Collingwood is separated in to two sections, the old block (an original part of the college), and the new blocks built in 1990.
All rooms in college cost the same and rooms are allocated with the help of a form submitted after A-level results.
Each bedroom has the following features:
Each room is also fitted with a very sensitive smoke detector, which, unfortunately, can also be set off by aerosols, steam, smoke or tapering - you will not be popular if you set the fire alarm off at 3 o'clock in the morning!
Electrics in College Bedrooms
Due to the nature of the building and the number of students living in it, some restrictions need to be placed on things you can use.
Each room has two double 13A sockets. For those coming from overseas, these are a type only used in the UK and provide a 230V supply at 50 Hz, which should be compatible with all CE marked European equipment.
Personal electrical equipment must not be used in communal areas, such as kitchens or common rooms without prior permission.
To avoid overloading the power supply in a college room (and hence blowing fuses) you should not draw more than 5 amps (1150 watts) in total from all the equipment in your room. One of the easiest ways of doing this is to replace the 13A fuse in a multi-way socket adaptor with a 5 amp fuse (though you must ensure the adapter is rated to at least 5 amps before doing this - most are 13A).
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