The University of Reading’s student newspaper, The Spark, prides itself in being one of the few societies across the university with an appeal to all students. Whatever your interests, whoever you are, there is something which The Spark can offer you.

The Spark isn’t your ordinary newspaper: all of our content is written by Reading students with solely our student audience in mind. You can always expect to read current and relevant stories. Our content also covers a range of topic areas which can be distinguished by our subsections of News, Lifestyle, Entertainment, Sport and Photography.

Our newspapers are published monthly and can be found in print across campus all year round. These you can take away to read free of charge. Additionally, The Spark can also be found online at where you will also find current articles and up-to-date news about things occurring on campus. Pick up The Spark in RUSU, at the Coop, the Palmer Building, URS and the Sportspark. 

This academic year The Spark society aim to introduce frequent social events for our writing community as well as interactive workshops open to both current and aspiring writers. So, if you are unsure about joining the society or writing for us, why not attend one of these sessions to get a feel of the society?

Our upcoming events include:

Meet the Team: Introduction to The Spark Newspaper on Tuesday 1st October 2019 @ 1-2pm in RUSU Boardroom. Email to book your place. More details on our Facebook event. 

Make your Mark with The Spark: Guest Speaker event on Thursday 10th October @ 11am-12pm in RUSU Boardroom. Email to book your place. More details on our Facebook event

Get Sparkly with The Spark: VIP Union event on Wednesday 16th October @8.30pm onwards. Visit our Facebook event for more details. 

We at The Spark are always looking for new contributors to add to our ever-growing body of writers. Therefore, if you have something which you are passionate about and can write an article on, we are more than happy to give it a read to see if it’s suitable for the newspaper.

Similarly, throughout the year there will also be openings for new students to apply for editorial and management roles within the committee. Keep an eye out for these opportunities if this is something that may interest you. We look forward to another exciting year for The Spark and welcoming new members and writers to our team



  • Spark Membership£0.00



  • Spark Xmas Formal Deposit£5.15


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Committee members

Print News Editor

Sub Editor

Head of Photograhy

Print Lifestyle Editor

Print Editor

Print Marketing & Promotional Events Coordinator

Social Media Coordinator

Design Editor

Print Entertainment Editor

Secretary & Social Representative