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All distances from city center University of Oxford in miles
All distances from University of Oxford in miles
Located in and around Oxford’s medieval city centre, the University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world’s 2nd oldest remaining university. While its precise starting date is unknown, there is proof that teaching took place as far back as 1096. The university has an excellent global reputation for its teaching methodologies, research, and contributions to the world. It comprises of 44 colleges and halls, and over 100 libraries, making it the biggest library system in England. The city is called the 'city of dreaming spires' by Victorian poet, Matthew Arnold, Oxford has the youngest population of any city in the UK. The university combines rich history and tradition with the innovative and forward-thinking approach of a contemporary university. There are around 23,000 students in total, just over half of whom are undergraduates while over 40 per cent are international, representing 120 countries between them. The university has a very strong alumni network of over 260,000 individuals, including more than 115 Olympic medallists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and more.
Oxford is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the UK, located just a short distance to the west of London. It’s a fantastic place to live and study with almost a quarter of the city’s population, who come from all over the world.
Colleges provide a variety of accommodation options but the University can't guarantee accommodation to all its students. The University has a wide range of accommodation options for full-time graduate students like a dedicated block (or blocks) of accommodation of a similar type/cost. If your college is unable to provide accommodation, the University's Graduate Accommodation Office may be able to help you seek student accommodation near University of Oxford in the private sector which are known as purpose-built student accommodations (PBSA).
There is a range of rooms, flats and houses in and around Oxford, owned and managed by various accommodation providers. These private accommodations are newly-built and offer plenty of onsite facilities which makes student living quite comfortable. For example- iQ Alice House is one such accommodation which is located just 15-minutes’ away from the University of Oxford.
Even with a diverse range of halls of residence and flats, most students are forced to find alternate accommodation in the city. And because Oxford is home to a young student population, both domestic as well as international, which is why there are a plethora of options when it comes to off-campus homes. You can choose as per your budget and other requirements from different types of student studios, ensuite rooms, student flats, shared apartments, and more. All these properties are well-furnished and equipped with all the necessities such as a bed, storage spaces, bathrooms, and study desk and chairs. They also offer plenty of onsite amenities like unlimited Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, gaming rooms, outdoor courtyard, gym, and private study spaces, so the residents can have a great time.
All of the PBSA options are located within walking distance of bus stations or train stations, making it easy to travel in and around the city. Most of the students prefer staying close to the campus at properties such as iQ Alice House, Slade Park , West Way Square, Student Castle Oxford , amongst others. These student accommodation near University of Oxford and just a few minutes away from the vibrant city centre which offers a bustling nightlife, with an array of bars, restaurants, and clubs.
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