Merton College offers single-room accommodation to all new graduate students. Most students who wish to live on college accommodation in higher years are usually able to do so; rooms are allocated through a ballot organised by the MCR from the second year of graduate study onwards.
Amenities provided in college accommodation include:
- – Daily emptying of waste bins
- – Weekly cleaning of rooms and bathrooms
- – Access to kitchens for students wishing to self-cater
- – Recycling facilities
- – Free ethernet access points in all college rooms
- – Free wireless (Eduroam) coverage
- – Computer rooms and printing facilities
- – Telephone points in all rooms
- – Access to communal laundry facilities
The majority of Merton’s graduates, especially first-years, are accommodated in the Holywell annexe which is located a short walk away from the main College site. The annexe consists of three main blocks built in the 1990s. All rooms in the Holywell buildings have en-suite bath or shower facilities. A mixture of bedsits and sets are available.
Merton offers shared housing to graduate students in properties along Manor Place, Manor Road and Mansfield Road. Graduate houses accommodate 4 or 5 students each and have communal kitchens and shower facilities. Residents may choose to purchase their own washing machines and dryers or utilise the laundry facilites at the nearby Holywell Annexe.
Depending on the graduate intake for the year, the college may open up some of the undergraduate houses located on the Holywell site for graduate residence. These houses may accommodate 10 or more people each.
A small number of one-bedroom flats with kitchen and shower facilities for couples are available on Iffley Road.
The University of Oxford also provides an accommodation service which manages housing for graduate students. Graduates wishing to live with their families are advised to utilise this service as the college does not provide family accommodation.
More information, and pictures, can be found at the main College website.