Pembroke College | University of Oxford
Pembroke College
A quad in Pembroke College
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Pembroke College

Pembroke is a warm, inclusive and welcoming community, conveniently located in a peaceful setting in the centre of Oxford, and graduates play a significant role in the college's activities. With over 100 graduate students from all over the world pursuing study in a wide range of disciplines, there is plenty to get involved in at Pembroke both academically and socially. 

All graduates are allocated a College Advisor from among the college's fellows; graduates are encourages to have regular meetings with their advisor, and Pembroke's tutors take a strong interest in graduates' academic achievements and personal development.

A significant new extension to the main college site has enhanced the college's facilities for both students and staff. With a state-of-the-art lecture theatre, seminar rooms, café, art gallery and a bridge linking the new quad to the college's Chapel Quad, Pembroke's new spaces interlink with the old to strengthen and encourage interaction between its undergraduate, graduate and teaching communities.

Accommodation and meals

Accommodation

Pembroke has a wide range of accommodation to offer most graduates new to Oxford, including en-suite rooms on the main site and new development and single rooms in the Geoffrey Arthur Building (GAB) annexe and two self-contained shared graduate houses off the Botley Road, conveniently located for the Said Business School and rail station.

A small number of self-contained flats are available to graduate couples on the main site's new development though there currently no accommodation suitable for graduates with children.

Meals

During term time, lunch and dinner is available in Hall and snacks and light meals are served in the café throughout the year. Shared kitchen facilities for self-catering are provided in the graduate houses, the GAB and close to graduate rooms on the main site and new extension.

Library and IT services

The college's library is open 24 hours a day during term time, offering access to the University’s e-journals and databases and a rare books collection - including the Samuel Johnson archive - alongside the main collection.

Wifi access is available in the library and throughout the college and network connections are provided in all graduate rooms.

There are two computer rooms on the main college site with printers, email and internet access and a Middle Common Room (MCR) computer room exclusively for the use of graduates.

Sport, music and college facilities

The college's graduate community has excellent sporting facilities shared with the JCR, including one of the most active and successful boat clubs in Oxford, tennis courts and playing field. The MCR has its own football team for graduates.

There is a college art gallery and thriving Art Fund, and termly soirees, visits to art exhibitions and theatre trips are organised by the MCR. Drama group and Arts week is organised by the JCR

The college has a music society and a choir, with pianos available for practice at main college site and annexe.

Facilities for students with disabilities

In recent years Pembroke has made many improvements to the existing facilities in order to improve access for students with disabilities, including a lift to the dining hall for wheelchair users and a number of student rooms which have been specifically adapted.

It is recommended that prospective students contact the college before making an application to discuss their specific needs. 

MCR

The Pembroke MCR is a vibrant and inclusive community organising a good mix of social activities throughout the year. Pembroke's graduates have their own set of rooms for relaxing, studying and socialising on the main college site including a bar, computer area, TV/DVD and kitchen facilities.

Events include guest speaker nights, exchange dinners with other colleges and more informal activities such as countryside walks, film nights and performance nights.