We’re pleased to announce the launch of the University’s new Street Support Scheme, from Monday 16 April. The scheme is operating on a trial basis until the end of the summer term and aims to help students feel safe and supported in the local area when socialising at night.

A team will be working in the residential streets around the campus between 10pm and 4am several nights a week. They’ll primarily be based:

  • Between Upper Redlands Road and London Road
  • Between Bridges/Wessex Halls and Wokingham Road
  • Between Northcourt Avenue and Christchurch Green

The team will offer information and advice on staying safe and being respectful to residents living locally. They’re highly trained and will be wearing branded University of Reading jackets so do say ‘hi’ if you see them out and about.

We’ve been working with RUSU and the local neighbourhood police to set up this scheme. We’ll be reviewing the trial at the end of the summer term and we’d be very grateful for student feedback to help inform our future decisions. Please send any feedback to community@reading.ac.uk.