Student Services News

News from the Student Services Centre (Carrington Building)

Month: September 2014

Entrepreneurship Club launch

 Great News… The Entrepreneurship Club will be launched this autumn

The Reading University Students’ Union (RUSU) with the Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship (HCfE) at the University is pleased to announce the launch of the Entrepreneurship Club this autumn term.

The aim of the Entrepreneurship Club will be to provide a forum for students to network and share ideas and an environment that will foster innovation and entrepreneurship and help students cultivate and develop their own ideas whether this is in the context of starting their own business or working for a start-up or a corporate enterprise.

The Club will be dedicated to fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship and helping students find the right contacts, resources and real-world experiences necessary to launch their entrepreneurship career.

The Club plans to deliver a range of events including an annual entrepreneurship summit, talks by successful entrepreneurs, speaker panels addressing topical subjects like crowdfunding and social entrepreneurship, workshops on practical subjects like ‘How to start a business’, student treks to entrepreneurship hubs like Tech City in London, a business idea competition and external business plan competitions all of which will increase students’ knowledge of the entrepreneurship ecosytem and help build their networks and provide opportunities for a career in entrepreneurship.

Interested to learn more and explore entrepreneurship as a career choice? If so, then join the Entrepreneurship Club.

Want to be actively involved and be part of the leadership of the Entrepreneurship Club? If so then apply for a position on the executive committee. Applications are now being invited so don’t delay complete and submit your application.

To join the Entrepreneurship Club and to apply for a position on the executive committee go on line at

Security and safety awareness days

29 and 30 September

Palmer building from 08:30 – 16:00

Your chance to find out how to keep yourself and your belongings safe and secure on campus.

You can get advice on:

  •  Staying safe when out and about
  • Panic alarms for only £1.00
  • Dr Bike (29 September only so arrive early)
  • Fire display on 30 September
  • How to secure your laptop
  • Free mobile phone security advice
  • Trace your stolen laptop / mobile phone
  • Security advice / useful contact numbers
  • Securing your bike
  • Bike marking and passport
  • Bike locks, lights  and Hi Vis for sale
  • Sign up to Campus Watch / Thames Valley alerts

New students – what next?

Campus Card

You should have received/collected your Campus Card when you arrived. If you didn’t you can collect it from the Library Foyer on Monday 29 September – Wednesday 1 October (09:00-17:00). After that point you can collect it from the Helpdesk in the Student Services Centre (Carrington Building).

Username and password

Hopefully you’ve already picked up your University username and password. If not, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Make sure you’ve got your Campus Card
  2. Log in to the RISISweb Portal
  3. Click the red link that says ‘Collect your Username’
  4. Follow the instructions and set your password
  5. If you can’t see that link in the RISISweb Portal you can click here to collect it.

If you’ve lost or forgotten your username and password use the online reminder form or visit the IT information desk on the first floor of the Library.

Module selection

Module selection officially closed at noon on Friday 26 September. If you missed this deadline there’s no need to panic. Just head to the Module Advice centre in room G05b of the Palmer Building (Monday 29 September – Friday 3 October). Staff will be there from 09:00-17:00 all week to help you finalise your module choices.


You can access your academic timetable at If you have completed all the steps above you can use your University username and password to access the full details. If you don’t have those details you can use your Reading Student number and date of birth. If you have not completed module selection you will only see the sessions for your compulsory modules listed.

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