St Edmund Hall aims to offer college accommodation to most new graduate students who are in their first year of graduate study. Accommodation is allocated on a first come, first served basis as soon as all conditions of a graduate offer are met.
Our graduate accommodation is located in Norham Gardens, in North Oxford, just a short walk across the University Parks from College and the heart of the University. Norham St Edmund (NSE) consists of several attractive Victorian properties with single study-bedrooms, each with its own washbasin and including a desk and storage space.
There is one bathroom for every three to four bedrooms and the houses have large, well-fitted kitchens, plus shared laundry facilities, a college gym and a common room with a television, newspapers, a pool table and table tennis table. Nearby Brockhues Lodge houses a further nine en-suite study bedrooms, which we allocate on a discretionary basis to the holders of some of our more prestigious scholarships.
Norham Gardens is a quiet residential area, and close to several University departments such as the Department of Education and the Science Area. It is a short walk from Jericho, a vibrant part of town known for its many restaurants and bars, and Port Meadow, which is popular with walkers. Our postgraduates also have a dedicated punt (boat), kept at Lady Margaret Hall, another Oxford college, just next door to our accommodation buildings.
Accommodation for couples
In addition to our single-study rooms, the College has a limited number of furnished one-bedroom flats. These flats are fully equipped with a double bed, desk and chair, small dinner table and two chairs, sofa, toaster, kettle, vacuum cleaner, microwave, and a built-in wardrobe. These flats are regrettably not suitable for students with families, and for alternative options you are advised to contact the Graduate Accommodation Office to discuss your accommodation needs.
If you have children, we do have a further two flats and a house. However, please note that this accommodation will not necessarily be available every year.
Duration of accommodation contracts
All students will be sent a Licence Agreement to complete which gives you a choice of staying during term time for 39 continuous weeks. Accommodation fees are added to your battels statement (i.e. your college bill) for each term and are payable by the Friday of 1st Week of term.
Meals in College
All students living in St Edmund Hall accommodation will automatically be charged for a minimum number of meals, even if you choose not to eat them. For all rooms in NSE, this will be 24 dinners each term.