How can I book accommodation for my Pre-Sessional English course?

PSE 1, 2 and 3

If you are attending the University of Reading for a pre-sessional English 1, 2 or 3 course, you will be able to apply for accommodation through your RISIS portal after you accept your offer to study. The Admissions team will send you an email explaining how you should apply.

PSE 4, 5 and 6

If you are attending one of the Pre-sessional English courses starting in June or July 2017, as soon as you accept your offer to study we will automatically book your accommodation for you. Accommodation will be booked at an extra cost (please see details of accommodation costs below) and you are required to immediately pay a £250 deposit.

Your room will be ready for you when you arrive, so you will not need to book accommodation elsewhere.

Will I need to pay a deposit?

You will need to pay a deposit to secure your room. Once you accept your offer to study at the University of Reading, we will charge a £250 deposit to your student account, which you will need to pay before you arrive in Reading. You can pay this deposit by using this link https://www.webpay.reading.ac.uk/studentpayments/ . Payment of this deposit will be taken as acceptance of the Residency Terms and Conditions (see below for more details).

After you have moved in, the deposit money will be used as a first instalment towards rent.

If you are unable to come on your Pre-Sessional English course due to visa issues, we will refund your £250 in full.

What type of room will I get?

Every Pre-Sessional English student will have a room with an en-suite bathroom and a kitchen facility which will be shared with other Pre-Sessional English students. All rooms are either on campus or just a short walk away from campus, so you will not be far from your lecture buildings.

Your accommodation package includes:

  • Study bedroom including a single bed, a mattress, a desk and desk chair, bookshelves, desk lighting, wardrobes and drawers. A mattress protector is provided, however bedding (bed sheets, pillows and duvets) is not. You should bring your own towels.
  • Wifi providing unlimited access to the University network via your own computer once you have enrolled.

  • En-suite bathroom including a personal shower, toilet and wash basin.

  • Kitchen including: induction hobs and oven, a microwave, a fridge and freezer, storage space, a kettle and a toaster. (Crockery, pans and utensils are not included.) Kitchens are shared between 6-9 residents in the flat.

  • Laundrette, with washing machine and tumble dryer facilities, available for use at a low cost.

The accommodation also includes:

  • A 24-hour halls security team, maintenance team and halls hotline.

  • A cleaning service – kitchens and communal areas will be cleaned once per week.

Contract dates and payments

All contract dates are set to match your course study dates. The contract dates cannot be changed, but you will have the opportunity to book an early arrival closer to the time, if it is available.

The weekly cost of a room is £140.70.

PSE 4

Arrival Date

Departure

16/06/2017

10/09/2016

 

Payment

Deposit

First Instalment

Second Instalment

Total

£250

£654.50

£824.10

£1728.60

Payment due date

Before arrival

1st July

1st August

PSE 5

Arrival Date

Departure

30/06/2017

10/09/2016

 

Payment

Deposit

First Instalment

Second Instalment

Total

£250

£373.10

£824.10

£1447.20

Payment

due date

Before arrival

15th July

1st August

PSE 6

Arrival Date

Departure

21/07/2017

10/09/2016

 

Payment

Deposit

First Instalment

Total

£250

£775.10

£1025.10

Payment due date

Before arrival

1st August

 

Terms and Conditions

We strongly advise that you read our residency terms and conditions (PDF – 117kb) before accepting your offer to study on your Pre-Sessional course. Payment of the £250 deposit or accepting the keys to the accommodation (whichever is first to occur) will be taken as acceptance of these T&C's.

I've read all of the above information. What shall I do now?

Once you have firmly accepted your offer to study at the University of Reading, we will book you a room in University accommodation and you need to pay your £250 accommodation deposit once we instruct you to do so.

Payment of this deposit will be taken as acceptance of the Residency Terms and Conditions .

Once you have paid your £250 accommodation deposit, you will not need to do anything else until you arrive at the University. In the weeks before your arrival we will send you e-mails with further information and reminders.

Contact us

Email: stay@reading.ac.uk

  • Telephone:
    +44 (0)118 378 8922

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