Oh, give me a home, where the swans do roam…
For 2017-18, St Hugh’s graduates will have at least 84 bedrooms onsite, most of which are reserved for freshers.
Graduate accommodation is now located mostly in the new Dickson Poon Building (DPB); these rooms are all en-suite. Other rooms are in the MCR building at 87 Banbury Road and various smaller buildings; these are mostly not en-suite.
In the bedrooms, be prepared to find at least: a bed, a desk, a desk chair, a desk lamp, a comfy chair, a chest of drawers or bookshelves, a wardrobe and a notice board. Depending on where you’re living, laundry rooms may or may not be available in your building, but worry not – a laundry room will be no more than a few minutes away.
Rooms are priced in what we call a price band. There are 5 bands, with band 1 being the cheapest. The main way college calculates the price of rooms is as follows:
Band 1: Floor space up to 12m2
Band 2: Floor space from 12.01m2 to 15m2
Band 3: Floor space from 15.01m2 to 20m2
Band 4: Floor space from 20.01m2 to 25m2
Band 5: Floor space at least 25.01m2
Rooms in the Dickson Poon Building are priced based on the same system, but with half a band added.
Please do pay attention to the length of your lease, and ensure it corresponds to the length of your course. The Andrew Dilnot Wing in the DPB accommodates graduate students on 9 month leases only. Tenancies commence 27th September and end on 26th June. This is to allow the College to generate conference and events revenue over the summer. The Wolfson Foundation Wing in the DPB accommodates students on 12 month leases. Tenancies commence 27th September and end on 26th September the following year.
Washing machines and tumble dryers are provided for all students living on site. The MCR has access to 3 laundry rooms, in 13 Canterbury Road, 87 Banbury Road, and Kenyon building. These can be accessed with your fob or Bod card.
The machines take cash only. A load in the washing machine is £2 (2x£1 coins). The dryers cost 20p per 10 minutes, and take both 20p and £1 coins.
If you have any questions about accommodation at St. Hugh’s, please don’t hesitate to contact the MCR committee.
If you will be living outside of college accommodation, and would like some guidance, please refer to this helpful guide: OUSU Living Out Guide