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    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.

    City Overview
    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.

    Accommodation near University of Oxford
    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 accommodation 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.

    Types of Student housing in 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.

    How well are These Student Rooms Connected With the City?
    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 properties are also located just a few minutes away from the vibrant city centre which offers a bustling nightlife, with an array of bars, restaurants, and clubs.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What are the different types of accommodation?
    University Living offers private accommodation close to universities with fewer restrictions and more options. Take your pick from shared and private rooms, studios, and apartments. We also offer short-term stays for students in summer school and exchange programs.

    What are the different types of rooms?
    The major room types are:

    Sharing: This is where 2 or more students share a single room, washroom, kitchen, and other communal spaces.

    Ensuite/Private: This includes a private bedroom and bathroom, while the kitchen and living areas are shared.

    Studios: This is a self-contained unit with a bedroom and cooking space along with a private washroom. Two students may book a single studio together, subject to the policies of the accommodation provider.

    How do I know my accommodation is safe?
    All properties listed by University Living are personally verified by the team or their representatives. Each accommodation has foolproof safety measures in place, including CCTV, secure door entries, restricted access, and more.

    Does my accommodation offer meals?
    Most accommodations are self-catered, but you can always ask the reception to connect you with local food delivery vendors!

    Will I get cleaning and laundry services?
    Most properties have on-site, coin-operated washing machines that make laundry a breeze. Students are expected to keep their rooms clean while common areas are looked after by maintenance staff at regular intervals. If you’re unwilling to get your hands dirty, contact the reception for professional cleaning services at an extra fee.

    Is there Wi-Fi?
    Yes, all our accommodation have strong internet connectivity.

    Does my accommodation offer parking facilities?
    Most properties have bike storage available. Please contact your Servicing Manager to request car parking facility.

    What items should I bring while moving in?
    Students are expected to bring their own bedding, kitchen utensils, cutlery, and bathroom essentials. If that’s too much, our good friends at UniKitOut will deliver all these and more to your UK accommodation even before you move in!

    What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?
    We try our best to find accommodation that meets all your needs. If you still don’t like your accommodation due to unforeseen circumstances, we will try to replace your room within 30 days for a one-time fee of £250.

    Where do I report any issues with my accommodation?
    Please contact the on-site maintenance office or reception to report any issues.

    Do I have to vacate my room during holidays?
    Never. Your room belongs to you for the entirety of your tenancy period!