Student Services News

News from the Student Services Centre (Carrington Building)

Month: September 2012

Reading Student Charter

A new Reading Student Charter has been created that aims to explain in simple terms what you can expect of the University, as well as outlining what the University expects from you.

The University and the Students’ Union have been working together to develop this charter that clearly sets out what we all require of each other. It recognises the importance of an effective partnership commitment, in which the University and its staff have professional obligations but where students are also responsible for themselves as learners and as individuals.

It is not a contractual document, but provides a guide to what students, the University and the Students’ Union can expect of each other.

Dr Paddy Woodman, who lead the University’s role in the creation of the Charter said;

This was a genuinely joint initiative between the Students’ Union and the University. We both held a number of events to gather views. There was a good deal of support both from staff and students and it was not a difficult task to reach agreement on what the key points of the Charter should be. Much of it actually boils down to ‘respect’ and ‘responsibility’.

You can find the Charter online here-, and copies are being distributed across campus this term.

Part-time Jobs Fair

Want to add skills and experience to your CV?

Wondering how to make ends meet over the coming term?

Come along to the Part-time jobs Fair on the afternoon of Wednesday 17 October, in 3sixty, Students’ Union.

Employers from the local area will be attending and will have jobs on offer that you can fit in around your studies.

Employers include:

  • The Oracle Shopping Centre
  • Madejski Stadium Catering Services
  • Get Active Sports Coaching

We’ll also have staff on hand to check your cvs so you can get that perfect job.

BBC3 Free Speech

BBC3’s Free Speech is coming to Reading!

You could be part of the live studio audience – you will need to be confident, funny, engaged and opinionated.

To take part you should be between the ages 18-30 and have varied knowledge and opinions on current affairs. You will have the opportunity to share your opinions as part of a large studio audience and guest panelists live on BBC3.

Produced by the makers Question Time this is the most interactive live debate show on TV & they want you to be a part of it!

Free speech logoContact us for more information & to get your official ticket confirmation
Call/text 07903 236 606

Twitter: @BBCFreeSpeech  

The show will be filmed in Reading on Wednesday 3 October 2012
The Hexagon, Queens Walk, Reading, RG1 7RD
You will need to be available from 17:30–21:00 and show your official ticket number at the door.

Warden Assistant Job: Closing Date 17 September

We’re inviting applications from current students for the following role:

Job title : Warden Assistant (Current full time University of Reading students only)
Job reference : AS12089
Application closing date : 17/09/2012
Location : Whiteknights Campus
Salary : Accommodation will be provided with no charge for rent, water, lighting, heating or council tax. No additional payments will be made.
Package : Student and Academic Services, part time, fixed term for one year
Job category/type : Casual, Fixed Term, Part time

Job description :


Applications are invited from current full-time students of the University for the above one-year fixed term residential posts.

Directly responsible to the relevant Wardens and the Director of Student, Learning and Teaching  Services, and in co-operation with operational staff, for the general welfare of students in the Hall with limited ‘on-call’ responsibilities.

You will have:

–       Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

–       Ability to show initiative under pressure

–       Ability to diffuse potentially difficult situations

–       Knowledge of support services available to students

–       A calm and mature attitude demonstrating integrity and reliability 

Informal contact details

Contact role: Director of Student, Learning and Teaching Services

Contact name: Jennifer Ghandhi

Contact phone: 0118 378 4256

Contact email:


We invite you to apply online for this vacancy by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.

Alternatively, if you wish to apply using a hardcopy form please email or contact Human Resources, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH or Telephone +44(0)118 378 6771 (voicemail).

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by the UK Border Agency and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Border Agency Website.

Further Particulars

To view job details or apply on-line click here.

To search for other jobs click here.

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