Graduate numbers are maintained in proportion to the whole student body, and this means that graduates at St Benet’s are part of a small graduate cohort of about 25 members, amplified by the presence of 2 - 4 student monks, who are usually doing some form of further or graduate study.
The graduate body mixes closely with an undergraduate body of 60 students, who are mostly in the 18 - 22 age-group, and form one Joint Common Room with them. Graduate study at Oxford can be a rather lonely experience, and our graduate students appreciate this close mingling with the undergraduate body. As explained elsewhere, graduates eat at the same common table as the tutors, monks and undergraduates of St Benet’s, and are encouraged to do so on a daily basis.
Graduates are offered (but are not obliged to accept) accommodation in 38 St Giles', in 140 Walton Street or in Wellington Square, the latter two are just round the corner from St. Benet’s and are described here:
St Benet’s aims to give its graduate members the same sustained, individual attention that it gives to its undergraduate members, and to draw them in to a warm and supportive shared community. Visiting scholars add to the intellectual vibrancy of St Benet’s. The student body at both undergraduate and graduate level is international and enjoys academic contacts across the globe.