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What is included in College accommodation?

Please find a summary below of what is included as part of our student accommodation. If you have special requirements, for instance for health or religious reasons, please contact the Accommodation Manager.

Included in your rent

Electrical equipment: Please see the summary of included items below. You are responsible for making sure that any electrical appliances you bring are safe to use and British Standard approved. We will arrange for you to have your appliances Portable Appliance Tested once you arrive. Students are discouraged from bringing any items of electrical equipment for their kitchens. Instances where this is a necessity will be reviewed on a case by case basis and this would require the permission of the Accommodation Manager in consultation with the Buildings & Services Manager.

Furniture and other fixtures and fittings: Please see the summary of included items below. Students are discouraged from bringing any items of furniture, which would require the permission of the Accommodation Manager in consultation with the Buildings and Services Manager.

Laundry: There are washing machines available to use in all College accommodation.

Utilities and internet: Heating, lighting and water bills are all included in your rent, as is high speed broadband internet access. This is available as high speed wi-fi.

Security: The Porters' Lodge can be contacted 24/7 if students in College accommodation have any security concerns. In addition, most properties benefit from CCTV.

Safety: Fire blankets and extinguishers are provided. Fire alarms are in operation and tested every week (typically Wednesday mornings between 9am and 12pm).

Cleaning in communal areas: Ordinarily, the housekeeping department regularly clean all communal areas, including corridors, kitchens, and communal bathrooms. They also remove rubbish and recycling from communal areas. it will be your responsibility to keep the communal areas in good order and to clean your own room and your en-suite facilities, if you have them. If you live in partner accommodation, it will be your responsibility to regularly clean all areas.

Garden and gardening services: Student accommodation on the Island site, St Chad’s, South Green Lodge, The Vicarage, Barton Road, Grantchester Meadows and Russell Street, Fitzwilliam Road, Chesterton Road and Harvey Road includes access to gardens. These areas are maintained by gardeners for residents to enjoy.

Not included in your rent

Television and TV licence: If you wish to watch a television in your room, you will need your own valid annual TV licence: the College doesn't hold a general license. Please visit the TV Licensing website for further information.

Insurance: We can't accept any responsibility for loss or damage to personal property.

Catering: Please refer to the catering options and payment arrangements provided by the College’s catering team.

 

 

Current provision

All bedrooms (undergraduate and postgraduate)

  • Bed (3ft as standard; small double beds are provided in the Vicarage, Grantchester Meadows and in a limited number of rooms on the Island site)
  • Pillows (2)
  • Duvet
  • Mattress protector
  • Desk lamp
  • Bedside lamp
  • Bedside table/drawers
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Under desk drawers (pedestal)
  • Wardrobe
  • Chest of drawers
  • Coat hangers (3)
  • Easy/tub chair
  • Coffee table
  • Curtains
  • Blinds/nets if needed
  • Rubbish bin
  • Shelving

Gyp rooms on the Island Site, Trumpington Road

  • Recycle bin
  • General waste bin
  • Kettles
  • Tea towels
  • Toasters
  • Ring hobs
  • Microwave ovens
  • Fridges
  • Washing-up liquid, sponges, cloths

Kitchens at St Chad’s accommodation

  • Recycle bin
  • General waste bin
  • Kettles
  • Toasters
  • Cooker
  • Microwave ovens
  • Fridges
  • Freezers
  • Washing-up liquid, sponges, cloths

Kitchens at Russell Street, South Green Lodge, The Vicarage, Chesterton Road, Fitzwilliam Road, Grantchester Meadows and Coleridge Road accommodation

  • Recycle bin
  • General waste bin
  • Kettles
  • Toasters
  • Cooker
  • Microwave ovens
  • Fridges
  • Freezers
  • Crockery
  • Washing-up liquid, sponges, cloths

 

Contact details

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