Our community

Our community

When you are admitted to St Antony’s, you will join a diverse community of students, academic fellows and visiting researchers. The College provides an open, international environment in which you can develop yourself in the broadest sense.

From the Dining Hall to seminars in and across the regional research centres, the College is a very supportive and non-hierarchical setting, and there are many opportunities for you to get to know other students, fellows and visitors from across our range of courses. The central hub of campus is the award-winning Hilda Besse Building, a place where all members of College may meet, socialise and eat together. Your daily interactions with other College members are likely to be friendly and informal, however you can still look forward to more traditional formal meals as part of the classic Oxford college experience.

The College community is enriched by student societies and events, allowing you the opportunity to lead a varied student life, to socialise, keep healthy and make new friends. The specialist area studies seminars and events of St Antony’s attract a broad range of attendees from across the wider Oxford community and beyond.

There is a strong focus on wellbeing at St Antony’s, and both the Graduate Common Room (GCR) and College staff work hard to make sure that your time with us is as rewarding as possible. We run workshops and other events as part of our Careers and Wellbeing Programme to help you enhance your professional skills and keep a positive perspective on your studies. We have a College Doctor and Nurse on campus during term time, and all College officers operate an ‘open-door’ policy.

A number of our students staying on campus are accompanied by spouses, partners or children. We have a limited number of flats and studio rooms available to accommodate couples or small families. If you are considering coming to Oxford with family members, please see our Partners and Children page, and do contact us for further information and advice.

Prospective students are always welcome to visit the College, and wherever possible a member of the College Registry will be happy to give you a guided tour of College on request – do drop us an email!