Fast Facts

Total number of students 609 as of 1 October 2017

Total number of graduates 215
Total number of undergraduates 394

Total number of nationalities 53

32 different nationalities for undergraduates (36 per cent of undergraduates are non-UK).
41 different nationalities for graduates (53 per cent of graduates are non-UK).

For the last three years, 94 per cent of St Hilda’s undergraduates have achieved a First or a 2.1 in their final exams. Finals results in 2017 were particularly strong in Chemistry, Geography, History, Music, Psychology and Maths.

In the 2016/17 academic year, 73 graduate students completed their studies, 11 obtained Distinctions in exams, and 19 students were awarded the DPhil.

Fellow and Tutor in Law at St Hilda's, Dr Dev Gangjee, won an Outstanding Pastoral Support Award at the Oxford University Student Union's Teaching Awards 2017, at which the following members of our academic staff were also nominated for awards:

Outstanding Tutor Award

  • Dr Maike Glitsch Associate Professor of Biomedical Science and Fellow at St Hilda’s College
  • Dr Lorraine Wild Tutor in Geography and Fellow at St Hilda’s College
  • Dr Ruth Percy Tutor and Lecturer in Modern British History, St Hilda’s College
  • Dr Sebastian Wedler Lecturer, Tutor and  Junior Research Fellow, St Hilda’s College and Faculty of Music

Outstanding Pastoral Support Award

  • Dr Emily Kearns Fellow of St Hilda’s, Member of the faculty of Classics
  • Professor Dev Gangjee Associate Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Faculty of Law; Fellow of St Hilda’s College
  • Dr Lorraine Wild Tutor in Geography and Fellow at St Hilda’s College
  • Dr Ruth Percy College Lecturer in Modern British History

OUSU's Special Recognition Award

  • Dr Ann Dowker, College Lecturer in Psychology, University Research Lecturer, Department of Experimental Psychology

Best Support Staff Award

  • Rachel Ashmore, Scout for St Hilda’s College
Cuppers** Sucesses

In 2016/17, Ed Davis was a member of the Men’s Blues* Squad and Sophie Taylor and Mollie MacGinty were replacements in the Women’s Blues Squad for the 2016 Varsity Rugby Match. Alex Rackow was awarded a a Blue for cricket and is a member of the Varsity match squad. Georgia Bacon was awarded a Full Blue for Lacrosse; Eleanor James was awarded a Full Blue for Volleyball; Emma Richardson was awarded a Full Blue for Trampolining; and Isa Cooper was awarded a Full Blue for Netball.

  • St Hilda's team won three awards in the Drama Cuppers** 2017 for their performance of The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe: Best of Cuppers, Best Actor (Niimi Day Gough), and Best Design (George Twinn and Eva Newton).
  • St Hilda’s Octopush (underwater hockey) Team won Cuppers 2016/17.
  •  St Hilda's team won Trampolining Cuppers and Emma Richardson won the individual Trampolining Cuppers in 2016/17.
  • St Hilda's Ski Team won the Oxbridge Cuppers 2016/17, against Corpus Christi in the Cuppers final and Homerton in the grand final.
  • ‘Quilda’s’, the combined forces of St. Hilda’s and The Queen’s College, University of Oxford, won the 2015 and 2016 Women’s Hockey Cuppers Champions. In 2016/17, the team made it to the Cuppers finals.
  • St Hilda's women's team won the Netball Cuppers in 2016.
  • St Hilda’s men’s team won the Rugby Sevens Cuppers tournament in 2015. 

*A blue is a sporting honour, given to those that have represented Oxford University in a varsity event. For some sports, a half-blue or quarter-blue is awarded.

** Cuppers are intercollegiate sporting competitions at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. The term comes from the word “cup”.

More Sporting Successes

The the biggest achievement of 2017 for St Hilda's College Boat Club (SHCBC) was when the Men’s 1st boat achieved blades in Torpids and Summer VIIIs. In Torpids 2017, the M1 crew gained five positions in four days, bringing the crew one division higher into Division IV. The squad has grown substantially in recent years and five boats were entered into Summer VIIIs for the first time since 2011. SHCBC entered four novice boats into Christ Church Regatta, the most the club has ever entered. The Women's 1st novice eight reached the quarter finals of the competition.

In 2017, St Hilda’s Women’s Football Team made it through to the third round of Hassan’s Cup after an impressive 5-0 win over University College. The team was promoted from the third division and reached the quarter finals of Cuppers. In the same season, St Hilda’s Men’s 1st team also made it through to the quarter finals of Cuppers. St Hilda’s newly formed Mixed Lacrosse team were unbeaten in the league.


St Hilda's College students at their graduation in 2015Trophies presented at St Hilda's annual Sports Dinner, 2015Quilda's Hockey Team celebrating their Cuppers victory in 2015 with Professor Sir Gordon Duff and Dr Lorraine WildJaqueline du Pré Music Building in the grounds of St Hilda's College