Accommodation

Our Properties

 

The annexe has 49 single bedrooms, distributed in 2 flats of three bedrooms, and 9 flats of five bedrooms. The rooms are categorised at 2. There are three rooms suitable for disabled students available at the annexe.

Tenancy Length:

All tenancy periods begin on Monday 23 September 2019. The tenancy agreement for the annexe is 44 weeks ending Monday 27 July 2020.

Location:

The College Annexe is on a site shared with Brasenose College. It is located less than 10 minutes to the city centre, and within 15 minutes' walk of the central College site.

Facilities:

All rooms are furnished with the following items: Single bed; desk; desk chair; easy chair; book shelves; bedside cabinet; wardrobe; waste paper bin; desk lamp; wash basin.

There is a communal freezer room on the middle floor with large freezers for all residents to share, as well as a TV room on the top floor with a computer for shared use too. Laundry facilities are located in a separate building just outside the Annexe.

Bathrooms and Kitchens:

There is one kitchen and one bathroom and one shower room in each flat, shared between 5 residents, or one shower room between 3 residents. The kitchen is equipped with all electrical goods, but crockery and cutlery are not provided.
The kitchens have been recently refurbished.

Internet:

These rooms are connected to the College and University networks via an Ethernet link.

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The Bradmore Road house has 8 single study bedrooms, between categories 1 and 4.

Tenancy Length:

All tenancy periods begin on Monday 23 September 2019. The tenancy agreement for Bradmore Road is 44 weeks ending Monday 27 July 2020.

Location:

This house is located in a lovely quiet residential area of Oxford. Less than a ten minute walk to the College site, and 15 minutes' walk to the city centre, the house is also very near to the University Parks.

Facilities:

All rooms were refurbished in 2009 with the following items:

Single bed; desk; desk chair; easy chair; book shelves; bedside cabinet; wardrobe; waste paper bin; desk lamp; wash basin. The kitchen is large with a dining table, and has an attractive outlook on to the garden.

Bathrooms and Kitchens:

Two bathrooms and a kitchen are shared between all residents of the house. The kitchen is equipped with all electrical goods, but crockery and cutlery are not provided.

Internet:

These rooms are connected to the College and University networks via an Ethernet link.

Flat for Couples

A flat with its own entrance is also available for couples in this house, consisting of a double bedroom, living area, kitchen and bathroom. 

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The South Wing has 18 single study bedrooms, categories 1 - 3.

Tenancy Length:

All tenancy periods begin on Monday 23 September 2019. The tenancy agreement for the South Wing is 44 weeks ending Monday 27 July 2020.

Location:

Based in a separate accommodation wing on the main site, the location is unbeatable in terms of convenience. A walk down the stairs will lead you to the Hall for College lunches and evening meals every weekday during term time, and to the Bar, Common Room and Caroline Miles Room for relaxation space.

Facilities:

All rooms were refurbished in 2011 with the following items: Single bed; desk; desk chair; easy chair; book shelves; bedside cabinet; wardrobe; waste paper bin; desk lamp; wash basin.

The libraries and computer room are based on the main site. A shared laundry room with washing machines and dryers is in the basement.

Bathrooms and Kitchens:

Two toilets and bathrooms, and one kitchen are shared between 6 residents on each floor. The kitchens were refurbished in 2011. The kitchens are equipped with all electrical goods, but crockery and cutlery are not provided.

Internet:

These rooms are connected to the College and University networks via an Ethernet link.

 

 

The new building has 52 ensuite bedrooms: 25 double (for single occupancy) and 25 single. Three rooms are suitable for accessible and suitable for students with disabilities. The double rooms are categorised at A (large) and B (standard) and the single rooms are categorised as C (Standard) and D (small). There are two rooms for couples.
 

Tenancy Length

All tenancy periods begin on Monday 23 September 2019. The tenancy agreement for the West Wing is 50 weeks ending Monday 7 September 2020.
 

Location

The West Wing rooms are located in the new building on the main site. Within a stone's throw of the main building, students are able to easily visit the Hall for lunches and dinners as well as the Bar, Saugman Common Room and the Caroline Miles Room.

Facilities

All ensuite rooms consist of: single or double bed, desk, desk chair, book shelves, wardrobe, bin, desk lamp, pin-board and ensuite bathroom with toilet, sink and shower.

As well as its ensuite bedrooms, the West Wing has a new library with 45 individual workspaces and communal tables, and a café-style room overlooking the garden.

Bathrooms and Kitchen Diners

Each room has an ensuite. All kitchens are equipped with electrical goods; crockery and cutlery are not provided. Each kitchen has a dining area.

Internet

These rooms are connected to the College and University networks via an Ethernet link.

 

 

 

 

This property was built in 2011 and refurbished in 2016, and finished to an excellent high standard.

There are 44 single bedrooms in this accommodation block; 39 small doubles (single occupancy only) and 5 singles. There are 8 flats, with either 4, 5, 6 or 7 bedrooms to each.

Tenancy Length:

All tenancy periods begin on Monday 23 September 2019. The tenancy agreement for Stonemason House is 50 weeks ending Monday 7 September 2020.

Location:

Stonemason House is situated just off Cowley Road, a vibrant area of Oxford with plenty of amenities. The area is very popular with students of Oxford University. Although a 40-minute walk to the city centre, it offers a direct and frequent bus link with only a 20-minute journey, or is alternatively 20 minutes by bicycle.

Facilities:

Each study bedroom includes a 4-foot wide bed (a standard single is 3 foot 6 inches) with under bed storage, and built- in wardrobe and desk, desk chair and lamp. Each flat has a washer-dryer and television. Cycle racks are available secured within the grounds, with sufficient space for one bicycle per resident.

Bathrooms and Kitchens:

All rooms have an ensuite shower and toilet. Kitchens are shared between 4 - 7 people, depending upon flat, and also include a dining table. The kitchen is equipped with all electrical goods, but crockery and cutlery are not provided.

Internet:

These rooms have a wireless internet network.

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14 Wellington Square has 8 single bedrooms, categorised at 1 and 4.

15 Wellington Square has 9 single bedrooms, categorised at 1, 2 and 4.

Tenancy Length:

All tenancy periods begin on Monday 23 September 2019. The tenancy agreement for Wellington Square is 44 weeks ending Monday 27 July 2020.

Location:

The Wellington Square houses are located just a three-minute walk away from the College site. They look out onto a lovely green square, and it's a 5-10 minute walk into the city centre.

Facilities:

All rooms were refurbished in 2009. Most have the following items: 
Single bed; desk; desk chair; easy chair; book shelves; bedside cabinet; wardrobe; waste paper bin; desk lamp; wash basin. 

Bathrooms and Kitchens:

Two bathrooms and a kitchen are shared between all residents. The kitchens are equipped with all electrical goods, but crockery and cutlery are not provided.

Internet:

These rooms are connected to the College and University networks via an Ethernet link.

Suite of Rooms for Couples

In 14 Wellington Square, a suite of rooms for a couple consisting of a separate bedroom, living space and kitchen, but shared bathroom with the rest of the house, is also available.

Information and FAQs

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With your offer letter from St Cross College you will also receive an accommodation application form. Upon receiving your completed application form, the Accommodation Office will inform you if you have been successful in obtaining a College room. Once your funding has been approved, you will be able to secure your allocated room. A room holding deposit of £550 (single room) or £850 (flat) must be paid within 14 days of receiving your invoice.

All tenancy agreements begin on Monday 23 September 2019. We offer two tenancy lengths – 44 or 50 weeks, and details of the tenancy length for each property can be found on its corresponding tab above.

We may be able to accommodate you earlier than the start of the tenancy, which will start on Monday 23 September 2019. If you wish to arrive early, you should let the Accommodation Office know as soon as possible so we can advise if your room will be available. If it is, you will be invoiced in Michaelmas term on a daily rate for the additional days.

Unfortunately St Cross only has two couples rooms available; all other rooms are for single occupancy. Under the terms of the tenancy agreement, you can only have overnight guests for up to three consecutive nights on an infrequent basis throughout the year. Partners/friends are not allowed to stay with you every weekend. When you have guests staying you must notify the Accommodation Office in advance.

Unfortunately St Cross do not have any properties suitable for families. The University Accommodation Office may be able to help, and further information can be found at this link.

We are unable to offer single-sex flats; all flats are mixed.

The College does not provide you with bedding. You can order complete sets of each of these items in advance through the Accommodation Office. If you choose to do this, the packs will be in your room ready for your arrival and you will be charged for them in Michaelmas term. If you wish to purchase these items after you get to Oxford, Tesco, Argos, or Boswells are all on the main shopping streets in Oxford and should have most things you require.

You should use the main College address as your correspondence address, not your accommodation address. This way your post will be kept safe and secure in the post room and be put in your pigeon holes for collection. There are also porters available to sign for your deliveries and they will let you know if a package arrives for you.

St Cross College
61 St Giles
Oxford
OX1 3LZ
UK

The room is yours for the whole term of the tenancy – we do not require you to vacate over the Christmas and Easter vacations, or the summer if you are on a 50-week tenancy.

If your course will last throughout the summer period we strongly recommend applying for one of the properties offered on a 50-week tenancy so you will have guaranteed accommodation. However in the 44-week properties there is also the possibility to extend for a few weeks - although we cannot guarantee that your same room will be available. The extension process will begin in early Trinity term when you will be asked to apply for an extension.

Most rooms are reserved for first year students, however each year we offer a certain amount of rooms for continuing students in their second, third and fourth year. This is detailed in the Accommodation Policy. The application process for this will begin in Hilary term, and if there are more applications than rooms available, allocations are by way of a ballot to ensure it is a fair process.

Please note this is a general guide to Council Tax and is not a substitute for the relevant statutes and regulations.

What is Council Tax?

Council Tax is a system of local taxation collected by the Local authority - Oxford City Council. It is a tax on domestic properties.

It is charged annually (April – March) but the payment is taken in 10 monthly instalments from April – December. Charges usually rise by a few percent every year.

Currently the College has 2 properties where Council Tax could be charged:

`The flat at 2 Bradmore Road, currently listed as a band D property, which for 2016/17 is charged at £1735.47 per annum.

The Old School House, currently listed as a band E property, which for 2016/17 is charged at £2121.13 per annum.

Do Students need to pay?

Students in St Cross College accommodation

Halls of residence (including college houses) are exempt from Council Tax as long as the accommodation is owned or managed by an educational establishment (University or College) or where an educational establishment nominates the majority of the student residents.

Student Sharing with Students

If a student is sharing a property with other students then they are all exempt from paying Council Tax. If you receive a Council Tax bill during this time all you need to do is obtain an Enrolment Certificate from the University’s online student self-service point (through the University Student Gateway), and forward this to the city council.

Students sharing with non-students or non-student partner

If student(s) and at least 1 non student are sharing a property, then the non-student(s) are liable to pay Council Tax. The Council Tax payer will receive a 25% discount if there is only 1 non-student adult living at the property. Some exemptions do apply for dependent partners from overseas who are not allowed to work in the UK or claim benefits (see the Oxford City Council website for full terms).

Private Rented accommodation

These guidelines will apply if you are in private rented accommodation. It is worth checking the band a property is in before renting if someone will need to pay Council Tax, as rates vary across Oxford. You can do this through the Council Website. If you are in a House of Multiple Occupation it may be the responsibility of the Landlord to pay and this may automatically be part of your rental charge, whether you are students and liable to pay Council Tax or not.

Finishing your studies – and staying on in Oxford or the UK?

If you are no longer classed by the University as a student, but are staying in Oxford, you will become liable to pay Council Tax. Please see Oxford City Councils website for more information https://www.oxford.gov.uk/info/20008/council_tax

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