2017 arrival information for Graduate Entry Medicine students

If you are a Graduate Entry Medicine student, please read the following additional information about starting at Somerville.

Arrival date

You will need to arrive at Somerville by Thursday 21st September to start your course on Friday 22nd September.

College accommodation

If you will be living in College-owned accommodation, your room will be available from Tuesday 19th September. If you wish to arrive earlier than this date, please email the Housekeeping Department (accommodation@some.ox.ac.uk) as soon as possible to check whether a room will be available for you. Requests must be made well in advance of your planned arrival at Somerville. Please copy the Academic Office (academic.office@some.ox.ac.uk) into any emails so we know that you have asked to arrive early.

Travelling to Somerville

A map showing the location of Somerville is available on the College website.

On arrival

When you arrive at the College, please report to the Porters’ Lodge, which is just inside the main entrance to the College on Woodstock Road. There you will be given your key(s), and told how to find your room if you will be living in College. Please check your pigeonhole and collect any post. If you arrive out of office hours, you will also be given a temporary access card until you can collect your University card from the Academic Office.

Parking and unloading

Please note that parking is limited within the College. If you have mobility difficulties and require parking, please request this at the earliest opportunity by emailing the Lodge Manager, Mark Ealey (mark.ealey@some.ox.ac.uk). There are double yellow lines in force at the front of the College and parking there will be entirely at the driver’s own risk. There is Pay and Display parking on roads near the College, but this may all be full when you arrive. We therefore recommend parking in the Pear Tree Park & Ride site, to the north of Oxford. The bus from this Park & Ride site stops almost opposite the front entrance of the College, and the bus to the Park & Ride site stops just a few metres from the College’s main entrance. Park & Ride information is available on the Park & Ride website. If you have any queries about parking or unloading, please email the Lodge Manager, Mark Ealey (mark.ealey@some.ox.ac.uk).

After arrival

You will need to come to the Academic Office in House 5 to complete the registration process and collect your University card. Please bring your passport with you. We will be open for new Graduate Entry Medicine student registration on the following dates:

  • Monday 18th September to Friday 22nd September between 10.00 and 12.00, and between 14.00 and 16.00 each day

If you are unable to come to the office during those hours, please email academic.office@some.ox.ac.uk to arrange an alternative time. If you have a visa, please bring your passport and Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) so we can take scanned copies. Please note that we cannot register you until you have collected your BRP. We recommend that you bring a number of passport-size photos of yourself, as you may need these for a variety of purposes in your first week or so in Oxford.