Heralded as the Mecca of British education, Oxford plays host to two leading University institutions, with Oxford Brookes living in the impressive shadow of the highly regarded academic institute of the University of Oxford. Growing from the Parisian disputes of 1167, the University was divided in the early 13th century, forming the famous divisions of Oxford and Cambridge Universities. As both continue to challenge annually in the UK league tables,
the University of Oxford remains the centre for international postgraduate study in England, formed largely through the century-old award programme of the Rhodes Scholarship.
Whilst there is no escaping from the demand and expectation placed upon its students, the wonderful city of Oxford has much in store for its local residents. Bursting with natural and cultural tradition, Oxford is an area of outstanding natural beauty and leisurely excitement. Museums range from the classical to the bizarre, with Ashmolean Museum, Modern Art Oxford and Museum of Oxford providing disparate levels of cultural enlightenment.
Shopping is equally broad. A homogeny of the old and the new sees Oxford presented as a city of fantastic modern wealth and aesthetic traditions. Retail favourites can all be located in the 7-day-a-week Westgate Shopping Centre, whilst the charm of Frederick Tranter tobacconists and Sanders of Oxford ensure the retention of a character refined over centuries. Simply put, Oxford student life is a gateway to the past, present and future.
Oxford student nightlife is punctuated by the sophisticated ambience of exclusive clubs and cocktail bars, with The House, Duke of Cambridge and Roppongi all providing an affluent setting. Of course, more traditional offerings can be found, with Oxford playing home to some of the finest traditional English pubs in the country; whilst for some fine dining alongside the energy of the Thames, Head of the River is simply too good to miss.
Student Accommodation in Oxford is certainly not cheap, though it is pleasing to know that newcomers will be able to find a range of options when it comes to student housing in Oxford. Of course, for a selection of the very best Oxford Student Accommodation available, look no further than our extensive list found below: