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Funding awarded from the Wolfson Foundation

Interior view of the common space looking west

Univ has been awarded up to £230,000 from the Wolfson Foundation. This generous support will go towards the cost of study facilities within the new Univ North development, a state-of-the-art, sustainable, intergenerational education and living space in North Oxford.

The Wolfson Foundation, an independent charity with a focus on research and education, supports civil society by investing in excellent projects in science, health, heritage, humanities and the arts.
The Univ North site is located about a mile from Univ’s medieval properties on High Street, Oxford. The development will expand Univ’s accommodation and offering with up to 150 new en-suite study bedrooms, study, meeting and lecture spaces.

Typical student bedroom

Valerie Amos, Master of Univ, said: “We are very grateful to the Wolfson Foundation for this award, which will support us in our ambition to provide high-quality, modern facilities for our students, staff and Fellows in a sustainable and beautifully landscaped purpose-built environment.”

The award goes towards the provision of collaborative study spaces within the development.  Univ North will also comprise a nursery with outdoor space for up to 54 children, a café, and a gym. Our enhanced collegiate community in North Oxford will benefit from the development with its landscaped gardens, rejuvenated heritage orchards and an environment focused on wellbeing, sustainability and shared purpose.

Find out more about the Wolfson Foundation at wolfson.org.uk

You can read more about the College’s vision for its complementary community, and our latest developments, on the Univ North microsite.

Published: 19 July 2022

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