St Peter's College | University of Oxford
St Peter's College
St Peter's College.
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St Peter's College

St Peter’s occupies a compact site in the centre of Oxford, within a few minutes’ walk of the Bodleian Library and close to many University departments.

The college is an inclusive, tolerant and open academic community which values the considerable contribution made by its graduates. Graduate students are admitted from a wide variety of backgrounds and many different countries.

Students are encouraged to present their research in a supportive interdisciplinary environment.

Accommodation and meals

Graduate accommodation is a short walk from the college. All rooms are single and en-suite and there is an internet connection in every room. There is a common room with television, kitchen and laundry facilities.

The college aims to provide accommodation for as many graduate students as possible in their first year, prioritising students who are not currently resident in the UK. Unfortunately, the college is unable to provide accommodation for couples.

All meals are available in the college's dining hall during term time.

Library and IT services

The library, housing a collection of nearly 50,000 books and periodicals, is open 24 hours a day.

There is a MCR computer room with multiple terminals to which graduates have 24 hour access. There are network connections available in all study bedrooms and wifi coverage across most of main site.

Sport, music and college facilities

St Peter's College has a music room with Blüthner grand piano and its chapel, with excellent acoustics, has both Willis organ and a second Blüthner grand piano. There is a mixed chapel choir and graduate students are eligible to apply for choral and instrumental scholarships. There are regular concerts and recitals in the college.

There are shared sports facilities, including a boathouse on the Thames, with all major and many minor sports represented at the college.

There is an Arts week each year and the college's drama society organises productions every term.

Facilities for students with disabilities

With the exception of the library and the music room, most of the college is wheelchair-accessible. The college can also make specific arrangements to suit individual circumstances. 

MCR

All graduate students are members of the St Peter's Middle Common Room (MCR). The MCR premises itself has TV and video facilities and a small kitchen. A wide range of social and cultural activities are organised by the elected MCR committee, from termly guest nights to regular talks on academic subjects. Graduate students may also dine with Fellows at the High Table once a week during term.