From 19 May 2017, the University will not be accepting cash payment for tuition and accommodation fees. 

This is in line with the University’s strategy on dealing with cash and to better safeguard students.

Paying fees in cash poses significant risks to the safety of students – by removing the option to pay in this way, the University safeguards its students against the risks associated with carrying large sums of cash around campus and the local surrounding area.

Tuition and accommodation fees can still be paid in the following ways:

  • Credit/Debit Card or Paypal: Payments can be made online on the University’s Finance webpage
  • Bank Transfer with Western Union (UK & International): Simple, low cost payments can be made online at
  • Bank-to-Bank Transfer: Please ensure that you quote your 8-digit student number (found on RISIS) and details of what is being paid on the payment reference or we will be unable to allocate your payment to your student account.
  • Our Bank details are:

Account name: University of Reading receipts account

Bank Name: Barclays Bank

Bank Address:  90-93 Broad Street, Reading, RG1 2AP

Sort Code: 20-71-03

Account Number: 10468509

IBAN: GB69 BARC 2071 0310 4685 09

Swift Code: BARCGB22

Both methods are secure and established ways of transferring money to the University.

  • Alternatively, payment by cheque (Sterling Only) can be accepted: Cheques need to be made payable to University of Reading and should include your 8-digit Student ID written on the reverse of the cheque.  From the 19th of May 2017 cheques should be sent to the University of Reading, Collections Department, Building LO27, London Road Campus, 4 Redlands Road, Reading RG1 5EX

The benefits to using the payment methods outlined above include:

  • Making a payment is easier, quicker, and more convenient
  • Online payments are easier to track-so it is easier for the University to help you should something go wrong.
  • Improving safety for students and staff-removes the risks associated with keeping large sums of cash on you as you travel around campus and beyond.
  • Helps the University move to a more modern way of working.

The University will update all information online shortly to reflect the changes ahead.


Whiteknights Cash Office closure

Currently it is planned that the Cash Office at Whiteknights House will be permanently closed on the 19th May 2017 (please note this date may be subject to change).

The Finance department are moving to the London Road Campus and there will be no Cash Office at the new premises

We will be making further information available with regards to any other cash handling that occurs within the University, in due course.

If you have any queries or questions, please contact the University finance team at