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Accommodation

We want you to be happy in every aspect of your life at university, and that includes finding a home which is friendly, comfortable and safe.

Important update for prospective students starting September 2022

If you have not already received an offer of accommodation from us we cannot guarantee university accommodation, as we have a waiting list on both our Chelmsford and Cambridge campuses and are contacting all those that have registered to provide them with an update.

If a room does become available, we will offer this to the first person on the waiting list. If we contact you with an offer and you choose not to accept this offer, or do not accept within the deadline given, we will move to the next person on the waiting list and assume you will find your own accommodation.

We are aware that there are now very limited private sector options, if you would like to chat through your options in the private sector please call us on 01245 698900.

If you are accepting a place or deferring a place to study with us in January 2023, limited accommodation will be available to book from November 2022. We will not be able to guarantee availability and not all students will be eligible. The eligibility criteria for accommodation in January 2023 can be found in our allocations policy (PDF).

Accommodation in Cambridge
Accommodation in Chelmsford
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Cambridge and Chelmsford accommodation enquiries

We’re always happy to help with any accommodation queries you have. Call us on 01245 683180.

Email the Cambridge Residential Service Email the Chelmsford Residential Service Opening hours and more ways to contact us
Accommodation in Peterborough
Renting privately
Short-term accommodation
Information for current students
Four students outside accommodation at ARU's Chelmsford campus
A communal kitchen in Peter Taylor House, Cambridge

Virtual accommodation tours

Take a look around our accommodation any time, anywhere with our 360 VR tour experience.

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Student Accommodation Code

It’s important to us that your accommodation is safe and of a good standard. The University’s eligible properties are signed up to the Student Accommodation Code. All off-campus houses are subject to House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) licensing laws and several of our houses are accredited by the local council. Externally-managed accommodation is covered by Unipol/ANUK National Code.