Five good reasons to choose Wadham

Good reasons to consider Wadham when choosing your college.

1. Inclusive and welcoming

Wadham is famous for its friendly, inclusive and welcoming culture. The College is proud of the diversity of its student body and proud to be in the vanguard of efforts to broaden access to the University of Oxford. Choose from a huge range of clubs and societies, from sports and politics to science and yoga, or attend a speaker event where we welcome leading experts from the arts and sciences. Join our active Student Union or attend our annual music festival Wadstock or our celebration of LGBTQ culture, Queerfest.

2. Academic Excellence

Wadham is proud of its excellent academic reputation. We have around 70 Fellows and 40 lecturers who, along with professorial and research staff, create a thriving intellectual environment. With around 440 undergraduates and 250 graduate students, Wadham is one of Oxford’s largest colleges and offers most of the academic subjects that can be studied at the University. In addition to your tutorials and lectures, we host a wide variety of seminars, talks and discussions that will introduce you to new ideas. Our thriving research community explores a vast range of subjects from climate change and artificial intelligence to discrimination law and dragons in art and literature.

3. Diverse and supportive community

Our close-knit welfare team supports students both in their academic and their personal lives, and is always available to listen, and to offer advice and support. Our students are known for the solidarity that they show for one another and for their affection for the College as a progressive and liberal academic community.

4. Central Oxford location

Wadham College is situated in the centre of Oxford. Our facilities are housed in a combination of historic and state of the art buildings interspersed with stunning gardens and outdoor social spaces. The famous King’s Arms pub is next door on Parks Road, The Bodleian Library is just across the road and the science area is only a few minutes’ walk away. Our Holywell Music Room and Sir Claus Moser Theatre are used for a variety of performing arts and our sports facilities include a gym, sports ground and pavillion, boathouse and squash court.

5. Outstanding and affordable facilities

Wadham has some of the most affordable accommodation in the University.  All undergraduates can live on the main College site for two years, including their first year, and are offered College-owned accommodation in Oxford for the remainder of their course. Our William Doo Undergraduate Centre comprises a Junior Common Room, Bar, Cafe, Art Room and study spaces while our McCall MacBain Graduate Centre provides dedicated social and study space for our Graduate students.

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