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This group is a space for the RUSU community to share ideas, tips, updates
and information during these uncertain times. We want to make sure there’s
a place for us all to all come together and support each other, and just
have a bit of fun.
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Please visit the COVID-19 page for all the latest information about the Coronavirus and its' impact on students and RUSU.
25th March - 2020 Grad Ball and Summer Ball Postponed
In light of the current situation, the RUSU Events team are working hard
to find a way to give you all the end of academic year events that you
deserve. All event activity and gatherings on campus have been cancelled
until the end of June 2020. This has come after dialogue with the
University of Reading and is in line with other Universities across the
We are exploring new and exciting options to make up for the delay to Grad
Ball and Summer Ball, formerly due to take place in May and June
respectively. We will keep you all updated with our plans in the coming
months and promise to deliver alternative celebrations when it is safe to
RUSU is continuing to work with the University to support students and
staff throughout this difficult time. See below updates from RUSU
Events & Venues
All cancelled event tickets are in the process of being refunded and
#PLUR4 has been postponed. The events team are in the process of
developing some ‘online events’, including a virtual quiz night and
The student activities team are working out how to deliver committee
training online—relevant students will be contacted about this directly.
We have set up a new
community Facebook group
for all students and staff to join; it is a space to share ideas and tips,
for clubs and societies to post any updates, and for everyone to come
together and support each other during this uncertain time.
The advice team are continuing to offer support for students with
academic, housing or money issues. If you feel you need support, in the
contact them through the online form. Although they are not able to offer face to face advice, Advisors will
be happy to provide support by email, phone or skype during usual office
hours (10-5, Monday-Friday).
The representation team are still contactable digitally 9-5 Monday-Friday.
Officers will be campaigning to ensure students are supported with their
wellbeing, have access to their studies and are assessed fairly throughout
this time. Although the Teaching and Learning showcase has been postponed,
we will still be sending out emails to Excellence Award nominees and
winners to let them know they have been nominated or won, so watch this
If you are a course rep or senior rep, keep an eye out for direct emails
from the representation team regarding online activities and training. If
you have any queries relating to representation, please email
we will endeavour to get back to you asap.
The Study will closed at 14:00 on Friday 20th March 2020
until further notice.
The health and wellbeing of students and staff is RUSU’s number one
priority, therefore we have taken a number of measures in response to the
COVID-19 outbreak in line with the University and government guidance.
Advice & Representation
We are committed to providing advice to students and will continue to do
so. If you require help from RUSU’s Advice service, your first point of
contact should be
enquiries will be forwarded to Advisers, who will be in contact as soon as
We will be cancelling the RUSU Teaching and Learning Showcase on Wednesday
29th April in 3sixty. We will plan to reschedule it for another
time in the future. If you have any questions or concerns, please email
Events & Venues
All ticketed RUSU Events (including Union Nights) are cancelled for the
remainder of this term. Any tickets that have been purchased will be
refunded over the coming days.
Events planned for next term will be reviewed as more information becomes
available and as the anticipated length of the current situation becomes
We have planned to postpone Summer Ball 2020 ticket sales until after the
Easter break. At this point,
Summer Ball 2020 is not cancelled. We will be reviewing
this over the coming weeks in order to make decisions as to whether our
events next term can go ahead.
From 17th March at 18:00 to the 20th April all
venues and outlets will be closed.
The Society and Media Awards Ball and the Sports and Dance Awards Ball
have been cancelled; however, we still want nominations. We want students
to still be recognised for their hard work, so we will have panels in
place to decide winners.
Varsity has been postponed and BUCS fixtures have all been cancelled until
1st April. All sports training, societies weekly sessions will
be cancelled following recent communications from the University. You will
be contacted via email in due course if this affects you directly.
We will be continuing to update our website and social media channels with
new information following the University’s and the Government advice.
Things may change at any time so please keep checking this page before
making any plans.
For up-to-date information from the University, including advice from the
NHS and the Government, visit the
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