How long are the terms? Are you doing research/coursework in breaks? Is it better to live on or off campus?
You usually have classes running from weeks 0 to 9, followed by two weeks of data challenge. So expect to have contact hours for about 12 weeks in a row for the first couple of terms, there is a lot to teach in the initial training year! Courses are run in the Big Data Institute on Oxford’s Old Road Campus, a ~15 minute bike ride from main campus. You can apply to live in college accommodation or find something close to the BDI in the Headington area.