Every year, University of Reading students elect five of their peers to spend one year leading their Students’ Union. These elected Student Officers are paid to work full-time to represent you! They campaign within the university, local community and to the Government, to make sure your views are heard. They work to ensure that all parts of the Students’ Union, from the Advice team, Nursery, and retail outlets to the venues, sports clubs, societies and student media are truly working for you!
Eight Part-time Officers are also being elected in to represent LGBT, Women, Disabled, International, Postgraduate, Mature and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students. There is also an Environment and Ethics Part time Officer position.
Two Student Trustees are also part of our election process and their primary role is to sit on the RUSU Trustee Board and to help guide the direction and strategy of the Union.
This year’s RUSU Election nominations open on Monday 4 February (Week 4). If you are interested in running for any of the above positions, feel free to email Ceri Jones, VP Democracy and Campaigns and ask any questions. Alternatively, if you think one of your friends would be a good candidate recommend them to us and someone will contact them.
Information about the RUSU Elections including an outline of the roles for each position can be found on the RUSU website.
RUSU Student Lettings – have you registered?
The recently opened RUSU Student Lettings is owned and run by Reading University Students’ Union and is a letting agency with a difference. The agency is located in the familiar environment of the Students’ Union and only deals with responsible landlords of well-maintained properties and these are offered without the ‘hard sell’ of the high street agents. RUSU Lettings is also committed to ensuring that students find quality properties ranging from individual rooms and houses of all sizes, within areas preferred by University of Reading students. We understand the financial burdens that our students face, so we do not charge students any agency fees.
So if you are looking for accommodation for the next academic year, make sure you have registered your details with the agency, so we can help find the perfect place for you in houses owned by reputable landlords.
One World Week: Monday 4 – Friday 8 February
Join us for a week of exciting events celebrating and raising awareness of cultural diversity. There are so many great events which means that there should be something for everyone.
Events include a Model United Nations Conference, a showing of the Portuguese film ‘TABU,’ a talk about the University of Malaysia by Professor Tony Downes, a Cultural Festival, a discussion on ‘Faith and Sexuality: Can You Be Religious and Gay?’, Cultural Show and LASS Carnival Party
This year our Reading Knights teams will be taking on Oxford Brookes on Saturday 2 March. The event will be taking place in Oxford but our teams would be grateful if they had some supporters cheering them on. For more information contact Nick Cook, VP Student Activities
London Road Space
RUSU has opened a new space at the London Road campus. Feel free to drop in and have a chat with your Student Officers, Advisors and Activities teams on a Thursday afternoon during term time. You’ll find them in L19, Room G29.