Robinson is not a rich College by Cambridge standards, but it does try to make funds available to Graduates whenever possible. If you do find that you are in financial difficulty you should talk with either the Graduate Tutors or the Financial Tutor, ideally before the situation becomes too severe. Information about financial matters is available from five main sources:
- The Graduate Tutors
- The Financial Tutor, Mr Martin Reavley
- A special copy of the Reporter (the official University bulletin) detailing University sources of funding is published in November (the College Library has copies, and it is available online).
- The library has a copy of the Grants Register. This publication lists a number of sources of funding available to Graduate students.
- The University Funding Database is a centralised resource as well.
The College operates a number of funds to which Graduates may apply for financial assistance. The more formal bursaries are subject to change each year and information about them can best be found on the College website. In addition, there are a few smaller funds available:
Academic Expenses Fund
Up to £250 per financial year (1st July-30th June) is available to each Graduate to cover expenses such as conference fees, academic related travel, thesis printing and binding costs etc. This fund cannot be used to cover expenditure on books or other equipment. Application forms are available from the Senior Tutor's Assistant, Mrs Keisha Sharp (firstname.lastname@example.org). You should apply to the fund, in advance, in the year in which the expenditure will be incurred.
Financial Emergency Fund
This fund is administered by the Senior Tutor and is primarily for sudden, unforeseeable crises. In such cases, you should contact the Senior Tutor directly.
Student Activities Fund
The Student Activities Fund makes grants for academic, social or sporting purposes, and is operated by the Financial Tutor and the Senior Tutor.