St Anne’s College Oxford
This prospectus is intended just to give you a taste of life at History
St Anne’s began life in 1879 as the Oxford
St Anne’s. You will find more detailed information on our Society of Home-Students, allowing young
College website: www.st-annes.ox.ac.uk, including information women to live in lodgings across the city,
and to attend lectures and tutorials, just
on courses, tutors, accommodation, music, sports, finance and
as those in the colleges did, providing a
much more. Do take time to explore it and the admissions pages more affordable way of obtaining a degree
of the University’s website: www.ox.ac.uk/admissions. at Oxford. In 1942, the Society of Home-
Students became the St Anne’s Society,
and in turn a full College of the University,
St Anne’s is a college where the phrase As an international student, I found complete with Royal Charter, in 1952.
‘down-to-earth’ isn’t merely another Oxford’s tutorial system and complete The College – a friendly, co-educational
throwaway comment to draw immersion and independent study style community of some 700 students, tutors
applicants, but it is a solid truth about challenging and fulfilling. Feedback and staff – represents the best of the
University’s values, and retains its
the nature of the College, its students, on essays is specific, critical and founders’ conviction that any student,
and its tutors. ‘Open’ and ‘friendly’ are encouraging. Our tutors are so deeply whatever their financial situation,
whatever their background, from
far from platitudes here; for St Anne’s knowledgeable I’m sometimes in awe.
anywhere in the world, who has the
offers a brilliant opportunity to sample Nanette O’Brien (English)
everything that is good about Oxford.
St Anne’s contains a rich array of For me, what makes St Anne’s is the
students from across Britain, Europe people – they are nearly universally
and beyond. This College will down-to-earth, friendly, informal
stretch every available inch of your and genuine. The diverse range of
intellectual capabilities, all the while subjects they study, and the diverse
providing you with friendships that range of backgrounds they come
will last a lifetime. from, serves to make St Anne’s one
Bill Blake (Philosophy, Politics of the greatest truly cosmopolitan
and Economics) colleges within Oxford.
Richard Holland (Law)
appetite, talent and determination to wireless network is available in the library, Some Student Comments on Bursaries
spend three or four years here immersed seminar rooms, and other public areas.
in the life of the mind, can do so. We College computer rooms are open 24 hours I receive a full Oxford Opportunity
continue to recruit strong candidates a day, providing a range of software as well
from UK state and independent schools, as networked printers and scanners.
Bursary from the University to help me
as well as increasing numbers of with my studies. Obviously money is a
international students, attracted by Students at St Anne’s also benefit from big issue when deciding to come to
our multicultural environment. termly events, integrating undergraduates,
graduates and research and tutorial University, so knowing that there is help
Location Fellows. These incorporate talks by experts (money that you don’t need to pay back)
St Anne’s is situated on the north side of followed by an informal dinner giving the is a big incentive to continue your studies.
Oxford, close to the University Parks and opportunity for discussion around the
Science Areas, also making it convenient theme of the talks. In addition there are
for the Ashmolean Museum, Modern weekly lunchtime seminars featuring
I’m currently in my second year studying
Languages and Classics departments and speakers on a wide variety of subjects. Maths. To have extra money on top of
Mathematical and Oriental institutes. Student Finance is extremely beneficial.
Academic Life and Resources Welfare: St Anne’s is well known for its It means I can focus 100% on my degree
The tutors, professors and researchers supportive and inclusive welfare provision, without worrying too much about the
who make up the academic Fellowship at helping everyone to get the best out of
financial side of University. I’ve found
St Anne’s are appointed because of their their time here. We have our own College
national and international reputations in Nurse and excellent links with our local St Anne’s to be incredibly understanding
their specific research areas, as well as health centre. of the expense of studying at University
their suitability for the student-focused
tutorial environment of the College, Finance: We are acutely aware of the costs
and I know that with such support I can
bringing a broad range of expertise and of higher education and we offer a broad really enjoy my time here.
skill across the disciplines. range of bursaries, academic scholarships
and travel grants. Please see the College
St Anne’s has one of the largest college website: www.st-annes.ox.ac.uk.
libraries for undergraduates in Oxford. It is
part of the University’s on-line catalogue, Courses Offered
and offers access to e-books, e-journals St Anne’s is proud to offer an extremely
and other networked information services broad range of subjects and accepts
24 hours a day. St Anne’s is also students for practically all undergraduate
comprehensively networked – all student courses taught at Oxford, with a few
study-bedrooms have network points, and exceptions. See our website for details.
Accommodation, Food and Drink colleges. Athletic facilities and a swimming
We can offer accommodation to almost all pool are available at the University’s sports
those who wish to live on site. The study- ground about ten minutes away by bicycle.
bedrooms are single occupancy; most of A tremendous asset too is our proximity to
the newest rooms have en-suite showers, the acres of the University Parks. Many
and several are specially constructed for undergraduates take the opportunity to jog,
disabled access. Students have the use of play frisbee or kick a ball about for a few
small kitchens on their staircases, but for minutes during the day.
serious meals most use the main dining
hall, which serves breakfast, lunch and In terms of the workload, the
dinner on weekdays, and brunch at the
weekend, all on a ‘pay as you eat’ basis and challenge isn’t that you have a lot of
at competitive prices. An alternative to the reading to do (you do) so much as
main dining hall is STACS (St Anne’s Coffee
having a lot of thinking to do. The
Shop), which is open daily during term time.
tutorial system really encourages
Extra-curricular Activities at St Anne’s independent thinking, and I came
St Anne’s has a strong tradition in music
with excellent practice facilities. Each year away with more information and
two music bursaries are awarded to current skills in my short time with my tutors
students, no matter what their subject, to than I have in all my previous years at
assist promising instrumental or vocal
performers to cover the costs of high school in the USA.
professional tuition. In recent years our Amrita Kundu (US Student, Politics)
students have chosen to run a College choir
and a swing band. St Anne’s also has a joint
orchestra with St John’s College. One of our
St Anne’s College
two lecture theatres provides a superb
venue for chamber music and is used not
only for our regular recital series, but also
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