The Student Rooms

The Gradel Quadrangles will contain 94 student bedrooms, principally in the East and West Quads, where every group of six to eight rooms will also share a Common Room. 

A gift of £25,000 will fund a student bedroom, whether as a single gift or as five annual donations of £5,000. 

Your gift can be reduced further through tax-efficient giving. Please see below for more information. 

Student Bedroom

An example of the new student bedrooms. 


Floorplan of Gradel Quadrangles Rooms

Floorplan of the Gradel Quadrangle rooms. Download the floorplans.


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

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%. 

Student Room £25,000

  You Donate Gift Aid Claimed Value of Gift to New College Higher-Rate Tax Reclaim Net Cost to Donor
Single Donation 20,000 5,000 25,000 5,000 15,000
Over 5 years 4,000 1,000 5,000 1,000 3,000

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 offers 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. 

"Searching for accommodation outside of College can be incredibly stressful and expensive. A guaranteed room in College would reduce these worries and ensure that all members get to enjoy being a part of the tight-knit College community. Being close to the library always helps too!"

- Kendya Goodman, JCR President

"Student rooms are needed desperately. Why? We have sunk dramatically in terms of competitiveness through our inability to house a whole year of undergraduates in College accommodation, when our peers do. Worse is the impact this has on our drive to widen access to students of all backgrounds: the fear of a year at the mercy of the Oxford housing market looms large for them."

- Miles Young, Warden

For further information, please contact:

Mark Curtis, Fellow & Director of Development
Tel: +44 (0)1865 279261
New College, Oxford OX1 3BN

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