Arrival Information for New Postgraduates

Please note: the information on this page may be updated as the start of term approaches, so please ensure you check it regularly.

Travelling to Oxford: A guide to finding your way to Oxford or International students can be found here

Collecting Keys/Fobs:

Keys/Fobs can be collected from the Porters’ Lodge at the entrance to the main site. If you are living out, you should still collect a fob so that you can access College facilities such as the HCR and Library. The address of the main site is Brasenose College, Radcliffe Square, Oxford, OX1 4AJ.

The Porters’ Lodge is open 24 hours. The telephone number of the Porters’ Lodge is (+44) (0)1865 277830.

Radcliffe Square is closed to vehicles except for loading/unloading. If family/friends are bringing you by car, they can drive up to the barrier on Catte Street and wait while you collect your keys from the Lodge. Taxis will drop you off either at the Catte Street barrier, or by St Mary’s Church on High Street.

Your graduate accommodation will be located at a separate annexed site. The locations of the graduate annexes in relation to the main site are shown here. The map shows the routes by car from the Catte Street barrier to the annexe sites, via Oxford’s one-way system. A more direct route can be taken if walking.

Registration and enrolment:

If you are going to be resident in Oxford, once you have settled in to your accommodation, please visit the College Office to enrol and collect your University Card and enrol. If you are enrolling remotely or isolating upon arrival, please book an enrolment appointment with the Graduate Administrator via MS Teams. The College Office is located on the first floor of staircase 12 on the main site, and we are open on week days from 9.30 am-12.00 noon and 1 pm-4.30 pm. If you have a previous Oxford University Card please bring this with you as you will need to return it in exchange for your new card. International students who have a student visa will need to bring their passport and biometric residence card to be scanned before enrolment can be completed.

Meeting other students:

The HCR is open 24 hours and you are welcome to use it at any time (access is with a fob which you will be given by the Porters). If you would like to get in touch with a member of the HCR please email: