Robinson College

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Year founded[❔] 1977
Mature (21+)[❔]
Women only
Postgraduate only
Accepts part-time students ✔️
Oxford sister college[❔] St Catherine's College
Gold/Platinum Green Impact Award 2018[❔] ✔️
College website click here

User reviews
  • 3
    Close to the Sidgwick Site and West Cambridge Campus
  • 2
    Library open 24/7
  • 2
    Pretty gardens where you can walk on the grass
  • 2
    No tourists
  • 2
    Great café and bar in College
  • 1
    People are all friendly and approachable
  • 1
    Best food
  • 0
    Bops (aka high school disco with alcohol) EVERY FRIDAY
  • 0
    Great friendly inter-year atmosphere
  • 0
    Friendly environment! Actually the most welcoming college

  • 1
    There is no gym - we have to use the University Sports centre, though we do get a discount for the 1st year we use it
  • 1
    There are no ovens or freezers in the staircase bedrooms. Only snack facilities
  • 0
    Despite being the newest college, some of the facilities are actually very old because they havent been renovated
  • 0
    too many red bricks
  • 0
    Expensive rent

  • 1
    More facilities for students to cook proper meals
  • 1
    Have an onsite gym
  • 0
    Cheaper rent!

UG - usual # years on-site room provided[❔] 3
UG - usual # years room provided[❔] 4
PG - usual # years on-site room provided[❔] 1
PG - usual # years room provided[❔] 3
Couples rooms ✔️
Family rooms
Ballot system[❔] ✔️
% full-time PG in college room (~)[❔] 52
PG single room min. (~£/wk) 110
PG single room max. (~ £/wk) 165
Deadline to have met conditions to be eligible for college accommodation 1st of September
Kitchen fixed charge [❔]
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PG accommodation website click here

User ratings
On-site room quality: Avg: 4.7/5
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On-site room value for money: Avg: 3/5
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Off-site room quality: Avg: /5
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User reviews
  • 2
    The heating is really good - you can make your room quite warm
  • 1
    Good Size, even if not super spacious
  • 1
    Options of having them be college-facing or garden-facing
  • 1
    Most come with a kettle in the room
  • 1
    The walls are very thin - you can hear others moving about
  • 0
    The floor-boards are very creaky
  • 0
    Generally good wifi

  • 0
    Quite a bit bigger than college rooms, but more sharing the toilet
  • 0
    Mostly accessible through the college gardens

24/7 library ✔️
College cafe ✔️
Anglican chapel
Interdenominational chapel ✔️
Discounted punting[❔] ✔️
Free punting[❔]
Radio station
Student garden ✔️
Bicycle scheme
Art room
Gym (weights) ✔️
Cinema
Badminton court
Basketball court
Dance studio ✔️
Eton Fives court
Netball court ✔️
Squash court ✔️
Swimming pool
Tennis court ✔️
Rugby field ✔️
Lacrosse field ✔️
Hockey pitch ✔️
Cricket pitch ✔️
Volleyball court
Football pitch ✔️
Brunch Saturday ✔️
Brunch Sunday ✔️
Daily vegan option ✔️

User ratings
Value for money: Avg: 4.8/5
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Quality of food: Avg: 5/5
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Acapella
Africa
Altruism
Anglo-Japanese
Anthropology
Apotheosis
Archeology
Art ✔️
Baking ✔️
Ballroom dancing
Bachata
Bee keeping
Board Games ✔️
Book Club
Botanical
Caledonian
Card games
Casino
Charity
Chess ✔️
Chinese Culture
Choir ✔️
Christian Union ✔️
Classics
College Brass Band
Comedy
Computer science
Consulting
Contemporary dance
Current affairs
Debate ✔️
Drama ✔️
Economics
Engineering
English
Entrepreneurship
Families Club
Feminist ✔️
Film ✔️
Finance
Food ✔️
French ✔️
Gardening club ✔️
Gender equality
Geographical
History
Humanities
Investment
Irish
Islamic
Jewish
Land economy
Languages
Law ✔️
Lawn Games
Literary
Lockpicking
Maths
Medical ✔️
Mindfulness ✔️
Music ✔️
Musical
Orchestra ✔️
Oriental
PhD
Philosophy
Photography
Pilates
Poetry
Poker
Politics
Quiz
Role playing games ✔️
Russian
Salsa
Science
Serbian
Sign language
Smoothie
Social science
Speakers
Steel pan band
Student publication
Swiss
Tango
Tea ✔️
Theology
Ukelele band
Veterinary ✔️
Video games ✔️
Wine
Yoga ✔️
Zouk
Zumba
Aerobics
Athletics ✔️
Badminton ✔️
Basketball ✔️
Climbing
Cricket ✔️
Croquet ✔️
Cycling
Football (mens)
Football (womens) ✔️
Golf
Hockey ✔️
Kayaking
Lacrosse ✔️
Netball ✔️
Netball (womens) ✔️
Ninjitsu
Pole
Pool ✔️
Rounders
Rugby (mens) ✔️
Rugby
Rugby (womens)
Running ✔️
Sailing ✔️
Shooting
Ski
Squash ✔️
Swimming ✔️
Table football
Table tennis ✔️
Tennis ✔️
Tiddlywinks
Ultimate Frisbee ✔️
Volleyball
Waterpolo ✔️
Windsurfing ✔️
% 1st Class degree achieved (~)[❔] 21
JCR/MCR split[❔] ✔️
Student trustee[❔]
UG student website click here
PG student website click here
Free formals ✔️
Free formals per year 3
Free formal for guest
Private dining discount
Free formal for guest per year 0
Free parking
Use of squash and tennis facilities
Free sports facilities
Right to step on grass ✔️
Gym membership discount
Punt booking
Corporate event discount
Wedding discount
Accommodation discount available
May Ball frequency (years)[❔] 1
June Event frequency (years)[❔] 0
Winter Ball frequency (years)[❔] 0
Spring ball frequency (years)[❔] 0
Other ball frequency (years)[❔] 0
Entrepreneurship competitions[❔]

User ratings
May/Spring/Winter/other ball rating: Avg: 4.7/5
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User reviews
  • 9
    Cannot recommend highly enough. One of the, if not the cheapest ball in Cambridge but twice the fun and atmosphere you can find anywhere else. Have been the last two years and will definitely be coming back for my final year!
  • 7
    The best value-for-money ball in Cambridge without a doubt, highly recommend
  • 6
    Really good party atmosphere without the pretensions of some of the other balls - a great night on the whole, would go again
  • 6
    Actually better than a lot of the more expensive balls
  • 2
    Dare I say, the best ball in Cambridge is also the cheapest!?!
  • 1
    Great value for money
  • 1
    Amazing!
  • 0
    Amazing
  • 0
    Fantastic!
  • 0
    So much fun
  • 0
    Amazing value, amazing atmosphere, no queues. Best ball in Cambridge!
  • 0
    V cool and unique theme

  • 0
    Food last year was amazing
  • 0
    What more could I ask for??!
  • 0
    As much fun as last year!
  • 0
    Alcohol

# full-time Bachelor's (~) 410
% full-time Bachelor's (~) 70
# full-time Master's (~) 50
% full-time Master's (~) 5
# full-time PhD (~) 140
% full-time PhD (~) 25
Total # full-time students (~) 600
% full-time UK (~) 70
% full-time EU (non-UK) (~) 10
% full-time non-EU (~) 20
% full-time female (~) 35
% full-time Male (~) 65
# part-time Master's (~) 40
# part-time PhDs (~) 0
Total # part-time students (~) 40
Total # students (~) 630
% Arts and Humanities students (~) 40
% STEMM students (~)[❔] 60
High-table[❔] ✔️
Gowns required[❔] ✔️

User ratings
Formal food quality: Avg: 5/5
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Value for money: Avg: 4/5
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Formals
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Net assets (est.) 90.0 million
Net assets/student (~£/student) 151,000
Scholarships and awards (~£/student ) 800