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St Hilda's College

Student life

St Hilda's College

Students at our beautiful College are part of a friendly and diverse community.

Our outstanding tutors and staff are dedicated to academic excellence and to ensuring our students’ wellbeing. This supportive environment continues even after graduation as our alumnae remain part of our family.

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Undergraduate accommodation

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11 Norham Gardens

Graduate accommodation

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Study Support

As a student here, there's a wealth of study support available to you, including in-person advice from our writing tutor and access to in-depth online resources for revision and examinations.

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Food and drink

Our Dining Hall, led by David Brown, Head Chef, and Graham Smith, Food Services Manager, offers a variety of food (including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options) that is sustainable, local and seasonal.

We're open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner in term time Monday to Friday, with brunch on Saturdays and traditional Sunday dinners.

We cater for a range of dietary needs (including religious dietary constraints) with meat-free Mondays and meat-free meals throughout the rest of the week.

St Hilda's College is based very close to Cowley Road, a vibrant and lively area with a diverse range of foot outlets and supermarkets for those who want to cater for themselves.

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With its bar, lounge and buttery, the Junior Common Room is a popular meeting place for undergraduates. Our JCR Committee represents undergraduates, promotes their welfare and organises social activities.

The Middle Common Room is a space for graduate students. Our MCR Committee represents graduate students and organises social events. As a graduate student, you can also use the JCR and meet with the Fellows at the MCR research event each term.

Please note: the JCR website and MCR Facebook page do not necessarily represent the official views of the College.


There are opportunities here for you to play sport at every level, from casual involvement to College or University teams. We have had recent successes in rowing, netball, rugby and football.

We're the closest Oxford college to the main university sports complex where facilities include a power-lifting gym, rowing tank, Olympic-size swimming pool and running track.

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Music and the arts

From dance, poetry and drama to photography, sculpture, creative writing and music, develop your passion here in one of Oxford's most exciting cultural environments. Experience concerts, exhibitions, workshops, readings and drama productions.

Our Jacqueline du Pré Music Building has a recording studio, practice rooms and a world-class concert hall with a Steinway piano. Enjoy free recitals. Join our orchestra, become part of our choir or form your own ensemble.

Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Musical Performance

IT support

As a student here, you'll find our College IT team are happy to help with any computing issues that you have.

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Finance and funding



Oxford offers one of the most generous financial support packages for UK students with around one in four receiving an annual, non-repayable bursary. Our aim is that no one with outstanding academic potential is deterred from studying because of their background, personal circumstances or finances.



There are many funding opportunities to support graduate study.


College grants

Current students can apply for grants and bursaries funded by former students and other benefactors to cover travel for study and research, vacation residence, extra-curricular activities, buying books, music tuition, language courses and general financial assistance. In addition, we offer awards to recent graduates to support further study and research.

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Health and welfare

As a student, you can talk to your Personal Tutor or College Adviser about any problem, academic or personal. During term time, our doctor is in college at least one day a week and our nurse is in every weekday. Students can also use the nearby GP surgery.

We welcome all students with a disability and offer support and practical advice, including on meals and adapting facilities in your room. If you have a query before you apply or arrive, contact our Disability Fellow or Coordinator.


Transgender and gender identity

We're proud of our history of championing gender equality and inclusivity. We provide academic, social and medical support for transgender students, and you can raise any concerns with us in confidence. If you hold a place to study with us and need support, contact the Senior Tutor.


We will act to protect students and staff from harassment or behaviour that inhibits their work, studies or use of facilities. Complaints are taken seriously, and our harassment advisers provide counselling and guidance.

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Student Handbook

Our Student Handbook contains important and useful information about all
aspects of life as a student at St Hilda's.

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