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Why Cambridge is awesome in the autumn

Why Cambridge is awesome in the autumn If you love nothing more than hot weather, sunbathing and ice cream, the end of the summer can be difficult to deal with. Luckily, Cambridge has a lot to do throughout the year. In fact, the autumn months can be just as exciting as the summer season. Offering …

University of Cambridge to completely cut carbon emission and what it means for living in Cambridge

University of Cambridge to completely cut carbon emission and what it means for living in Cambridge As @CambridgeIndy says, “Cambridge is the first university in the world to announce a ‘1.5 degrees’ target, based on goals set out in the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit the rise in global temperatures.”  This landmark decision has set …

Practical guide to Cambridge – from parking to permits

Practical guide to Cambridge – from parking to permits With its iconic colleges, beautiful river, picturesque streets, and great career opportunities, Cambridge is a dream destination for many people looking to relocate.  However, if you’re thinking of moving to the city, you need to consider the practicalities, as well as the romance of a move. …

10 things to do off the beaten track in Cambridge

10 things to do off the beaten track in Cambridge From the Fitzwilliam Museum to Trinity College and the River Cam to the botanical gardens, Cambridge’s top attractions are famous around the world.  And while no trip to the city would be complete without a visit to its iconic sights, there are also a lot …

Cambridge international airport – flights and getting there

Cambridge international airport – flights and getting there Cambridge is well known for its excellent transport links. From trains and planes to bikes and buses, residents of the city have a great choice of connections whether they’re travelling near or far. For international students, business people and holidaymakers, the airport is probably the most important …

Turkish food a favourite in Cambridge

Turkish food a favourite in Cambridge Although the city might be more famous for its universities and colleges than its restaurants and cafes, Cambridge’s food scene is one of the best in the UK. Home to a fantastic choice of eateries and a wide variety of cuisines, the city makes a great destination for a …

Taking on a tech-related contract in Cambridge? Guide to short-term renting

Taking on a tech-related contract in Cambridge? Guide to short-term renting Thanks to its world-famous universities and rich history, Cambridge is home to a vibrant culture and an enchanting old-world feel. Visitors can spend their days exploring ancient churches, wandering the halls of centuries-old colleges and learning about the events that have taken place in …

Where to stay when studying at a language school in Cambridge

Where to stay when studying at a language school in Cambridge With almost a billion speakers around the globe, English is one of the world’s most useful languages.Having a good grasp of the language can help jobseekers to secure their dream roles, make travelling easier and enable learners to meet new people and make the …

Guide to living and working in Cambridge for Americans

Guide to living and working in Cambridge for Americans If you’re an American about to embark on living and working in Cambridge, you have a lot to look forward to. Located 50 miles outside of London, it’s a thriving city renowned for its prestigious university and high standard of living.  It has also recently been …

Guide to living and working in Cambridge for Middle Eastern people

Guide to living and working in Cambridge for Middle Eastern people Cambridge is a beautiful city, and it’s no surprise that it’s a popular destination for people from the Middle East. Whether you’re visiting this place for work or to improve your language skills, you can expect an exciting and rewarding adventure.  There are many …

Guide to living and working in Cambridge for Europeans

Guide to living and working in Cambridge for Europeans Are you considering the possibility of relocating to Cambridge for your work? If so, you’ll be excited to hear that it’s a vibrant and charming city with plenty to offer Europeans.  It’s a thriving cluster of tech businesses, within easy travelling distance of London, and popular …

What is inclusive accommodation?

What is inclusive accommodation? If you’re moving to a new location for work or study, then you’ll be eagerly researching your accommodation options. Though you’ll already be familiar with options such as hotels and rentals, you may not be aware of inclusive accommodation.  For many, inclusive accommodation effortlessly bridges the gap and provides the ideal …

Guide to living and working in Cambridge for Australians

Guide to living and working in Cambridge for Australians The UK has long been a popular choice for Australians looking to broaden their horizons, explore the world and experience new cultures. As @movehub says, “They might be at opposite ends of the Earth, but Australia and the UK have always been inextricably linked. So it’s …

The cost of moving to Cambridge

The cost of moving to Cambridge Thanks to its world-class university, dynamic business landscape, and countless historic buildings, Cambridge is a fantastic place to live. Attracting professionals, students, and entrepreneurs from around the world - the city’s period properties, stunning green spaces, and vibrant cultural scene make it one of the best places to relocate …

Biggest and best events in Cambridge Summer 2019

Biggest and best events in Cambridge Summer 2019 Although Cambridge has a lot to offer all year round, the summer is an especially good time to be in the city. A great choice of events take place across Cambridge throughout June, July, and August, ensuring there’s always something going on to keep you busy.  To …

Cambridge’s scientific gifts to the country

Cambridge's scientific gifts to the country From telescopes to IVF and webcams to heart transplants, Cambridge has given the world a huge variety of groundbreaking inventions. To help you understand just how impressive the city’s innovators are, we’re taking a look at some of the most important scientific gifts Cambridge has given the country over …

Forget the boat race – which city is best to live in? Cambridge vs Oxford

Forget the boat race – which city is best to live in? Cambridge vs Oxford The rivalry between Oxford and Cambridge goes back centuries. Even today, the two cities battle it out every year in the boat race while their universities are constantly vying to be crowned best in the UK. This friendly competition has …

CheckedInn leaves you with more money to spend on the things you love in Cambridge

CheckedInn leaves you with more money to spend on the things you love in Cambridge Cambridge has a lot to offer. Great job opportunities, a fantastic choice of cultural attractions, and a lively city centre have made Cambridge a top destination for professionals and academics. As Cambridge is in such high demand, it should come …

5 hidden cultural hidden gems in Cambridge

5 hidden cultural hidden gems in Cambridge Cambridge is home to a fantastic range of sights and attractions. And although its stunning colleges and libraries are well worth a visit during your time in the city, there are also a number of hidden gems for you to explore. To help ensure you don’t miss any …

Cambridge named easiest place to find a job in the UK – CheckedInn makes finding somewhere to stay a doddle too

Cambridge named easiest place to find a job in the UK – CheckedInn makes finding somewhere to stay a doddle too Thanks to its world-famous university and outstanding research institutions, Cambridge has long attracted talented professionals and ambitious companies from both the UK and around the world. As a result, the city is home to …

Cambridge dictionary vs Oxford dictionary

Cambridge dictionary vs Oxford dictionary The rivalry between Oxford and Cambridge goes back centuries. The cities’ famous universities compete every year to reach number one on the global academic league tables. Additionally, their rowing teams, rugby teams and cricket teams battle it out every year to see who comes out on top. What’s more, as …

Changes in Cambridge in 2019

Changes in Cambridge in 2019 Although it’s one of the most historic cities in the UK, few things in Cambridge stay the same for long. From new restaurants and pubs to new commercial developments, things in the city are always on the move. Whether you live in Cambridge or are just visiting, exploring these new …

Secured a fixed-term contract at the University of Cambridge? Check out CheckedInn

Secured a fixed-term contract at the University of Cambridge? Check out CheckedInn According to The Times World University Rankings, Cambridge University is the second-best higher education institution in the world. Coming in ahead of world famous names like MIT, Stanford, Harvard, and Yale, the university is only pipped to the top spot by long term …

Cambridge emerging as one of the top cities for tech companies in the UK

Cambridge emerging as one of the top cities for tech companies in the UK Thanks to its world famous university and cutting-edge research institutions, Cambridge has long been at the forefront of innovation and technology. Attracting top talent from around the world, the city is one of the most exciting places to be for tech …

How much help do UK employers offer transient workforce with living arrangements?

How much help do UK employers offer transient workforce with living arrangements? Finding good quality accommodation is one of the most fundamental challenges that transient workers face when moving to a new position. Not only do they have to get to grips with the layout and neighbourhoods of a new city, they also have to …

Best and newest places to eat in Cambridge

Best and newest places to eat in Cambridge Whether you’re a foodie or just someone who enjoys a good meal out, Cambridge makes a great destination. As @CambridgeNewsUK says, “From restaurants to bars, cafes and everything in between - there is no shortage of brilliant places to go and eat.” And with more eateries opening …

The challenges facing a transient workforce

The challenges facing a transient workforce The world of work can be very competitive. From chasing promotions to securing that perfect new role, professionals have to constantly push themselves if they’re going to climb the next rung of their career ladder. One thing that can really benefit your career is flexibility. Being willing to adapt …

Tips for travelling to and around Cambridge

Tips for travelling to and around Cambridge Thanks to its beautiful scenery, wealth of attractions and rich history, Cambridge has been a popular destination for day trippers and weekend breakers for decades. As a result, the city is well connected to London, the surrounding area and destinations further afield. Whether you’re travelling to Cambridge by …

The differences between Checked Inn and short term accommodation

The differences between Checked Inn and short term accommodation One of the main difficulties of modern living in the UK is sorting out appropriate accommodation. Although the world has grown smaller in so many ways, corporate travel and finding a place to stay can still be challenging. For those of us that travel for work …

Types of accommodation in Cambridge – from the quirky to quintessential

Types of accommodation in Cambridge - from the quirky to quintessential Thanks to its wealth of attractions and beautiful scenery, Cambridge has long been a popular destination for a UK city break. As Lucy Dodsworth says “Like Oxford, it’s got a fascinating history, beautiful architecture, punts on the river, cobbled streets, bikes and enough museums …

The differences between Checked Inn and a tenancy agreement

The differences between Checked Inn and a tenancy agreement In an increasingly hectic working world, our accommodation needs to better reflect the way we live. More young people than ever before are choosing to avoid the traditional route of saving for a mortgage, not only because securing a mortgage has never been harder but because …

Rental prices in Cambridge

Rental prices in Cambridge Thanks to its rich history, world famous university, pretty city centre, and close proximity to London, Cambridge has long been popular with renters looking for somewhere to live. As a result, good-quality properties are always in high demand and the general cost of renting is constantly creeping up. Fortunately, although prices in …

Cambridge named as one of The Sunday Times best places to live in Britain

Cambridge named as one of The Sunday Times best places to live in Britain In 2018, The Sunday Times released its list of the best places to live in the UK. Based on a variety of factors, including house prices, schools, crime rates, access to green spaces, and sociability, the list highlighted some of the …

Introducing Checked Inn

Introducing Checked Inn - A New Innovative Property Rental Service. The world is getting smaller and the way we live is changing as a result. Whereas homeownership was once seen as the definitive goal for millennials, a shrinking world has necessitated a more nomadic lifestyle for many. With house prices so high, most of this …

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