So expensive to live but also love living here so does have its perks- good vibes all round really minus the extortionate rent
By member753223 On 23rd December 20
Study in Oxford
The University of Oxford is arguably the most famous university in the English-speaking world. Combined with the more recent addition of Oxford Brookes University, the city quite rightly takes a lot of pride in its academic excellence.
University of Oxford
The University of Oxford is a world-famous collegiate research university situated in and around central Oxford with a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework and 25,390 students enrolled.
Oxford Brookes University
Oxford Brookes University is a modern public research university with a reputation for teaching excellence and innovation. It's been awarded a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework and 16,665 students are enrolled.
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Oxford Student Life
Almost a quarter of the Oxford population are students resulting in a buzzing student community. A lot is going on for students especially the traditions and events that you won’t get in any other city, so make sure you get involved!
Cost of Living
Rent is very expensive…
Great city. But rent is very expensive.
An expensive city…
Oxford is an expensive city to live in
Cost of living is relatively high…
Cost of living is relatively high. Public transport is really good, especially if you are a Brookes student, you can benefit from U busses.
Quite expensive in general…
Quite expensive in general. Most shopping can be done in the city centre but some key areas missing, e.g. no large sports shop (such as sports direct).
It is best to get around Oxford by foot, bike or bus. You won’t need a car, especially as there’s not a lot of parking. The city bus service is very efficient, and there’s also the BROOKESbus. This goes between the halls at Oxford Brookes, the train station, and the city centre.
Oxford is incredibly well connected to the rest of the UK. To get to London there is the Oxford London Tube, which is a coach service that runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is a budget-friendly way to get to the capital. Oxford has great rail connections to London, Southampton, Bournemouth, Manchester, Edinburgh, and many other places.
The Covered Market, in the city centre, is a favourite among locals and tourists. It is a historic market with permanent stalls of local traders selling groceries, cheese, meat, clothing, flowers, jewellery and much more. Make sure to take a break from shopping and try one of the mouth-watering restaurants, cafes or bars.
You will find all the high-street chain stores concentrated around Cornmarket and Queen Street, as well as Westgate Shopping Centre, which puts on student discount nights.
Top 5 Historical Pubs
You’ll find this pub tucked behind the medieval city wall, and down a narrow winding alleyway. With its foundations dating back to the 1300s, it’s an iconic pub steeped in history and today can be found bustling with students. Enjoy their wide range of guest ales and beer garden.
The Bear Inn is one of Oxford’s oldest surviving pubs. Known for its historic significance, this traditional English pub is known for its unexpected yet impressive collection of old ties. Sports teams, colleges and university clubs, and global visitors have dropped by and contributed a snippet of their tie, since the 1950s, resulting in over 4,500 ties!
In trendy and historic Jericho, you’ll find this 19th Century family-run pub. It is on a quiet small street away from the bustling Walton Street and is known for its good ale and good food. What more can you ask for?!
Apparently frequented by Shakespeare and his acting troupe on their journeys to London, The Crown is a central spot for a pint, hidden away down an alley next to McDonalds on Cornmarket Street.
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