University College
University College

University College

About the college

Situated in the very centre of Oxford, University College (Univ) combines a long history with a thoroughly modern outlook. We have an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere that supports students to pursue their ambitions to the highest level.

We are proud of our reputation for providing outstanding academic and pastoral support, and of our pioneering role in making Oxford accessible to students from all backgrounds. 

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The college has excellent student facilities, including two 24-hour libraries with study spaces and extensive resources, a gym, a bar and an impressive boathouse. 

Our active student body promotes many extracurricular opportunities, including:

  • open mic nights
  • garden plays
  • a board games society
  • cultural dinners
  • distinguished visiting speakers
  • and welfare teas.

Students can apply for a variety of grants to fund academic travel, the purchase of academic materials, and participation in extracurriculars to help them make the most of their time at Oxford. Additionally we offer a generous financial support package for UK students from less well-off backgrounds. 

Undergraduate students normally live in college accommodation throughout their course, whether in our beautiful town-centre quadrangles, our garden annexe or college-owned houses. Meals, including formal dinners and weekend brunch, are available throughout term. 

At Univ, excellence and inclusion go hand in hand. We are proud to work with, and be home to, our academically ambitious, diverse and enthusiastic student body. 

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 beautiful, historical and incredibly friendly place.'
Chloe

'…full of diverse, interesting and friendly people who are easy to get along with.'
Tim

'…a beautiful college, historic and unpretentious, which I am proud to call home.'
Rufus

University College

College facilities

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College accommodation

Accommodation

College availability

All first years on siteYes
Usually offered for all yearsYes
Usually offered for three yearsNot applicable
Usually offered for first year and one other yearNot applicable
Some vacation storage for international studentsYes

Catering

Catering type

College availability

Dining hallYes
BarYes
CaféNo

Facilities

Facility type

College availability

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

Clubs and societies

Club / society

College availability

Music societyYes
Orchestra Yes
Choir(s)Yes
Dramatic societyYes
College student magazine/paperYes
Some subject societiesYes
Other societiesYes

College outreach

Link areas

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
 

Outreach programmes

For information on schools’ liaison and outreach activities at Univ please visit the College Outreach page.

Contact

Access and Outreach at Univ
Schools Liaison and Access Officer: Savannah Phillips

 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

Outreach events

Visit the University's Outreach event calendar to view upcoming outreach events. Please note that some events may require advance booking or have specific eligibility criteria.