Jesus College’s lively multidisciplinary graduate community makes up about a third of the student body. The college is committed to offering its graduates the best possible support for their studies, through generous research and book allowances, high-quality accommodation and other facilities.
The college is located on an attractive historic site in the centre of Oxford close to the libraries, Science Area, and all the city’s amenities.
Every graduate has a College Advisor, usually a fellow of the college in the same field. Academic support is also provided through an annual progress review with the Principal and Academic Director. Popular termly dinners and talks for graduates and fellows offer plenty of opportunity for discussion.
Preference will normally be given to graduate applicants whose research interests overlap with those of fellows of the college.
Accommodation and meals
High-quality accommodation is available in single rooms on the central site and in blocks of shared flats at two annexe sites. There is a dedicated block of flats for established couples. The college is usually able to provide accommodation to all its graduate students who apply for it. Unless otherwise requested, fresher graduates are house on the central site so they can familiarise themselves with the college and the city easily. The college is usually able to accommodate students with individual requirements owing to a disability or a health condition.
The college does not, at present, have a nursery or accommodation suitable for students who have children.
Further information on accommodation at Jesus College is available on the college website.
Popular and sociable meals, both cafeteria-style (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and formal, served dinners, are offered in the college's dining hall on a pay-as-you-go basis (meal costs are not included in your accommodation costs). Meals are also available during vacations when the college kitchens are open. The wide range of options means that most dietary requirements can be catered for. Shared kitchen facilities are available to graduate students who live on the central site as well as to those living in shared flats at the college's annexe sites.
Further information on catering at Jesus College is available on the college website.
Library and IT services
The college library is open 24 hours a day. There is wireless internet through the library and a wired network connection at every desk.
The college has a central computer room equipped to a very high standard and an IT support team available to offer advice. College study bedrooms have free network and internet access.
Wireless networking is available free of charge in the libraries, common rooms and seminar rooms.
Sport, music and college facilities
There is a wide range of sports available at all levels at Jesus College. The college has playing fields with a large sports pavilion, squash courts, and a boathouse on the River Thames. Free membership of the University gym and pool is also available to members of the college.
There is a non-auditioning college chapel choir and music room, with a grand and upright piano.
There is also a range of active student societies representing a variety of subjects and interests. The student-designed college bar, a popular meeting place for graduates, is open in the evenings, and the large Sports Pavilion doubles as an entertainment venue for special events.
Facilities for students with disabilities
Jesus College welcomes students with disabilities, who are encouraged to contact the college, in advance, to discuss their possible adjustments and requirements.
For more information, please see the Jesus College website.
All graduates are automatically members of the Middle Common Room (MCR), a friendly, relaxed space for meeting other graduates, with wide-screen TV, Nintendo Wii and pool table.
The MCR Committee organises an extensive induction programme and a wide range of social functions during term time, from brunches and cocktail evenings to DVD nights and punting.