Explore the UK
Reading can be your base to explore as well as learn.
High-speed rail links with London (30 minutes by train) make it quick, easy and affordable for students to take advantage of all that London has to offer, and there are regular rail services to many other major cities around the UK. London Heathrow and London Gatwick Airports are easily accessible as well.
Many of the UK’s other major tourist destinations (Oxford, ‘Downton Abbey’, Windsor Castle, Hampton Court, Stonehenge) are all within easy reach.
Our main campus is set in 130 hectares of beautiful parkland, so you’ll find plenty of places to relax during the day. The campus has won eight consecutive Green Flag awards, recognising it as one of Britain’s top green spaces.
The campus is a thriving community and features the Students’ Union, library, places to eat, a weekly food market and one the UK’s best student clubs. You’ll have everything you need right on your doorstep.
Reading has a proud history of welcoming people from across the globe, and international students often comment on the warm atmosphere and multicultural vibe here.
Whether you’re a sports fan, love a good comedy club or just want a night out with friends, Reading has something for you.
There’s great shopping at the Oracle, plenty of green spaces to relax in and a huge range of cuisine from around the world.
Reading is packed with many pubs, bars and clubs, so you can have a drink with your friends, watch an open mic night or hit the dance floor.
RUSU is an independent student-led organisation for students, providing facilities, entertainment and opportunities.
There are currently over 150 societies and sports clubs you can join, covering all sorts of interests
3Sixty hosts a wide variety of events day and night and to suit all tastes.
RUSU also offers a free and confidential advice service to all students.
Find out more about RUSU here.