Accommodation

*Updated 23 February 2021*

The guidance below applies to students returning to Green Templeton from abroad. As of 23 February, the government rules for returning to the UK require you to:

  1. Complete a Passenger Locator Form.
  2. Have had a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of your flight date. More information.
  3. Book and pay for tests on days two and eight of your self-isolation back in the UK (must book before you travel).
  4. Quarantine when you arrive in England. More information. It may be possible in some circumstances to pay for an additional COVID-19 test on day five of your quarantine which, if negative, will allow you out of self-isolation early. This is called the Test to Release scheme. Even if you pay for this additional test, you still have to take the COVID-19 test on day eight, as mentioned above.

IMPORTANT: If you are returning to the UK from one of the red list travel ban countries, then you can only enter the UK if you are British, Irish or have residency rights (this would include all Green Templeton students) and you then must quarantine in a hotel for ten days on arrival.

When you arrive at Green Templeton

On arrival at Green Templeton from abroad, please go to the Lodge and collect your keys. If you live at Rewley Abbey Court we may be able to make the keys available on-site. Please ask in advance. Wear a face covering at all times in any shared areas until your self-isolation finishes.

Please go straight to your building and your room within it. Deposit your belongings as quickly and safely as possible. Do not go to any other part of the college. Within your building, do not go anywhere except your room and, if applicable, to the shared bathroom facilities in the unit to which your room belongs.

If you are in a shared house, please only use the shared kitchen when it is empty and you are not in contact with any other household members. The House Supervisor for your building will set up a rota if necessary. Please ensure you clean any handles, buttons and knobs you touch before and after every use. Cleaning materials will be available in all communal areas.

You may wish to bring food and other essential supplies with you. You can order some essential food and meals from college and most shops can deliver.

You must not leave your room or allocated area at any time during the prescribed period of self-isolation unless agreed with the college in advance. This includes not going outside unless there is an emergency such as a fire.

If you need assistance at any time, please contact the Lodge by phone on +44 (0)1865 274470 or email lodge@gtc.ox.ac.uk.

*Updated 7 January 2021*

National lockdown rules now apply across England. Our accommodation is open and we will not be closing any residential areas. It will continue to be supported by our team for our in-residence students for whom college is home in a COVID-secure manner. Household groups must be strictly adhered to and no visitors are allowed into any indoor or outdoor spaces.

Support bubbles

A support bubble is where a household with one adult joins with one other household. If you live alone in a single household accommodation (i.e. you are not living in shared accommodation and you are not living with your partner/family in self-contained accommodation) then you can follow the UK government guidance on support bubbles. You are permitted to form a support bubble with one other person from Green Templeton College. If that person lives in a shared household already, they can visit you in your flat but you are not permitted to visit them in their shared household.

Student Accommodation

Green Templeton accommodation has remained open during the COVID-19 lockdowns.

Information on household groups has been sent to all students living in our accommodation for the next academic year. Cleaning will continue in all communal areas, with extra time on all touch points and shared facilities. Cleaning of student bedrooms is suspended.

A weekly accommodation bulletin is sent to students in our accommodation with up to date information and reminders. Please do look out for this, if you will be living in college accommodation.

All incoming students should also view our COVID-19 information pages; particularly isolation and testing for COVID-19 and the protocol for if you test positive for COVID-19.

Please contact accommodation@gtc.ox.ac.uk for further information.

Oxford SU Accommodation Service – Student Pad

If you are still looking for accommodation or just need a short term solution, Oxford SU has launched the Oxford Student Pad matching vacant rooms between colleges and students. The Student Pad property finder allows you to search for all types of short or long-term accommodation. There are properties available throughout Oxford, including rooms, flats, houses to share and flats and houses for couples or families.

IMPORTANT: Keep your details up-to-date

Please log in to Student Self Service and check your mobile number in the ‘my contacts information’ section is up-to-date. It is vital that the University’s COVID-19 Testing Service can contact students as quickly as possible so please ensure we have a current mobile phone number in your Student Record.

Wi-Fi

For Wi-Fi access, you can refer to the IT handout guide found on the Offerholders page. You will only be able to set up your Eduroam once you have registered.

Laundry Service for those self-isolating.

Oxwash is a sustainable local laundry business.  They will collect your laundry on bike and deliver it back to you.  They are offering a service to local Oxford residents who are self-isolating and cannot use shared laundry rooms.

Deposits and rent

If you have not yet paid your £500 deposit, you can do so by bank transfer or via Western Union. First month’s rent is due prior to arrival and can be paid using the same payment methods as the deposit. Once here, you will need to set up a UK bank account and set up a monthly direct debit to pay rent which is payable in advance. If you are waiting for scholarship funding and need more time to pay the deposit and/or rent, please contact Green Templeton Accommodation team.

Households guide

View the guide to households by building and room number. If two households are sharing a kitchen, they should not be in the kitchen at the same time.

Information by Green Templeton household

Find in-depth information by each household in the following documents: