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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.

Accommodation for January 2023

If you’ve accepted a place to study with us in January, we look forward to welcoming you onto campus. If you have not already received an offer of accommodation from us, we cannot guarantee University accommodation, as there is no further availability and our reserve list is closed.

If you are an international student, you must book accommodation before you travel to the UK. If you are unable to secure accommodation you are strongly advised not to travel to the UK and should defer your offer of a place to study with us until the next intake in September 2023.

There are very limited private sector options. If you would like to chat through your options in the private sector, please call us on 01245 683110 for Chelmsford and 01223 698900 for Cambridge. We are available Monday–Friday 9.30–4.30.

If you will be commuting, you can find information about travelling to our campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough.

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.

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
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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.

Take a 360 tour of our accommodation

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.