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2 Sylvester Road

This house includes:
Rooms 7
Kitchens 1
Bathrooms 6
Best 0
Standard Plus 5
Standard 2
Value 0


Room Types

This accommodation only offers:
'Standard plus' rooms
These rooms have en-suite bathroom facilities. Room sizes of Standard Plus rooms are approximately 10.5m² on average. 
'Standard' rooms
These rooms are slightly larger than Standard Plus rooms but share bathroom facilities. Standard rooms are approximately 11m².  There is one communal shower room and one toilet to share between the 2 standard rooms.

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 whether the room has an en-suite 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.


An example of a Standard bedroom
Your room and bathroom will be cleaned weekly by a bedmaker, on a specific day arranged by the Housekeeping Manager. 
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
There are 7 bedrooms in this accommodation that include a hand basin.
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.


This accommodation provides one kitchen/diner/lounge facility. There are two sets of equipment to serve the entire house – i.e. two hobs/ovens and two fridges and freezers.
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 x 2
  • Oven x 2
  • Microwave
  • Fridge x 2
  • Freezer x 2
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Kettle
  • One cupboard per person
Robinson College does not provide:
  • Crockery
  • Cutlery
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Cookware
  • Toaster

Shower room and Toilet

The 5 Standard Plus rooms each have their own private en suite shower room.  Serving the two standard rooms is one shower room on the ground floor and one toilet on the first floor. 
An example shower room in this house.

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.

Although there are washing machines and tumble dryers in most Graduate accommodation there are also communal washing machines and tumble dryers on the main College site. The main launderette 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 price.
Central Heating
All bedrooms include central heating.