Graduates at Magdalen are guaranteed housing in their first two years (clinical medical students will be housed in their first and third years), provided they have requested it by 1 June in their year of entry, following receipt of confirmation of their place.
Graduates live “outside walls” in the new and modernised complex at Holywell Ford, in 1 Rose Lane, Cowley Place, the Daubeny Building and other High Street or Longwall Street properties.
Graduate rooms are provided on 9 month continuous licence period from 1 October to 30 June, with the option to request residence in July, August and September. Graduate rooms are graded and the daily charges for the 9 month period, and the discounted rates for the Long Vacation, for the year 2016-17 these are unchanged from 2015-16 through subsidy for all from the Student Support Fund, and are as follows:
|Room Grade||Oct 2016 – June 2017 Daily Rate||Aug & Sept 2016 and July 2017 Daily Rate|
The 9 month continuous licence period is divided into three amounts for the purposes of charging. We are unable to offer relief for any days out of residence. Accommodation for the Long Vacation period must be requested in advance on forms issued during Trinity Term (or prior to arrival for courses that begin early).
Charges for all rooms include weekly cleaning, heating, lighting, power, Ethernet port, telephone port, bed linen (changed weekly) and an in-room mini-refrigerator and represents outstanding value for money.
Details of charges for partnered flats may be obtained from the Accommodation Office in the Home Bursary. Please note that children and pets cannot be housed in College accommodation. Partnered flat rates do not include cleaning or bedding, which are the responsibilities of the occupants, but do include heating, lighting, power, Ethernet port and telephone port.
All students who wish to occupy College accommodation will be required to sign a ‘Licence to Occupy’ before keys will be issued for the room or flat. The Universities UK approved code of practice for student accommodation sets out basic standards for student accommodation in Higher Educations Institutions, including the Oxford Colleges. You can find out more information in the Accommodation Code of Practice on the Universities UK website.
Students with a Disability
There is one graduate single ensuite room with adapted facilities adjacent to an accessible kitchen in the Daubeny Building, opposite the main entrance of the College on the High Street. A second single non-ensuite room is located in Holywell Ford and suitable for a graduate with limited mobility. This room is adjacent to an accessible shower room and the ground floor kitchen in that staircase, with an accessible launderette nearby.
For more information on accessibility with the University, including departmental buildings, please read the Access Guide on the main University website.
Smoking is only permitted at seven designated smoking areas in the college grounds; the locations can be found on the Smoking Areas Map. Smoking is not permitted inside any of the buildings, cloisters, or elsewhere in the grounds. E-cigarettes and vaping may not be used in public rooms.
Inexpensive meals are available in College – breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Hall, and lunch in the Old Kitchen Bar. There are also kitchen facilities throughout College accommodation. Most students eat in Hall or the Bar once or twice a day, and cook the other meal or meals for themselves. Between £9 and £10 per day for three College meals is average.
There is a termly fixed charge for catering. The 2016-17 rate for graduate students living in College accommodation is £65.18 per term. The 2016-17 rate for students not living in College accommodation is £32.51 per term.
Students with a disability
The College has a lift to the dining hall with a capacity of 630kg or 5 persons. The OKB is level, going from the Cloisters, and has plenty of room for wheelchairs. It is regretted however that the riverside terrace is not accessible being down three steps.
Contact Information for Students with a Disability
The following nominated staff at Magdalen work with the Disability Advisory Service to coordinate advice and support for students with disabilities:
Disability Coordinator: Katie O’Connor firstname.lastname@example.org 01865 276021
Disability Coordinator (Examination arrangements): Liz Howdill email@example.com 01865 276113
Disability Lead: Mark Pobjoy firstname.lastname@example.org 01865 286686
Information about the University’s Disability Advisory Service can be found here: