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, Cafe Mondial, the Palmer Building, the URS, the Edith Morley Building, the Minghella Building, the Carrington Building, the Library Cafe and second floor, London Road Campus and Sportspark. 

This year The Spark are keen to get as many students, from as many courses and backgrounds, involved in the society. So, if you are unsure about joining the society or writing for us, why not attend one of our socials or writing workshops to get a feel of it. 

Our upcoming events include:

Re-Freshers Fayre Tuesday 21st January in SportsPark 11am-3pm (come along and talk to us at our stall!) 

Writers' Workshop and Give it a Go session (TBC, January)

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 hear your idea 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. 

To join our 2020/21 committee, visit this link to apply:



  • 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

Socials & Welfare Representative

Print Editor

Print Marketing & Promotional Events Coordinator

Social Media Coordinator

Design Editor

Design Team

Print Entertainment Editor

Deputy Editor