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This house includes:

Rooms 14
Kitchens 1
Bathrooms 3
Best 4
Standard Plus 2
Standard 5
Value 3


Room Types

Best rooms
These are the largest of the College rooms and are in the onsite houses and have shared bathroom facilities. Room sizes are approximately 18-25m².

Standard plus rooms
There are some Standard Plus rooms in the houses on the College site which share bathroom facilities. Room sizes of Standard Plus rooms are up to approximately 18 m².

Standard rooms
These rooms are smaller than Standard Plus rooms and have shared bathroom facilities. Standard rooms are approximately 12 m².

Value rooms
These are the smallest rooms available, and therefore are the cheapest. In all instances bathroom facilities are shared. Room sizes of Value rooms are approximately 7.5-10 m².

Residence charge bands

Accommodation is divided into different residence charge bands. The main criteria for inclusion in a particular charge band are size of room and/or whether the room has an ensuite bathroom or shares bathroom facilities, but inevitably some rooms are “better” than others within a charge band.

Visit the student residence charges page for current charges.


Your room and bathroom will be cleaned weekly by a bedmaker, on a specific day arranged by the Housekeeping Manager. 

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The furniture in each room includes:

  • Single bed (6ft 6” x 2ft 6” / 76cm x 200cm)
  • Wardrobe
  • Bedside table
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Easy chair
  • Coffee table
  • Noticeboard
  • Desk lamp
  • Bedside lamp
  • Kettle

Apart from limitations on electrical appliances, you are free to bring soft furnishings to make your room homely. However, students may not introduce items of furniture of their own – e.g. double bed, sofa, arm chair without the approval of the Domestic Bursar. 

Bedding included in the bedroom:

  • Single duvet
  • 2 pillows
  • 1 mattress protector

Robinson College does not provide:

  • Any towelling
  • Any bed linen

We suggest you bring 2 or 3 sets of linen (2 pillow cases, 1 single sheet, 1 duvet cover) plus towels. Linen packs are available for purchase which can be ordered on-line here. We do not sell towels.


The accommodation provides one kitchen.

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Your bedmaker is responsible only for the general cleaning of student kitchens.  This entails emptying the rubbish as and when necessary, cleaning the floor, the sink and draining area and wiping over the cooker and refrigerator.  The refrigerator will be defrosted as and when necessary.  The cooker will only be wiped down.  It is up to the occupants to keep the cooker clean and fit for usage by everyone.  Washing up is your responsibility. 

What is included within the kitchen?

  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • One cupboard per person

Robinson College does not provide:

  • Crockery
  • Cutlery
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Cookware
  • Toaster
  • Oven


There are 3 bathrooms to share between 14 residents within this accommodation. 

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Utilities Overview


Internet access is available in most bedrooms with an Ethernet cable.   Wireless networking is also available but coverage may vary.

For more information, please see the IT FAQ.


There are washing machines and tumble dryers on site. The main Laundrette is located beneath the Porters Lodge and a smaller one is located at 4 Adams Road. A pre-pay card system is used. 


All water and electricity usage is included in the Residence Charge.

Central Heating

All bedrooms include central heating.