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The University Club provides social, sporting and hospitality activities for all staff, postgraduate alumni and retired staff and associated institutions of the University. The University Club building is located on Mansfield Road, opposite Mansfield College and incorporates a lively Club bar, where members can view all Sky sporting events whilst tucking into delicious food, a cafe which serves food all day until 1700, along with various sporting facilities including a Gym and Floodlit 5-aside Football pitch. There are also 14 en-suite bedrooms available to book at favourable rates for visitors to Oxford.

It is FREE to become a member of the Club. You can apply online here or telephone the Club on (01865) (2) 70144.

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All University staff are eligible for preferential membership rates at the University Sports Centre located on Iffley Road.  The extensive facilities include: athletics stadium, football pitch, water-based 3G astroturf, tennis courts (four hard courts, six grass courts), two four-court sports halls (one with a glass floor – the first in the UK),  fitness studio, Dojo martial arts hall, three squash courts, cardiovascular (‘Pulse’) gym, powerlifting gym and a 25m competition-standard swimming pool.  The sports complex also offers fitness classes and has two meeting rooms which are available for hire.

Membership of the facilities is required. Retired members of staff are eligible for the same membership rates as current staff. Staff may apply to join any of the 86 sports clubs.

Further information
Visit: www.sport.ox.ac.uk
Email: reception@sport.ox.ac.uk
Tel: 01865 (6)11476

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If your department classes you as a DSE 'user' you are entitled to request an eye test. Your departmental administrator will arrange for you to visit one of the University's nominated opticians and reimburse the cost of the test.

In addition, where the nominated optician reports that a new or altered prescription for spectacles is required specifically for VDU use, the department will contribute £75 towards the cost. Full details are available on the Safety Office website.

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