Summer schools > The Oxford Experience
During your course, you will stay in typical Oxford student accommodation at Christ Church in buildings which range from the 18th to the 20th century. Bedrooms are modestly-furnished, do not have air-conditioning and are arranged in a staircase of four or five floors.
All standard bedrooms are singles. In a few buildings the bedrooms are arranged in ‘twin sets’ (two single bedrooms opening off a sitting room) and all have their own washbasin and shaver point. The bath and/or toilet facilities on each staircase are shared.
A very limited number of rooms have private bathroom facilities (shower, washbasin and toilet) and these are available for an additional fee. Most are single rooms, but a few are twin-bedded. Early application for these rooms is essential.
Please indicate your accommodation preferences (either online or on your application form) together with a note of any mobility problems.
We regret that we are unable to offer you accommodation at Christ Church immediately prior to or following your course. Additionally, family or friends who are not enrolled in the programme cannot be accommodated in college.
NoticeDue to exceedingly high demand, we no longer have any accommodation available. We can still accept a small number of non-resident applications.
Disabled Participants (including those with mobility difficulties)We aim to treat all participants equally and welcome applications from people with disabilities. Individuals’ needs are taken into account as far as possible, providing reasonable adaptations and assistance within the resources available. We ask you to inform us of any disability or special need (confidentially, if required) so that we can help you participate as fully as possible.
If you are considering applying for a place on the Oxford Experience and have mobility difficulties or visual/hearing impairments, you may wish to contact the Programme Administrator to discuss your needs as the age and layout of Christ Church College could prove user unfriendly in some cases.
Oxford, as an ancient city, tends to be difficult to navigate for people with disabilities. The number of very old buildings, designed in an age less sensitive to issues of disability, makes access to the city centre difficult. That said, we aim to do as much as we can to make your study with us possible.
Please contact us if you require a ground-floor bedroom, or if you feel you may have difficulty accessing teaching rooms located on upper floors.