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    (Original post by aersh8)
    Do you by any chance have info about other colleges eg John's? This is the first time I hear of such a thing

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    Sidney deposit was £250. Also don't forget your first termly bill will be lower than your second terms because it will not include items of food etc purchased on your college card.
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    I think you have to pay a caution of 1,000£ upon your arrival at John's. It's subtracted from your bill for Easter term in the last year. So you do get it back, but it's logically worth less due to inflation. They introduced this to prevent students from getting their degree and leaving without paying the last rent. And as a nice side effect, they can also invest it.




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    Could you please tell me the source of this information?

    Jneill's FOI is from 2010 so it may have been introduced afterwards, but it would be nice to make sure since it hasn't been mentioned anywhere.


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    (Original post by aersh8)
    Do you by any chance have info about other colleges eg John's? This is the first time I hear of such a thing

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    They're commonplace at most universities and independent schools.

    Anyway at john's you shouldn't be complaining about financial pressure your rent will probably be more than £1000 cheaper per year due to college subsidiaries in comparison to lots of colleges. Average weekly rent at robinson is £140 at johns is £85 (not to mention your rooms are nicer and bigger or atleast the room ive been to in cripps are) which would account to a saving of £1320 a year or roughly £4000 over a three year degree.
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    (Original post by Malc)
    Sidney deposit was £250. Also don't forget your first termly bill will be lower than your second terms because it will not include items of food etc purchased on your college card.
    So when do you get your first college bill; i thought a college bill would come at end of term, which makes sense as then they know what expenses to put on it. Giving you your bill before youve even used anything just sounds stupid..
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    (Original post by aersh8)
    Could you please tell me the source of this information?

    Jneill's FOI is from 2010 so it may have been introduced afterwards, but it would be nice to make sure since it hasn't been mentioned anywhere.


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    Hm, I thought that I had read it in the St John's thread. However, I Canon find anything anymore either, so I might have remembered something incorrectly. Sorry if I confused you, but I was sure that I had read it somewhere ...





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    (Original post by frigg113)
    So when do you get your first college bill; i thought a college bill would come at end of term, which makes sense as then they know what expenses to put on it. Giving you your bill before youve even used anything just sounds stupid..
    It's common in the real word for rent, etc to be charged in advance.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    It's common in the real word for rent, etc to be charged in advance.
    Deposits are made on advance, but rent is paid at the end of the month. And college bill includes so much more things other than rent, like the food youve purchased from canteen in the term. So it seems baffling that this is done beforehand, wouldnt it make life simpler to do it after.
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    (Original post by frigg113)
    Deposits are made on advance, but rent is paid at the end of the month. And college bill includes so much more things other than rent, like the food youve purchased from canteen in the term. So it seems baffling that this is done beforehand, wouldnt it make life simpler to do it after.
    No, rent is usually paid in advance, plus a deposit. Also it's standard for pay-as-you-go card schemes to require an initial deposit from which onging costs are deducted.

    But I do agree there's not enough transparency, and standardisation, about Caution Money etc.
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    They're commonplace at most universities and independent schools.

    Anyway at john's you shouldn't be complaining about financial pressure your rent will probably be more than £1000 cheaper per year due to college subsidiaries in comparison to lots of colleges. Average weekly rent at robinson is £140 at johns is £85 (not to mention your rooms are nicer and bigger or atleast the room ive been to in cripps are) which would account to a saving of £1320 a year or roughly £4000 over a three year degree.
    Yeah I know - that's one of the main reasons I applied to John's in the first place I just don't know where I'll get the money for a deposit this size in August

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    Wtffff does Homerton have such a stupid deposit thingy?

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    (Original post by umutalberts)
    Wtffff does Homerton have such a stupid deposit thingy?

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    According to this it's £150
    http://www.homerton.cam.ac.uk/sites/...de_%202014.pdf
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    (Original post by jneill)
    According to this it's £150
    http://www.homerton.cam.ac.uk/sites/...de_%202014.pdf
    Ok that's not too bad. I freaked thinking of the 4 digit numbers some colleges apparently ask for!

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    (Original post by Goods)
    They're commonplace at most universities and independent schools.

    Anyway at john's you shouldn't be complaining about financial pressure your rent will probably be more than £1000 cheaper per year due to college subsidiaries in comparison to lots of colleges. Average weekly rent at robinson is £140 at johns is £85 (not to mention your rooms are nicer and bigger or atleast the room ive been to in cripps are) which would account to a saving of £1320 a year or roughly £4000 over a three year degree.
    Does Robinson have the deposit charge? Also do you know where the accessible room is?


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    Does Robinson have the deposit charge? Also do you know where the accessible room is?


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    our deposit is £250. There's an accessible set on high court. I'm not sure where the accessible rooms are but I'd assume they're on high court as well because of the lift.

    http://rooms.rcsa.co.uk/#overview thats the rooms webpage so you can check yourself and find it
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    Yeah I know - that's one of the main reasons I applied to John's in the first place I just don't know where I'll get the money for a deposit this size in August

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    well i think its horrendous to have such financial disparity between colleges.

    Colleges should not have any impact on the availability of funding and the financial pressures on students. It's simply farcical to say that colleges are all equivalent as places like trinity have a laptop fund and other colleges barely have any grants.
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    (Original post by Goods)
    well i think its horrendous to have such financial disparity between colleges.

    Colleges should not have any impact on the availability of funding and the financial pressures on students. It's simply farcical to say that colleges are all equivalent as places like trinity have a laptop fund and other colleges barely have any grants.
    I most certainly agree but there's nothing we can do about it. I knew from the start that money is an issue and chose a college accordingly. Even so, I read that there is a university colleges fund where those colleges with greater income have to put in money for the benefit of the "poorer" colleges.

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    (Original post by Goods)
    well i think its horrendous to have such financial disparity between colleges.

    Colleges should not have any impact on the availability of funding and the financial pressures on students. It's simply farcical to say that colleges are all equivalent as places like trinity have a laptop fund and other colleges barely have any grants.
    I think it's generally fine for colleges to be different, that's the point of having independent colleges. But they need to be much more transparent about it, otherwise applicants aren't making a fair and informed choice.

    This deposit issue highlights the problem.


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    (Original post by Goods)
    our deposit is £250. There's an accessible set on high court. I'm not sure where the accessible rooms are but I'd assume they're on high court as well because of the lift.

    http://rooms.rcsa.co.uk/#overview thats the rooms webpage so you can check yourself and find it
    Thank you!


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    Why do kitchens not have freezers? Wtf is this lol?


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