Other benefits

College access

There are 45 colleges, with beautiful gardens and grounds, along with award winning architecture. University employees may visit them free on production of their university card. Contact the individual colleges directly about details of visiting times.


Encaenia is the annual degree ceremony for the conferment of honorary degrees by the University. Some (free) tickets are available to university employees, subject to availability.

Further information
Contact: University Card Office, Telephone: (01865) (2) 70576 (for ticket enquiries)

University lectures

University employees can attend some university and college lectures on a wide range of subjects, when space permits. Details on these lectures can be found in the Gazette, the Blueprint publication and the Oxford Magazine, and on the web.

Library use

University employees can use their University Cards for access to the Bodleian Library and the other libraries in Oxford University Library Services.

Staff restaurants

The University has various restaurants that are available to staff, for example, in the University Offices and University Club. These restaurants offer competitively priced meals, including vegetarian options, and are open over the lunchtime period and for morning coffee and afternoon tea.

Most hospital sites offer cafeteria facilities, which may be used by University staff employed in clinical departments. Facilities vary between hospital trust sites. Further details regarding locations and hours of operation are available from your Departmental Administrator.

Further information
Contact: The Cafe (01865) (2) 70198, or The Club (01865) (2) 71044.

Housing associations

A comprehensive list of Housing Associations with properties in the Oxford area can be found on the Oxford City Council website.