About RUSU

Reading University Students' Union full-time officers for academic year 2021/22
Reading University Students' Union full-time officers for academic year 2021/22

Reading University Students' Union is an independent student-led charity that supports and represents over 19,000 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.

As a student at UoR you are automatically a member of Reading University Students' Union (RUSU), entitling you to have a say in directing the organisation through Change It.

Students elect five Full-Time Officers in February each year to represent them and run RUSU for the following academic year.

As RUSU is a separate organisation, we are unbiased when working with the UoR on issues affecting students and campaign for the changes you as our members want to see.

RUSU administrates over 150 student sport clubs and societies, and facilitates 1,200 students participating in voluntary activities. RUSU has three different types of student media - Spark newspaper, Junction11 radio and the Campus News Show.

RUSU provides work opportunities for student staff and permanent staff who work within our eight retail outlets, 2,600 capacity nightclub, café, bars and unlicensed social space.

RUSU's 106 capacity nursery provides catered childcare for student parents and university staff in a purpose-built, eco-friendly premise located behind the Carrington Building.

How RUSU works

RUSU's governance structure and how we work with the University and other third-parties.

Code of Conduct

RUSU's Code of Conduct


Read RUSU's policies


Information on RUSU's trustees

Subsidiary Companies

Information on RUSU's Subsidiary Companies

Board Vacancies

Information on RUSU's Board Vacancies

All Student Annual General Meeting

Coverage of the annual RUSU All Student AGM, including impact reports.


RUSU's commitment to sustainability.