Harris Manchester College
Harris Manchester College

Harris Manchester College

About the 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 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


College availability

All first years on siteYes
Usually offered for first year and one other yearYes
Usually offered for three yearsNo
Usually offered for all yearsNo
Some vacation storage for international studentsYes


Catering type

College availability

Dining hallYes


Facility type

College availability

Gym on siteNo
Library open 24/7Yes
Computer rooms/stationsYes
Wi-Fi throughout collegeYes
Music roomNo
Theatre/performance spaceNo
Multi-faith prayer roomNo

Clubs and societies

Club / society

College availability

Music societyYes
Dramatic societyNo
College student magazine/paperNo
Some subject societiesYes
Other societiesYes