If you are going to be under 18 when you join us your accommodation options will be very limited.
For students studying on the Cambridge campus, you can book to live in the YMCA or if you’ll turn 18 within 3 months of the start of your tenancy agreement, you can book to live at the Railyard.
If you’re studying on the Chelmsford campus, there is limited private student accommodation, including rooms at Host, Colchester. There is no university accommodation available for students who will be under 18 when they start their course at the Chelmsford campus.
All accommodation in Peterborough is private sector accommodation.
Both the options below offer accommodation to under 18s for further information or to book you’ll need to contact the Residential Service Office.
Homestay work with host families with some availability for students who are under 18. To book you’ll need to contact them directly.
Host has accommodation for students in Colchester, 38 minutes by train from the Chelmsford campus. They have a limited number of rooms available for students under 18. To book you’ll need to contact them directly.
For further help in searching for under 18s accommodation please contact the Residential Service.
There is no University managed accommodation for families in Cambridge, Chelmsford, or Peterborough. Students who need family accommodation will need to look in the private sector.
If you’ll be living with a partner who is working you could get more choice by searching for private accommodation on websites such as Rightmove or Zoopla, as your partner could be the lead tenant.
You can find available properties on angliastudentpad.co.uk. We’ve made sure that the landlords have met the basic legal requirements to rent out their property but haven’t visited the properties ourselves. To acquire the password please contact Residential Service.
While studying as full-time students you are exempt from paying council tax. Please note you are only exempt from paying council tax for the duration of your studies, if you have signed a tenancy agreement which starts before or ends after your studies, you are liable to pay for this timeframe in between. Once your studies have ended you will be fully liable to pay. If you’ll be living with someone who is not a full-time student, they’ll need to pay council tax, which you should make the landlord aware of. More information can be found about rates and discounts of council tax for students on the government website. ARU has some useful information for students with children such as financial support, childcare options and FAQs.
Please contact the House Hunting team if you need further assistance: