College Accommodation

For students who have been allocated College accommodation, this will be made available from 2.00 pm on Saturday 30 September onwards unless prior arrangement has been agreed and confirmed in writing by the Graduate Admissions Officer.  If you have any queries relating to the accommodation or what to bring with you, please refer to the accommodation pages for further information.  You are encouraged to arrive in time to take advantage of the programme of events being organised by the MCR that weekend and during the following week.  These activities are designed to orientate you in Cambridge and introduce you to life in College.  We hope that you will enjoy taking an active part in our graduate community.

College Room Inventory

If you are living in College accommodation, you must undertake an inventory and condition report of the fixtures, fittings and furniture in your College room on arrival in Cambridge.  An online room inventory will be published on Monday 11 September for you to use.  Please ensure this form is returned to the Housekeeping Office by Friday 6 October at the latest to avoid the cost of any damages caused by previous occupants being charged to your College bill.

Insurance

The College recommends you are adequately insured to protect your property in the event of fire or theft whilst living in Cambridge.  Students living in College accommodation are insured through the College provider, N W Brown Insurance Brokers (NWBIB).  The weekly premium is charged to your College bill as part of your rental charge.  The policy covers damage to rooms, as well as limited cover for your bicycle and laptop both on and off College premises.  Please refer to this document, which outlines the level of cover, and policy summary for further information.  Please note, this policy does not include accidental damage to your own contents or any high risk or valuable items over £1000.  If you would like to increase these limits or extend your cover, upgrades to the minimum cover provision can be made by using the online quote system.

To submit a claim relating to your own contents, please complete the online claim form.  Alternatively, if the claim relates to the property, for example accidental damage to carpet, furnishings, or a water leak, please contact the Accommodation Officer immediately.

For further information, please refer to the Accommodation pages or NWBIB FAQs

If you are not living in College accommodation, specialist possessions insurance for students is available through Endsleigh.