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Trinity College
Trinity College
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Trinity College

Trinity College is located within the heart of the City of Oxford. Its spacious site, with exceptionally beautiful gardens and buildings, provides an ideal setting for academic success.

Trinity considers applications for nearly all of the University’s degrees and diplomas, especially those in the fields of interest of the Fellows of the college. Relationships between students and academic staff are open and friendly, and the college fosters a strong sense of international community.

Accommodation and meals

Trinity currently has around 60 rooms available to graduates (further details are available on the College website). This comprises 17 rooms on the main college site and about 45 in several college properties in north Oxford, about 1.5 km from the Broad Street site. Trinity makes every effort to accommodate all first-year graduates who wish in its accommodation; in subsequent years, similar efforts are made to accommodate Trinity students, subject to demand and availability. Currently Trinity has no suitable rooms for couples or families.

Meals on site in the college's dining hall are deemed to be excellent, with many graduates regularly coming in to lunch or Guest Nights. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available daily (with brunch at weekends) during full term; a few minor adjustments occur out of full term, but in general provision is still comprehensive. Graduates are also able to cater for themselves, either on site or in the external properties. The graduate accommodation on the main site has its own kitchen facilities. Off site, graduates occupy a number of buildings, with shared self-catering kitchens. 

The accommodation charge covers the rental of the room; meals taken in the college's dining hall are charged separately. There is no fixed kitchen charge, so students pay only for the meals in the dining hall they choose to attend.

Library and IT services

The college library, open 24 hours a day, has wifi access and printing facilities, and the Old Library comprises a collection of rare books and manuscripts

All rooms on the main college site and in the North Oxford site are connected to the University network with access to internet, email and printing facilities.

Sport, music and college facilities

There is a gym and a squash court on the main college site and the college's playing fields are only a short distance away. There are college teams in major sports including cricket, dancesport, football, hockey, rugby and tennis. The college has a successful boat club with its own boathouse on the main stretch of the river.

The college is well-equipped for music, with a sound-proofed practice room and pianos. The college has very active choral and orchestral groups who give regular performances.

The college's drama group, the Trinity Players, puts on several performances ever year, including a summer play on the college lawns. The society caters for a wide range of dramatic interests, both on stage and behind the scenes.

Facilities for students with disabilities

The college has a number of rooms for disabled use. Some teaching rooms are wheelchair-accessible, as well as the dining hall, chapel, library and toilets.

MCR

The Trinity Middle Common Room (MCR) has a large communal social area on the main College site and another in North Oxford.

The MCR community meets once a week to coffee and cake. Each year the MCR selects a committee, which organises a number of social events. The committee also oversees the information exchange between the college and the graduate students, and they provide an independent, student-run welfare and support system for Trinity graduate students.