Your Union

Reading University Students' Union is an independent student-led charity that supports and represents over 20,000 students at Reading. From providing advice on finance and housing to running the biggest club nights in the city and everything in between, our purpose is to improve student life at Reading.


Situated inside the main entrance of the Students’ Union, RUSU reception offers the following services:

  • Meeting room bookings
  • Locker bookings
  • Minibus bookings
  • Minibus assessments
  • Advisor appointments
  • Admin services (faxing, postage and lost property)
  • Sports and society memberships
  • Sports Fed Insurance

Opening Hours

Summer Opening Hours

We're really looking forward to welcome you back in September and in the meantime, here's when you can still come visit the building:

  • Mojos Bar and The Shack will be closed until the start of the next term but, don't worry, Knights Cafe will be remaining open Monday - Friday.
  • Bagel Man and Uni Cuts will remain open during this time also, so come in for a trim, a bagel, and to see a friendly face. 
  • The merch store will also be closed during this time, but you can access all of our products here. 

Opening Times:

  • Knights Cafe | Monday - Friday | 10am - 4pm
  • Uni Cuts | Monday - Friday | 10.30am - 5pm
  • Bagel Man | Monday - Friday | 9am - 4pm

Normal Term Time Opening Hours

  Merch Store Mojos Bar Service Mojos Food Service Knights Café Virtual Advice Service Student Activities The Study
Monday 12:00-16:00 12:00-00:00 12:00-20:00 08:30-18:00 10:00-16:00 09:00-17:00 Open 24 hours
Tuesday 12:00-16:00 12:00-00:00 12:00-20:00 08:30-18:00 10:00-19:00 09:00-17:00 Open 24 hours
Wednesday 12:00-16:00 12:00-02:00 12:00-20:00 08:30-18:00 10:00-16:00 09:00-17:00 00:00-21:00
Thursday 12:00-16:00 12:00-00:00 12:00-21:00 08:30-18:00 10:00-16:00 09:00-17:00 08:00-00:00
Friday 12:00-16:00 12:00-00:00 12:00-20:00 08:30-18:00 10:00-16:00 09:00-17:00 Open 24 hours
Saturday Closed 12:00-02:00 12:00-18:00 10:00-16:00 Closed Closed 00:00-21:00
Sunday Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed 08:00-00:00


RUSU venues Venues

Information on our food, club and bar venues, as well as facilities found within the Students’ Union building.

RUSU shops and services Shops & Services

We are home to a wide range of shops and services; from cafes, to hairdressers, to university merchandise and more.

Little Learners' Nursery at RUSU Little Learners Nursery

Our nursery provides catered childcare for student parents and university staff in a new purpose-built and eco-friendly premises located behind the Carrington Building.

NUS and Totum at RUSU NUS & TOTUM

Find out more about the National Union of Students (NUS) and TOTUM, the official student discount card.

RUSU Study area for students The Study

A study space for students who need to revise, write a dissertation or hold group meetings.

Information about venue accessibility and assistance Accessibility

We endeavour to make RUSU accessible to all our visitors. Here you will find information about our venue accessibility and features. Please contact us if you have any questions or requirements before your visit.

Information about RUSU's £1million capital fund £1million capital fund

Our £1m Student Experience Capital Fund is a joint initiative between RUSU and the University to support new projects suggested by students to enhance your University experience.