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 rivals Oxford.
Based on 13 carefully calibrated performances indicators including: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook, this ranking shows why Cambridge continues to attract the brightest minds from around the world.
As well as being a mecca for talented, hard-working students, the university and the wider city attract large numbers of temporary and permanent teaching staff. Although some of these professors, lecturers and specialists will be relocating to the city for good, many are employed on short fixed-term contracts. If you’re one of these transient professionals, we can help you find accommodation and get settled in the city fast. Keep reading to find out more.
Fixed-term contracts at the University of Cambridge
A lot of the teaching and research staff that work at the University of Cambridge are employed on specific projects or courses. Once the project or course is complete, these professionals often move onto to other cities and other prospects. Although working at the university can bring a wealth of opportunities, it can also bring its challenges.
From finding accommodation to making friends and building a social life, workers on fixed-term contracts have a lot to manage when moving to the city. Luckily, we’re here to help professionals who are relocating to Cambridge settle into city life as quickly as possible.
Finding accommodation in Cambridge
As well as being home to one of the world’s top universities, Cambridge is a major economic hub. As @ftproperty says, “Cambridge is one of Europe’s most important centres for technology and life sciences, and is growing fast.”
This means that, as well as students, professionals moving to the city will have to compete with tech workers and entrepreneurs when it comes to finding somewhere to live.
The easiest way for those on fixed-term contracts to secure high quality accommodation is to get in touch with Checked Inn. We have a wealth of beautiful apartments and houses available to those working in and around the city.
Unlike many of the city’s other landlords who tend to prefer tenants on long term contracts, we’re happy to work with those moving to Cambridge on a temporary basis. This makes it easy for those on fixed-term contracts to find a great place to live in the city.
If you’re planning a move to Cambridge and are looking for somewhere to call home, we can help. Get in touch with a member of our expert team – or explore our site, to find out more.