Green Templeton College has a good range of accommodation at reasonable rents.
We normally expect to be able to provide accommodation to students for two years of a three-year course, and to most if not all new students. Students migrating to the College after completing part of their course are normally offered accommodation for one year.
There is also limited accommodation for students with partners and families, including a number of self-contained flats and some small houses bordering the College site. Students who are bringing families with them to Oxford are strongly advised to apply for their programme of study as early as possible and to specify Green Templeton College as their first choice in order to have the best chance of securing suitable accommodation.
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GTC students have also provided some information, opinions and photographs about the different accommodation available. See the GCR website for more details.
Are the rooms furnished, and what will I need to bring with me?
Single rooms are furnished as study-bedrooms. On the main College site they are arranged mainly in groups of 4 to 6 with a shared bathroom and kitchen/dining room. The majority of rooms at St Margaret’s Road are en-suite. All rooms have telephones and internet access.
Kitchens are equipped with cookers, microwaves, fridges and freezers, and basic cooking utensils including crockery and cutlery. Students should bring their own bedding and towels. (These can be purchased cheaply from large supermarkets and other stores locally.) There are laundry rooms on the College site and at Rewley Abbey Court, and washing machines in the St Margaret’s Road annexes.
Self-contained flats at Rewley Abbey Court are equipped with basic furniture and large kitchen appliances (electric cooker with hob and grill, and fridge/freezer), but students must provide smaller kitchen equipment and all other cooking utensils and basic household items, as well as the items listed above.
How are the rooms allocated?
Rooms for continuing students are allocated by room ballot in April.
Rooms for new students are allocated in ‘first come, first served’ order from May. If living in College accommodation is very important to you, you are advised to apply early and to nominate Green Templeton College as your first choice of college on your application form.
How much will it cost?
Rooms are graded small, medium, large, and twin/double. Prices are given on the details pages, and you can also view a summary of rents here. Rents include energy bills but not telephone bills.
If you will be living with your partner or another adult non-student, you will probably be liable for Council Tax in addition to your rent. See information about Council tax here, or visit the Oxford City Council website for more information.
What if I can’t get College accommodation?
All available University and college properties, plus private rented accommodation from vetted landlords, is listed on the University Accommodation Service website. You have to register to view properties. It is worth putting your name on a waiting list even if there is nothing available at the moment. See the University Accommodation Service website.
Alternatively, Daily Information is an Oxford advertiser which is available in poster form in various locations and online. Websites such as Flatmaterooms.co.uk, Spare Room, Gumtree and propertyads.co.uk offer flat- and house-sharing opportunities.
It is strongly recommended that you share only with other students, otherwise you could end up with a Council tax bill.