The Common Rooms
The new student bedrooms will be situated in the East and West Quads, where every group of 6 to 8 rooms will share a Common Room. These spaces will be the social heart of the accommodation, where students will meet over a cup of coffee, as well as providing catering facilities for those wishing to provide their own food.
A gift of £50,000 will fund one of these Common Rooms, which can be done as a single gift or as 5 annual donations of £10,000.
Your gift can be reduced further through tax-efficient giving. Please see below for more information.
A student Common Room, located in the East and West Quads.
Floorplan of the Gradel Quadrangles. Download the floorplans here.
If you would like your gift to be acknowledged publicly, your name will be included on the donor wall in the new Porters' Lodge at the entrance to the Gradel Quadrangles.
The new Porters' Lodge, where the names of those who give £10,000 or more to the project will be displayed.
How to Give
Below are some examples of how UK tax payers can make a tax-efficient donation. In all cases, the College claims Gift Aid and the donor reclaims against their tax liability.
NB. The figures given assume the Higher Rate of income tax (40%) is being paid. Donors paying the Additional Rate (45%) will be able to reclaim a further 5%.
Common Room £50,000
|You Donate||Gift Aid Claimed||Value of Gift to New College||Higher-Rate Tax Reclaim||Net Cost to Donor|
|Over 5 years||8,000||2,000||10,000||2,000||6,000|
Gradel Quad Accommodation - The Background
Central to our plans is the provision of accommodation for all of our undergraduates. New College is currently unable to house all of its students, leaving them to find their own private accommodation in one of the most expensive cities in the country. This can be a daunting prospect and a significant financial strain on students, so the availability of affordable rooms is crucial, particularly for those who only wish to reside in Oxford during term time. The Savile Road site offer a unique opportunity for us to address this. The location is close enough to the main College site to ensure that all residents feel part of the New College community, and have easy access to all of the facilities they need to make the most of their time here.
- Kendya Goodman, JCR President
- Miles Young, Warden
For further information, please contact:
Mark Curtis, Fellow & Director of Development
Tel: +44 (0)1865 279261
New College, Oxford OX1 3BN