Student city guide to Oxford

Home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford is a truly magical place to study. The university’s history stretches back to 1249, and it has made countless contributions to the world through its alumni and research. Ranked No. 1 in the world in 2018, it attracts an average of nine applications for each place on a course.

Oxford’s 38 colleges make up the architectural look and feel of much of the city. Beautiful courtyards, spires, vaulted arches, stained glass windows and other stunning features litter the historical centre of the city and make much of it look the same as it did hundreds of years ago.

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Other landmarks include the breathtaking Bodleian libraries, the Ashmolean Museum with its Ancient Greek style Ionic columns and the Museum of Natural History. The river offers punting and scenic, leafy views, and there’s lots of gorgeous countryside within easy reach.

In town you’ll find some great clubs and music, comedy and performance venues, including many student-only spaces across the many colleges. Oxford Brookes University also hosts some big music events throughout term time. There’s great independent shopping, lots of pretty galleries and some fantastic food to be found.

Our Alice House building is centrally located near several University of Oxford colleges, looking out onto green space and with river views from some studios. It’s also walking distance to Oxford Brookes University, and features onsite laundry and bike storage.


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