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For employees who are new to Cambridge, there are a range of benefits including a relocation policy, Accommodation Service and a Newcomer and Visiting Scholars Society.

The University provides financial assistance with relocation costs for moves within the UK and from overseas. The scheme is open to all newly appointed centrally funded staff on appointments of two years or more. The scheme does not include staff transferring to a new post within the University, nor does it include those who have been promoted. New employees should seek clarification from the Human Resources Division to check whether they are eligible for the scheme.

Reimbursement is available for moves within the UK provided your previous residence is not within reasonable daily travelling distance, and as a consequence of the move you are changing your main residence rather than acquiring a second home. However, reimbursements must be claimed within HM Revenue and Customs time limits, see UK Taxation Implications paragraph.

Further details on the relocation expenses scheme are available at:


Eddington (North West Cambridge Development) is a brand new district located 2km northwest of the city centre of Cambridge. The area has a supermarket, nursery, primary school, the award-winning Storey’s Field Centre for community and arts events, a playground, sports pitches, and Brook Leys parkland. Residents have access to regular subsidised buses to West Cambridge, the city centre, railway station and Addenbrooke’s; in addition to hundreds of secure bike parking spaces and communal garden areas. Find out more by visiting

Eddington residents are more than four times more likely to be “very satisfied” with their accommodation when compared to the general Cambridge rental market. See what some of Eddington’s residents had to say about their new homes:

“I like the spacious layout generally in my apartment. Ceiling to floor windows make it so light and airy – it looks so modern and fresh. The design of the apartment makes it very warm in winter and quite cool in the summer – very well designed.”

“It’s a nice new place with green areas. All you need is really close (supermarket, schools, parks, etc.) There’s a bus right outside my door.”

“I could not afford to live in Cambridge if not for this development.”