We found out today that we got the flat we applied for, which is on the ground floor in the newly built West Cambridge university residencies, close to the Cavendish Laboratory. If the university map is to scale, it seems to be around a mile west of the city centre. The floor plan makes it look pretty small, but we actually measured up our current living room/kitchen and it’s almost exactly the same size, which put our minds at ease a bit. The big difference will be that we’ll have hardly any room for storage, and no spare room for visitors. Still, there are a couple of desk areas and we won’t have to store years of stuff with us. It should be pretty good.