Student Services News

News from the Student Services Centre (Carrington Building)

Month: April 2016

Stay in halls over Summer!


Did you know that our halls are available to rent over the summer?


Whether you’re re-sitting exams, revising on campus or have a summer placement, we can help you with a place to stay over the summer!


Stay@Reading lets out halls accommodation over the summer, when most students have vacated their term-time residencies. We have a range of halls available from washbasins in Windsor hall at £12.80 per night to Premium en-suite rooms in Childs and Bridges Hall.


Unlike a hotel, dates of stay are flexible and we’re happy to accommodate short-term stays for graduation ceremonies and Reading Festival to long-term stays for the duration over summer if you just need somewhere to write your thesis.


We don’t operate quite like a hotel so you will need to bring your own bed linen, towels and crockery but we do offer quality, affordable accommodation at the heart of campus with great transport links.


For more information and to make a booking, go to !


We look forward to welcoming you.

Quiet Period



The University Quiet Period will run from 18:00 on Sunday 17 April to 18:00 on Friday 10 June. The Quiet Period is a time during the summer term each year when the University and RUSU actively encourages students to be mindful of the noise regulations set out in Section 5 of your Hall handbook. The bulk of University exams take place during the summer term and the Quiet Period is enforced in order to ensure that the disturbance of students and residents in the local community is kept to a minimum.


Throughout this period, when students are involved in revision and examinations, Halls’ normal noise regulations are strictly enforced. (See your Hall Handbook for further details)


Offenders against the noise regulations may expect to be fined, in proportion to the seriousness of the disturbance, the time of the disturbance and their previous history. Other disciplinary sanctions may also be applied. Persistent offenders may be required to move out of the Hall.


Here are some steps to help ensure peace and harmony over the exams period:

  • Don’t make noise in communal areas in halls (such as kitchens)
  • Keep quieter when on your way to and from venues
  • When you get back home and want to continue the party, be considerate of your neighbours
  • If your neighbours knock and ask you to keep the noise down please don’t dismiss them
  • If you’re planning a house party, tell your neighbours and agree on a reasonable time for the party to end
  • During exam period – remember there are many students that will have exams both before and after you so please be considerate when you’re lucky enough to not have any exams!

Study areas over the exam period


We are approaching the exams and assessment period, and many of you will be planning on spending more time on campus to study.

As well as using the library, there are several spaces around campus which are pre-booked for your use during this busy time. Please see below for more information:


Rooms available during the day (9am-6pm)

  • Business School 201 (24 places – available 25 April – 3 June
  • Agriculture GU06 (20 places) – available 18 April – 3 June (apart from 25-29 April)

Room available in the evening (6pm-10pm)

  • HumSS 301 (30 places) (18:00-22:00) – available 25 April – 10 June

Room with PCs (9am-10pm)

  • HumSS 173 PC (10 places) – available 18 April – 3 June

Please note that these rooms are not available over the weekend.


Booking rooms yourself

Whilst these rooms have already been booked out, remember that you can also book rooms yourself.

Just complete the room booking form at the bottom of the timetabling webpage, and return it via email.

A few things to remember…

  • Return the form from your University email address. Messages from external emails (Hotmail, Gmail etc.) can’t be actioned.
  • Student revision bookings can only be accepted in 2 hour blocks and, where possible, individual revision should happen in one of the allocated Student Study Spaces.
  • If bookings are needed in the evening (after 18:00) the request needs to be received the week previously.
  • If there are any empty rooms, you are permitted to use them for revision, but if someone turns up for a booking, you must vacate.  Bookings are displayed on the sheet on the front of the door, but any bookings made after the Thursday the week previously will not appear.


Whatever deadlines and exam dates you have coming up, good luck!


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Undergraduate module selection now open!

For those of you who need select optional modules for the next Part of your degree programme starting in 2016/17, online Module Selection opens today at 12pm.

Module Section can be found on the RISIS Portal, and you have until Friday 29 April to make your selection.

Don’t forget if you are studying full time then you must ensure you have 120 credits worth of modules.

If you have any questions, get in touch with the Faculties Office on

Have an entrepreneurial idea? The Henley Crowdfunding platform has launched!

Working in partnership with ‘Crowdfund Campus‘ the Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship has created a crowdfunding platform that enables students to launch campaigns to fund the validation and development of their business ideas.

Crowdfunding is a recent innovation which is changing the way entrepreneurs are raising money for their projects and businesses.

The Henley Crowdfunding Platform is a donation/reward based platform where students can raise funds from donors who receive rewards of products or services.  The platform is open to all students from the University, not just Henley Business School.

Further information about the Henley Crowdfunding Platform can be found at:

Interested? What’s next?

  1. The first thing to do is to know what you want to fund and how much money you will need to bring the project to a successful conclusion.
  2. Secondly, access and create your campaign. Complete the online form, then submit.

The Platform is the perfect place to go for students looking to raise anything from a few hundred pounds up to about £10,000.
An online training programme on how to use the Henley Crowdfunding Platform is provided by Crowdfund Campus and can be booked at  


For further information about Henley Crowdfunding Platform please contact:
Jurek Sikorski
Business Development Lead & Entrepreneur in Residence
Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship
Tel: 0118 378 8188


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