Students with Disabilities

Support for Students with Disabilities at Christ Church

Christ Church welcomes applications from students with disabilities and will make any reasonable adjustments to help them to fulfil their potential.


BedroomOxford’s beautiful old architecture can at times make accessibility difficult, and Christ Church has made modifications where possible.

There are ramps on either side of the main entrance into Tom Quad, and to the Porters’ Lodge. The main student library has ramp access, and there is a lift to the Hall (located under the main Hall stairs).

Wheelchair users can enter Christ Church Meadow via a ramp situated at the main gate. We have a small number of wheelchair-accessible student rooms with adapted bathroom facilities and interview/teaching rooms that can be made accessible. If you are coming to Christ Church for the admissions interviews or an open day, please let us know of your needs in advance by contacting the Undergraduate Admissions Officer by email:

Special Provision

BathroomChrist Church’s Disability Lead is Prof. Brian Young, the Senior Censor (the head of academic life in the college) and the Disability Co-ordinator is the Academic Registrar Helen Etty (tel.: 01865 276157, email:

If students need extra time or special conditions for examinations because of a disability (including specific learning difficulties, sensory or mobility impairments, mental health or other medical conditions), the Academic Registrar liaises with the Examination boards and proctors in order to arrange this.

The JCR has a Disabled Students Rep and Welfare Reps, and the college also has generous provision for Welfare and student support. Students may also find support through a student society, the Oxford Students’ Disability Community (OSDC).

The University has a Disability Advisory Service, and we strongly urge students and prospective students to register in order to benefit from the full range of information and support available. They can be contacted by email: or you can ring them on 01865 280459. The Disability Advisory Service is located at 3 Worcester Street, Oxford, OX1 2BX. Christ Church follows the University’s ‘Common Framework for Supporting Disabled Students’.