We hope that you have settled in well at the University and that you are enjoying your studies. In our experience some people benefit from a little extra support as they start their studies at Reading. There are a range of support services available to you (most of which are based in the Carrington Building):
- Advisory Team (ask at the Carrington Helpdesk)
- Careers, Placement and Experience Centre
- Disability Advisory Service
- Faculty Senior Tutors
- Mental Health Adviser
- Peer Supporters
- Personal Tutors
- Student Financial Support Team
- Students’ Union
- Study Advisers
- Wardens/Warden Assistants (in Halls of Residence)
Thinking of leaving the University?
Sometimes students find that after having been at university for a few weeks they wish to postpone their studies or discover they would prefer to explore other career options.
If you feel that you want to make a change, please let us know as soon as possible to discuss the best way forward. It is important that you have this conversation sooner rather than later, because if you decide to withdraw or suspend your studies you may still be liable for part (or all) of your fee. There are a series of key dates by which you must make such a decision, the first being the 31 October (if you leave after the 31 October you will be liable for at least 50% of the fee – full details are available in the Fee Payment Policy). You can find more information on the processes involved on the Withdrawing/Transferring page of the Student website.
We do not wish for you to rush into a decision without careful consideration, and our staff are here to help you through the process. You can contact any of the services mentioned above to support you and offer guidance.