Student Services News

News from the Student Services Centre (Carrington Building)

Month: October 2017 (Page 2 of 2)

Be an inspiration!

Share your story through the Feedback & Experience scheme

The Global Recruitment (UK) office are running an activity this year for current undergraduate students from the UK to return to their former school/college to share their experiences of living and studying at the University of Reading with other students. You get to pick the day and time you go back, and we’ll pay your travel expenses!*

The school visit should take place ideally at some point before July 2018 with the opportunity for the school to arrange a campus visit or join us on one of our Open Days.

Information and guidance for the scheme will be provided. This is a fantastic opportunity to help others by providing information and guidance to your younger peers who face the same questions you had about University. It will also enhance your CV, through the development of presentation and work experience, and it also counts towards the RED Award** – an employability skills certificate awarded alongside your degree.

To express an interest in taking part complete the sign up form here: or you can get in contact via ( if you have any questions.


*Reasonable travel expenses will be paid in line with the University of Reading policy.

** To find out more about the RED award (Reading Experience and Development) please contact Daniel Mitchell (

Nominations to become the next Course or School Rep close soon!

So if you fancy taking on a new challenge, gaining volunteering hours alongside your degree, enhancing your education and meeting hundreds of like-minded people- this might be one of the best decisionsyou make this year!

Becoming an Academic Rep will give you the chance to make positive changes to your programme (including assessments, modules and resources), develop professional relationships with your staff in your school and in the Students’ Union. There are loads of extra benefits of being a Course Rep or School Rep including free training and skills workshops, Pizza and Prosecco Party and hours towards your RED Award!

Remember – nominations close at 3pm Tuesday 10th October!

If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to contact


Water supply issues on Reading campuses on Monday 2 October

Our Reading campuses are currently experiencing problems with the incoming water supply. A burst water main off campus caused the problem and remedial work is being carried out currently by Thames Water.

The supply to the campus has resumed but it may take some time for the water pressure to be back to normal. In addition, please be aware as repairs are undertaken there is likely to be some further interruption at some stage which may affect our water pressure.

You may notice low water pressure this afternoon. Until the water supply is fully restored, it is recommended that all students and staff limit water use where possible.

We will provide you with an update once we have further information.

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