Reading University Conservative Association (RUCA) is one of the UK’s leading conservative organisations for students and one of the largest societies at the University of Reading, and was awarded the Gold Laurel Prize in 2019/20.

Membership is free and is open to any undergraduate or postgraduate student currently enrolled at the University.

Our mission is to further the development of members’ own political ideas and to promote the conservative cause within the University. Our weekly programme provides members with opportunities to challenge their political understanding, meet leading conservative politicians of the day, and be introduced to the Conservative network in Berkshire and across the country.

Evenings typically include pub crawls, casual drinks or a standing reception with visiting politicians, topical discussion evenings and formal dinners. You don’t have to be a party member or have particularly strong views to join us – all shades of blue are welcome!

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  • Conservative Student Membership£0.00
  • Conservative Non-Student Membership£5.15
  • Conservative Lifetime Membership£30.15


  • RUCA: Parliament Trip – Non-railcard ticket fee£8.60
  • RUCA - President’s Dinner£32.65


  • Conservative David Gauke MP Dinnner Members Ticket£35.15


We are not currently running any events through our webpage.


No elections are currently running.

Committee members

Diversity & Welfare Officer - Covid Officer

President - Covid Officer


Treasurer - Covid Officer

Vice President & Secretary - Covid Officer

Social Secretary - Covid Officer