Facilities and life in Venneit Close!
Following the closure of an undergraduate accommodation building owned by Queen's for refurbishment and the decision to allocate St Aldate's House exclusively to undergraduate students from 2018, College has rented 22 apartments from the private market at Venneit Close.
As well as sharing the flat with other Queen’s graduates, there will be many others from the college living nearby. This makes meeting up and socialising outside of college easy. Moreover, there will often be Queen’s members going to and from events at the college, so transportation is made more convenient. All the bills are paid for by college and moving in and out is quick and easy. Rooms are randomly allocated to new graduates. Each bedroom has an individual doorlock.
The Venneit Close complex is located in the Jericho area, near Port Meadow and the railway station. It is 10 minutes away from the city centre and 20 minutes away Queen's College on foot. There are also buses connecting this area to the rest of Oxford. You can get directions here.
(Your Flat Number) Venneit Close
In general, you should use Queen's College address as your mail address. The College Porters are able to sign for items sent by special delivery and keep them safely for you! However, if you register to vote in Oxford, you must use the address of the flat in which you live.
Each of the 22 apartments has three study bedrooms, two toilet/bath or shower rooms, kitchen and dining/sitting room. Each apartment has a domestic washing machine in the kitchen and communal areas are shared only by the three occupants of each apartment. You can expect College Scouts come once a week to collect the bin kitchens and rooms. They also perform general cleaning in the kitchens.
You can expect to find the following items in your room: a double or single bed, a wardrobe, a desk and a chest of drawers. The beds come with a pillow, duvet and mattress protector. You will need to bring your own pillow covers, duvet covers and bottom sheet.
Each flat has its own private internet provision; log-in details should be found on a card found with the router.
There are also laundry facilities in each kitchen (a combined washer/dryer) which are free to use. Detergent and fabric conditioners are not provided, however.
There is no parking available for residents of VC. You can park temporarily in front of the flats when moving in or out, though. There is a trolley available for anybody moving belongings to the storeroom, but it’s currently in College: please contact Sue, the Steward, for information.
Covered bicycle parking facilities are provided within the complex to meet the needs of cyclists residents in Venneit Close.