Student Life

You can be sure of a warm welcome and a truly international experience at St. Clare’s. Many of you are living away from friends and family for the first time and we make every effort to make you feel ‘at home’. 

Every student is known to us as an individual and there’s a strong support network if you need help:

  • our student support team deals with everyday enquiries, arrivals, transfers and visas
  • the Student Services Officer helps with accommodation and personal issues
  • your personal tutor monitors your academic progress and your general wellbeing
  • you will have the opportunity to live together with other students from around the world
  • we offer you a choice of room options: shared rooms or a single room, a shared or a private bathroom (Please note: the room options may vary from house to house and depend on availability)
  • some houses offer self-catering facilities so you can cook for yourself or share meals with housemates
  • you can meet your friends for lunch in the college dining room

The campus is close to local shops, cafés, bars, banks and a post office; our student houses are just a short walk or bus ride away.

Facilities provided for students in our two large buildings in Bardwell Road include:

  • Free Wi-fi access in student houses, common rooms and computer rooms
  • 13 large classrooms and 4 one-to-one tutorial rooms
  • Student common room
  • The College Intranet gives exclusive access to a wide range of on-line resources and provides links to many useful sites, Careers and Higher Education information, web projects and recent class podcasts
  • Activities Hub where the Activities Officer provides lists of social events and arranges day trips, weekends away and excursions, as well as giving suggestions for places to visit locally, sports facilities in the city and college events.
  • Administrative Office where our experienced staff will help you with everyday enquiries, such as arrivals, airport transfers, finance matters and tips and advice about what to do while you are studying in Oxford.
  • An experienced Careers and Higher Education Advisor will give you help with Higher Education applications to universities and colleges around the world as well as give you comprehensive careers advice.
  • Access to the main college library and art studio
  • Access to the College Nurse

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