University of Oxford Undergraduate Prospectus 2015 entry



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St John’s


St John’s College, Oxford OX1 3JP

www.sjc.ox.ac.uk

+44 (0) 1865 277300

UCAS campus code: S

Founded


1555

Student numbers


undergraduates 393

graduates 230


Admissions information


+44(0) 1865 277317

sarah.jones@sjc.ox.ac.uk

Admissions Officer: Sarah Jones

Schools Liaison Officers: Helen Hall and Lorna Stevenson

Oxford Open days


2 and 3 July, and 19 September 2014 ox.ac.uk/opendays

Does this college offer your course? See pp 126 – 127 [Transcriber's Note: page number of the printed edition. End of note]

see ox.ac.uk/ugcolls for information on tutors and staff at this college

St John’s is academically one of the most successful colleges, with a lively and supportive atmosphere. The college occupies extensive grounds in the city centre and has some of the most beautiful gardens in Oxford.

St John’s attracts candidates from a wide range of backgrounds and school types. We regard the link between teaching and research as important; all our tutors are active in research, and we have many graduate students and Research Fellows. We have schemes for awarding grants to undergraduates for purchases of academic materials such as books and computing equipment and also for other expenditure such as study during vacations, cases of unexpected financial hardship, musical training and costs incurred in representing the University in sports.

Location


St John’s is close to the city centre, with its main entrance on St Giles’. We are a short walk from many University departments, the Science Area and libraries.

Accommodation and meals


All rooms are on the main site or nearby in Museum Road. We offer a room to all undergraduate students for the duration of their course. Each room in college has an internet connection and access to a shared kitchen. We have excellent facilities for disabled students and special funds for visually impaired students.

Most meals in hall are pay-as-you-go and self-service, with a wide range of options; you can buy snacks in the bar or cook for yourself. Our recently completed Kendrew Quad offers 70 ensuite student rooms together with a Wi-Fi café.


Facilities


We have an excellent library which is open from early morning until midnight every day in term-time and to which over 1,000 new books are added each year. There is a computer room available for general use with PCs, printers and internet access. We will shortly be able to provide Wi-Fi coverage throughout the college.

As well as the student bar, television rooms and laundries, we have an art gallery, two squash courts and two gyms on site. There are plenty of spaces for events.

In Garden Quad we have a 200-seater auditorium and music rooms. Our sports ground, a mile away from the college, caters for football, rugby, cricket and tennis. There is also a boathouse with 11 boats on the river.

Student societies


St John’s has a joint orchestra with St Anne’s College and a ‘Musician in Residence’. We host recitals and invite professional musicians to give free concerts. Our choir gives concerts, records CDs and tours internationally. We also invite eminent artists in different media to spend a period in the college as ‘Artist in Residence’.

Our students stage pantomimes, reviews, and join productions in the University and at the Oxford Playhouse. St John’s Mummers are regular performers at the Edinburgh Festival. Sport is played with much enthusiasm here with everyone having a chance to participate.

We also have our own TV station ‘SJCTV’ and student newspaper which reflect the wide range of views and interests of our undergraduate students.

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St Peter’s


St Peter’s College, Oxford OX1 2DL

www.spc.ox.ac.uk

+44 (0) 1865 278900

UCAS campus code: T

Founded


1929

Student numbers


undergraduates 344

graduates 153


Admissions information


+44 (0) 1865 278863

admissions@spc.ox.ac.uk

Oxford Open days


2 and 3 July, and 19 September 2014 ox.ac.uk/opendays

Does this college offer your course? See pp 126 – 127 [Transcriber's Note: page number of the printed edition. End of note]

see ox.ac.uk/ugcolls for information on tutors and staff at this college

St Peter’s is one of Oxford’s younger colleges, noted for its friendliness, flexibility and informality. Founded in 1929 expressly to widen access to the University, the college holds true to the ideals of Oxford, above all the pursuit of academic excellence. St Peter’s is an inclusive, tolerant and open community and we encourage students from all backgrounds to apply.

The undergraduate community is both tightly knit and notably active in University clubs and societies. The college is renowned for the excellent relations that exist between students and tutors. We have a strong welfare team for student support, and a student finance officer who is on hand to help students facing unforeseen financial difficulties.

Location


The college occupies an attractive site in the heart of the city, close to many University departments and libraries, and to both bus and train stations. Oxford’s shops, cafés, theatres and cinemas are just minutes away, as is the recently developed Castle site.

Accommodation and meals


We are able to house all undergraduates for at least two years. Our accommodation ranges from traditional study-bedrooms on the main college site to modern purpose-built residences (with ensuite facilities and small communal kitchens) a few minutes’ walk away. All rooms are singles and have internet points. A full meal service is provided in the dining hall.

Facilities


The library is open 24 hours a day. It is fully automated and is well-stocked with both basic texts and some of the more specialised publications needed for undergraduate work. There is a separate law library and reading room in the college’s Law Centre. There are a number of computers in public areas including the library, providing internet access via the University network. The chapel is a place of worship with an open and inclusive ethos. It has some of the finest acoustics in Oxford and is a venue for many other activities within the college community such as concerts, lectures, plays and social events. We provide excellent music facilities including two grand pianos, an organ and a harpsichord, as well as ample practice space.

The college has access to shared sports facilities, including a boathouse on the Thames, and subsidised gym membership for students.

The JCR and student-run college bar are used for events throughout the year. The JCR has TV, video and games facilities, and is a large comfortable social space.

Student societies


From rowing to table football, all the major sports - and minor ones - are represented at St Peter’s, with many teams enjoying considerable success within the University. Artistic activities flourish and distinguished speakers are regularly invited to give talks. The college has a writer in residence. Music is a particular strength, with a strong instrumental, choral and jazz tradition. The music society puts on concerts regularly. The mixed chapel choir, made up of choral scholars and volunteers, sings regularly in chapel services and also tours both in the UK and Europe. There are opportunities to write for college publications, and the drama society organises productions every term and welcomes new actors, playwrights and stage-hands.

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