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We know that providing students with a private space to rest and study is crucially important. As a College we are committed to making sure that our accommodation meets the needs of modern students.
The College benefits greatly from occupying a site in the heart of the city, close to many University departments and libraries, and to both bus and train stations. Oxford’s shops, cafes, theatres and cinemas are just minutes away.
During their first year, all undergraduate students live in a room on the main site of the College, on New Inn Hall Street. The compact nature of the St Peter's site means that each cohort of students soon makes friends with each other. Both buildings that house first year students also provide every undergraduate with a place in which to escape the bustle of college life when they need to.
Emily, 1st year PPE, living in the New Building: I was surprised at how big the rooms are. I love the archways. People were really helpful when we moved in. It's great being so close to college.
An undergraduate's room in the New Building.
An undergradate's room in the Matthews Building.
An undergraduate’s sitting room in staircase III.
Most second year students live in private accommodation in the city of Oxford. The College, with the aid of the students who run the Junior Common Room, supports second-years as they find a place to live. Typically, students rent a house with a group of their close friends. Many students enjoy the opportunity to live out so much that they choose to continue the arrangement in the third year, although there is no obligation to do so.
Megan, 2nd year law, living out: It's really fun living out and you have a sense of independence, but we can still maintain the community feel of college because it's close enough that we come in to college regularly.
Rooms for third and fourth year undergraduates are allocated by ballot. Some single occupancy sets are available on the main college site in Staircase III (en-suite bedroom with separate sitting room) or staircase II (bedroom and sitting room with shared bathroom). Other students live in one of the three recently built college annexes built next to Oxford Castle five minutes walk from the main college site. All rooms in the annexes are en-suite study-bedrooms.
First year post-graduates and visiting students also live in the annexes.
A room in the Paradise Street Annex.