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Coming up this month

We hope you're all doing ok in exam season. If you need a quiet place to study then do come join us in the RUSU building, there are plenty of places to plug in your laptop and to grab a drink. 


We've got lots going on this month to help keep you relaxed and to give you the opportunity to take a break and spend time with your friends - or to meet some new one. You'll also find some opportunities to get involved in your students' union, to have your voice heard and to gain some great experience for your CV.


RAG Committee Elections are currently open and we are looking for nominations from students who want to get involved in leading RAG during the next academic year!


RAG is the official fundraising body at the University of Reading, encouraging students to get involved with their union and give back to their local, national and global community. We achieve this through events, challenges, raids and other FUNdraising activities. RAG started in 1926 and has helped to raise money for lots of amazing charities!


If you want to support local and national charities next year or are interested in planning lots of fun events to fundraise, then why not nominate yourself to be on committee? This year students are completing the Three Peaks Challenge for Marie Curie, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on behalf of Meningitis Research Foundation and even sending students to Uganda to help build playgrounds with Play Action International, amongst many other challenges!


Committee roles currently on offer include:

  • Chair

  • Secretary

  • Treasurer

  • Head of Events

  • Events and Fundraising Coordinator x2

  • Sports and Societies Coordinator

  • Media and Marketing Coordinator

Why get involved?

RAG is a nationally recognised name, and is therefore something that looks fantastic on your CV. But, more importantly, it is a chance to work with like-minded students to give something back to your community. It is a chance to engage in lots of fun activities and meet new people while improving your job prospects and helping others. It can also count towards your RED Award, as an added bonus! You don’t need to have any experience of volunteering and can learn as you go - you just need lots of enthusiasm and a passion to help those in need!


Visit our website to find out more about what the committee roles involve and to nominate yourself! 



Want to have your voice heard? Join us for Student Voice next Tuesday 6-8pm in 3sixty. All students are welcome. Join us to hear from your full-time officers and to share your thoughts and ideas for your students' union. 


Have an opinion on our venue? We'd love to hear from you via our What do you think of RUSU's venue? survey so we can improve the food, drink and events we offer.


Reading Student Pride Week is next week! Join us for intersectional talks and activities on the 9th, 10th and 11th May in collaboration with the wonderful LGBT+ Staff Network at the University.


Come join us for sessions including keynotes from Bea Wood and Tate Smith, a clothes swap and lots of opportunities to come meet new people.


Find out more here.


Feeling apprehensive ahead of Summer Exams? We've got your back with a range of events to help you de-stress from now until 31st May.


Check out the calendar to see what we've planned to help you take time out of revision and focus on building positive mental health. You can also find a list of welfare tools & resources to help you take care of yourself this exam season on our website here.


Have you got your Summer Ball tickets yet? It's going to be gooood! Act announcements coming soon. 

Summer Ball 2022


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