I'll be starting an MSt in English at Oxford this fall and am looking to rent a room in a shared student house. I'm an international student and won't be able to check any of the places I'm looking at out in person. I also know next to nothing about Oxford as a city. So my question: what are considered nice/desirable areas for postgrads to live? Any neighborhoods you'd recommend avoiding? Ideally I'd like to be within walking distance of the city center, but I'm open to anything!
Thanks in advance for any advice; I know this community isn't very active but thought I'd give it a try.
ETA: I'll be at Pembroke.