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In Cambridge, the YMCA reserves two floors of its building exclusively for Anglia Ruskin students. The YMCA is a charitable organisation committed to helping young people.

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At the YMCA, there are 28 standard bedrooms with shared shower room and toilet facilities, and five en-suite bedrooms.

  • Furniture - single bed, desk, chair and wardrobe.
  • If your room is not en-suite you’ll have a sink in your room and share a shower room and toilet.
  • Internet is included in your rent.
  • There’s a communal area with a TV (no TV available in rooms).


You’ll share a kitchen with other Anglia Ruskin students. Generally five students share a kitchen. Each kitchen has a dining area, and the YMCA provides a microwave, kettle and toaster, along with a basic set of kitchen utensils such as frying pans, saucepans and cutlery.

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The building

YMCA is in a great location about five minutes' walk from campus. The lower floors of the building have non-university tenants. All residents can use the communal lounge and coffee bar. There’s also a gym which you can join.

You’ll find bicycle storage and a launderette here. However, there isn’t any car parking.

You can read more about the building, including what students think about it, on the YMCA website.

Support and services

  • YMCA staffed reception and management for repairs.

Occupancy agreements

  • Occupancy agreements run for 40 weeks and 3 nights through the academic year from 14 September 2016 to 24 June 2017.
  • Rent for 2016/17 is £128.03 per week for standard rooms and £146.93 per week for an en-suite room. The total occupancy cost will be £5073.60 for a standard room and £5821.20 for an en-suite room including utility bills.
  • You’ll need to pay a refundable deposit of £300.
  • En-suite bedrooms are allocated on a first come first served basis and only available to those staying in the YMCA for a full academic year.
  • You’ll rent your room through the YMCA.

How to apply

You can apply online for Anglia Ruskin accommodation, including rooms at the YMCA.