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 four years, 94 per cent of St Hilda’s undergraduates have achieved a First or a 2.1 in their final exams. In 2018, 37 of our 108 finalists achieved Firsts, 69 obtained 2:1s, and 2 obtained 2:2s. Particular mention goes to the students in Ancient and Modern History, Biochemistry, Engineering, History, Maths, Medicine, Modern Languages, Music and Physics who all achieved 50% or more Firsts.

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 won mixed touch rugby **Cuppers for the first time in 2018! Our Men's Hockey also reached the Cuppers final, but lost out to Worcester College.
  • St Hilda’s Octopush (underwater hockey) Team won Cuppers 2017 and 2018.
  • 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 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.

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

More Sporting Successes

At the 2018 Summer Eights, our Men's 1st and 3rd boats won blades. M1 moved up four places, to 5th in Division 4. M3 moved up four from Division 7 to Division 6, and is now 13th in that division.

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