Oxford & Cherwell Valley College does not have the facility to arrange accommodation for individual students.
Before you begin your enquiries, please visit direct gov and using their site search facility type in “Student Accommodation”. This will give you valuable information about how to get the best from your accommodation.
Types of Accommodation
A host family could be a family of any size and they could have pets (please enquire if relevant). They will speak English but this may not be their first language.
You should be provided with your own room. Your room should contain a bed, a space for your clothes, and adequate heating and lighting. You should have access to a bathroom, and use of laundry facilities. In most cases meals will be provided but you should always check this arrangement.
You will be staying in someone’s home and should therefore be prepared to accept their wishes when it comes to keeping things tidy and clean, having visitors, staying out late etc. Most host families are very relaxed and do not impose too many rules but you should always speak to them first to make sure that you all understand what is expected.
Local Letting Agencies
Letting agencies provide various types of rented accommodation including rooms, studio apartments, flats and houses, furnished and unfurnished. The letting agency will inform you of the prices and payment options. Before you sign any agreement you should make sure that you understand how much rent you need to pay and whether utility bills are extra, what furniture if any there will be especially kitchen facilities, and whether there is local transport to college.
We would advise that you only use hotel accommodation if your stay is less than three weeks or as a short term solution until you find somewhere else to stay.
We hope you find the following information useful. Please be aware that we do not take any responsibility for any issues that may arise should you decide to use any of the services. We are not recommending these services, but signposting you to what are available.