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 Student Welfare Lead, 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.

Our building access guide can be found here: Building Access Guide


Although bedrooms in most of the college’s accommodation are not suitable for wheelchair users, wheelchair-accessible bedrooms are available on the college site.

The dining hall and Terrace Bar have lift access. The library, function rooms and chapel are on the ground floor and have level access, although they may not have automatic opening doors. The Middle Common Room is accessed via the lift to the Terrace Bar and via several small steps, so as such it is not wheelchair-accessible.

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 Lead, 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 Specific Accommodation’ Process.

allocation of specific accommodation PROCESS – Nov 2021

Apply for Specific accommodation