Student Services News

News from the Student Services Centre (Carrington Building)

Category: community

Safety notification from Security Services

There have been a number of suspicious incidents recently just outside Whiteknights Campus during which female students have been approached by a male who may have access to a light coloured car.

If you are approached or feel threatened then you should telephone the police on 999 or Security Services on 0118 3786300.

You are advised to be vigilant when walking in the area and can find information on staying safe and our chaperone service on the Security Services website.

Get your name on the electoral register– by this Friday!


The electoral process has changed over the last year. Whilst students were previously able to register as a household, you now need to register as an individual.

Reading, like many other university towns, is represented by a lively and diverse student body. Unfortunately, students are not always registered to vote. Parliamentary seats are drawn up by the Boundary Commissions, which are informed by the electoral registers. Young people like yourselves are underrepresented if your votes are not registered. Find out more here.

The deadline for registering to appear on the electoral register is this Friday the 20th November. If you want the chance to have your say in next year’s general elections, make sure you don’t miss it!


See below for our quick tips on registering to vote:

What: You need to be on the electoral register to be able to vote in an election or referendum. The next electoral register will be taken on the 1st December.

When: The deadline for registration to appear on the electoral register is the 20th November.

How: Go to to register to vote. The process takes about 5 minutes! You need your National Insurance Number, but if you can’t find or don’t have it, call 0300 200 3502 (or Textphone: 0300 200 3519).


Have your say on St Patrick’s Hall!



Would you like to have you say on how your university environment is being shaped? 

There’s a growing demand for higher quality, affordable accommodation on campus, particularly amongst those of you who are away from home for the first time. As a result, the site of St Patrick’s Hall is currently being planned for redevelopment, so that our future students are provided with higher quality, affordable on-campus accommodation.

The proposals aim to:

  • Increase capacity by better utilising the existing grounds
  • Transform the facilities for students
  • Enhance the architectural quality
  • Improve the environmental performance

If you’re interested in supporting these plans, finding out more or having your say, the University would love to hear from you!

When: Thursday 22 October 2015 from 12pm – 2pm

Where: Old Senior Common Room, the Shamrock Café, University of Reading (off Nourthcourt Avenue, Reading, West Berkshire RG2 7H)

Any questions? Email

For more information, see the University’s news article.

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