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Offer holders

Welcome to the information page for Jesus College graduate offer holders.

Please find below links to various documents related to your offer of a place at Jesus College.

If you have been successful in your application, you will receive a formal offer of a place at the University. If you accept the offer you will enter into a contract with the University. Your offer may be contingent on you meeting certain conditions.

Click here for information on your University contract

Click here to view your Jesus College contract.

Click here to view the Jesus College Graduate Handbook.

*Information on Accommodation Charges to follow shortly*.

We provide well-equipped, attractive, and reasonably-priced accommodation for most (but not all) full-time graduate students throughout their course (whilst they are paying fees).

Accommodation Allocation Policy

Graduates may apply for college accommodation but should be aware it may not be possible to accommodate all graduates. In particular, applicants for graduate courses should not assume that college accommodation will be available in their first year.

Students who are not resident in college accommodation must comply with the University’s Regulations for Residence.

Allocation Procedure for New Graduates

First year graduates may express a preference between a single room or flat for established couples only. Students requesting a single room may be allocated a single room in a shared flat. For second-year graduates onwards, a ballot system will allow some choice of accommodation.

The Accommodation Services Manager allocates rooms for first-year graduates in July. Accommodation will be allocated to students who have satisfied the financial conditions of their offer by the deadline stated in the offer letter, in the order in which they accepted our offer. If, as sometimes happens, the demand for accommodation exceeds supply, a waiting list will be kept in this priority order. Students will be notified of the outcome of their accommodation application at this point, to allow time to secure private accommodation if necessary. Students, who satisfy the financial conditions of their offer after the deadline, will be allocated any remaining accommodation in the order in which their financial guarantees are approved.

Locations 

Graduates may be housed in any of the following locations, according to the numbers of undergraduate and postgraduates seeking College accommodation:

Houses in Ship Street (which is adjacent to College)

Annexe sites (shared flats for 3-4 people and couples accommodation)

The College may rent additional properties, either privately or from other Colleges

Rooms are allocated as available: first years may express a preference between a single room or flat for established couples only. Students requesting a single room may be allocated a single room in a shared flat. For second-year graduates onwards, a ballot system will allow some choice of accommodation.

The Accommodation Services Manager allocates rooms for first-year graduates towards the end of August, and it is at this stage that students are notified of the outcome of their accommodation application. Applicants should be aware that it may not be possible to accommodate all first year graduates; the rooms are allocated according to the College’s accommodation allocation policy.

View the Jesus College Accommodation Guide here.

Meal times at Jesus College are sociable occasions, and our students enjoy a wide range of good, reasonably priced, food in the College’s historic dining hall.

Self-service breakfast is available every day except Sunday, with a cooked breakfast on offer, as well as toast and cereal. Lunch and the first sitting of dinner also operate on an informal, self-service canteen-style system, with a selection of hot meals and a fresh salad bar to choose from. The second sitting of dinner is a more formal three-course meal served at the table. There are several student guest-night dinners each term, and students often enjoy inviting their friends to these. Throughout the year the College also hosts special occasion dinners, to which students are invited.

Vegetarians are well provided for, and we regularly cater for different dietary requirements. Any student with particular dietary requirements should make them known to College so we can accommodate them.

Students can choose whether or not to eat in College: there is no obligation to do so. All students are issued with a College swipe card, and the cost of meals is charged to a student’s personal termly account on a ‘pay as you go’ basis. Those living in the Ship Street Houses and in College flats on our annexe sites can self-cater.

Food Costs

For 2020-21, the average costs are as follows:

  • Two-course meal at lunch or the first sitting of dinner, which are both on a self-service basis: approximately £4.55
  • A set three-course meal at the second sitting of dinner (‘formal hall’): approximately £6.80 (members) and £11.50 (guests)
  • A set four-course meal at the second sitting of dinner (‘formal hall’) on a Thursday: approximately £17.35 (members) and £22.30 (guests)

A Hall Charge is made to contribute to overheads for meal service in Hall. The cost for 2020-21 is £75.69 per term for those living on the main College site or adjacent to the College in Ship Street, and £37.85 per term for those living in College flats at one of the annexe sites or in private accommodation.

View the Jesus College Bylaws here.

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