University College
University College

University College

Univ’s inclusive and welcoming atmosphere supports students to pursue their interests to the highest level. We take the wellbeing and happiness of our students very seriously, as our strong welfare provision and generous bursary scheme attest. We are proud of our pioneering history of not only making Oxford accessible to students from all backgrounds but also of providing the highest quality support for first-year students making the transition to university study.

Students at University College

The College is located centrally on Oxford’s High Street, and students are usually able to live in College owned or maintained accommodation throughout their course.

Univ’s students have access to excellent facilities. Two 24-hour libraries provide constant access to workstations and resources. The College has its own sportsground, squash court and impressive boathouse. The active student body engage in many extracurricular opportunities, including open mic nights, garden plays, board games society and welfare teas. Students can apply for a variety of grants to fund academic travel, the purchase of academic books, and participation in extracurriculars to help them make the most of their time at Oxford.

We may have a claim to be Oxford’s oldest college, but we are thoroughly forward thinking in our aspirations and modern in our outlook.

Read more on the college website.

Univ is...

…a living and working environment in which I feel entirely supported by tutors, support staff and fellow students alike.
Connie

…a place full of people who are unapologetically friendly.
Mani

…weekend morning brunch in the hall with your friends.
Amy

…a beautiful place where you can let your mind wander.
Iris

…a supportive chat over a warm cup of tea whenever you need it.
Lydia

College facilities

University CollegeThe 16th century gothic style dining hall at University College.

(Credit: Eleanor Chamings)

To compare facilities across different colleges, please visit our College Facilities Table.

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

In order to ensure that all areas of the UK are fully supported by the University of Oxford, our colleges are working together to establish Oxford for UK, a series of regional outreach programmes offering tailored and local support to students of mixed ages, their parents and teachers.

Getting in touch with the college linked to your region has no influence on your chances of being accepted to this or any other particular college. You are also very welcome to get in touch with any other college for advice about applying or studying here.

University College is part of Oxford for West Midlands.

Link Local Authorities

Shropshire
Staffordshire
Stoke-on-Trent
Telford and Wrekin
 
Reading
West Berkshire
Wokingham

Contact

Access and Outreach at Univ
Schools Liaison and Access Officer: Eleanor Chamings-Manley
 access@univ.ox.ac.uk
 +44 (0) 1865 286565

Admissions Office
 admissions@univ.ox.ac.uk
 www.univ.ox.ac.uk

Postal address:
University College
High Street, Oxford OX1 4BH