University college, oxford

Location

University College (Univ from now on) is situated on the High Street 5 minutes walk from Carfax (the centre of the City) and 5 minutes from the Sainsburys in the other direction on Magdalen Bridge. But the best thing about Univ is that it is right next to the exam schools, which is where almost all lectures take place as well as most university wide events such as the Freshers Fair and guest speaker events - and exams!

University College

Established: 1249
University: University of Oxford
Address: High Street

Oxford City Centre, Oxford, OX1 4AL, UK

Telephone: +44 1865 276602
Website: www.univ.ox.ac.uk
Student Union/JCR website:
Graduate/MCR website: no
Admittance: Men and women

Accommodation

Recent change in accommodation means that first and final year students get on-site accommodation.

First years will be somewhere on-site, dependent on where all the final year students choose to go. Expect a reasonable sized room, most likely in 83-85 HS, 90 HS, or the newly renovated Goodhart Building (with ensuites and kitchens!)

Second years will be housed in Stavertonia, the north Oxford annex. Or some rooms are on St. Clements in college owned houses. Ballot is run and you choose your room. Rooms have also just been refurbished and vary greatly. All are decent sized with great kitchens and some have ensuites. 10 min cycle or 30 min walk from Univ itself, but close to Summertown and a nice communal feel. Option to live out in this year if you wish. Long contracts available.

Finalists/3rd year sciences will go into a ballot and get to choose their room on site.

4th year sciences/3rd year classicists will be offered accommodation in Stavertonia, but can live out if you wish.

Costs are £3599.10 for a short contract (move out in holidays) which is roughly £1200 a term. £19.35 for extra days accommodation. £4497.05 for a long contract which is roughly £1500 a term. £16.97 for extra days accommodation.

Social Spaces

Univ is lucky enough to have a recently refurbished bar open six evenings a week, fully equipped with table-football, pool table, darts, quiz machine, TV and cheap drinks. The bar plays host to all sorts of student-organised events, from open mic nights to quizzes and college-wide parties, quaintly called ‘bops’. Bops take place three times a term and each bop has a different theme, we traditionally kick-off the year with the ‘Toga Bop’ – so bring bedsheets !

Library and ComputingLibrary and Computing

The Univ library is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week during term time, and has it's own facebook page that posts updates about library related stuff. It's well stocked and if it doesn't have the book that you need then you can request it and it's usually in the library in a couple of days. The college is just accross the road from the main central libraries (The Bod and the RadCam).

The computer room is also open all the time and has 14 or so computers in and printers and photocopiers and it's air conditioned! You can access the internet from all roms in college with nothing more that an ethernet cable and a laptop, which is simple

Welfare

Welfare at Univ is pretty extensive. We have a Welfare Officer, a Chaplain, a Nurse, JCR welfare reps and college parents all on hand to offer any support if you should ever need at whilst at Univ.

Atmosphere

Possibly the 'nicest' college in Oxford. Visit us and you'll see thats the truth.

Sports

Rowing (generally 2-3 women's and 3-4 men's crews, plus novices) - rowing is big at Univ and we have a great, the best, boathouse on the Isis Men's (3 teams) and women's football, Men's rugby Women's and mixed hockey Mixed lacrosse, Squash courts in college, Badminton (men's and women's teams), Basketball (men's), Pool, Darts. Also the college pays for all Univ students to have free gym membership at the Iffley road sports ground.

Student-eye view

I love it here.

We have made a whistle-stop tour of the college: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDWX565YgDs