Campus and Crime Map

Student Accommodation

  • All colleges offer accommodation for at least two years – many offer accommodation for the full duration of their students' courses.
  • College rooms are usually single study bedrooms, some en-suite, in the college or nearby.
  • College accommodation rent is reasonable, and usually only paid for the eight weeks of the academic term.
  • Most undergraduate colleges are in or near to the city centre.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Student Life

  • Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral and the colleges.
  • In the city centre there are plenty of shops, cafés, restaurants, theatres, cinemas, pubs and clubs. There are many green spaces too, with riverside walks, England’s oldest botanic garden, the university parks and college gardens.
  • Oxford has two universities, Oxford University and Oxford Brookes, and the large student population gives the city a youthful atmosphere.

Nightlife and Culture

  • Oxford is known for a number of famous bands that have come out of the city in recent years, and several venues offer live music to showcase up-and-coming bands. Bars, clubs and restaurants are proliferating and a varied club scene with special student nights attracts students to the city centre.
  • Oxford has four multiplex cinemas, plus the Phoenix and the Ultimate Picture Palace. The Oxford Playhouse is the main theatre. The New Theatre is a venue for concerts as are the Sheldonian Theatre and Holywell Music Room.
  • The History of Science Museum, the Ashmolean, the University Museum of Natural History and the adjacent Pitt Rivers are examples of the many museums.
  • May Day, Eights Week, Art Weeks, Alice's Day and Cowley Road Carnival are some of the local festivities.
  • The city has a range of swimming pools and leisure centres, an ice rink and an athletics track; and the university also has its own sports facilities. The river provides opportunities for rowing. The city is also home to Oxford City Football Club.


  • Most students use bikes, and cycle lanes and cycle parking are abundant, with cars actively discouraged in the city centre.
  • Local buses are inexpensive and services are good.
  • London is easily reached by bus or train. There are two railway stations – the central Oxford station and Oxford Parkway – and trains to London take one hour. Buses to London run 24 hours a day and take 90 minutes.
  • There are also coach links to Heathrow and Gatwick.