Accommodation and Facilities

Accommodation at the Graduate Centre (also known as the Holywell Manor complex) is at three sites (see this map of the Graduate Centre):

  • Holywell Manor (rooms are in James Fairfax Yard, a 1930s annexe to the medieval house)
  • Master’s Field, new accommodation completed in 2021, on the other side of St Cross Road from Holywell Manor
  • a few rooms at Jowett Walk, two minutes’ walk away, built in 1995 (mostly for undergraduates)

Balliol is able to offer accommodation to most first-year postgraduates (although we are unable to guarantee accommodation to all), usually in one of the buildings in the Graduate Centre. In later years accommodation is allocated by ballot. If you are offered a place a Balliol, you will be sent additional information about the accommodation processes and the choices available.

The Manor itself, which dates from 1516, has a large and elegant garden, a common room, bar, gym, television room, music room and computer room. All graduates have the use of these facilities, as well as those available on the main College site in Broad Street (graduates are automatically members of the Junior Common Room as well as the MCR).

The College owns several rooms that are specially adapted for disabled students: for more information, please see the disability page. Unfortunately we do not have accommodation suitable for couples and families.

Further information