Feel at home and part of a community
We have a number of accommodation options available to students who would like to book accommodation during their studies with CRIC. We offer both on campus and of campus accommodation in Cambridge and Chelmsford. Each option is different, as are the social opportunities and surroundings.
We also have contacts and links to many other accommodation choices, so you will never find yourself out of options. If you would like to know more then please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help tailor the right choice for you.
CB1- Aston House
Located opposite Cambridge train station, CB1-Aston House is a 20 minute walk from the CRIC office and Anglia Ruskin University Campus. With a wide range of restaurants, bars and shops right near your doorstep and Cambridge Leisure Park just a short walk away.
We have two types of rooms available at CB1-Aston House, standard rooms and studio flats. (Cost per week: £155-£175)
Peter Taylor House – On campus accommodation
Peter Taylor House is located in the Anglia Ruskin University Campus so you’ll have easy access to all lectures, study areas and the university library as well as the Students’ Union gym. It’s also just a 10 minute walk to the City Centre.
All rooms have en-suite bathroom facilities and are furnished with a single bed, desk, and wardrobe and storage area. You will share a kitchen with 5 other residents. (Cost per week: £155)
Perfectly located in the heart of Cambridge, just a few minutes from the River Cam and Jesus Green and the neighbourhood’s coffee bars, cafes, shops and museums.
Student Castle opened in September 2016 and offer students shared flats together with all-inclusive bills, 24 hour management/security and even an on-site gym. (Cost per week: £155)
Located only a 10-minute cycle ride from the Cambridge campus, The Forum offers good value accommodation. This budget accommodation consists of various shared flats, located in a dedicated student development in a residential area within walking distance of many local shops and a few minutes cycle ride form Cambridge City Centre. There is an on-site property manager and night warden, CCTV and an on-site launderette for the exclusive use of residents. (Cost per month: £535 - £605)
Chelmsford Ransomes Way – On campus
The Student Village is a great place to live: you’ll have the company of other Anglia Ruskin students, plus easy access to local shops and our Students’ Union lounge. It’s also just a short stroll to Chelmsford’s picturesque riverside and the city centre.
All rooms have en-suite bathroom facilities and are furnished with a single bed, desk, and wardrobe and storage area. You will share a kitchen with 4 other residents. (Cost per week: £130-£135)
Our accommodation options
- CB1 Aston House (Cambridge)
- Peter Taylor House – On campus (Cambridge)
- Student Castle (Cambridge)
- The Forum (Cambridge)
- Chelmsford: Ransomes Way – On campus (Chelmsford)
- Host Family Accommodation - off campus (Cambridge)
Please note that not all of the accommodation options are available for January 2019. Please refer to the Summary of CRIC Accommodation Options - January 2019 for more information.
How to Book Accommodation
1. Choose your accommodation from one of the options below
2. Fill in the accommodation booking form online
3. Make the required payment
4. UK Guarantor (applicable to Home/EU students)
How to Book for September 2019
As of September 2019, CRIC and ARU will provide a combined accommodation service to make the booking process simpler and all located in one place. There are now more options than ever for our students to choose from, taking into account your budget, location and facility requirements. We can guide you through this process and answer any questions you might have. What do you have to do? Just follow these 3 easy steps and make sure you qualify:
1. Familiarise yourself with the options
2. Get ready to book
3. You are ready to go!
Students studying Pre-Sessional English (PSE)
Students studying Pre-Sessional English (PSE) apply for accommodation with Anglia Ruskin University by e-mailing email@example.com. Please be aware that spaces are limited with ARU so students may consider booking host family accommodation for their PSE course. Host Family accommodation can be booked directly with Homestay Consultancy.
Students under 18 years old
The accommodation options for students under the age of 18 are:
- Student Castle: Students need to turn 18 within their accommodation contract
- Host Family accommodation
For further information, please contact our dedicated Accommodation Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other accommodation options
Please refer to the Cambridge bed and breakfast, hotel and apartment listings if you need a short-term accommodation solution.
The information contained in the Cambridge bed and breakfast, hotel and apartment listings has been developed from details provided by the Cambridgeshire Tourism Office and various internet sources. The accommodation covers all areas of Cambridge and it is advisable to check the location and cost prior to booking. Anglia Ruskin University and Cambridge Ruskin International College cannot be held liable for any matters arising from inaccuracies in the information provided.