Term ends on Friday 29 June, and having finished your studies we’d like to ask you to consider the following before you leave us…
Address (and email)
- You should redirect your University Email account (check the instructions on the readingLive site). We might still send you important information after you leave us!
- Log in to the RISISweb portal and make sure that your address details are correct (and that your permanent address – usually your parents’ address – is also correct).
- Having trouble logging in to the RISISweb portal? Your log in details may have changed after graduation; they may have reverted back to ‘username: student number’ and ‘password: date of birth’.
If you have any problems updating your record feel free to contact the RISIS Office on +44 (0)118 378 4646 or the Helpdesk on +44 (0)118 378 5555.
- Have you registered for graduation? You should register even if you don’t want to attend (so we know where to send your certificate!) If you do not register we will not be able to send you your certificate, so you mist refister to graduate in absence if you are not attending. If you haven’t registered you should contact the Graduation Office.
- We can certify photocopies of your certificate free of charge; but if you lose your certificate and need a replacement there will be a charge (see the Academic Transcripts page for more information).
- Diploma Supplements are produced by the Examinations Office, and additional copies have a charge attached (see the Academic Transcripts page for more information).
Student Services (in the Carrington Building) will verify degrees for employment and visa purposes.
Follow the graduation day on Twitter, for information and updates – @UniRdg_Grad.
Library and IT
- Make sure you return all library items and pay any outstanding fines and bills for lost books.
- Don’t forget to save any important documents you might have saved on University computers of the network.
- Read the ITS Blog entry on things to do before you leave
Living in Halls?
- Please remember to hand in your keys/hall swipe card as failure to do so will result in a charge.
- If you would like us to forward your mail for a short period (usually 2 weeks) please provide us with a sheet of self adhesive labels with your forwarding address on.
- Please remember to recycle anything you do not need- clothes, electrical items, books etc at the recycling bins at halls.
- Please take your bike with you when you leave.
- Please remove any unwanted food from the fridges or freezers. If you have any dried or tinned food you do not want to take with you please ask at your Group office as some areas have collection points for these items and from there it goes to the Salvation Army.
- Your deposit will be returned at the end of your tenancy (ie the end of July for most students) – you should receive an email from Finance with details in the coming weeks.
- We can’t give you your certificates until you’ve cleared your debts with the University. So make sure you’ve paid your Halls bills and Fees and any other outstanding debts (including Library fines).
- Council Tax – be prepared for a change of status (See the Council Tax FAQs).
- Student Loans Company – ensure the SLC knows your address.
- Log in to the RISISweb portal and make sure that your bank details are correct. If they are incorrect we won’t be able to refund any money that we might owe you.
Keep in touch…
- After graduation, you are still very much part of the University. Keep in touch with all the news, events and over 100,000 other Reading graduates by joining our online community.
- Keep in touch with the Alumni Office via Twitter (@UniRdg_Alumni), Facebook, and Linkedin.
- Keep us updated with your contact details by joining our online community and you will receive both Connected Online and Connected Magazine – specifically for Reading alumni.
- Support Reading! Over 6,000 Reading graduates have made a donation to the Annual Fund, supporting the next generation of students. Make your first gift by texting READ12 followed by the amount (£3, £5 or £10) to 70070
- Keep up to date with the latest University news via Twitter @UniRdg_News
The Student Employment, Experience and Careers Centre (SEECC) will be in contact with you in the New Year after you graduate in order to find out how your career is progressing (as part of the Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education Survey). Get the jump start on your peers by signing up for our careers services for graduates. Register with SEECC for continued access to careers services, as well as updates on graduate opportunities and vacancies. You can also email SEECC at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have specific questions or need further information on support available.