Facilities and Accommodation
A virtual tour of Worcester College is available here which includes pictures of the library, sports field and College dining hall.
Worcester College has excellent library facilities. The main library, which is open 24-hours a day during term time, has 65,000 volumes, and individual reading cubicles. There is a separate Law Library and a magnificent Old Library which houses collections of European importance. The libraries are well funded for the purchase of new books. Further information can be found on the Library pages.
A computer room, for the exclusive use of graduate students, is provided in the Middle Common Room (MCR). All student rooms in College and Worcester flats have internet access.
Worcester College is fortunate in having its sports facilities on-site. There are large playing fields used for, amongst other things, football, rugby, hockey and cricket. The College also has tennis courts and a multi-gym. There is an active Boat Club and we have a boat house on the Thames. In most sports there are men's and women's teams of varying standards, enabling any student to take part.
For further information on Sport, please refer to Student Activities.
The College aims to provide one year's accommodation for most first year graduate students, with the possibility of accommodation for a further year, subject to availability. We have about 68 single rooms for graduates, some in College buildings and some in houses adjacent to the College. All of the single graduate accommodation has shared kitchens and there are internet connections in all the rooms. There are a small number of two-bedroom flats overlooking the sports field, for married graduates (with or without children) and for graduates with partners. Most of our graduate accommodation is on residential streets surrounding the College, in houses converted for student use or purpose-built graduate Halls. All College accommodation is non-smoking. The College is located on a multi-level site. We are committed to making arrangements to enable students with disabilities to participate as fully as possible in student life, and applicants are advised to contact the Tutor for Graduates with details of any specific needs.
The College is signed up to the Student Accommodation Code and all accommodation is run in accordance with the Universities UK Code of Practice.
Accommodation prices in 2016-2017 are:
Accommodation for single graduates: Rent ranges from £372.23 to £639.61 per calendar month, depending on the room grading. Tenancy agreements are for a fixed term of 10 months.
Accommodation for graduates with partners: Rent is £926.23 per calendar month for a two-bedroom flat. Tenancy agreements are for a fixed term of 11 months.
All graduate accommodation has self-catering facilities. In term-time, graduate students also have the option of eating in College. You can expect meal costs to be of the following order:-
16, 17 & 19 Richmond Road: (built c1870) just outside the College curtilage. Currently occupied by graduates. 5/6 rooms per building with shared bathroom facilities. 1 shared kitchen with laundry facilities.
Franks Building: (built 1999) just outside the College curtilage. Currently occupied by graduates. 27 en-suite rooms (2 disabled rooms). 4 kitchens plus 1 laundry.
17 Worcester Place: (built c1870) just outside the College curtilage. Currently occupied by graduates. 6 rooms with shared bathroom facilities. 1 shared kitchen with laundry facilities.
Worcester House (171 Walton Street): (built c1870) just outside the College curtilage. Currently occupied by graduates. 9 rooms with shared bathroom facilities. 1 shared kitchen. Laundry facilities in Mitchell Building next door.
Worcester Cottage (172 Walton Street): (built c1700 with twentieth century additions; completely renovated in 2010) just outside of the College curtilage. Currently occupied by graduates. 6 en-suite rooms. 1 shared kitchen with laundry facilities.
42 Nelson Street: (built 1974) just outside of the College curtilage. Currently occupied by graduates. 6 x 2 bedroom flats with laundry facilities.
Bars and Common Room
There are two bars in the College, the Cellar Bar and the Buttery. During the day, the Buttery sells hot and cold drinks and snacks.
Graduates belong both to the undergraduate Junior Common Room and to the graduate, Middle Common Room (MCR). The MCR, which is run by a committee elected by its members, is housed in a restored 19th-century building within the grounds of the College. The facilities include an informal bar/lounge area, a TV room, a reading room and a computer room for the exclusive use of graduates.