Making the most of the rest of the summer

two girls riding bicycles

We’re well into summer holiday and you may be looking for a few things to do. Fear not, we have some suggestions! Sit back, relax and find something for you. 

Diversify Your Taste Buds 

Missing the Thursday food trucks? You could visit Blue Collar Corner for high-quality street food and food trucks come Wednesday and Friday to the marketplace on broad street. Stop by and you might see familiar faces 😊 .

People buying fish and chips from a truck

Pick up a new hobby or reunite with an old one

You know what’s better than getting a new hobby? Getting back into an old one you didn’t have time for during the term. Get back into video games, let your imagination run wild with novels, enjoy yourself at the gym or whatever it is that makes you happy

Female gym instructor using gym equipment

Volunteer at local charities

Charities can never have too much help. With charities like the Refugee Support Group (RSG), British Heart Foundation and Volunteer in the local community | University of Reading you can help with their day to day activities and put a smile on peoples’ faces 😊

male volunteer making paper crafts with a young boy

Explore Workshops and Well-being Sessions

With the aim of improving people’s well-being and mental health with sports activities, Sport in Mind Berkshire – mental health support through sport hosts free sessions across Berkshire every week. This includes everything from walking to pilates and football. Compass Recovery College organises workshops to improve mental health and well-being, as well as activities like yoga and gardening. There are also more specific sessions such as ‘Understanding Your Mental Health Medication’ and ‘Grieving Losses’ and they’re all free.

Five people listening in a workshop

Visit Reading’s various tourist sites

If you enjoy exploring on your own or with friends, Reading has multiple free and paid attractions to choose from. One of the most popular being The Museum of English Rural Life with its galleries, cafe and garden and free admission. Visit Tripadvisor for more Reading attractions and The ultimate listings guide for Reading | What’s On Reading (

Two people taking pictures on a hill with three people below them

Get a Summer Job

Summer is a great time to get a part-time job! You could take one up for some extra cash or to get more job experience, it’s a win-win situation 😉 With websites like Indeed, TotalJobs and Glassdoor finding a summer job is made easier. You could also pop into town with your CV and check if any stores are hiring as some allow you submit your CV in person. University of Reading continues to offer Summer support to its students, find guides and workshops at Essentials | Careers Services and operating hours on Student Services Summer 2022.

Riverside restaurants

Got anything else planned? 👀 Feel free to comment how you’re spending summer! Don’t forget to follow our Instagram @uor_studentlife and Twitter @UniRdg_Student for more!

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