Happy Hanukkah!

Tonight marks the start of the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, a celebration that is also known as the ‘Festival of Lights’ or the ‘Feast of Dedication’, which lasts for eight days and eight nights. The festival derives from the 2nd century when the Macabees recaptured the Holy Temple from the Greeks in Jerusalem. The first […]

Sustainability at Christmas

For those who celebrate Christmas, it’s all starting to feel quite festive; the decorations are up and your favourite playlist is on. Who couldn’t love the festive season, a time centred on good food, good company and goodwill? However, amongst all of the mince pie gorging and last-minute present buying stress, it’s worth considering how […]

Awards for sustainability achievements

We are delighted to announce that we have won a prestigious Green Gown Award for our achievements in reducing carbon emissions. The annual Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges Green Gown Awards are a celebration of sustainability achievements across the higher education sector. In December 2016, Reading hit its target of reducing carbon emissions by […]

New study spaces to be created in Halls

We are pleased to announce that we will be creating over 100 new study spaces across our Halls of Residence which should be ready for use in the New Year. We understand study space is a priority for our students and have been working to identify opportunities to create additional spaces where possible. This new […]

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