Living in Oxford

Information essential to Living in Oxford is provided below.

Additional information relating to how this coming term will look can be found on our Pembroke Community and FAQ pages.

Please do read through all of these pages, they are designed to help you settle into College as quickly as possible.

Undergraduate

Term Dates

The dates of required residence for 2020-21 are:

Michaelmas 2020   Sunday 4 October   Saturday 5 December     
Hilary 2021 Wednesday 13 January     Saturday 13 March
Trinity 2021 Wednesday 21 April Saturday 19 June

This represents the eight weeks of ‘Full Term’ (which is when teaching occurs), plus seven days before the start of Michaelmas Term and four days before the start of Hilary and Trinity Terms.

During term, teaching occurs over an eight-week period. Each of these weeks officially commences on a Sunday, and the eight teaching weeks in Oxford are known as Week 1 to Week 8. The week before teaching starts is known as 0th Week. Please be aware that teaching, examinations and extra-curricular activities may be scheduled in 0th week and extend into Week 9.  Please note that some courses use extended terms, as outlined on the University website.

See the ‘Academic Calendar’ section of the Student Handbook for full details.

Emergency Contact Details

Being at university is an exciting and transformational time – but there can be times when some students struggle with the demands of studying or with life in general.

We make it our absolute priority at Pembroke to work with our students to promote good physical and mental health, and to support those who need help. Please see both the Information for Parents and our Emergency Contact Policy.

Coronavirus Information

The College will continue to keep you informed via regular emails. You can also access further guidance and the support services available to you via the College website. Please do continue to check this regularly, and you can also find out further information from the dedicated University webpages for students. 

Medical registration

It is really important for you to register with a GP who is happy to provide care whilst living in Oxford.  The college works with an NHS doctors’ surgery at 19 Beaumont Street, Oxford. They are very familiar with the procedures for certification if you need medical evidence during your studies. If you choose not to register with this surgery it may be more difficult to obtain well-coordinated care and it is unlikely that a GP elsewhere will be able to advocate as effectively for you within the University, especially without additional costs. If you were to become ill at Oxford, changing/registering with a doctor at the same time may add to your stress, so please do not put off registering. If you need to, you can still see your previous GP during the vacation as a temporary patient.

You can register online now by clicking here and click on the link for Pembroke College.

Please also read the surgery’s welcome letter to new students, which contains important information about registering, health care in Oxford, and immunisations and the Universities Important Health Information letter.

For more details about the 19 Beaumont Street surgery, including contact details, opening hours and clinics, see the practice website

Important note: You will need an NHS number to access the University COVID-19: Early Alert Service. Remember to bring with you, or register as soon as possible.

Dietary Requirements in College

If you have a dietary requirement, noted through the freshers' survey) you will be issued with a special diet card. When eating in the dining Hall please bring your diet card with you and place it on the table in front of you. The person serving you will take a note of your requirement and collect your meal from the kitchen. We do not ask vegetarians to hold cards; and we strongly believe that all students should get a choice of what they would like to eat.

If lose your card or your diet changes over the course of your stay, please email pmbcateringadmin@pmb.ox.ac.uk  and a member of the Catering team will put a card in your pigeon hole.

If you would like to discuss any dietary needs please make an appointment with Kevin Dudley, Head of Catering, kevin.dudley@pmb.ox.ac.uk 

Helpful IT Information

Please read the below documents relating to IT accounts and equipment

Pembroke Student IT Information

 Recommendations for student IT equipment

Further helpful information can be found here.

Graduate

Term Dates

The dates of required residence for 2020-21 are:

Michaelmas 2020   Sunday 4 October   Saturday 5 December     
Hilary 2021 Wednesday 13 January     Saturday 13 March
Trinity 2021 Wednesday 21 April Saturday 19 June

This represents the eight weeks of ‘Full Term’ (which is when teaching occurs), plus seven days before the start of Michaelmas Term and four days before the start of Hilary and Trinity Terms. Graduate students on research degrees (such as DPhils) are usually expected to be in Oxford during term time and vacations.

During term, teaching occurs over an eight-week period. Each of these weeks officially commences on a Sunday, and the eight teaching weeks in Oxford are known as Week 1 to Week 8. The week before teaching starts is known as 0th Week. Please be aware that teaching, examinations and extra-curricular activities may be scheduled in 0th week and extend into Week 9.  Please note that some courses use extended terms, as outlined on the University website.

See the ‘Academic Calendar’ section of the Student Handbook for full details.

Emergency Contact Details

Being at university is an exciting and transformational time – but there can be times when some students struggle with the demands of studying or with life in general.

We make it our absolute priority at Pembroke to work with our students to promote good physical and mental health, and to support those who need help. Please see both the Information for Parents and our Emergency Contact Policy.

Coronavirus Information

The College will continue to keep you informed via regular emails. You can also access further guidance and the support services available to you via the College website. Please do continue to check this regularly, and you can also find out further information from the dedicated University webpages for students. 

Medical registration

 

It is really important for you to register with a GP who is happy to provide care whilst living in Oxford.  The college works with an NHS doctors’ surgery at 19 Beaumont Street, Oxford. They are very familiar with the procedures for certification if you need medical evidence during your studies. If you choose not to register with this surgery it may be more difficult to obtain well-coordinated care and it is unlikely that a GP elsewhere will be able to advocate as effectively for you within the University, especially without additional costs. If you were to become ill at Oxford, changing/registering with a doctor at the same time may add to your stress, so please do not put off registering. If you need to, you can still see your previous GP during the vacation as a temporary patient.

You can register online now by clicking here and click on the link for Pembroke College.

Please also read the surgery’s welcome letter to new students, which contains important information about registering, health care in Oxford, and immunisations and the Universities Important Health Information letter.

For more details about the 19 Beaumont Street surgery, including contact details, opening hours and clinics, see the practice website

Important note: You will need an NHS number to access the University COVID-19: Early Alert Service. Remember to bring with you, or register as soon as possible.

Dietary Requirements in College

If you have a dietary requirement (noted through the freshers' survey) you will be issued with a special diet card. If you are eating in the dining Hall please bring your diet card with you and place it on the table in front of you. The person serving you will take a note of your requirement and collect your meal from the kitchen. We do not ask vegetarians to hold cards; and we strongly believe that all students should get a choice of what they would like to eat.

If lose your card or your diet changes over the course of your stay, please email pmbcateringadmin@pmb.ox.ac.uk  and a member of the Catering team will put a card in your pigeon hole.

If you would like to discuss any dietary needs please make an appointment with Kevin Dudley, Head of Catering, kevin.dudley@pmb.ox.ac.uk 

Helpful IT Information

Please read the below documents relating to IT accounts and equipment

Pembroke Student IT Information

 Recommendations for student IT equipment

Further helpful information can be found here.

Visiting Student

Term Dates

The dates of required residence for 2020-21 are:

Michaelmas 2020        Sunday 4 October                  Saturday 5 December     
Hilary 2021 Wednesday 13 January     Saturday 13 March
Trinity 2021 Wednesday 21 April Saturday 19 June

This represents the eight weeks of ‘Full Term’ (which is when teaching occurs), plus seven days before the start of Michaelmas Term and four days before the start of Hilary and Trinity Terms.

During term, teaching occurs over an eight-week period. Each of these weeks officially commences on a Sunday, and the eight teaching weeks in Oxford are known as Week 1 to Week 8. The week before teaching starts is known as 0th Week. Please be aware that teaching, examinations and extra-curricular activities may be scheduled in 0th week and extend into Week 9.  Please note that some courses use extended terms, as outlined on the University website.

See the ‘Academic Calendar’ section of the Student Handbook for full details.

Emergency Contact Details

Being at university is an exciting and transformational time – but there can be times when some students struggle with the demands of studying or with life in general.

We make it our absolute priority at Pembroke to work with our students to promote good physical and mental health, and to support those who need help. Please see both the Information for Parents and our Emergency Contact Policy.

Coronavirus Information

The College will continue to keep you informed via regular emails. You can also access further guidance and the support services available to you via the College website. Please do continue to check this regularly, and you can also find out further information from the dedicated University webpages for students. 

Medical registration

It is really important for you to register with a GP who is happy to provide care whilst living in Oxford.  The college works with an NHS doctors’ surgery at 19 Beaumont Street, Oxford. They are very familiar with the procedures for certification if you need medical evidence during your studies. If you choose not to register with this surgery it may be more difficult to obtain well-coordinated care and it is unlikely that a GP elsewhere will be able to advocate as effectively for you within the University, especially without additional costs. If you were to become ill at Oxford, changing/registering with a doctor at the same time may add to your stress, so please do not put off registering. If you need to, you can still see your previous GP during the vacation as a temporary patient.

You can register online now by clicking here and click on the link for Pembroke College.

Please also read the surgery’s welcome letter to new students, which contains important information about registering, health care in Oxford, and immunisations and the Universities Important Health Information letter.

For more details about the 19 Beaumont Street surgery, including contact details, opening hours and clinics, see the practice website

Important note: You will need an NHS number to access the University COVID-19: Early Alert Service. Remember to bring with you, or register as soon as possible.

Dietary Requirements in College

If you have a dietary requirement, noted through the freshers' survey) you will be issued with a special diet card. Please bring your diet card to the dining Hall with you and place it on the table in front of you. The person serving you will take a note of your requirement and collect your meal from the kitchen. We do not ask vegetarians to hold cards; and we strongly believe that all students should  have a choice of what they would like to eat.

If lose your card or your diet changes over the course of your stay, please email pmbcateringadmin@pmb.ox.ac.uk  and a member of the Catering team will put a card in your pigeon hole.

If you would like to discuss any dietary needs please make an appointment with Kevin Dudley, Head of Catering, kevin.dudley@pmb.ox.ac.uk 

Helpful IT Information

Please read the below documents relating to IT accounts and equipment

Pembroke Student IT Information

 Recommendations for student IT equipment

Further helpful information can be found here.