Relationships between students and academic staff are open and friendly and we welcome applications from all backgrounds. Our strong sense of community and excellent facilities are the ideal basis for hard work and academic achievement. We expect all our students to have intellectual curiosity, a passion for their chosen subject, and a commitment to independent learning.
Trinity is very central: the Bodleian Library and other University buildings are a few metres from our front entrance on Broad Street, while the science area is a short walk from our back gate on Parks Road.
Accommodation and meals
Undergraduates can live in college-owned accommodation for the duration of their course, usually on the main college site for their first two years. Most then move to our self-catering accommodation in north Oxford for their third / fourth years. All students can eat in college, where the food is reckoned to be among the best in Oxford.
The library is open 24 hours a day and aims to provide copies of all books that undergraduates need for their tutorial work, with multiple copies of standard texts. The library budget is generous, and the librarian can respond on the same day to urgent requests for new books. All student accommodation has internet access and there are computer rooms with free printing.
On site are an undergraduate common room, a spacious social area with a bar, a squash court and small gym. Our sports ground is 1.5 km away, with provision for cricket, football, hockey, rugby and tennis. The boathouse is on the main stretch of the river. We are well equipped for music-making, with a sound-proofed practice room, three pianos and an organ, and have a college orchestra, several choirs and smaller music groups.
There is a wide range of active groups. Men’s and women’s teams flourish in most sports and anyone can join in, regardless of ability. Our choir has released two successful CDs and gives recitals in Oxford and on tour. There is also a large chamber orchestra. The Trinity Players stage at least two productions a year, the summer one in the gardens being particularly popular. Services in our chapel are open to all who wish to attend. There is always plenty of scope for each student to make a mark and organise something new.