Students will be accommodated in twin rooms which are standard undegrauate bedrooms. Bathrooms are shared between a few rooms. Male and female students will be separated by corridor and/or staircase.
In the college students are overseen by the Programme Director, who implements the day-to-day running of the programme. The Director is assisted by a team of Counsellors who very often are current members of the University of Oxford or University of Cambridge.
The Counsellors ensure that students are looked after pastorally, culturally and socially during their programme. Students are able to talk informally and frankly to the Counsellors in order to raise concerns or to discuss university applications.
Each campus has a few members of residential staff who live in the college throughout the programme and are able to assist students at any time of the day or night.
Clare College, founded in 1326, is the second oldest of Cambridge's colleges. Its development was made possible in 1338 thanks to a generous endowment by Lady Elizabeth de Clare (Lady de Burgh), a granddaughter of King Edward I. Clare was the first of the Oxford and Cambridge foundations to include a Master, Fellows and Scholars in a single community. Since its foundation the college has been characterized by a progressive and inclusive attitude towards education. In 1972, Clare became one of the first three Cambridge colleges to admit undergraduate women.
Currently the College has 95 Fellows, 180 graduate students and approximately 460 students following undergraduate or professional courses. The college is one of the most popular choices among students who apply to Cambridge.
For centuries, the college has been educating scholars from over the world, many of whom later became notable academic, authors, artists, athletes and religious leaders. Many Clare college alumni have been actively involved in UK and international politics as Members of the UK Parliament or foreign ambassadors.
The most notable alumni of the college include:
The college is famous for its chapel choir, its gardens which overlook the River Cam, as well as its library which possesses some 400 books printed in England before 1640.
Oxford Royale Academy students will have access to numerous college facilities including the teaching rooms and the Fellow's garden. Food during the programme will be served in the college buttery. The college is centrally located and it is easy to walk through its extensive grounds right into the centre of town.