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St Mary's College


St Mary’s is a College offering membership and accommodation to a diverse community. We comprise undergraduates and postgraduates drawn from a range of backgrounds and from many different countries. The College currently has over 120 full-time postgraduate members of the College, on both taught and research programmes from every discipline, and provides accommodation to 20-30 postgraduate members every year. In addition, to full-time postgraduates, we have around 200 postgraduates studying part-time and/or at a distance.

For full-time postgraduate students looking for College accommodation you will need to apply for membership and accommodation via the University’s Colleges Postgraduate Office (CPO). When you submit your application for your postgraduate programme, the CPO will contact you with the relevant membership and accommodation forms to complete and return, stating your College preference.

At St Mary’s, the majority of our postgraduate rooms are located in the quiet North East Wing (Fergusson Building) or in the Shepherd Wing (Fergusson Building). We also have some postgraduates located in our Williamson Building and in our West Court Houses. Postgraduates are normally located with other postgraduates or with our second, third or fourth year undergraduates.

We have a small number of en-suite rooms available for postgraduate students as well as rooms available to postgraduate students in the female-only accommodation offered in the Boughton Wing.

Each corridor has a pantry area (small kitchens with fridge, kettle and toaster) and postgraduate rooms are normally located near a kitchen with an oven for the purposes of self-catering outside undergraduate term time.

All study bedrooms are furnished with a single bed, under bed storage, a wardrobe, desk, shelves and a basin. All rooms have wi-fi.

Overview of what is included in your College accommodation package:

  • Fully catered (3 meals a day) accommodation during the undergraduate term
  • Accommodation during University vacations (room only, no catering)
  • Wi-Fi throughout the College
  • Cleaning of your room
  • Use of all student facilities in College
  • No additional gas, electricity or water bills to pay
  • Laundry facilities (washing machines & dryers operated by a laundry fob on a pay as you go basis, and ironing boards and irons)