Life at St Anne's

St Anne’s is one of the largest and most diverse Colleges in Oxford and our Visiting Students make a major contribution to our collegiate life, from joining our sports teams to playing in our orchestra.  Within the wider University, several students have contributed (as photographers, journalists and section editors) to the Oxford student newspapers and have given speeches at debates held at the Oxford Union.

College location

St Anne’s College occupies an enviable location between two of Oxford’s main thoroughfares – Banbury Road and Woodstock Road and is within a 10 minute walk of Oxford city centre.  Both roads lead to the centre of town and offer easy access to other University areas and Oxford.

St Anne’s is a modern college, with an abundance of green space and here you will find your accommodation, the dining hall, the library and academic centre and additional facilities such as a gym, laundry facilities, the STACS coffee shop, and the student bar.


You will be accommodated in a single bedroom on the main College campus. Other British, international and visiting students will be your hall-mates and there are shared bathrooms and kitchens along each hallway. The shared kitchens are a notable hub and a great way to engage with other Stanners.

Bedrooms are spacious and come furnished with a bed, desk, chair, bookshelf, bed sheets, and a duvet. Clean sheets will be provided on a regular basis.  Almost all rooms have a balcony with a possible view of either the college campus or the University Parks. Laundry rooms are provided at College and you can purchase, and then top up, a laundry card to utilise while you are here.

As a Visiting Student at St Anne’s your accommodation is guaranteed during the term breaks and you do not need to vacate your bedroom. Although the dining hall may be closed at times during the break you are able to self-cater using your kitchen facilities. Many Visiting Students also utilise the term breaks to travel in the UK and Europe.