Welcome to the time of your lives

So, you're coming to study at the University of Reading (UoR) ; congratulations and welcome!

You’ve come to the right place for information to help you prepare and settle in as well as find out what’s happening during the first couple of weeks of term.

Reading University Students' Union (RUSU) is here to provide all UoR students with representation, personal development and advice, along with great facilities and entertainment.

Your Student Officer team  who are voted in by the student body, are looking forward to working on your behalf to make your university experience the best it can be.In our picture above they are (from left to right) Natalie, Tilly, Charlie, Chloe and Sara. Click on their name links to find out more about their roles.

Browse our minisite by using the tabs below or the navigation menu on the left to find out how RUSU can help you.

Please note to purchase tickets to RUSU Events you will need to register for a Guest Account.

Before you arrive…

Like! Follow! Interact! Register as a guest on rusu.co.uk/guest to buy tickets in advance then like out facebook page at facebook.com/RUSUfreshers and follow us on twitter.com/RUSUtweets for Freshers' events, updates and advice!

Register as a guest on our website to be able to buy tickets to all our events and beat the queues! A lot of events do sell out, so get in early!

We'll be posting and tweeting plently of useful information and advice in the lead up to Welcome Week and beyond so be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, and Instagram .

Register as a guest online at rusu.co.uk/guest today and buy your Freshers' event tickets in advance before they sell out!

We've got something for everyone this Welcome Fortnight. Check out this year's exciting RUSU entertainment lineup! Events not to be missed!

Avoid the 3sixty Box Office queues. Buy your tickets online and save money with an NUS extra card. Don't miss out - buy your tickets early before they sell out!

Representation: It's what we're about

Providing a voice for the student body is at the heart of what RUSU does. Find out what RUSU is, who your Student Officers and Part-time Officers are and how you can get involved in campaigns, campus representation and democracy.

Societies, sports and volunteering - we've got it all!

With so many great student activities available, our students are spoilt for choice! Our Volunteering, Societies and Sports Fayres offer a great opportunity to check out volunteering opportunities and  meet societies and sports club committees.

Got questions? We can help event before you arrive! Just visit rusu.co.uk/advice

RUSU's Advice team can help even before you arrive at the University of Reading! So get in touch if you need assistance with academic, housing, welfare or money issues.

You may also find the answer to your query by browsing our most frequently asked questions.

Explore your Union! The heart of life on campus!

Your Students' Union building has so much to offer you. Places to eat and drink, shops and meeting spaces and so much more. Explore your Union virtually by having a browse through our services and facilities.

Save when you get extra! Get your NUSextra discount card online now!

Avoid the queues in Welcome Week by buying your NUS Extra student discount card online before you arrive. Packed full of money saving discounts, can you afford not to get an NUS Extra card?

To pack? Or not to pack? That is the question... Our helpful guide takes the stress out of those tricky decisions.

Deciding what to bring with you can be tricky but our 'what to bring' list, full of helpful tips and advice, will take the stress out of packing, then all you need to do is get it all to fit in the car!

Here to help

Helping you to feel at home. Our brief guide for International Students.

We compiled a brief guide for international students to help you feel at home and make the most of your time with us.

Freshers' Angels: On hand to help.

Here to help you find your feet from day one with helpful tips, advice and first hand experiences, our Freshers' Angels will help make you feel at home!