Facilities for students

You’ll be impressed by the facilities at our college!

We have a huge range of well-equipped, industry standard teaching areas at our college. We give you a realistic working environment where you can develop your skills and get ready for the working world.

The Salon at Oxford Lifestyle Centre - An industry standard hairdressing and beauty therapies salon, where you train and provide treatments to paying customers

RycotewoodMADE – Our on-campus manufacturing company where we make and sell wooden products for home and office use. This is run by Rycotewood Furniture Centre

Students’ Union - Have a game of pool, meet your friends and hang out. The SU is your space. And if you want to get involved with the way things are done at college, the SU is your way in. Use your voice, get your ideas heard.  

Technology centre -  Our campus in Blackbird Leys has been transformed following an £8m investment.  A new state-of-the-art facility for technology-related learning opened in September 2016.  The technology centre will support training in the areas of science, technology, engeneering and maths, with a focus on emerging green technologies. 

The Waterside - The modern facilities and equipment in The Waterside provide catering and front of house students with the opportunity to prepare for future employment by training in a commercial kitchen environment and providing a first class service to paying customers

Art, design and fashion studios - Specialist space for developing your creative skills with ceramics, wood and metal, printmaking, fashion, textiles and photography

Digital zone - large photographic and moving image studios, Apple Mac digital manipulation computer suites, traditional darkroom facilities and professional camera and lighting equipment, TV and video resources and editing facilities

Performing arts - a fully equipped theatre space with lighting rig, full range sound system, projection facilities and a dance studio with mirrored walls ballet bars and professional sprung dance floors

IT resources - There are PCs available to students throughout the college. Every classroom has a dedicated PC and digital projector, and most are equipped with a smart board

Music and media - Alongside our live performance space, we have five band rehearsal rooms, fully equipped with PA systems, drum kits, guitar and bass amps, keyboards and DJ rigs and three digital Pro Tools recording studios. Additional facilities include Apple Mac computer labs and a fully equipped TV studio with ‘green screen’ capabilities.

Cafes and restaurants - Hot and cold food is available throughout the day from our food outlets, with hot meals available daily at lunchtimes. There are also vending machines for snacks and hot and cold drinks 

The library - You will have access to electronic resources, databases, books, newspapers, CDs and DVDs. Our library staff will help you locate information, understand referencing and use our electronic databases. There are study spaces with access to PCs for individual or group work. Scanning, printing and photocopying facilities are also available

There’s almost too much to mention! Come to the campus for one of our induction days and see it for yourself.