About the accommodation
- Fully fitted kitchen for cluster flats and studios
- Private en suite shower for all rooms
- Communal area with TV, table tennis and vending machines
- Free contents insurance
- Free bus pass for all Oxford Brookes students
- High speed broadband (At an extra cost)
- On-site mangement and maintenance
- On-site laundry
- On-site bike storage
- Study room
- Can I live with my friends?
Yes, you may be able to share a studio or live in the same flat, however, you will need to let us know who you’re planning to live with. Provided we have the availability, and approval from Oxford Brookes, there shouldn’t be a problem. Please contact the site accommodation team for any further information on dual occupancy studio apartments.
- Do I need a UK based Guarantor?
If you are an Oxford Brookes Student, then you do not need a guarantor. If you do not need a guarantor, then when booking a room- in the ‘guarantor’ section please just put your next of kin details (emergency contact information), into this section.
- Are bills included?
Yes utility bills are included, but there is a fair usage policy in place, as we are always looking to reduce our carbon footprint. High Speed internet is at an extra cost of £160 per year.
- How do I find out who my flat mates will be?
Please join our Facebook group, and start talking to your flat mates before you move in. You can even arrange things like who’s going to buy what before you arrive!
- Can I have friends stay over?
Yes. You are allowed to have visitors and friends stay over, however this can only be for a few days at a time and consideration should always be given to other residents who may be studying. Any noise or disruption should be kept to a minimum
- I need to extend my contract into the summer, can I do that?
Yes, provided that we have the rooms vacant at the time, then yes you can stay into the summer period. But please note that this only applies to people on a 42 week contract and we cannot guarantee the same room for the extended period.
- Do you provide rooms for Summer lets?
Yes we do. Throughout the summer months we have a limited number of rooms available to let over the summer. The minimum stay would be two weeks. If you are an Oxford Brookes summer student, you do not need a UK based guarantor. However, if you are a student of any other college/university then you will need a UK based guarantor, unless you choose to pay all of your rent up front.
- How do I book?
For continuing students you will need to contact the site team direct. All First year students will need to apply through Oxford Brookes in the first instance. For clarification please call the site team.
- Can I bring my car?
No. We have no parking available for students at Slade Park. Oxford City Council, Oxford Brookes University and Slade Park enforce a strong no vehicle policy for students in Oxford.
Oxford Brookes provide all their students with a free BROOKESkey bus pass.
- How do I get my free bus pass?
Please find the link below to apply for your BROOKESkey bus pass, please ensure you do this as soon as possible to avoid not being able to get a pass. Paste this link into your browser: www.obcdata.net/applicationform.html
Please ensure that you mark ‘'Slade Park’’ when you mark the Halls of Residence on the application. The Oxford Bus Company will post your pass out directly to the halls of residence that you mark, so make sure it is the right one!
- Can I have parcels delivered to site?
Yes. As long as your parcel is addressed correctly, it can be left at reception by the courier during normal reception opening times. If you are expecting a delivery outside of reception opening hours you should ensure that your contact details are recorded on the delivery note so that the courier can contact you direct.
- Can I have my groceries delivered to site?
Yes. Groceries can be delivered to the reception area, but you are to ensure that you are available to take receipt of the delivery. Delivery drivers are not to be given access to the flats.
- How much is the booking fee and what happens to it?
There is a £250 booking fee. When your tenancy commences, the booking fee will convert into a refundable damage deposit. All deposits are registered with TDS which is a government accredited Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme provider. At the end of your tenancy a final inspection of your room will be carried out prior to your move out and if any deductions are required they will be discussed with you at this point. Assuming the room and its belongings are in the same condition as when you moved and you have provided your bank details within our Portal you will get your deposit back within 10 working days. If you cancel your room booking within 14 days of your Accommodation Offer then you will be entitled to a full refund. After 14 days, the booking fee is non-refundable. Please refer to our cancellation policy for full terms and conditions.
CRM have arranged some contents insurance for you with Endsleigh, the No.1 student insurance provider. This cover does not protect laptops and phones or other items when you are outside your room. It is important for you to check this cover, so please follow the steps below to ensure you fully understand the protection provided.
Enter CRM in the Accommodation Provider search at endsleigh.co.uk/reviewcover to check your policy details.
Visit the review cover link to:
Check what is covered.
- Check key exclusions and limitations.
- Check your policy excess.
- Check how to make a claim.
- Extend and personalise your cover to protect laptops, phones and other valuables.
It is important to find out exactly what you are covered for, as you may find that the contents cover is not sufficient and you need to extend it to protect all of your possessions both inside and outside of your room.
Living at Slade Park
Slade Park is located on the outskirts of Oxford, the city of dreaming spires and the home of Inspector Morse. Within a few minutes of the site you can discover one of England’s most beautiful cities.
Oxford has many fascinating tourism hotspots like the Ashmolean Museum, Carfax Tower, the Bodleian Library (where they filmed Harry Potter), the Sheldonian Theatre and the Botanical Gardens – so take advantage of everything Oxford has to offer. If it’s sunny, try punting on the river, take a relaxing river cruise, or open top bus tour? Maybe climb to the top of one of Oxford’s many towers and witness the breath-taking views of the city and historic Port Meadow. If you would prefer to travel outside of the city, why not take in the delights of Waddesdon Manor or the beautiful palace and grounds at Blenheim.
Is shopping is your passion? Then look no further. Oxford has a vast variety on offer, from small, independent bookshops found in the cobbled back streets, the covered market with its specialist food shops and clothing boutiques to large, well loved brands; you are sure to find something that will fit the bill!
The city has a vibrant nightlife and hosts a number of pubs, clubs and cocktails bars which of course offer students the best prices going! If you are into live music look no further than the O2 Academy on Cowley road, where you will also find a great selection of places to eat, all with an international flavour.
Slade Park itself, is set in a residential area of Oxford, 2 ½ miles from Oxford Brookes Headington Campus and is located directly on the Brookesbus route (U5 and U5X) with regular services to both Headington and Wheatley campus. Also there are direct buses to Oxford city centre and the Rail station where you can get a direct train to London or Birmingham.
Within 200 metres of the accommodation there is an Aldi Supermarket. A 10 minute walk will take you to the local shops of Wood Farm (Co-op, bakery and post office). For a wider choice, visit the large retail park, where you will find a 24hr Tesco, Burger King and Sports Direct or visit central Headington for a range of local high street stores, cafes and pubs.
If you are just wanting a coffee, check out the Costa coffee in Tesco’s or the Café Nero at nearby central Headington.
Local pubs, clubs, restaurants and more...
At Slade Park you could not be better placed to spend your days as a student. There are many great bars, pubs and local interests close by. We've asked our students to share their favourite local hot spots and lets see if you agree.
- Be At One – St Clements Street, OX4 1AB
‘A popular student cocktail bar with lively atmosphere, dancefloor and regular drink offers.’
- Kraft Burger – 1 The Parade, Windmill Road, Headington OX3 7BL
‘Enjoy an variety of craft ales and stacked burgers in a rustic, chic environment.’
- O’Neills - 37 George St, Oxford OX1 2AY
‘Relaxed chain pub with sport on the big-screen, live music events and Irish-influenced food and drink menus.’
- O2 Academy - 190 Cowley Rd, Oxford OX4 1UE
‘A live music club with 3 stages, hosting performances by national and international bands and DJs.’
- Atomic Pizza - 247 Cowley Rd, Oxford OX4 1XG
‘Uniquely decorated restaurant featuring wall murals, toys and memorabilia, serving pizzas, burgers and hot wings’
- Feel Fit Gym - 21 Templars Square, Oxford OX4 3XQ
‘state of the art facilities and friendly expert team on hand to offer advice every step of the way’
Slade Park prides itself on its ability to provide a safe, enjoyable living experience for Freshers and continuers alike.
Working with our Student Community Ambassadors, who have all been a fresher, we recognise the issues that being away from friends and family can cause, particularly in a large city like Oxford. We work in partnership with Oxford Brookes University and local PCSOs to ensure our residents safety and wellbeing are foremost.
We are keen to foster the ‘community’ spirit and actively encourage student engagement in site social events. If you have an idea for an event, let us know at reception and we will assist where we can.
Why not contact us today and see how we can help you even before you arrive at Slade Park.