When someone you care about makes the life-changing decision of coming to university, it's only natural that you should want to support them any way you can.
Below, we've answered some questions that we're often asked about accommodation. As well as these FAQs, there are some quick links to information for students that you might also be interested in.
You can also see general information about our university and the support we provide to students in our Parents' and Carers' Guide. It includes tips on how you can help you son or daughter settle into university, and what information we can share with you under the Data Protection Act.
Unfortunately we cannot guarantee your son or daughter a room. We receive many applications and the accommodation does reach capacity quickly. We would encourage your son or daughter to apply as soon as possible after firmly accepting an offer to study at Anglia Ruskin as rooms are allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis and do reach full capacity. If we are unable to offer accommodation we have an experienced house hunting service to support your son or daughter secure private rented student accommodation.
There are various options available, depending on the location of the course. Some of the options are managed by the university and some are privately owned and managed. You can read about them in the main section of our accommodation website. We encourage all applicants to consider their options carefully to ensure they choose options that suit them.
Your son or daughter will apply online, and they'll be able to track the application all the way through to signing a contract for their accommodation.
There are a number of possible reasons:
There are rooms and other types of accommodation available in the private sector. Read more about Private renting.
The Data Protection Act and Human Rights Act mean we, as a university, are unable to disclose information about individual students to third parties. We work to professional codes of practice which ensure confidentiality. However, we do appreciate there are occasions when a family member or partner may feel the need to share their concerns about a student with us which we are more than happy to listen to and take on board. Although we can't openly discuss a student with you, we will take appropriate action to follow up on cases where there is serious concern for their welfare.
Most of our students live in single study bedrooms, all of which are furnished with a bed, a desk and chair, storage space (including a wardrobe), shelves, a notice board and curtains. Some accommodation has shared bathrooms, some rooms have en suite facilities and some have their own sinks in the rooms. Depending on the type of accommodation, the kitchens are mostly shared and are sized in proportion to the number of students sharing them. We offer adapted accommodation for students with disabilities.
The majority of students live in the accommodation for one academic year. A small number of rooms are made available for students wishing to return.
Depending on the accommodation type, the rent ranges from approximately £88 to £170 per week. This includes all utility bills up to a generous threshold and in most accommodation, personal possessions insurance and internet access. You can find rental information by location and property on our Where you'll live pages.
Students are responsible for cleaning their own rooms, kitchens and most communal areas. They are also responsible for putting their recycling and waste out for collection. A concern for the environment is integral to everything that Anglia Ruskin does, and we encourage students to recycle.
Residential Service offices located on campus are open from 9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, to help students. Outside these times various support is available depending on the accommodation, such as security systems, security patrols and Residential Assistants. A full breakdown of what is available at each accommodation type is included on our Where you'll live pages.
All our accommodation is self-catering. There are places to buy meals available on campus as well as a range of stores and restaurants locally.
We would like them to let Residential Service know so that we can support them.
We have a section of our website dedicated to supporting people looking for private accommodation. It provides house hunting options as well as a guide to getting started. In late February/early March, we run a Housing Fair to provide information for those returning students who will be renting their own accommodation for the following academic year. See Private rented accommodation for more information.