Accommodation

Reuben College currently has one accommodation site, Farndon Court. Farndon Court is a newly refurbished apartment block which has 100 single bedrooms and two accessible bedrooms, clustered in a variety of patterns. Students starting in October 2021 will be the first to use the building. The college guarantees single accommodation to all full-time first-year graduates who request for it.   

This page offers information about accommodation related to the following areas:

Location / Rooms & provision / About the area / Rent & residency agreements / University accommodation

Location

Farndon Court is located north of the city centre of Oxford at: 133 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HW. It's about a 15 minute walk away from both the city centre and Reuben College's main site on Parks Road. Find out more about the accommodation facilities and surrounding area in the sections below.

Farndon Court and Reuben College map

Rooms and provision

Farndon Court is a residential block, divided into the following categories:

  • Studio flat - Rental band A
    7 flats - En-suite with kitchen, access to common room on same floor
  • Studio flat - Rental band B
    3 flats - En-suite with kitchen, access to common room on different floor
  • 2-bed flat - Rental band B
    15 flats - Two single bedrooms, with shared kitchen and bathroom, access to common room on same floor
  • 2-bed flat - Rental band C
    4 flats - Two single bedrooms, with shared kitchen and bathroom, access to common room on different floor
  • 8-bed cluster flat - Rental band D
    6 flats - Eight single bedrooms, with shared Kitchen, 2 shared showers, 3 toilets and 3 wash basins and access to common room
  • Accessibility flat - Rental band D
    2 flats - En-suite single accessible room with shared kitchen and access to common room (NB: only available to students with special access/health requirements)
  • 4-bed cluster flat - Rental band E
    1 flat - Four single bedrooms, with shared Kitchen, access to common room and separate shower room (with a toilet and wash hand basin) and one extra toilet and wash hand basin)

(Please note that we have not yet finalised the rental value for each banding, but they will be within the range of accommodation costs provided across Oxford, and as detailed on Oxford University's Living Costs webpage.  Rent will include payment for amenities (electricity, water, wifi etc.) but not for individual television licences, which will need to be applied for by occupants, if desired.)

Bedrooms, kitchens and common areas are equipped with furniture and facilities, but residents must provide their own bedding (including duvet and pillow), kitchen utensils and crockery/cutlery.  

The building also has the following amenities:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Pay-As-You-Go laundry
  • Bike storage
  • Communal garden 

Students with partners and families

Regrettably, Reuben College currently does not have accommodation suitable for couples and graduates with children. Graduate freshers who will be coming to Oxford with a partner or family are recommended to contact the University’s Graduate Accommodation Office (see below) for help finding either University or other accommodation.

Student with special needs and/or disabilities

The College welcomes students with disabilities. There are two accessibility flats within Farndon Court, which are available to students with special access/health requirements. To discuss any requirements in relation with your accommodation, please contact: admissions@reuben.ox.ac.uk

About the area

Farndon Court also enjoys good public transportation links, with a bus-stop on the Woodstock Road, which has frequent buses to and from the city centre. Many students choose to bring (or buy) a bicycle, as it is so easy to get around Oxford by bike, and there is ample free cycle parking at Farndon Court. 

There are many cafes, restaurants and grocery shops near Farndon Court.  There is a pub, ‘The Anchor’, and a small grocery/deli shop nearby. There are more shops, restaurants and cafes in Jericho (included in the list of ‘101 Best Places to Live in Britain’ in 2019 by The Sunday Times) and North Parade, all about 5-10 mins walk away.  The city centre and Summertown (north of Farndon Court) are about 17 minutes’ walk.

For those who love green spaces, Port Meadow is a stone’s throw away from Farndon Court, and a beautiful area for a long countryside jog or walk. University Parks is also a beautiful open area for connecting with nature or with friends over a picnic, a game of cricket or even Quidditch.

Rent and residency agreements  

In the main, residency agreements (contracts) are for 40 or 44 weeks, with rent payable monthly in advance. Further details on costs and payments will be provided in due course.

Reuben College can only guarantee accommodation for first year graduates. Students who are continuing beyond their first year are advised to apply for University Accommodation or seek private accommodation during Hilary Term of their first year.  

University accommodation 

The University’s Graduate Accommodation Office is responsible for the letting and management of University-owned Graduate Accommodation. They have various sites and properties throughout Oxford, ranging from study bedrooms to purpose-built sites housing singles, couples and families.  

The University’s Graduate Accommodation Office allocates its accommodation on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications should be made as far in advance of the start of the academic year as possible, as the accommodation they have available tends to become fully booked very quickly.

The University Graduate Accommodation Office can be contacted as follows:

Website: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/accommodation/
Office Address: 6 Worcester Street, Oxford OX1 2BX
Telephone: 01865 280923
Email: graduate.accommodation@admin.ox.ac.uk

If you have any further queries concerning your offer, accommodation and life at Reuben, please contact the Academic & Graduate Administrator, Ellen Moilanen at admissions@reuben.ox.ac.uk.