Wadham undergraduates have many opportunities, both academic and social, to get involved in the life of the College and the wider University.
Follow the link below to see which courses you can study at Wadham. This information supplements that provided in the University of Oxford Undergraduate Prospectus.Courses at Wadham Courses at Oxford Alternative prospectus
The College accepts undergraduate applicants in almost all subjects, but NOT in Archaeology & Anthropology; Earth Sciences; Fine Art; Geography; Materials Science; Music; Philosophy & Theology; Theology; Biomedical Sciences (except for Medicine); Computer Science (except for Maths and Computer Science); and the Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics joint school (PPL).
Wiilliam Doo Undergraduate Centre
A state of the art Undergraduate Centre incorporating a student bar, café, junior common room, study spaces, art room, bands room, laundry and more opens in January 2021. A music room, seminar rooms and fully accessible student accommodation open at the same time in the adjacent Dr Lee Shau Kee Building which houses the Wadham Access Centre. Designed by Amanda Levete and AL_A architects, the elegant modern buildings form two sides of the attractively landscaped Web Quad, featuring the Bruce Naylor Garden with sloping laws and outside seating areas.
The Junior Common Room (JCR)
Wadham undergraduates have a reputation for being some of the most politically active students within the University; it’s not surprising then that the SU is highly active with around 30 officers, each working tirelessly to make the College an even better place.Wadham Students' Union Current students
Members of the SU Committee sit on various College Committees to represent the views of the student body and to put forward student proposals. SU meetings are held fortnightly, motions can be proposed on any subject and discussion is often varied and lively. The SU plays an integral part in making Wadham the place it is, and all students are encouraged to get involved.
The JCR (Junior Common Room) is the focus of much of College life for undergraduates, providing a common room with comfy chairs, newspapers, a television, games machines, table football and a pool table. The SU also has an informal study-space in the Old Refectory. This is available for students to drop in to use every day between 8:00 and 18:00. In the evenings it is bookable space for various student activities.
Find out more about student life on our current students pages.
The SU organises a variety of different events and activities for Wadham students, including: fortnightly ‘bops’ (a sort of disco, often involving fancy dress), bar quizzes, karaoke and film nights. It also organises some very popular annual events including Queer Week (a week-long series of events, talks and seminars celebrating gender diversity and equality which culminates in a large party in the gardens) and a summer music festival, Wadstock, at which student and local bands play.
The SU is keen to ensure that all interests are catered for and represented. It runs a welfare team headed by the SU’s Welfare Officers, who oversee a team of Peer Supporters: trained student volunteers, who are on hand to listen and offer advice with problems. The Welfare Officers also run a number of activities (such as yoga classes) to help students unwind after a hard day studying. The SU supports a number of charities through an optional levy and also regularly sponsors a student from a developing country who would not otherwise be able to come to Wadham.
Many members of the SU represent Wadham in schools, here in the college, at Open Days and at other public events as part of our Student Ambassador Scheme.
Sarah Lawrence/Wadham New York Exchange programme
Each year, a small number of Wadham students are selected to go on exchange to the United States, spending nearly three weeks during the spring vacation at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. Wadham students take classes at Sarah Lawrence, while working on a specific project of their choice. It is a wonderful adventure, with the opportunity for true cultural exchange. More
A day in the life of a Wadham arts student
Rory Hanna is in his first year at Wadham, studying for a BA in History and German. Rory went to a comprehensive school in Sheffield, where he grew up, and enjoys playing football, listening to music and reading.