About RUSU

Reading University Students' Union full-time officers for academic year 2019/20
Reading University Students' Union full-time officers for academic year 2019/20

RUSU is a democratic, student-led organisation here to represent the views of over 17,000 students over three campuses and help you make the most of your student experience while studying at the University of Reading (UoR).

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.

Governance documents

RUSU's constitution and bye-laws.

RUSU policies

Student and trustee policies.

All Student Annual General Meeting

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

Trustee board

Information on RUSU's board of trustees.

Awards and accreditation

Awards and accreditation RUSU has received.


RUSU's ambition is to deliver what students want in an accountable, inclusive and dynamic way to enhance their university experience, with integrity at our core.

We want to give you our 17,000+ members the best possible university experience. To stay true to our mission we will frequently measure our own impact and share all information with you our members.