Discover A Home Away From Home

Students run a huge range of societies at RUSU, including culture and faith societies. Take a look at what you could join!

Bible Study

The Reading University Bible Study (RUBS) is a Christian Group dedicated to studying the Word of God with a modern, student-aimed, twist.

We are a body of vibrant, young students who, as our logo boldly states, walk through the Bible – every Tuesday at 6:30pm in Palmer 109 to be exact! From movie nights to talks from pastors, RUBS is all about helping students to foster a fruitful connection with God on campus.

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Bru-Knights Society

Foster diversity in a community.

To make the members feel more at home. To promote the uniquely diverse Brunei Malay cultures with very strong link to the Islamic religion.

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Bulgarian Society

Gather together Bulgarians and feel like home- cook our dishes, party together, follow our traditions

New for 2018/19! We are trying to bring all bulgarians together so they can feel like home.

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Catholic Society

'Just as a body, though one has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.' – 1 Corinthians 12:12

We’re free and low commitment so it’s open to whoever and whenever; We are a supportive team who make everyone feel welcome & included; We will have trips and talks that people can enjoy for free suited for all.

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Christian Union

We exist as a society to give everyone on campus the opportunity to hear and respond to the good news of Jesus.

We are a diverse group of Christians at the University of Reading, who seek to give everyone on campus a chance to hear and respond to the good news of Jesus Christ. We hold regular meetings and host events for people to investigate Christianity for themselves. If you are interested in finding out more, please find us on Facebook and Instagram.

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Cypriot & Hellenic

Ensure the smooth transition to Reading life for all the people coming from Cyprus and Greece and help create bonds between Greek and Cypriot people.

The Cypriot and Hellenic Society exists to bring students from Cyprus and & Greece close together and to make sure they have a great time studying in Reading. The society is also open to anyone with an interest in Cypriot or Hellenic culture. Our events and activities aim to provide for a diversity of interests among our members.

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Filipino Society

Spread the love of our country, the Philippines, and our culture and lifestyle to Filipino's and non-Filipino's alike.
Reading University Students' Union Fillipino society

Filipinos are well-known for being warm and welcoming, and we as a society, would like to emulate that feeling through our social events, activities, charity work and food.

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To Protect, Preserve, Practise & Promote Hindu Dharma.
Reading University Students' Union Hindu society

NHSF Reading believes in promoting, teaching and preserving Hindu dharma (duty), providing students a unique opportunity to connect with Hinduism whilst experiencing university. Throughout the year, we hold regular events that are OPEN TO ALL to participate!

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Hong Kong Society

University of Reading Hong Kong Society (RUHKS) consists of a group of enthusiastic and innovative student leaders who is keen on promoting Hong Kong culture within and outside of the Reading community. We welcome students from all cultural backgrounds and strive to improve their welfare throughout their university career.

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International Society of the Reading University

ISRU embraces the University’s diversity, creating a social hub where everyone has a place, offering you an unique opportunity to meet new students from all around the world and transition smoothly into the new university life.

We want to encourage you to become true citizens of the world, discover and embrace different cultures, through a range of fun and social activities (from sports events, to trips around the country and possibly Europe!), and explore some of the world’s finest cuisines through our international dinners! Our society is open to anyone, from freshers to postgrads, students to non-students, come join us and help us make the coming academic year one to remember!

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Iraqi Students Society at Reading

Support new students and help them in enrollment and find place to live. Also bring them to our Iraqi community, engage them in our activities.

Iraqi Students Society at Reading was establish in 2014. As it start, it try to make sure all Iraqi studends were envolve. Giving hand to these students in study live and even in emotional way. manage to some trip, meal and activities and invite other students from onother societes.

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Italian Society

To bring together native italian students, those learning italian language or simply those who have a passion for all things Italian (food, apertivos, art, music.. the list goes on!). We would love to create a vibrant Italian scene here at the University by offering themed events, meals and trips. We aim to scrap the myth that the society is only for Italian natives and reach out to a larger crowd of students.

As our name "Italian Society" suggests, the society was born to represent Italy, Italian language and culture. During the year we will organise a range of events, meals and trips to get students involved in embracing such a brilliant culture.

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Our goal is to help exhibit and foster an appreciation for Japan's unique blend of tradition, culture and lifestyle. Although, above all our aim is to be fun, friendly and awesome in everything we do. So no matter your background, studies and ethnicity we welcome you with open arms [and a friendly bow].

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Create a space for Jewish students and non-Jewish students who want to experience Jewish culture.

We are a group of open minded students who like to have casual Friday night dinners and have socials regularly.

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Krishna Consciousness

Through a dynamic philosophy of self-realization, acquiring skills like meditation and developing cutting-edge lifestyle tools for the modern day, this society is a sacred space for attaining wisdom to lead a successful and more importantly, happy lifestyle.
Reading University Students' Union Krishna Consciousness society

Would you say you're a deep thinker? Want to look at the world from different perspectives? Intrigued as to how applied spirituality can help you achieve your goals? The Krishna Consciousness Society offers a platform to evolve the mind, give direction in life and reveal a deeper level of insight by connecting with like-minded people.

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Latin American & Spanish

LASS is a friendly group of students and professionals from around the world, living in Reading area, who are interested in to create strong bonds between Spanish speakers and promote Latin and Hispanic cultures in the community. We also hold a variety of events throughout the year which cannot be missed!

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LGBT+ Society

As the university's LGBT+ society, our primary goals are to work to create a social place for people that define as LGBT+ within/around the university, as well as to campaign for the increased visibility of LGBT+ peoples within our local and global communities.

Our vibrant society runs frequent and varied weekly socials, campaigns and coffee hours every Monday and Thursday from 1-2pm, on the main Whiteknights campus. It provides students with the opportunity to meet and build relationships with each other, in a relaxed, non-drinking (by this we mean no alcohol!) environment.

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Love World

We are a fellowship group. We speak about the love of God, how to win in life and attain excellent results. We aim to bring out the very best in oursleves as students, invest in others and to show God's Love to the world around us.

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Malaysian, Brueneian and Singaporean Society

To connect Malaysians, Bruneians and Singaporeans studying in the University of Reading. To create an appreciation of Malaysian, Bruneian and Singaporean culture among members.

As a cultural society, RUMBSA is eager to share the incredibly rich and uniquely diverse ASEAN culture with the wider Reading community. The society also serves as a platform for people of all backgrounds interested to bond and grow into a strong support network with a variety of fun-filled social, cultural and sports events throughout the year.

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Our aim is to integrate Nepalese culture into modern youths who may feel out of touch. To form a close knitted community which welcomes all that is interested in the Nepalese culture and form lifelong trusting friendships.

We are a Nepalese cultural society, therefore, you will learn a lot about Nepal if you join us. We will have a lot of Nepalese cultural festive events to broaden your horizon of Nepal, one of them being Deusi Bhailo, where we go to Nepalese peoples homes and sing/dance for them.

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Nigerian Society

This society aims at making everyone feel welcome and loved, as we understand the struggles of being far away from home. The aim of the society is to inspire a generation of unified, purposeful, informed thinkers, and responsible Nigerians to drive the future of our nation.

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Open Mind Reading

OpenMind is committed to enhancing the wellbeing of students and destigmatizing the discussion of mental health issues.

OpenMind is a society dedicated to the wellbeing and mental health of University of Reading students, as well as the surrounding community. We have three clear goals; to support and help those dealing with mental health issues, to educate students about positive mental health and wellbeing, and to raise awareness about mental health across campus and beyond.

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Raising world changers with the Christ factor.

We are a dynamic and vibrant group called by God to raise champions and release influential people to positively impact our society for Christ. We aim to bring out the very best in ourselves as students, invest in others and to show God's Love to the world around us.

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R U Not Drinking Much?

To provide a friendly, welcoming atmosphere where students can socialise without alcohol.

Want to enjoy yourself and socialise without needing alcohol to do so? Or perhaps you simply want an evening of alternative entertainment? If so, we're the society for you. Whether you drink regularly, rarely, or not at all, our society provides frequent opportunities for everyone to socialise and have fun whilst sober.

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Russian Speakers Society

Russian Speaker’s Society mission is to promote and celebrate Russian culture and language. We are friendly and welcome both Russian and non-Russian speakers!

Our society exists to uphold and enrich your interest in Russian language and culture. We organize a wide range of events for all society members, celebrating traditional Russian holidays and weekly gatherings for film and game nights!

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Reading Islamic Society

Welcome to the Islamic Society!! Here we welcome everyone to take part. We have many exciting events planned for 2018/2019 to help you create a balance between the university and spiritual life. We aim to enhance our understanding of Islam through social and academic events which engage all members of the university by working with charities and the community.

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Saudi Society

A non-political, non-religious and non-profit making organisation originally established by the Saudi students at the university in 2016 – 2017, and it is a part of the Students’ Union at the University of Reading. It is creating an umbrella that embraces all Saudi students, Arab and elsewhere provides them with “a feel of home” away from the hurdles of studies and university routines.

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Sikh Society

We are a society open to all with the aim to promote our faiths universal message of recognising the human race as one. Throughout the year we aim to hold regular talks, charity fundraisers, social events and Gurdwara trips in order to raise awareness about Sikhism on campus and allow sharing of opinions.

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Reading University Singaporean Society

RUSS is an inclusive society that celebrates the food, friendship and culture of the vibrant city of Singapore, creating a home away from home for our members.

The Reading University Singapore Society, better known as RUSS, aims to foster a sense of solidarity amongst the Singaporean community in Reading by providing a platform for fellow Singaporeans to connect with each other whilst at univeristy, as well as share our diverse culture and rich heritage with the student body.

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Thai Society

For all Thai students, undergraduates and postgraduates, and those who are interested in Thai culture. Our main aims are to unite and reinforce harmonious relationships amongst Thai people and to encourage the understanding of Thai culture in the University of Reading community.

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Vegan and Vegetarian

Welcome to the Reading University Vegetarian and Vegan Society! Vegsoc welcomes anyone interested in a veg*n lifestyle, from omnivores adopting more cruelty-free habits to lifelong vegetarians and dedicated vegans.

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Vietnamese Society

Brings Vietnamese culture to Reading.

Vietsoc Reading's main goal is to spread the Vietnamese culture to everyone by creating a friendly community. We welcome students from all over the world to discover about our country through many conventional events.

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Welsh Society

Hello and welcome to the Reading University Welsh Society! // Shwmae a chroeso i Society Gymraeg Prifysgol Reading!

We aim to provide support for the welsh who move far from home, we understand that the university transition can be stressful so come along and have some fun! We plan a number of socials throughout the year, all guaranteed to be a great laugh. Join the society for nights you will (or won't) remember! To make our society as accessible as possible to students we have no membership fee, so now you have even more reason to come and join the fun!

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