The Department of ASNC is one of the smallest departments in the University - on an annual basis it hosts around 30-40 graduate students and 70-80 undergraduate students. The Department sits within the Faculty of English, which is part of the School of Arts and Humanities.

The Department's offices and Common Room are on the second floor of the Faculty of English building which was opened by HM The Queen in June 2005. The ASNC Common Room is a well used social and study space available to members of the Department (whenever the room is not booked for teaching purposes or for meetings). The Common Room provides students and other departmental members with valuable work-space, two desktop computers and a printer, books and files for reference purposes, a small kitchen area and access to a private terrace.

The Department abides by all policies and procedures as set out by the University of Cambridge Health and Safety Division and is committed to Equality and Diversity at all levels.