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Life in Oxford

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Oxford is simply a wonderful city. It’s where Alice in Wonderland was imagined and where Harry Potter was filmed. Lord of the Rings was inspired by the places and people here, as was The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. For hundreds of years Oxford has stimulated the mind and fed the soul.


We are located on one of the most vibrant streets in Oxford and conveniently situated for all the city’s attractions. In addition, the city’s historic university area and the Castle Complex are just a short distance away from the College.

For those who enjoy shopping, Oxford’s brand new redesigned and rebuilt Westgate shopping centre is just a few minutes walk from the campus, featuring a mixture of popular High Street chains and independent retail units.

Oxford has a wealth of fantastic leisure attractions, including theatres, art galleries, museums, concert halls, music venues and cinemas. In addition, there is an ice-rink, a laser-quest centre, a crazy golf club and various parks and gyms. You can try punting and rowing on the Cherwell River, and for those seeking to enhance their learning, Blackwell’s Book store has the largest single room of books in the world. Tours of the world-renowned Rover Mini plant are also available, and university colleges have a complete entertainment programme.



When it comes to nightlife, Oxford is a buzzing city. The city centre has numerous clubs, bars and restaurants offering many varieties of music, drinks and food.
There is a café, Thirsty Meeples, dedicated solely to board games, G&D’s ice-cream parlour, a comedy club, and Sandy’s piano bar.

Job Opportunities For Students

For those seeking work experience, there are plenty of part-time jobs with flexible hours available in Oxford. Many students work and study, and it’s a great way to gain practical experience and improve your language and other skills. Popular areas of student employment include hospitality, retail and admin. When it comes to Oxford University graduates, education, research, and development are popular employment sectors. In a 2017 survey, almost 80% of recent graduates were paid for an employer, usually in graduate-level jobs.