Homerton College

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Year founded[❔] 1768
Mature (21+)[❔]
Women only
Postgraduate only
Accepts part-time students ✔️
Oxford sister college[❔] Harris Manchester College and Mansfield College
Gold/Platinum Green Impact Award 2018[❔] ✔️
College website click here

User reviews
  • 3
    Convenient for medics/students who are based at Addenbrooke's
  • 2
    Games consoles in the JCR, with a cheap pool table
  • 2
    The gym is free for residents of the college
  • 2
    Nice rooms/common rooms!
  • 1
    Close to the station and well-connected for buses
  • 1
    Not much variation in room quality, so the system is fairer than some other colleges
  • 1
    Wonderful JCR committee
  • 0
    Close to the station and well-connected for buses
  • 0
    Short walk to the nearest shops, cinema and restaurants
  • 0
    Super easy for education student (faculty is right next door)
  • 0
    First years all live together, so you get to know everyone in your year group
  • 0
    Very strong community vibe
  • 0
    Really active students union
  • 0
    Captures the “Cambridge” essence without being overwhelming. It very quickly and easily becomes a home.
  • 0
    Convenient for Education students, very close and strong links to the Faculty. Most places available.
  • 0
    Lots of green space
  • 0
    feels like home very quickly!!
  • 0
    Good socials, chilled out vibe
  • 0
    Large grounds including football pitch
  • 0
    very close community, big student body and lots of activities
  • 0
    Having a little bit of distance from the centre which can get a little claustrophobic occasionally

  • 3
    U-Bus was redirected, but CUSU is working on this
  • 3
    There's a lack of socialising space in accommodation blocks
  • 2
    If you don't like cycling, then being outside of the city centre can be a disadvantage
  • 0
    storage over term breaks isn't free

  • 2
    redirect the U-Bus but CUSU is already working on this

UG - usual # years on-site room provided[❔] 4
UG - usual # years room provided[❔] 4
PG - usual # years on-site room provided[❔] 4
PG - usual # years room provided[❔] 4
Couples rooms ✔️
Family rooms
Ballot system[❔]
% full-time PG in college room (~)[❔] 46
PG single room min. (~£/wk) 134
PG single room max. (~ £/wk) 134
Deadline to have met conditions to be eligible for college accommodation 31st of July
Kitchen fixed charge [❔]
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PG accommodation website click here

User ratings
On-site room quality: Avg: 5/5
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On-site room value for money: Avg: 4/5
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Off-site room quality: Avg: 1/5
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Off-site room value for money: Avg: 4/5
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  • 1
    All rooms are on-site. First years are in West House, which are all (small) en-suite rooms with plenty of storage space.
  • 0
    D&E is mostly second-year and has shared showers and toilets but a sink in each room. Rooms are a good size and good heating for when it gets cold in the winter. Walls are very thin and sound travels a lot.

  • 0
    none

24/7 library ✔️
College cafe ✔️
Anglican chapel
Interdenominational chapel
Discounted punting[❔] ✔️
Free punting[❔]
Radio station
Student garden ✔️
Bicycle scheme ✔️
Art room
Gym (weights) ✔️
Cinema
Badminton court
Basketball court
Dance studio ✔️
Eton Fives court
Netball court ✔️
Squash court
Swimming pool
Tennis court ✔️
Rugby field ✔️
Lacrosse field
Hockey pitch ✔️
Cricket pitch
Volleyball court
Football pitch ✔️
Brunch Saturday ✔️
Brunch Sunday ✔️
Daily vegan option ✔️

User ratings
Value for money: Avg: 4.5/5
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Quality of food: Avg: 5/5
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Acapella ✔️
Africa
Altruism
Anglo-Japanese
Anthropology
Apotheosis
Archeology
Art
Baking
Ballroom dancing
Bachata
Bee keeping
Board Games
Book Club
Botanical
Caledonian
Card games
Casino
Charity
Chess
Chinese Culture
Choir ✔️
Christian Union ✔️
Classics
College Brass Band ✔️
Comedy
Computer science
Consulting
Contemporary dance
Current affairs
Debate
Drama ✔️
Economics
Engineering
English
Entrepreneurship
Families Club
Feminist
Film
Finance
Food ✔️
French
Gardening club ✔️
Gender equality
Geographical
History
Humanities
Investment
Irish
Islamic
Jewish
Land economy
Languages
Law
Lawn Games
Literary
Lockpicking
Maths
Medical
Mindfulness
Music ✔️
Musical
Orchestra ✔️
Oriental
PhD
Philosophy
Photography
Pilates
Poetry
Poker ✔️
Politics
Quiz
Role playing games ✔️
Russian
Salsa
Science
Serbian
Sign language
Smoothie
Social science
Speakers
Steel pan band ✔️
Student publication
Swiss
Tango
Tea
Theology
Ukelele band
Veterinary
Video games
Wine
Yoga
Zouk
Zumba
Aerobics
Athletics ✔️
Badminton ✔️
Basketball ✔️
Climbing
Cricket ✔️
Croquet
Cycling
Football (mens) ✔️
Football (womens) ✔️
Golf
Hockey ✔️
Kayaking
Lacrosse ✔️
Netball ✔️
Netball (womens) ✔️
Ninjitsu
Pole
Pool ✔️
Rounders
Rugby (mens) ✔️
Rugby ✔️
Rugby (womens) ✔️
Running
Sailing
Shooting
Ski
Squash ✔️
Swimming
Table football
Table tennis ✔️
Tennis
Tiddlywinks
Ultimate Frisbee ✔️
Volleyball
Waterpolo
Windsurfing
% 1st Class degree achieved (~)[❔] 20
JCR/MCR split[❔] ✔️
Student trustee[❔]
UG student website click here
PG student website click here
Free formals
Free formals per year 0
Free formal for guest
Private dining discount
Free formal for guest per year 0
Free parking
Use of squash and tennis facilities
Free sports facilities
Right to step on grass ✔️
Gym membership discount
Punt booking
Corporate event discount
Wedding discount
Accommodation discount available
May Ball frequency (years)[❔] 1
June Event frequency (years)[❔] 0
Winter Ball frequency (years)[❔] 0
Spring ball frequency (years)[❔] 0
Other ball frequency (years)[❔] 1
Entrepreneurship competitions[❔]

User ratings
May/Spring/Winter/other ball rating: Avg: 3.3/5
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User reviews
  • 3
    Homerton's May Ball last year was really impressive - lots to do (they had dodgems, crazy golf, two stages, a silent disco), lots to eat and drink but also really fun and on the cheaper side as tickets go!
  • 2
    Homerton's May Ball was a fab way to start my may week! It's cheaper than most and still offers the same variety in food and drinks as well as having big ents like dodgems and up and coming headline acts
  • 2
    Last year, theme for the May ball was ‘Anniversary’ to celebrate 250 years since the college had been established. It was a reasonably priced, yet really wonderful event. Delicious food and drink, dodgems, swing boats and countless marquees and music acts. The ball was reviewed very positively, especially considering its budget was on the smaller size.
  • 0
    Fantastic, well-priced and not overcrowded
  • 0
    Fantastic value
  • 0
    For one of the cheapest may balls you still get all the favourite stuff as well as it being a really fun/chill atmosphere! After how amazing last year was I'm excited to see what they do next
  • 0
    U!

  • 0
    FINK PLOYD AS HEADLINER
  • 0
    the same amzing stuff!!

# full-time Bachelor's (~) 540
% full-time Bachelor's (~) 60
# full-time Master's (~) 250
% full-time Master's (~) 25
# full-time PhD (~) 120
% full-time PhD (~) 15
Total # full-time students (~) 920
% full-time UK (~) 70
% full-time EU (non-UK) (~) 10
% full-time non-EU (~) 20
% full-time female (~) 55
% full-time Male (~) 45
# part-time Master's (~) 150
# part-time PhDs (~) 40
Total # part-time students (~) 200
Total # students (~) 1,110
% Arts and Humanities students (~) 65
% STEMM students (~)[❔] 35
High-table[❔] ✔️
Gowns required[❔]

User ratings
Formal food quality: Avg: 4.8/5
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Value for money: Avg: 4.4/5
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User reviews
  • 0
    Very generous wine reception at the Graduate formals


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Net assets (est.) 187.0 million
Net assets/student (~£/student) 205,000
Scholarships and awards (~£/student ) 200