What is RUSU?

Reading University Students’ Union (RUSU) is a student-led charity which exists to support students and enhance their university experience.

If you are a student on a University of Reading course resulting in a qualification then you are a member of RUSU.

Led by students for students

RUSU is led by five Full-Time Student Officers who are voted in by students.

Image of RUSU's Student Officer team for the 2016/17 academic year

RUSU's Student Officer team for the 2016/17 academic year (click picture for more details and to contact this years' officers)


Our values

  • We are accountable to our members.
  • We aim to provide inclusive services and facilities.
  • We are a dynamic forward thinking organisation.
  • We act with integrity.

Our Principles

RUSU is Student Led:

  • By Student Officers who are elected to ensure the organisation is shaped by its members and to represent their views to the University and at a local and national level.
  • They do this by listening to students’ issues, concerns and ideas then ensuring that they are raised in an appropriate way.


RUSU Supports Students:

  • By helping students to develop the skills and experience they need for the world of work.
  • By providing students with free, impartial, expert advice that supports them through their time at university.
  • By helping students to represent themselves no matter who they are or what they study.


RUSU Enhances the Student Experience:

  • By helping students to get the most out of their student experience through getting involved in sports, societies, volunteering, JCRs and student media.
  • By providing students with opportunities and forums for discussion and debate on issues that they care about.

Enabling Activities

  • To enable RUSU to achieve its strategic aims it runs a number of facilities and services which contribute valuable funds to the charity.
  • Little Learners Nursery, Campus Central, Student Lettings, Café Mondial, Mojo's Bar & Kitchen, 3sixty Nightclub, NUS Extra card sales, franchised spaces, external bookings.

Supporting Activities

  • The staff team performs essential support work to ensure that RUSU remains a sustainable, successful and a well respected charity.
  • Governance Support (Trustee Board & Sub-Committees), Human Resources, Finance, Administration, Marketing & Communications, Accreditations & Initiatives, Affiliations, Maintaining & Improving Facilities, Website & IT.



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Reading University Students' Union is a registered charity (No. 1158523)

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