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Introducing the colleges
The University is divided up in to more than 30 different colleges and halls. Each one has rooms where students live, as well as clubs and societies to join, and facilities like a dining room, bar and common room. Colleges are much more than just accommodation though, as students have some of their teaching in their college, and spend time studying in the college library.
Most colleges offer most courses, and they excel in all subjects that they teach. So, you will meet a wide range of interesting people whichever college you go to. You will have plenty of chance to meet up with other students across the University as well, as there will be a library and other facilities in your department. You may have lectures, classes and lab work in the department too, depending on your subject. There are also hundreds of University clubs and societies to join, as well as all the ones in the colleges.
This all means that you can get all the benefits of a large, international university while living in a small, friendly community. You’ll probably get much more personal tuition and more support than other universities can give.
If you study here you will be a member of a college, and probably have your tutorials in that college. You will also be a member of the wider University, with access to University and department facilities like laboratories and libraries, as well as hundreds of University groups and societies. You would usually have your lectures and any lab work in your department, with other students from across the University.