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3. Practical Information

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The main graduate induction event will be held on the morning of Wednesday 6th October. This will be a virtual event, held on Microsoft Teams. A link to join this meeting will be circulated by email on Tuesday 5th October.

Moving to Oxford

In Advance

Administrative tasks: Complete all required tasks e.g. filling in the University’s card form (sent by your Department), and all College-related forms as detailed in the ‘Key Information’ page. For students requiring a visa to study in the UK, information and help is available on the University website here.

Self-isolation: Students who may be travelling to the UK from abroad will have been sent an email about arranging quarantine accommodation at St Hugh’s if needed. If this applies to you and you have not received the relevant email, please contact The latest government rules for self-isolation can be found here. Do also visit this webpage to check if your country is on the list of exempt countries (where self-isolation in the UK will not be necessary); this list changes around once a week.

Don’t forget to have all the vaccinations recommended in our medical information sheet, and complete your Medical Registration. And bring with you paracetamol tablets and a thermometer.

If you feel unwell, particularly if you have any symptoms related to Coronavirus (a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste), please do not travel to Oxford. If you have accommodation in College arranged, let the Accommodation Manager know that you will delay your arrival until you are feeling well.

Aerial view over St Hugh's gardens

Coming to College

Please remember to wear a mask and social-distance while in communal areas. The give-way system in some parts of College is designed to help you do this.

Students will be able to collect their University cards from the College at a series of registration events throughout late September – details on these will be emailed out soon. This is your library card, your student ID, your access key for most College doors (and Departmental access), and as a payment card in the Dining Hall. Keep it safe; if you lose yours, a replacement should be ordered here as soon as possible. The Lodge telephone number is 01865 274 900.

For a Student Visa holders (formerly Tier 4), BRPs can be collected from the College in late September (unless you have arranged to collect it from a Post Office) – more information will be sent to you later in September.

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Graduates with accommodation in College

Collect your key from the College Lodge on St Margaret’s Road. The Porter will welcome you, and suggest the best place to park (if needed), closest to your room.

You will find that your room is in a specified ‘Household’, based around shared facilities; most households are made up of ten rooms. Each is named – ‘Main Building: Orange’, for example, to make it easier to work out how the space is divided.

The ‘household’ system was devised last year as a measure to control the spread of Covid-19. We are hoping that 2021-22 will be without Covid restrictions, but we are retaining the infrastructure to make it easier to keep everyone safe should the rules change.

Gardeners outside Main Building

Freshers’ Week

More information on Freshers’ Week will be added to this page in the coming weeks. Come back to this page for:
  • Timetables
  • Induction Videos
  • Induction workshops and meetings
  • IT guidance
  • Library induction
  • Language class information

Dickson Poon Building

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