accommodation office is situated at Ewert House, Ewert Place, Banbury Road, Summertown, OX2 7B2. Telephone 01865 278286/7 or their website or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
The university has 130 'units' of single graduate accommodation which consist of furnished study bedroom and shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. Demand always exceeds supply and you are advised to put you name on the waiting list as soon as you get to Oxford for accommodation in the following academic year. Graduate accommodation is located at Wellington Square, Walton Street, Banbury Road, Iffley and Summertown. The University also maintains accommodation for couples and families, although the University no longer insists that couples requesting such accommodation are married but they should be in a stable relationship.
The policy of the University is that students may be provided with accommodation for a maximum of two years. Rent and bills are paid monthly (not all University rents include gas and electricity) and once offered accommodation you are expected to take it up as soon as it becomes available and to pay a deposit of approx. one month's rent.
Private Sector Accommodation is not cheap. Prices range from about £50 per week (exclusive of bills) for a room in a shared house to £550 pcm for a one bedroom flat. Rooms in a private house where facilities are shared are £200 - £250 pcm including bills. Generally the closer to the centre of town the more you will have to pay (prices from University Accomodation website, 2001).
Some estate agents are on the Web, try Finder Keepers Property letting and Management, Rentaflat and Rented Property Search - Oxfordshire to get a rough idea of prices and availability. OUSU publishes a Living Out guide which can be collected from the OUSU offices at 28, Little Clarendon Street. The notice board at the University Accommodation Office carries details of rooms to let as well as other useful advice. Some accommodation is also advertised on the college noticeboard.