Originally posted by Adhsur
Surfing Hamster, I didn't know that the students get advantaged personally by the college being rich?? I just thought it was so that they could splash out on facilities (big library etc)
Trinity has it's own bursary programme for its students, although people in other colleges can apply for it too. If you're in any financial difficulty, they'll always help! That's why they don't allow you to work in term time - they'd rather give you the money.
I know a graduate at Trinity who studied Ethology. She told me the college virtually "threw money at her". This especially applies if you're from a poorer background.
I'm sure all colleges offer a similar funding programme though, so don't be put off of going to other colleges
Her room was really really nice, too; she had two separate rooms: One very large 'living room' the size of two of those you'd find in other Universities looking out onto the courtyard, and a separate bedroom with sink (it may have had a shower too but I can't remember).
Apparently the accommodation for the other years was really nice too
The facilities in the college are some of the nicest, too; I'd say it was one of the richest in culture, with the great library housing original works by AA Wells (I think! I'm not too good with names!
). Beware though.. There's an eccentric elderly woman who works in the Great library who almost had a seizure when I tried to smuggle a drink in!!