Welcome Dinner for New Students

Over 350 new students to St Catz enjoyed a welcome dinner last Wednesday to mark their arrival at the College. It was the first time that both graduate and undergraduate students attended the same welcome dinner. The event, which also featured a few words from the Master, was billed a huge success, with many students commenting on how much they had enjoyed the evening and the quality of the food.

Photo: MBA Students with the Master, Professor Roger Ainsworth

Professor David Womersley granted D.Litt

The Master (reading the relevant Latin from inside his mortar board) presented Professor David Womersley, Thomas Warton Professor of English Literature, for the degree of D.Litt in the Sheldonian Theatre.
Professor Womersley works on English literature from the early sixteenth to the early nineteenth centuries, with a special focus on historical writing and a particular interest in Edward Gibbon. 

Information for Applicants

Important information for candidates who have applied to St Catherine's for entry in 2018 (or deferred entry in 2019)

UCAS Application

Candidates who submitted a UCAS form by 6pm UK time on 15 October 2017, stating St Catherine's as their college of preference, will receive an acknowledgement of their application via email by the end of October.

Please note that our systems do not have a live link to UCAS, so after submitting your application it is essential that, as well as updating the UCAS system, you notify us of any changes to your postal or email address (by email to admissions@stcatz.ox.ac.uk). Otherwise all correspondence will be sent to the postal or email address supplied on your original application.

Pre-Interview Written Tests

Pre-interview written tests take place in a variety of subjects. It is your responsibility to check whether there is a written test for your chosen subject and to ensure that you have registered for it.

More information is found here.

Written Work

Some subjects require samples of written work. These should have been produced as part of normal school or college work, usually be no more than 2,000 words, and marked by a teacher. A completed cover sheet downloaded from the University website must be included with each piece of work : http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/applying-to-oxford/written-work.

Written work must be received by 10 November 2017.

We would prefer work to be sent by email, if possible.  Work should be scanned and sent to admissions@stcatz.ox.ac.uk as a one multi-page PDF file of each written work sample and cover sheet. If you are unable to send the work by email, please send by hard copy to The Admissions Office, St Catherine's College, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UJ, United Kingdom.

Please note that we are unable to acknowledge receipt of written work, but will contact applicants if the required work has not been received.

Oxford Interviews

Towards the end of November or in early December you will receive an email indicating whether or not you have been invited for interview. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place in the fortnight beginning Sunday 3 December 2017. Please see the University website for the interview timetable.

Further information on interviews can be found here. Interview arrangements for international applicants are found here.

Decisions

If shortlisted for interview you will receive a letter via email or post in mid January informing you whether or not you have been successful. If you have been successful, this letter will include the conditions of any offer. The offer may specify that you need to achieve certain grades in particular subjects at a particular level and may include the need to meet the University English Language requirements.

Results

In August, once all the relevant examination results have been published, we will confirm your place if you have met the conditions of your offer. If you have not achieved the required grades, we will let you know whether we are still able to offer you a place.

 

 

 

Michael Billington Book Discussion

We are delighted to welcome Michael Billington, Guardian theatre critic and alumnus of St Catherine's College, who will be discussing his new book The 101 Greatest Plays from Antiquity to the Present (Faber and Faber, 2015) with Professor Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, Fellow in English.

Date: Friday 23 October 2015

Time: 5:30pm - attendees to be seated by 5.20pm

Venue: Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre

Guests: Open lecture, all welcome

Emma Bridgewater Outreach Event

The Master of St Catz, Professor Roger Ainsworth, led an outreach event in conjunction with pottery boss, Emma Bridgewater, at three schools in Stoke-on-Trent on Thursday 1st October. The aim of the event was to raise pupils’ aspirations and inspire them to aim for leading universities. Emma Bridgewater explained: “Stoke-on-Trent is a fantastic city but I want kids to go out and see the world. They can then bring their experiences back to the city.”

Dr Richard Bailey awarded £1.5M for Sustainable Oceans research project.

Dr Richard Bailey has been awarded £1.5M by the Oxford Martin School, to direct a new five year programme on Sustainable Oceans. This builds on an ongoing 18 month (£0.2M) project funded by Ocean Conservancy, and a £0.8M support package from the London technology company Improbable.

Catz House accommodation.

An Introduction by the MCR President.

Catz house, with its newly refurbished rooms and facilities, is located just off St Clements Street, east of Oxford city centre. Its location is ideal with the city centre, Catz and central University departments being only 5-10 minutes cycle away. If you are based at one of the Oxford hospitals in Headington these are only 15 minutes cycle away. Catz sports ground with tennis courts and playing fields is just around the corner on Marston Road.

St Clements and the surrounding areas, including Cowley and Iffley Road, have all the amenities you will need during your stay in Oxford. St Clements itself has pubs, bars and restaurants as well as a small supermarket. On Cowley road you will find banks, a large supermarket, pharmacies, cafés, a multitude of cycle shops and restaurants from all corners of the world. If you are interested in night life there are a number of pubs and bars as well as the O2 Academy for live music. Only 5 minutes away, on Iffely Road, you will find the University sports centre with a gym, pool, climbing walls and more. If you are looking to relax Catz house is only a few minutes’ walk from South Park and Headington Hill Park, perfect for picnics.

Planning a trip to London or abroad? The Oxford Tube and X90 bus services provide a quick and easy link to London. The bus stop is conveniently located on St Clements Street, on the doorstep of Catz House, and services are frequent. If you are travelling abroad there are coach links to London Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted departing regularly from St Clements.

Catz House welcomes you to Oxford and the joys of living in the exciting St Clements area.

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