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Help us design our community mural

Help us design our community mural

Calling all creative souls! Are you an aspiring poet? A graffiti artist? A graphic designer? A dab hand with a camera? Get your paintbrush, ipad, camera or notebook out and show us what Reading means to you.

We are collecting art, photos, poems and words so that we can encapsulate what Reading means to you to create our community mural ensemble. The finished mural will be a large-scale piece of art on the front wall of the RUSU building, facing Palmer Quad.

This mural will inform artistic interpretations of what Reading embodies to students, staff, and those in the local community.

You do not need to be a skilled artist or have artistic knowledge to be part of this community mural project - it’s open to all abilities! As it is multimedia, you can send photos, words, poems, drawings and any designs about what Reading means to you.

The three best designs will be individually placed in the RUSU building and whoever enters will have a chance to win an Amazon Alexa Echo Dot 8th Generation.

Interested? Please see the artwork guidelines and consent form before getting stuck into your masterpiece!

Submission Details

The deadline for the submission date is Monday 1st November 2021

You can submit your design via email to:

  • Please put in the subject header Community Mural 2021
  • Clearly state if you are a member of the local community, student or staff member in the subject header e.g., Community Mural 2021/Student

If you do not have access to email you can post or drop off your submission to the Reading University Students’ Union Building. Please state clearly on the submission that it is for the Community Mural 2021 and state whether you are from the community, student or staff e.g “Community Mural 2021/Community”. If you drop off your submission then please drop it off at the main reception area of the building (through the main double doors, down the corridor and turn right).

If you have any symptoms of Coronavirus or have been in contact with anyone with a positive COVID-19 test, then please do not come into the RUSU building.

If you have further any questions regarding the project please email the project lead, the RUSU Welfare Officer, at

We can’t wait to see your submissions!