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1A Sylvester Road

This house was fully refurbished in 2017 and includes 21 rooms for undergraduates and two flats for graduate students.


Room Types

This accommodation offers two flats for graduates, a one bedroom flat and a two bedroom flat.

Residence charge bands

Visit the student residence charges page for current charges.

One Bedroom Flat

  • One double bedroom
  • Double bed with under bed storage box
  • Vanity unit with shaver socket and storage space below
  • large double wardrobe with drawers
  • Bedside cabinet and lamp
  • Free standing book case
  • Coffee table
  • Seating area/work space with a desk with drawers.
  • Separate bathroom with over the bath shower, washbasin and toilet.

Two Bedroom Flat

  • One single and one double bedroom
  • Single bed with under bed storage box
  • Vanity unit and shaving socket & storage space below
  • Double wardrobe with drawers
  • Bedside cabinet & light
  • Coffee table
  • Desk with drawers
  • Desk lamp.
  • Free standing book case
  • Bathroom with over bath shower, washbasin & toilet

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.


Both flats have a fitted kitchen with full size oven and hob, kettle, microwave, under counter fridge and freezer, ample storage and a breakfast bar with two stools.   Please note there are no washing facilitiesThere is also a small seating area with two seater settee & coffee table.

Robinson College does not provide:

  • Crockery
  • Cutlery
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Cookware
  • Toaster

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. 


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.


The nearest free washing machines are located in 2 Sylvester Road.  There are other 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.