We welcome applications from people with disabilities and are committed to making reasonable adjustments so that all students can participate fully in the life of the College.  Our building access guide can be found here.

Our Welfare Officer, Jo Ockwell, is the College Disability contact. Please contact Jo if you have any questions relating to disability. The College’s Disability Lead is the Senior Tutor, Steve Rayner. The college operates within the Common Framework for Supporting Disabled Students. Students can also contact the Disability Advisory Service for advice about a range of issues and also regarding the Disabled Students’ Allowance.


Somerville is able to provide specific accommodation or equipment for students with a disability / disabilities or a long term health condition/s. Applicants and offer holders should contact the Welfare Officer, Jo Ockwell () prior to your arrival at Somerville to talk to us about your needs.

Continuing students can apply for specific accommodation or equipment separate to the main room ballot through the ‘Application for Accommodation Off-Ballot’ Process.

Procedure for allocation of specific accommodation – Nov 2021

Apply for Specific accommodation