Room types and bands
Lady Margaret Hall has a range of single study bedrooms available for post-graduate students. Many of these are located in our Clore Graduate Centre, opened in 2016, whilst other rooms are situated in some of our most historic buildings such as Old Old Hall and in the College's properties on Fyfield Road, adjacent to the main College site. LMH also currently offers some off-site rooms to graduates through the College's leased private accommodation in other areas of Oxford. You can find out more about our different accommodation options below. Please note that we are not able to offer any couples or family accommodation or accommodation to students studying for part-time programmes.
Our on-site graduate rooms are offered at four price bands, dependent on the room size, quality and facilities - for 2020/21 these range from around £116 to £163 per week. Rooms vary in age and design across different buildings so we do not have 'standard' or 'typical' rooms; the main difference between price bands will be the size of the room (with Band C being the smallest, Band B medium-sized and Band A the largest). All en-suite rooms are charged at the highest A+ Band and are located in the Clore Graduate Centre. Rents for all on-site rooms are inclusive of utility bills and limited cleaning services. All rooms will have a College ethernet point and wireless network connectivity and will be fitted with standard furniture.
The Clore Graduate Centre, located at the front of the College site, contains over 30 graduate bedrooms spread over three floors and is also the site of the Postgraduate Common Room, MCR Guest Room and one of our laundry rooms. There is lift in the building for access to all floors. The bedrooms are a medium to large size with space for studying, sleeping and relaxing and each room features an en-suite bathroom pod with a shower, sink and toilet. The building has several large kitchens with plenty of space for communal dining and living, typically shared between 6-10 residents. All of the bedrooms in this building are charged at our highest A+ price band.
Graduate accommodation is also provided in a number of the College's houses along Fyfield Road, which borders the main College site, and in The Cottage which is a self-contained house near the Chapel. There are a range of non en-suite bedrooms available here covering A, B and C grades. These rooms vary is size, style and age but are typically arranged in smaller flats of around three bedrooms which share bathroom and kitchen facilities. Residents in some of these properties may be eligible to apply for an on-street parking permit from the County Council.
Fyfield Road Flats - Example Rooms
Within the main College site graduate students are also housed in some of our most historic buildings including Old Old Hall and New Old Hall. There are a range of small to large, A to C grade, non en-suite bedrooms with access to shared bathroom facilities. These buildings are arranged in a more typical 'Hall of Residence' format and contain small pantries with basic kitchen equipment which are typically shared between 5 to 8 residents.
The College is also able to offer rooms in an off-site managed property in Oxford. Rents for all off-site rooms are inclusive of utility bills and a limited termly housekeeping service. All rooms will have wireless network connectivity and will be fitted with standard furniture.
Off-site accommodation is available in a 9 bedroom property in St Clement's, a popular student area close to Oxford City Centre. The location offers easy access to the High Street, Cowley Road and Iffley Road sports centre as well as excellent bus links for many areas of Oxford and towards London. The house is roughly a 10 minute cycle or 30 minute walk to Lady Margaret Hall. The property has recently undergone full refurbishment and consists of nine en-suite study-bedrooms arranged over three floors, all with double beds, with a large shared kitchen/dining room. Rooms are charged at £182 per week in 2020/21.
University Graduate Accommodation
The University's Graduate Accommodation Services also lets and manages rooms, flats and houses on University-owned sites in and around Oxford City Centre, which are available for full-time graduate students. A number of these rooms have been reserved for LMH students for 2021/22:
You can express an interest in one of these rooms when applying for LMH College accommodation, through our accommodation survey. If we are able to put you forward for a room then your details will be passed onto the GAO - your accommodation offer and contract with then be handled directly by them. The room contracts will run from 20th September 2021 to 31st July 2022.
The GAO also manages a range of other accommodation across the City, which you may wish to apply for - they have a separate application process for this (please see details below under 'Other Accommodation in Oxford').
Students are asked to sign an accommodation agreement with the College which is designed to offer some protection both to the resident and the College. Our standard graduate accommodation agreements run for 39 weeks from the end of September, enabling you to stay in College continuously through term-time and vacations. Students have the option to extend their agreements over the summer period for up to 51 weeks in total.
How to Apply
If you have successfully secured an offer at Lady Margaret Hall, please expect to find more information on how to apply for College accommodation in your College Offer Letter. If you are applying for our accommodation you will be asked to complete an online questionnaire to help us find out what type of accommodation you require and any preferences you may have. You will be automatically added to a waiting list and may be offered a room subject to availability - this could be very soon after joining the waiting list or at a later date, as the College will make accommodation offers between March and September each year. Unfortunately we do not have enough graduate accommodation for all students who apply, and joining the waiting list does not guarantee that we will be able to offer you a room in College. It is currently our policy to prioritise students for College accommodation who have disability considerations and those who are international (oversees). If we are able to make you an accommodation offer then you will be contacted directly by our Accommodation Office with further details.
Other Accommodation in Oxford
If LMH is not able to offer you any College-managed accommodation, or you would prefer to live outside of the College, then you may wish to look into the following options for local accommodation.
- The University Graduate Accommodation Office lets and manages rooms, flats and houses on sites owned by the University in and around Oxford City Centre which are available for students working for a second degree, https://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/graduateaccommodation/.
- All Oxford Colleges manage their own accommodation and some will offer rooms to students from outside their own student body, so you can also contact their accommodation teams directly
- Oxford SU offer lots of useful advice on living-out and searching for accommodation in Oxford https://www.oxfordsu.org/resourcehub/livingout/