Accommodation for Students

Clearing 2021

Welcome to our new Clearing guide and resource.

We’ve been helping students to find a place to live since 2000 and we know how stressful it can be if you are trying to find accommodation over the clearing period.

This year we realise that it is going to be particularly difficult and we have developed some additional resources to help you through.

Our team is here to help

The best way to let our team help is by filling in our accommodation search service form, and we’ll start looking for you.

Alternatively, you can start searching through the 1000s of great student accommodations that are still available on our website.

Search for accommodation

You can connect with one of our live support team members through the , by giving them a call at 0800 078 9659 or by emailing

They are experts at finding great places to live and all you need to do is tell them what you are looking for and they will do the rest.

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University Guide

We have put together a University by University guide so that you can see exactly what you can expect when you arrive.

We will be updating this section regularly and including direct links to the relevant University.

Anglia Ruskin University

Start Date

13th September - Welcome week (New undergraduates) 20th September - Teaching starts (Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

Face to Face or Online Learning

When the new term begins, students will have access to the university campus 7 days a week. Teaching will take place in small groups. The university will aim to offer as much on-campus teaching as possible, and will continue to be informed by government guidelines. The university will aim to make sure that the campus is as COVID_19 secure as possible in order to safeguard all staff and students.

Virtual or Real social events

The Student’s Union is looking forward to welcoming new students this September and will be hosting an array of events in order to ensure that individuals are able to make friends. On campus space will be available for groups to host socially distanced activities in line with government guidelines. Campus facilities such as the gym will also be open and the university encourages students to use these in a safe and socially distanced way. Find out more about the plans for freshers 2021 here: For those interested in studying at ARU, the university is hosting virtual open days for Undergraduate and Postgraduate applicants. These will include virtual campus tours, welcome talks, information about student finance and writing personal statements, as well as talks from staff and student ambassadors: For current students, the Student’s Union is offering a range of online events, ranging from arts and crafts events to music events:

Accommodation restrictions and plans

The accommodations team have implemented social distancing measures across their accommodations and have altered their tenancy agreements to ensure that students have extra flexibility during this uncertain time. The accommodations office is offering virtual tours: Students can book their accommodation via the online portal: Find out more about accommodation here:

Relevant links

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