Welcome to the time of your lives
So, you're coming to study at the University of Reading (UoR)… Congratulations and Welcome.
You’ve come to the right place for information to help you prepare and settle in, as well as find out what’s happening during the first couple of weeks of term.
Reading University Students' Union (RUSU) is here to provide all UoR students with representation, personal development and advice, along with great facilities and entertainment.
Your Student Officer team (Oli, Nina, Ben, Niall and James) who are voted in by students, are looking forward to working on your behalf to make your university experience the best it can be.
Browse our mini-site by using the tabs below or the navigation menu on the top to find out how RUSU can help you.
We'll be posting and tweeting plenty of useful information and advice in the lead up to Welcome Week and beyond, so be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
Before you arrive…
Log In, Like, Follow and Interact!
Before you arrive you can register as a guest on our website to buy tickets for events. Enter your name and date of birth correctly as we can then match your account once you've arrived and enrolled.
After you complete University Registration you will be given a University username and password for logging on to the library, Blackboard and the RUSU website.
Buy your Freshers' Events Tickets Today
We've got something for everyone this Welcome Fortnight. Check out this year's exciting RUSU entertainment lineup.
To avoid the 3sixty Box Office queues buy your tickets online. Use your NUS Extra card and get £2 off every union night throughout the year plus loads more great benefits.
Representation: It's what we're about
RUSU is run by students for students. Every year in the spring term you get to vote for the students to lead your union.
Find out what RUSU is, who your Full-Time Student Officers and Part-time Officers are and how you can get involved in campaigns and representation.
Societies, Sports CLubs & Volunteering
With so many great activities run by RUSU you'll be spoilt for choice.
Our Volunteering, Societies and Sports Fayres during welcome week are the place to find out about all the great opportunities.
Have a look through all the groups and see what RUSU has to offer.
Got Questions? We can help you before you arrive
RUSU's Advice team can help even before you arrive at the University of Reading.
Get in touch if you need assistance with housing, welfare, money or academic issues.
You may also find the answer to your query by browsing our frequently asked questions.
Explore Your Union
Your Students' Union building has so much offer you. Places to eat, drink and shop as well as meeting spaces and much more.
Explore your Union virtually by having a browse through our services and facilities.
Save money with an NUS extra card!
Avoid the queues in Welcome Week by buying your NUS Extra student discount card online before you arrive.
Packed full of money saving discounts, can you afford not to get an NUS Extra card?
To pack? Or not to pack? That is the question...
Deciding what to bring with you can be tricky but our 'what to bring' list is full of helpful tips and advice.This will take the stress out of packing, then all you will need to worry about is getting it all to fit in your car.
Helping you to feel at home
We have compiled a brief guide for international students to help you feel at home and assist you in making the most of your time with us.
On hand to help
They are here to help you find your feet from day one with helpful tips, advice and first hand experiences. Our Freshers' Angels will help make you settle in and make you feel at home.