Notices and Useful Resources

The Blue Book

Christ Church's Information and Regulations for Junior Members - otherwise known as The Blue Book.

This is a very important source of information for our Junior Members - many questions relating to college life, both academic and non-academic aspects, are answered here, so please take the time to read through it. It includes information on the structure of the College, academic provision, disciplinary procedures, college facilities, including meals and accommodation, and welfare arrangements.

Event Booking / Room Capacities

A review of rooms which are useable for a range of purposes including teaching and meetings has been carried out based on current Government guidelines about Social Distancing.

Please check the listed rooms and their capacities before completing an Event Booking Application.

Book Grants

Book grants from college funds are available to Junior Members of the college for the purchase of course-related books.

Electronic Equipment Grant

The College’s new electronic equipment grant supports undergraduate students with a household income of up to £66k with the costs of academic-related electronic equipment for the 2020/21 academic year. The existing postgraduate travel and research grant scheme has also been temporarily amended to include electronic equipment purchased for study/research purposes, for the duration of the current pandemic.

Complete the application form here:

Vacation Residence Grants

Vacation Residence grants cover residence for examinations falling outside Full Term and may also be available for vacation reading in Oxford and other directed study. They are awarded for academic purposes only. The normal maximum claim except for those in their fourth year with extended terms, is for 28 days per annum. The grant will be automatically applied for undergraduates who submit their application for vacation residence to the Steward’s Office by end of 5th week, following the approval of the relevant Tutors, which will be sought by the Academic Office. Applications should be made via this link.

Sports Grants

The college makes grants towards the expenses of any Junior Member who have been involved in University sport: A grant of £350 will be made to those awarded a Full Blue. A grant of £250 will be made to those awarded a Half Blue or who represented the University (in teams 1-3) in a Varsity match against Cambridge. Applications should be submitted by Friday of 9th week.

Travel Grants & Summer Bursaries

Christ Church has a fund to assist undergraduates to travel abroad in the vacations primarily for academic purposes (application deadline 3rd week of term preceding travel). The summer bursary scheme is to help undergraduates explore educational and career development opportunities over the long vacation. Funds are also available for graduate travel and research.

Complete the appropriate form here:


Year Abroad Financial Support

Grants are available to support undergraduates taking a year abroad in any country as a compulsory part of their degree. Applications must be submitted by Friday of 8th Week of Trinity Term preceding the year abroad.


Room Licence

You may wish to refer to the room licence agreement between Christ Church and Junior Members.

Student Contract

Incoming students will receive a College-Student Contract to sign and return.

University Student Handbook

In addition to the Blue Book, you may also need to refer to the University Student Handbook.

Language Grants

Christ Church offers 10 x £250 grants for Fast Track Language courses undertaken, and completed, at the OULC (Oxford University Language Centre) awarded on a first come, first served basis. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply, but a modern linguist may only apply to learn a language that they are not studying as part of their degree course. Junior Members who are not awarded this £250 grant may still claim back 50% of the language course fee from the college if they successfully complete a Fast Track course, and should follow the same application process. Awards will usually be made as a credit to battels accounts.

To apply please complete the partial reimbursement form and email this, along with a PDF version of your course certificate and a copy of your original receipt as proof of payment for the course to

Applications will be accepted between 9am on Monday and 5pm on Friday of 10th week in TRINITY term.

Certificates sent before or after this time will not be considered.

Further details about Fast Track Language courses and registration can be found on the OULC website:

Clubs & Societies Registration

The President or Captain of a club or society that wishes to be registered (or to reconfirm its registration) at Christ Church must complete a form annually and submit it for approval to the Junior Censor before events can be organised or bookings can be made in public or private rooms or at the sports ground. Hard copies of forms are available from the racks outside the Academic Office. Note that sports clubs should not apply individually, but should contact the JCR Sports Rep, who will submit the ‘Sports Clubs Registration’ form on behalf of all sports clubs (except the Boat Club).

Download the appropriate form here:

Student Possessions Insurance

All students at Christ Church are covered by a student possessions insurance policy, administered through Endsleigh Insurance Services.