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Staircase Bedrooms

Bedrooms in the Main College Building are arranged on staircases (A-S) each containing approximately 11 to 20 rooms.  The are a number of rooms arranged in Flats and Sets as well.

Kitchens2 per staircase
BathroomsAll rooms are ensuite or have shared facilities with one/two others 
Standard Plus173
Standard Shower22
Flats3 (3 rooms in each) which include sitting room and a kitchen
Sets5 (2 rooms in each) which include bathroom


Room Types

Best rooms  
These are the largest of the College rooms and all have en-suite bathroom facilities. Room sizes are approximately 18m² on average.​.

Standard plus rooms  
These rooms have en-suite bathroom facilities. Room sizes of Standard Plus rooms are approximately 12-15m² on average.

Standard shower These rooms have en-suite shower facilities. Room sizes of Standard shower rooms are approximately 7-10m².  

Standard rooms  
These rooms are smaller than Standard Plus rooms and have shared bathroom facilities between 2 rooms. Standard rooms are approximately 12m² on average.

Value rooms  
These are the smallest rooms available, and therefore are the cheapest. In most instances bathroom facilities are shared between 3 rooms. Room sizes of Value rooms are approximately 7.5m².

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 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. 

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.


Every staircase has kitchen facilities on the highest and lowest floors for students to use to prepare snacks. Limited cooking facilities are available in staircase kitchens because of the fire risk and restricted ventilation.  

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 of the staircase 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
  • Kettle
  • One cupboard per person

Robinson College does not provide:

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


About half of our undergraduate rooms in the Main College Building have their own bathrooms, and the rest share a bathroom between just two or three students.

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.