Reasons to choose University accommodation

Our university accommodation is located close to campus and there’s lots of choices on offer to suit you and your budget.

Here's six reasons why you should choose to stay with us throughout your time at Canterbury Christ Church University:

1. Live with other CCCU students and make friends for life

Moving from home for the first time is one of the biggest parts about coming to university, but don’t worry, you’re not on your own! Living in our university accommodation means you’ll live with other CCCU first-year students who have moved to university for the first time, too.

In our student accommodation, you’ll have a single study bedroom in either a flat or a house and it can include up to 8 other people. Most of our accommodation features a communal lounge and dining area so you can get together for meals and hang out watching your favourite TV shows. The perfect opportunity for you to make new friends!

2. Have peace of mind with on-site Student Accommodation Champions and a designated team including 24/7 security

Your new home will feature 24-hour security, on-site or a short call away, and you can keep in contact with our Security team using our free SafeZone app.

During the first few weeks following main arrivals we run a mini-bus service, which loops between the city centre and student accommodation throughout the night. There are Street Marshals to keep an eye out for you, and even give you a free pair of flip flops to make it easier to walk home!

Student Accommodation Champions also live in each of our accommodation blocks. They’re second year, third year and postgraduate students who have been through the experience before! They’re on hand to help you settle in and support you during your time living at uni.


3. No summer rent or bills

Our contracts are approximately 40-weeks, so you can move out and stop paying at the end of June. This gives you the opportunity to spend the summer working, volunteering and travelling. If you’d like to stay for longer, you can request an extension


4. You could stay with us in your 2nd and 3rd year

Living in university accommodation is the best way of adapting to independent living. You won’t have to worry about sorting out bills because all utility bills and insurances are included in the price! Before you look at moving into the private sector, you can speak to the accommodation team about the possibility of continuing to live in university accommodation.  

5. Free and fast Wi-Fi

All accommodation has free Wi-Fi, meaning you’ll be able to keep on top of your studies and up-to-date with university events and your new friends. You’ll also always be in contact with your friends and family back home.


6. Your room is guaranteed

As a first-year undergraduate who has firmly accepted an offer of a place to study with us, you’re guaranteed a room in our university accommodation. All you need to do is visit our website, view the accommodation options available to you and apply!

Make sure you submit your application before the deadline on 31 July to be guaranteed accommodation.



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Last edited: 27/01/2020 13:56:00