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There is no doubt that Cambridge courses offer a very tough challenge, but our students relish this. We demand a lot but we have a good deal to offer...

There is no doubt that Cambridge courses offer a very tough challenge, but our students relish this. We demand a lot but we have a good deal to offer...

96% of Homerton students are employed or in further study within 6 months of graduating – higher than any Russell Group university, including the University of Cambridge as a whole.

We are the University’s newest college, though we’ve been in Cambridge for 120 years, and in London for over 125 years before that.

96% of Homerton students are employed or in further study within 6 months of graduating – higher than any Russell Group university, including the University of Cambridge as a whole.

We have a huge, leafy site in gorgeous gardens

There is no doubt that Cambridge courses offer a very tough challenge, but our students relish this. We demand a lot but we have a good deal to offer...

We have a huge, leafy site in gorgeous gardens

All our undergraduates can live on site throughout their course if they wish

Our undergraduates study 35 different subjects from Anglo-Saxon to Zoology

There is no doubt that Cambridge courses offer a very tough challenge, but our students relish this. We demand a lot but we have a good deal to offer...

We have 600 undergraduates – 50% men, 50% women - and 800 graduate students in our community

There is no doubt that Cambridge courses offer a very tough challenge, but our students relish this. We demand a lot but we have a good deal to offer...

Each academic year we spend over half a million pounds on outstanding welfare provision for our community

We have a huge, leafy site in gorgeous gardens

We have more en-suite rooms than any other Cambridge College, and our rents are the lowest in Cambridge

Postgraduate Accommodation

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Homerton offers rooms to all graduate students whenever possible. Although we are unable to guarantee accommodation to any incoming student, we aim to allocate to all those who meet all of their entry conditions by 31 July of their year of arrival. The graduate residency agreement runs continuously from the start of term until 30 June each year, with the option to extend into the summer if this is required for study purposes (see ‘Summer Residence’, below). You will not have to move out of your room during vacation time.

What is the accommodation like?

Homerton has recently created purpose-built graduate accommodation in quiet surroundings at the back of the College plot. This means that you can enjoy the Gothic surroundings of the older buildings such as the Great Hall, whilst living in modern and well-equipped rooms.

Most resident graduate students will live in Morley House (from 2016) and Harrison House, which offer self-catered, en-suite rooms. Accommodation is arranged in groups of five rooms, around a fully-fitted kitchen; there is also a common room (‘MCR’) in Morley House. We are able to offer a few rooms to graduates in the other accommodation blocks; however rooms may be smaller, and are arranged along corridors and only offer small ‘gyp-room’ kitchens, for snack preparation.

Photo: Harrison House accommodation block

Harrison House (Pictured Above)

  • Rooms arranged in flats of 5 rooms
  • Shared fully-fitted kitchens
  • En-suite

Image: Morley House (new for 2016, artist’s impression)

Morley House (new for 2016, artist’s impression above)

  • Rooms arranged in flats of 5 rooms, including a few larger double rooms
  • Shared fully-fitted kitchens
  • En-suite
  • Common Room (accessible to all graduate students)

Other College Rooms

  • Single rooms arranged along corridors
  • Shared snack preparation kitchens
  • Some en-suite, others shared bathrooms

First year

After you have been offered a place at Homerton, we will ask you to fill out the Accommodation Request form which will be emailed to you in April. After 31 July, we begin to allocate rooms to incoming students who have met all of their conditions of offer.

We will write to you in August, confirming your allocated accommodation block. We are unable to guarantee accommodation in certain blocks, but we will try our best to accommodate the preferences you stipulate on your form, and any special requirements.

Please note that the number of applicants requesting accommodation can fluctuate. It is therefore helpful to return all forms in good time, and to keep the College up to date with any developments in regard to your application and/or situation. If your place at Cambridge is confirmed in late August, we will do our best to find you a room, but we cannot guarantee accommodation will be available by that stage.

Rents

Rent charges for the 2016-17 academic year.

Summer residence

Some graduates are required to stay up in Cambridge for the purpose of study over the summer. With this in mind, the College permits graduates to remain resident in College, paying the nightly rate for the room. Where possible, it is arranged that graduates staying over the summer may remain in the same room, but it may be necessary to move you to a different floor or block.  

Couples and families

Homerton mainly offers accommodation for single occupancy, though from 2016 we will be able to offer a few larger rooms for couples. Unfortunately we cannot at present offer accommodation for families: students who need family accommodation should get in touch with the University Accommodation Service to make arrangements to rent private accommodation. The College have also produced a list of other private letting agencies, which can be found here.

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