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Student Accommodation

  • All halls of residence and student village are situated on campus or a short distance away, within easy distance of each other and the centre of Reading.
  • Rent includes bills, Internet, basic contents insurance and cleaning of communal areas.
  • Halls are safe and secure with on-site wardens, security patrols and CCTV; there is a 24/7 hotline for any problems. There are also social committees who help students to settle in.

Student Life

  • The University of Reading's main Whiteknights campus is set in 130 hectares of beautiful parkland; students can enjoy a safe and beautiful environment and a community atmosphere, with everything they want on their doorstep.
  • The town of Reading is a year-round shopping destination and a great place for a night out; within easy reach are historic towns and stunning English countryside.
  • The many attractions of London just half an hour away by train.

Nightlife and Culture

  • Reading has a great nightlife, with clubs, gigs and rock nights, live global music, salsa dancing and comedy nights across town – and a different student event every night of the week. The Students' Union has its own café and bar, along with a nightclub, 3sixty. There are also a wide range of restaurants within Reading offering cuisines from all over the world.
  • The Hexagon is a multipurpose arts venue with a diverse programme of comedy, dance, theatre and music. The town and local area have several museums and galleries and there are three cinemas, including the Reading Film Theatre on the university’s Whiteknights campus which shows a range of independent films as well as the occasional blockbuster.
  • Football can be watched at Reading F.C., while the Reading Hockey Club play in the Men’s Premier Division and Women’s Division One of the English Hockey League.


  • The journey from the University of Reading to the town centre is approximately 20 minutes by bus or a 10-minute cycle ride. There are a number of cycle routes in place around the town, with cycle parking areas in the town centre, although these can become very busy.
  • Reading has very reliable bus services around the local area.
  • The train station at Reading has high-speed links (approximately 30 minutes) to and from London Paddington. It also has good connections to the rest of the country.
  • The nearest airports are London Heathrow and London Gatwick, with good links to both either by coach or by train. London Heathrow is c.30 miles from Reading train station; coaches to Heathrow take 1 hour 20 minutes. Trains to Gatwick airport run hourly, taking 1 hour 40 minutes.