About Us

St Catherine's College is the University of Oxford’s newest college and also one of the largest. It developed out of the St Catherine's Society, and was founded in 1962.

The College admits both undergraduates and graduates, and offers a wide range of subjects with a roughly even split between science and arts. Its modern buildings and restful, open spaces give the College a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Situated at the end of Manor Road off St Cross Road, and surrounded by parks and water, St Catherine's College is close to University faculties and libraries.

Here you will find information about the College's history, buildings and gardens.

Staff Facilities and Benefits

St Catherine’s offers a wide range of excellent facilities and benefits to its staff. Specific information about the benefits associated with each post is provided within the further particulars of the post. Examples of our benefits include:

  • A generous holiday allowance
  • Entry in the College’s pension scheme
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • Free meals when on duty
  • Interest-free season ticket loans for travel on public transport
  • A salary exchange scheme which allows staff to purchase childcare vouchers
  • Free use of the College’s on-site gym and squash courts
  • Free use of the College’s library and music building
  • Free use of the College car park during working hours
  • A tax-free bicycle purchase scheme
  • Discounted use of the University’s sports facilities.

 

Vacancies

Academic Vacancies

Non-Academic Vacancies

Scouts (Cleaners) - closing date 1 January

Senior Development Executive - closing date 8 January

 

 

 

 

Work With Us

St Catherine's College is one of the newest and largest colleges. As a College we have a reputation for being modern, open and friendly and this is reflected in our working environment. The College employs a wide variety of staff in academic, technical and support roles.

We are an equal opportunities employer, committed to providing an environment in which all the rights and dignity of all our members are staff are respected. Information on the College’s Equality Policy can be found here.

For current vacancies click here or on the main navigation, left.

 

Visiting Students

Helen Alexander  Administrator for Visiting Students

Helen is the contact for all Visiting Student enquiries.

Telephone +44 (0) 1865 281577

Helen.Alexander@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

The Director of Studies for Visiting Students is Naomi Freud.

Postgraduate

Laurel Quinn | Academic Officer

Laurel is the contact for postgraduate applicant enquiries.

Telephone: +44 (0)1865 271801

Email: admissions@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

The Tutor for Graduates is Professor Ashok Handa

Undergraduate

Charlotte Sansome | Deputy Academic Registrar (Admissions & Access)

Charlotte is the contact for undergraduate applicant enquiries, college open days, school events and group visits to the College.

Telephone: +44 (0) 1865 271703 Email: admissions@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

The Tutor for Admissions is Dr Jim Thomson.

Meet the Admissions Office

Visiting Students Programme

My name is Naomi Freud.  I am the Fellow at St Catherine's College who is its Director of Studies for Registered Visiting Students.  Those welcomed onto our Visiting Students Programme enjoy an academically rich experience.  Each Registered Visiting Student receives tutorials each week – usually on a one to one basis – in the subjects the student has chosen. The tutorials are tailored to suit the individual’s knowledge and understanding.  All Registered Visiting Students have access to all lectures and every library open to undergraduates of the University.  

The University of Oxford does not award a degree or other qualification for time spent as a Visiting Student.  However, St Catherine's provides written tutorial report transcripts for all courses undertaken and a record of achievement.  The home university from which the Visiting Student comes is then able to credit that student appropriately towards the degree it will award.

About the College

St Catherine’s College is one of nearly forty colleges which, together, make up the University of Oxford.  The College's foundation stone was laid by Her Majesty the Queen on 4 November 1960 and its first undergraduates were admitted two years later.  Its core buildings are listed for their architectural merit.   They were designed by the renowned, Danish architect, Arne Jacobsen.  The College is one of the largest in Oxford.  It has over 150 Fellows and Lecturers, approximately 500 undergraduates and several hundred postgraduate students.  It is distinguished academically and also in music, drama and sport.  It has extensive facilities.  They range from a superb library to a large, Junior Common Room with debating pit, television and games room.  There is a Great Hall where the whole college dines together.  There is a small theatre, a music house, private dining rooms, a gym and so much more.  On site are squash courts, facilities for weight training and a punt house.  The college also has a boathouse on the River Isis and playing fields for rugby, football and hockey.  It is one of the friendliest and most open colleges in Oxford.

Membership of the College

The status of Registered Visiting Students is formally recognized by the University of Oxford.  Each Registered Visiting Student is issued with a University Card allowing access to libraries, faculty buildings and lectures as well as being used a means to pay for such things as meals, printing and laundry.

Registered Visiting Students are members of the College and its Junior Common Room (JCR).  They may join its sports teams, its clubs and societies.  Registered Visiting Students may also enrol in numerous Oxford University clubs and societies.  They may attend faculty lectures and they have full access to the University computing services.

All junior members are subject to the authority of the College Dean and are required to obey College and University regulations.

Postgraduate

St Catherine's College expects to be able to award the following Graduate Scholarships with effect from October 2018:

Allen Senior Music Scholarship For students who are, or will be reading for a taught or research degree in Music more information Closing date: Friday 9 March 2018
Berlinski-Jacobson Graduate Scholarship For students who are, or will be reading for a taught or research degree in the Arts more information Closing date: Friday 9 March 2018
College Scholarship (Arts) For students reading for a research degree in the Arts
 
more information Closing date: Friday 9 March 2018
College Scholarship (Sciences) For students reading for a research degree in the Sciences
 
more information Closing date: Friday 9 March 2018
Ghosh Graduate Scholarship For students reading for a taught degree in the Humanities more information Closing date: Friday 9 March 2018
Glaxo Scholarship For students on the 2nd BM or accelerated graduate entry medicine course
 
more information Closing date: Friday 9 March 2018
Henfrey Graduate Scholarship in Chinese Studies For students who are, or will be, reading for a taught or research degree related to Chinese Studies more information Closing date: Friday 9 March 2018
Gabriel Moss QC / Joint Law Faculty Scholarship For students who will be reading for the BCL degree more information  
Leathersellers' Company Scholarship
 
For graduates of European (including UK) universities reading for a research degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering Science, Materials, Mathematics, Physics, Plant Sciences, Statistics or Zoology
 
more information Closing date: Friday 9 March 2018
Light Senior Scholarships
 
For graduate students already studying at St Catherine's College who started graduate study at St Catherine's during or before the current academic year
 
more information Closing date: Friday 9 March 2018
Magellan Prize For the best student beginning graduate studies in the University of Oxford in the language, literature, culture, or history of the Portuguese speaking world
 
more information  
Mr and Mrs Kenny Lam’s Graduate Scholarship in Law For students who are, or will be, reading for a taught or research degree in Law more information Closing date: Friday 9 March 2018
Overseas Scholarship For Overseas fee status students reading for a research degree
 
more information Closing date: Friday 9 March 2018
 
Wilfrid Knapp Scholarship (Sciences) For students reading for a research degree in the Sciences more information Closing date: Friday 9 March 2018

All of these Graduate Scholarships may be held in conjunction with an award from another body other than another Oxford College and carry entitlement to limited High Table dining rights. With the exception of the Light Senior Scholarships they also carry entitlement to up to two years’ single accommodation in College or a College House (at the current room charge rate), which should be taken in the first two years of the scholarship.
 
Students at other colleges are eligible to apply for all of these scholarships apart from the Light Senior Scholarships, but would need to migrate to St Catherine's to take up any of these scholarships if their application was successful.
 
All of these scholarships, apart from the Light Senior Scholarships, are open to new graduate students commencing graduate study at Oxford in October 2018 and to current graduate students who will have completed no more than two years of graduate research degree study at Oxford in October 2018.
 
Before awarding any Scholarship, the College must be satisfied that sufficient funding is available to cover University and College fees.
 
Applications should be sent by email to college.office@stcatz.ox.ac.uk, in a single PDF file if possible, and should be single-spaced and in at least a 12 point font.
 
Applications must include, in the following order:

  • A completed Graduate Scholarship Application Cover Form including the names and contact details of two referees
  • A personal statement (one page)
  • A research outline accessible to non-specialists (up to 1,200 words)
  • A full curriculum vitae (two pages) 

Candidates should ask two people acquainted with their recent academic work to send references to the Academic Office at St. Catherine's College to arrive by the closing date of Friday 9 March 2018. Referees should submit references by email if possible (email: college.office@stcatz.ox.ac.uk).
 
Alternatively, applicants who will be commencing their studies in October 2018, may request in their application that the references submitted in support of their application to Oxford are used.
 
The College plans to interview short-listed candidates during the weeks ending Friday 20 April, Friday 27 April and Friday 4 May 2018 and expects to notify all applicants of the outcome of their applications during the week ending Friday 25 May 2018.

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