Prospective Students

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.

 

 

 

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.”

Catz Fellow speaks at V&A Friday Late

Catz Fellow and Tutor in Spanish, Dr Ben Bollig, took part in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Friday Late event ‘Journeys from the South’ on 31 July 2015.

The July Friday Late event focused on Argentina, specifically the tradition of craftsmanship there, and how this has influenced the country’s contemporary art and design. In addition to a tapestry installation, there were a variety of events celebrating Argentina’s design, art, and music.

Catz Fellow Awarded Palmes Académiques

Catz Fellow Richard Parish, Professor of French and Tutor at St Catherine’s College, has been promoted to the rank of Commandeur dans l'ordre des palmes académiques by the Maison Française d’Oxford (MFO). The MFO aims to promote a better understanding between the British and French people by boosting cooperation between academics and students from the two countries, with a focus on Franco-British scientific and cultural cooperation.

Catz Fellow Wins ZSL Scientific Medal

Catz Fellow Tommaso Pizzari, Professor of Evolutionary Biology at Oxford’s Department of Zoology and Senior Biology Tutor St. Catherine’s College, has been awarded the 2014 Scientific Medal by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).

ZSL recognises outstanding achievements in conservation and zoological research through its annual presentation of awards and prizes, and the Scientific Medal is awarded to zoologists with no more than 15 years postdoctoral experience in recognition of scientific merit.

Accessibility

Overview:

St Catherine's College is a modern college and most of its buildings are accessible. It is located near to the city centre, the Science Area and most University faculties and libraries (the English, Law and Economics faculties are literally next door) yet is surrounded by meadows and parks. The College has admitted students who were wheelchair users and would gladly consider changes to buildings thought necessary by a disabled applicant.

College Site:

The car park is on the left as you enter the College from Manor Road. The Porters' Lodge in the Arumugam Building, to which there is level access, is next to the car park. Disabled members of the College will be given priority in the allocation of car parking spaces. There is flat access from here to the Main Quad off which most facilities are found. All the staircases are opened with a keypad that is at a suitable height for those in a wheelchair.

The Library has flat access from Main Quad through two heavy wooden doors. Whilst many of the books are stored on the upper level the Librarian is willing to fetch them if necessary. The Bernard Sunley Building is next to the Library and has flat access to the Middle Common Room, a teaching room and to the base of the lecture theatre. There is a wheelchair platform lift  to the teaching rooms and law library on the first floor. The computer rooms adjacent to the Junior Common Room and  in Staircase 18 adjacent to the car park have flat access. All of the administrative offices are adjacent to the Senior Common Room and have flat access from the car park.

The Dining Hall and Junior Common Room (spacious college bar, TV area, email room and music practice room) are located in a separate building that has flat access from the Main Quad and car park. Inside, they all have flat access and moveable chairs or benches. The laundry is in a separate building which also has flat access. The College gym also has ramped access. 

The Bernard Sunley Building, Mary Sunley Building and JCR lecture theatres have induction loops that can be enabled on request.

Automated door access is present in the Lodge, Staircase 20, JCR entrance, Library external entrance and Bernard Sunley Building east entrance.

Accommodation:

The vast majority of undergraduates live in college for three years. There are ground floor bedrooms suitable for wheelchair users. All study-bedrooms have internet access and the possibility of a telephone connection.

There are six bedrooms with en-suite facilities and adapted shower rooms which are situated in Staircases 17, 18 19 and 20 adjacent to the car park. The College has a further 40 ground floor bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms for students.

Catering:

Students eat in Hall on a 'pay as you eat' basis.

 

St Catz Charity Music Concert

Catz student Daniel Shao (2013, Music) and Catz Music Society have organised a music concert in aid of the Oxford branch of ‘Crisis’ (the national charity for single homeless people). The concert will showcase a wealth of musical talent, and Catz alumni will perform alongside current Catz students.

Date: Monday 11 May 2015

Time: 17:30-18:30

Venue: Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford, OX1 3BN

Simon Russell Beale Lecture Podcast

Simon Russell Beale delivered his Inaugural Lecture as the Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre on Monday 2 March 2015 at St Catherine's College.

Podcast

Simon’s Inaugural Lecture, entitled ‘Everything’s remade/With shovel and spade’: Playing Shakespeare with Simon Russell Beale is now available as a Podcast.

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