Information for students
Now that you are a student, here are some things you need to think about:
Moving out of halls? Renting privately? Please make sure you register for council tax. It is very important that you tell us if you are a full-time student and when you move to Cambridge. Find out more on our Council tax discounts and exemptions for students, apprentices and trainees page.
When you register online, you will need to send us a scanned copy of your 'council tax student certificate'. Send this to firstname.lastname@example.org - make sure you put your address in the subject line.
Or you can post it to:
Cambridge City Council
PO Box 700
- Already registered? Have you told us you have moved? Do this via our my account system (link above) (remember to have your details handy).
Our booklet 'Your Council Tax, Your Services [PDF, 2.2MB]' is a detailed guide to council tax, including what discounts or exemptions are available.
Sorting out your rubbish!
Make sure you know:
- When your bins will be emptied with our bin calendar.
- What goes into which bin.
- What you can and can't take to a local recycling point.
Need to dispose of a large item of furniture or appliance? We offer a bulky waste collection service, for a small fee.
There's a lot more advice and information, including some handy posters you can put alongside your bin to remind you what goes where on our recycling for students page.
We want you to enjoy your time in our city, here's some things to be aware of:
Living in shared housing
If you are sharing your house with others, be aware about the property you are living in, known as houses in multiple occupation (living in shared housing).
Or, if you're looking for a room in a shared house, and want to be sure that the property meets a decent standard, try contacting one of the landlords on our property accreditation scheme.
Your right to vote
Don't lose your right to have a say in the local area or wider! Make sure you register, it's really easy and can be done online.
- Go to: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.