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Student accommodation in Headington, Oxford

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Universities close to Headington


Bury Knowle Park


The Butcher’s Arms


John Radcliffe Hospital


Morton Sports Centre


Oxford Brookes University


Bury Knowle Park


The Butcher’s Arms


John Radcliffe Hospital


Morton Sports Centre


Oxford Brookes University


About student living in Headington


Headington is an ideal location for students at Oxford Brookes, as the main campus is located in the area. Student accommodation in Headington is also popular with medical students as John Radcliffe Hospital is close by. Many buses also run through the area, making it easy to get around the wider city. The University of Oxford is less than forty minutes away from student houses in Headington on the bus.


There are lots of pleasant green spaces close to Headington student accommodation. Head to Bury Knowle Park or Milham Ford Nature Park to hang out with friends in the summer months. You can also play some sports at Hertford College Recreation Ground or Trinity College Recreation Ground. The Headington Shark is also an unmissable and interesting monument in the area.

Food and Drink

There are lots of restaurants, cafes, and pubs close to student houses in Headington, Oxford. Head to Bhoomi Kitchen for modern Indian cuisine or Beirut Oxford for delicious Lebanese food. You can also go to one of the many pubs in the area including White Horse, The White Hard, The Butcher’s Arms, and The Masons Arms.


There’s lots to do close to Headington student accommodation. You can explore the many exciting activities and events going on at the Oxford Brookes Students’ Union. If you’re feeling active, why not try a workout class or use the fitness facilities at Morton Sports Centre? Or you can get a team together and go to the weekly pub quiz at The Butcher’s Arms.


When you live in student accommodation in Headington, Oxford, you can pick up all your groceries and essentials from the local Co-op or Waitrose. You can also explore the shops in the city centre, which is less than a twenty-minute bike ride away.

Student Housing

The wide range of student accommodation Headington has to offer means there is something for everyone. There are student lets in Headington to suit every taste and budget, from shared houses to purpose-built apartments. Have a browse of our student housing in Headington and find your next home, today.

FAQs about student accommodation in Headington

Is Headington a student area?

As student houses in Headington, Oxford, are so close to Oxford Brookes University, the area is extremely popular with students. Headington is also home to the John Radcliffe Hospital, so lots of medical students live in the area.

Is Headington a good place to live?

Headington is a great place to live with lots of green space, and plenty of pubs and restaurants to enjoy. As a result, student houses in Headington are in high demand every year.

Where is Headington?

Headington is an area to the northeast of Oxford city centre, close to Barton, Sandhills, and Risinghurst.

Is Headington, Oxford, safe?

You should feel secure living in student accommodation in Headington, as the area is generally considered to be safe.

How far is Headington from Oxford city centre?

The centre of Headington is about four kilometres from Oxford city centre. You can get there in seven minutes on the bus or cycle there in less than twenty minutes.

Does Oxford Brookes provide accommodation?

Oxford Brookes has nine university-managed halls of residence and partnerships with other accommodation providers. Typically, students will live in halls in their first year before moving into private student houses in Headington and the surrounding areas for the rest of their time at university.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Headington are now advertised with bills included in the price. Where this is the case, your rental price could include electricity, gas, internet, TV licence and water bills and this is clearly stated on the listing. Properties without bills included are also available, giving you the flexibility to choose your own energy and water suppliers and internet service provider.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

It is normal for property managers to require you to pay a security deposit at the time of booking or before you move in. Where a deposit is required and you are signing a tenancy agreement, your property manager must protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. As long as you look after the property and have no deductions for damage or unpaid rent, your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement ends. Whilst tenancy deposits are legally capped at five weeks' rent per person, it is more common for student deposits to be in the lower £100-250 range.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

The majority of student accommodation in Headington can be rented for fixed contract lengths. For purpose built student accommodation, 43 and 51-week fixed-term contracts are the most common. For shared houses, 52-week contracts are the most common and generally start in July to September.

Do you offer student accommodation for short-term stays?

Short-term student rentals in Headington are becoming more popular every year. As a result, property managers are increasingly offering shorter tenancy lengths, whether for the summer period or for individual semesters and terms. This is more common in the purpose-built student accommodation sector than in shared student rental houses across Oxford.

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