You will need to sign and return the Student-College Contract in advance of your arrival. Please return this document using the St Peter’s College Submission Portal (go to ‘Freshers' Forms 2022’ and then 'College Contract Upload for Graduates and Visiting Students') as soon as possible. Please convert the document into a pdf before uploading. The Portal cannot accept Apple Pages format files.
Visiting Student Freshers
Page last updated 9 September 2022
The JCR Freshers' Guide contains a wealth of information and advice from current students. It is primarily aimed at students starting undergraduate courses, but much of the content is also relevant to Visiting Students.
It helps us in the College Office to have some key information about you and when you are arriving. Once your travel plans are confirmed, please complete the short form here. The form asks you to upload a photo of yourself, to confirm your date of arrival in Oxford, provide the phone number and email address of an emergency contact and to provide information about your dietary requirements.
Induction sessions for Visiting Students and Undergraduate Freshers will begin on the evening of Sunday 2 October. You can expect a busy schedule of induction activities, both academic and social. There will be various College briefings that are compulsory for all students.
You will have subject induction meetings arranged between yourself and your tutor(s) in College. You might also have induction activities in your department or faculty, and sessions to introduce you to the Libraries. The schedule of these events will vary according to which subject you are studying.
You are invited to (and are expected to attend) a formal Freshers’ Dinner on the Monday of Freshers’ Week, which many of your tutors will also attend. The dress code for Freshers’ Dinner is smart/suits (as will also be the case if you choose to attend other ‘Formal Halls’ during the year).
Visiting Students are allocated rooms in the College’s annexes – the Lau Building and St Thomas Street. Rooms are allocated prior to your arrival and it is not possible to select individual rooms. Rooms are all single and en-suite.
Visiting Student rooms have 37-week leases running from Sunday 2 October 2022 to Saturday 17 June 2023. The rental for these rooms includes residence during Michaelmas and Hilary vacations. Refunds will not be paid for periods when the room is unoccupied during the period of the lease.
The rent is £193 per week which includes all utilities and internet connection. Also included is regular cleaning of student rooms and the frequent cleaning of communal areas. All rooms have a single bed, wardrobe, desk, chair and lamp. A duvet and bed linen will be provided, but you will need to bring your own towels, or buy them on arrival (there are various shops near the College where you can obtain such items inexpensively).
You will need to sign a Tenancy Agreement before you access your room. You can read a generic copy of the Tenancy Agreement here. Please do not sign and return this version; you will be issued with an electronic personalised agreement for an electronic signature before you access your room.
More information about accommodation arrangements can be found in the Student Administrative Handbook. If you have any queries about accommodation not answered in the Handbook, please contact the Accommodation Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Student meals begin at dinner on Sunday of Week 0 (e.g. 2 October 2022 in Michaelmas term) and end after breakfast on Saturday of Week 8 each term.
New Undergraduate and Visiting Students will be provided with all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for the first few days of Freshers' Week (from dinner on Sunday 2 October until breakfast on Wednesday 5 October inclusive) for a single payment of £28, which will be charged to your Michaelmas term ‘battels’ (College invoice).
After this, you will be able to pay for meals via the Dining Hall’s pay-as-you-go system. You will be charged £108 on your battels each term in 2022-23 as pre-payment for meals in Hall during the term. Each student will have their own account, which is accessed via the Upay website and which you top up further as necessary. Further information about the pre-payment model for meals can be found on the Meals page of the website.
If you will be arriving in Oxford prior to Sunday 2 October and you would like to eat in the Dining Hall then you will be able to purchase a meal card from the lodge for £10 + £1 refundable deposit on return of the card.
The Dining Hall will be open for breakfast and lunch on weekdays only from Monday 12 September (TBC).
If you have any queries about financial matters, please contact our Student Finance Officer. You can find advice about managing your finances as a student on the University website.
Opening a bank account
For students coming from outside the UK, the University provides useful information here (on the tab labelled 'Finances and Banks').
Bringing money into the UK
The regulations on bringing money into the UK are explained on the UK government website.
Bank account details form
There will be times during your study when the College may need to make a payment to you (e.g. payment of prizes, returning deposits, etc.) and holding your bank details enables this process to happen smoothly. If you can return this form before you start, it will save you from filling it in in the future. However, if you do not know your bank details yet, please do not fill in this form. You can upload the completed form using the St Peter’s College Submission Portal (go to ‘Freshers’ Forms 2022' and then select 'Bank Details').
You can access the relevant reading list for new Undergraduate students in your subject here. Whether the content of these is relevant for you as an incoming Visiting Student may depend on which papers you plan to study.
When you receive your Single Sign-On details:
Look out for your IT activation email and follow the instructions in it to set up your Oxford IT access.
- Complete the University's online enrolment forms in Student Self Service.
- Access your Oxford email
- Set up your Remote Access account
Before you arrive in Oxford (and preferably as soon as possible):
- Sign and return the Student-College Contract (see instructions above).
- Complete the College's online data collection form.
- All Non UK/Irish passport holders only: read this document and take the action requested in it.
- Contact email@example.com at least two weeks before your intended arrival date if you want or need to arrive before Sunday 2 October 2022.
- Read the JCR Freshers' Guide and the Student Administrative Handbook.
- Review the University's guidance about IT equipment for new students.
- Register with the College Doctors: go to www.campusdoctor.co.uk/oxford/ and follow the instructions.
- Read the letter about immunisations and arrange immunisations if necessary.
- Make a note in your diary about Matriculation on Saturday 15 October (see further information here).
- Complete and return the Bank details form (if you know your UK bank details already, optional, see instructions above).
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