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St Anne's
The Ruth Deech building, St Anne's College.
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St Anne's College

St Anne’s, well-known for its friendly and supportive academic environment, has over 300 graduates from many countries. This makes its Middle Common Room (MCR), to which all graduates belong, one of the largest and most international in the University.

The college is adjacent to the University Parks, the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter and the University Science Area, and is a short walk from the city centre.

St Anne’s is modern, open and committed to opportunity, and keen to reach out to students from around the world, involving all students in college life. St Anne’s offers a number of generous graduate scholarships, teaching scholarships, as well as travel and research grants.

The college has a dynamic research community supported by academics across the disciplines. Graduates are central to this lively, intellectually challenging culture. There are numerous events, academic and social, arranged by the MCR and SCR, which attract distinguished speakers and alumnae and bring together graduates and fellows. Regular subject family evenings and discussion group meetings give graduates a forum to present their work to fellows and other members of the college.

The Tutor for Graduates oversees the smooth running of graduate matters, working closely with the graduate student community and its committee of elected officers.

Accommodation and meals

The graduate accommodation centre, Robert Saunders House (RSH), is located in the vibrant Summertown area of Oxford which is north of the city centre and a short cycle ride away from St Anne’s College. The 80 washbasin bedrooms are arranged in clusters, each group having its own bathroom and kitchen which allows for self-catering. All study bedrooms are networked. Additional facilities at RSH include a common room with TV/DVD player, a study room with a networked computer and laser printer, and a laundry. 

There are also 13 single standard bedrooms for graduates on the main college site in Eleanor Plumer House. On the ground floor of this house is the MCR common room, a kitchen and a computer room.

The college also rents a range of properties in the nearby Jericho area of Oxford. 

There are no double rooms or family accommodation in the college's provision.  St Anne’s does, however, have a nursery for children aged six months to five years. 

Meals are provided in the college's dining hall in term time, from Monday of 0th week until Friday of 9th week.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on weekdays, and brunch is offered on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Accommodation charges are separate to meal charges. 

Further information on accommodation at St Anne's College is available on the college website.

Library and IT services

St Anne’s has one of the largest college libraries in Oxford with some 110,000 volumes. There are good collections in all subjects, and excellent collections in most. Education, English, philosophy, politics and medicine are among the subjects especially well catered for. 

The college has invested in a new purpose-built library and academic centre, due to open to students in September 2016. The new building provides increased room for the collections, additional computers, and a wide range of both silent and group study spaces.  

The library is open to college members 24/7, both during term and in the vacations.

There is a shared JCR/MCR computer room with printing, scanning and CD-writing facilities, and other terminals are available around the college. Wifi access is available throughout the college.

Sport, music and college facilities

Graduate students at St Anne’s participate in numerous sports and other activities, including the musical, literary and artistic sides of life at the college.

St Anne's has a Director of Music and an art gallery - the Mary Ogilvie Art Gallery - which hosts an annual student art exhibition and exhibits work by professional contemporary artists. There are four practice rooms for musicians.

Student make use of the St John’s playing field which has three hard tennis courts, three grass courts for use in Trinity term, and pitches for football, rugby and hockey. The boathouse, shared with St Hugh’s and Wadham, is equipped with boats for the college’s rowing Eights.

Facilities for students with disabilities

St Anne’s College is committed to extending accessibility for people with disabilities and promoting equality. Some rooms within college accommodation have been modified for use by students with disabilities. Prospective students are advised to contact the college to discuss any requirements.

MCR

Graduates have as their social base in college a large and attractive Middle Common Room (MCR), which sits adjacent to other facilities including the STACS coffee bar. There is also a graduate study centre with numerous workstations.

The graduates elect a committee to run various social events, including parties, special dinners and theatre visits. Graduates are prominent at many events organised by the college, which regularly hosts events especially arranged for them, their guests, and their supervisors. They also produce an annual journal, STAAR (St Anne's Academic Review).

Graduates also benefit from access to a number of internship schemes and a rapidly growing careers network of alumnae and friends of the college.

Some rooms within college accommodation have been modified for use by students with disabilities.