Residential Accommodation

Our residential programmes are perfect for students who wish to live in an Oxford university residence with other international students. There’s a full and exciting social programme with activities every evening.

Clive Booth Hall at Oxford Brookes University Private en-suite room The common room An en-suite
  • Single, en-suite bedrooms
  • A short bus journey to the school
  • Sociable common room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry facilities available

All the rooms are single, en-suite and of very high quality. It’s just a short bus ride from the school, where lunch and dinner are served every day (breakfast will be served at the residence). Students are placed together in sociable flats, each with a kitchen and common room. Our members of staff and Residential Welfare Officer are at the halls 24 hours a day to ensure everyone has an enjoyable and problem-free stay.

Students are placed together in sociable flats, each with a kitchen and common room. Our members of staff and Residential Welfare Officer are at the halls 24 hours a day to ensure everyone has an enjoyable and problem-free stay.

There are self-service, coin-operated washing and drying machines available onsite. Bed linen is provided and rooms are cleaned each week. Students just need to bring a towel and a hair dryer.

Students must be aged 12 and over to stay in Clive Booth Halls. All bookings should run from Sunday to Sunday. If you have any questions about our residential accommodation, please look at the information below. If you have any specific questions or requests, please contact us and we’ll do our best to help you.

Frequently asked questions

Do I have to arrive and depart on a Sunday?

As all our accommodation is in high demand during the Junior Summer School, the changeover day is usually Sunday for everyone. However, if you encounter difficulties with this or cannot find suitable flights, please contact us as we may be able to arrange for you to arrive on a Saturday and stay in alternative accommodation for your first night. It is sometimes possible to arrive on a Monday, however please bear in mind that the accommodation is charged per week.

What time should I arrive at my accommodation?

It is important that you inform the school of your expected arrival time well in advance so the Residential Activity Leaders knows when to expect you. On arrival one of our staff members will show you to your room and also around the residence so that you know where to find the laundry facilities, vending machines and the staff member’s rooms. The check-in time is usually between 10:30 and 22:00, however check-in may be later during busy periods. If you have difficulty getting to your accommodation please contact the residence or one of the school emergency numbers you have been given.

How do I get to school on my first day?

On the first day, all new students meet the Residential Activity Leaders outside the accommodation and travel together on the bus to school.

What will my accommodation be like?

You will be staying at Clive Booth Halls, which is part of Oxford Brookes University. Your bedroom will contain a bed, desk, chair, reading lamp, book shelves, wardrobe, waste bin, bedside cabinet and curtains. Each room has an ensuite bath room with a hand basin, shower and toilet. Rooms are arranged in flats of 5 or 6 with a shared common room. There are shared laundry facilities with coin-operated machines and dryers. Although bedding is provided, towels are not and you will need to bring your own. You are responsible for ensuring your room remains tidy. You should make your own bed and put your clothes away. Rooms are refreshed once per week.

What meals are provided?

For residential students, breakfast is provided at the residence and lunch and dinner is served at the school. On days where you have an excursion you will be given a packed lunch.

Will I have use of a telephone?

There is no telephone in the residential accommodation. Instead, we can supply you give a free SIM card which you can top-up at a local shop. This enables you to use your mobile phone to make cheaper calls to other countries and free calls to your new friends on the same network.

Will there be internet facilities in my residence?

Residential accommodation does not include internet access. You may use the facilities at school or at one of the many internet cafes in Oxford. In addition, a number of mobile phone companies offer cheap pay-as-you-go internet access.

What will I need to provide in my residence?

You should bring all items for personal use, such as towels, toiletries, hairdryers and plug adaptors (in the UK, we use three-pinned plugs). All of these items can be purchased easily in Oxford.

Will I have keys for my residential accommodation?

You will receive a key for your room when you check-in to the accommodation. Please use it responsibly and return it to the warden before leaving. Any replacement keys incur a charge so be careful not to lose yours!

Can I bring friends into my accommodation?

You are welcome to socialise with other residential students in the common room, however you cannot bring anyone else into the accommodation. If you have friends in Oxford, speak to one of the school staff members who can help you arrange a good time to see them.

What time should I leave my accommodation?

You should check out of your room before 09:00 or before you go to breakfast on your day of departure. Luggage can be stored in a secure room at reception.

Can I stay in my accommodation after the end of my course?

This is sometimes possible but please check with the School Administration staff first as the room may be reserved for another student.

What should I do if I want to change my accommodation?

You should speak to the School Administration staff about availability of other accommodation and the reasons for the request. At least one week’s notice should be given. If you feel you have identified a genuine problem with your accommodation please tell the school immediately, we cannot know of a problem if you don’t tell us.

Do I have to be aged over 14 years old?

Yes. The minimum age us 14 due to Brookes University’s insurance policy meaning no exceptions can be made. We can sometimes offer residential accommodation to accompanying adult or students aged over 18 in a separate flat.

Will I need insurance?

We strongly advise all students to take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance for the duration of your stay in England. Please do not keep large amounts of cash in your bedroom and only carry a small amount around with you. If you have arrived with a large amount of cash please ask the school for advice. The school and residence cannot take responsibility for loss of money or expensive belongings.