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    Located in the heart of the ancient city of Cambridge, just 50 miles north of London, the University of Cambridge was founded in the year 1209 (more than 800 years ago) and granted charter by King Henry III year later in 1231. It is also the 2nd-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's fourth-oldest surviving university. Cambridge is a collegiate public research institution that houses a large number of students from all over the world.

    The university has 31 colleges and 6 academic schools form an administrative grouping of Faculties and other institutions, offering courses to undergraduate and postgraduate students. These include Arts and Humanities, Clinical Medicine, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Technology, all of which are spread across the campus and are home to roughly 150 faculties along with other institutions.

    Cambridge Overviews
    One of the main reasons why students choose to study at the University of Cambridge is that it is a member of the reputed Russell Group which is a network of research-led British universities. Apart from that, the university is also a part of the Coimbra Group; the International Alliance of Research Universities; and the League of European Research Universities. Currently the university has more than 20,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, with around 9,000 international students representing more than 140 different countries.

    Finding student housing
    The first thing you need to do once you have decided which university you will be going to, is to find your accommodation for the year. Given that the University of Cambridge has more than 20K students choosing to study there, not all of them manage to get on-campus housing. Instead of panicking over what to do, begin your research on finding a budget-friendly student accommodation online. You can visit University Living which is a managed marketplace that offers a range of en- suite, studios, and shared spaces to choose from.

    Types of Accommodation
    Private off-campus accommodation is usually laid out in shared flats, en-suite rooms, and studio apartments with onsite communal facilities. Staying in an off-campus accommodation allows you tomake the most of your university experience, especially since your bills are included and the communal areas are cleaned and looked after. Most properties also offer facilities like a safe and secure entry, a car parking space (or bike storage), outdoor terrace or garden, laundry room, and much more.

    Getting around
    Cambridge has excellent transport links, with the nearest bus stations just minutes away from the residences, making is easy to travel in and around the city. There are several bus services that operate seven days a week at regular intervals. The city has two major railway stations, Cambridge railway station and Cambridge North railway station. Since the university town of Cambridge is built on fairly flat ground, most of the students prefer cycling around to save time and money.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What are the different types of accommodation?
    University Living offers private accommodation close to universities with fewer restrictions and more options. Take your pick from shared and private rooms, studios, and apartments. We also offer short-term stays for students in summer school and exchange programs.

    What are the different types of rooms?
    The major room types are:

    Sharing: This is where 2 or more students share a single room, washroom, kitchen, and other communal spaces.

    Ensuite/Private: This includes a private bedroom and bathroom, while the kitchen and living areas are shared.

    Studios: This is a self-contained unit with a bedroom and cooking space along with a private washroom. Two students may book a single studio together, subject to the policies of the accommodation provider.

    How do I know my accommodation is safe?
    All properties listed by University Living are personally verified by the team or their representatives. Each accommodation has foolproof safety measures in place, including CCTV, secure door entries, restricted access, and more.

    Does my accommodation offer meals?
    Most accommodations are self-catered, but you can always ask the reception to connect you with local food delivery vendors!

    Will I get cleaning and laundry services?
    Most properties have on-site, coin-operated washing machines that make laundry a breeze. Students are expected to keep their rooms clean while common areas are looked after by maintenance staff at regular intervals. If you’re unwilling to get your hands dirty, contact the reception for professional cleaning services at an extra fee.

    Is there Wi-Fi?
    Yes, all our accommodation have strong internet connectivity.

    Does my accommodation offer parking facilities?
    Most properties have bike storage available. Please contact your Servicing Manager to request car parking facility.

    What items should I bring while moving in?
    Students are expected to bring their own bedding, kitchen utensils, cutlery, and bathroom essentials. If that’s too much, our good friends at UniKitOut will deliver all these and more to your UK accommodation even before you move in!

    What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?
    We try our best to find accommodation that meets all your needs. If you still don’t like your accommodation due to unforeseen circumstances, we will try to replace your room within 30 days for a one-time fee of £250.

    Where do I report any issues with my accommodation?
    Please contact the on-site maintenance office or reception to report any issues.

    Do I have to vacate my room during holidays?
    Never. Your room belongs to you for the entirety of your tenancy period!