Harris Manchester College
Harris Manchester College

Harris Manchester College

Harris Manchester is the only Oxford college which is dedicated solely to mature students (21+ with no upper age limit). It has a warm and friendly atmosphere in which each student is supported and treated as an individual. Our diversity of age, nationality and background makes the college a very interesting and vibrant community. The college has a number of scholarships for second undergraduate degrees.

Students at Harris Manchester

College accommodation is all on the main site and students can generally live in for at least the first and final years of their course. Our excellent librarians manage some 70,000 volumes, and the library itself is open to students 24 hours a day during term time. Each student also has a small book grant to spend as they wish. The student community is socially active, with a lively variety of sporting and cultural events. The non-denominational Chapel provides a focus for prayer and reflection drawing from a range of faith traditions, and is a key practice and performance space for the College's musical activities.

Read more on the college website.

Harris Manchester is...

…fantastic resources, including a beautiful and well-stocked library.

…the pursuit of academic excellence supported by tight-knit and caring college community.

…a familial, warm, and supportive environment for scholars.

…accepting of everyone - literally no two students are alike.

…where they have learned your first name before you walk through the door.

College facilities

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College accommodation
All first years on site
Usually offered for first year and one other year
Usually offered for three years
Usually offered for all years
Some vacation storage for international students
Dining hall
Gym on site
Library open 24/7
Computer rooms/stations
Wi-Fi throughout college
Music room
Theatre/performance space
Multi-faith prayer room
Clubs & societies activities
Music society
Dramatic society
College student magazine/paper
Some subject societies
Other societies