If you would rather avoid the hassle of shopping for food and have easy access to a wide range of cuisine, a catered hall may be for you.
Our catered package offers great value for money as catering fees are included in the rent, giving you up to £70 worth of catering credit to use up each week during the 31 weeks of term. Our catered package provides you with the opportunity to eat at many of the diverse restaurants around Whiteknights campus and London Road campus as well as dedicated facilities within your halls. Go out to eat or stay in - the choice is yours.
Our catered halls offer a choice between en-suite rooms and traditional rooms with shared bathrooms. You will also find small kitchenettes to prepare snacks and small meals.
catered rooms with shared bathrooms
These halls include a flexible catering package which allows students to eat at the catering facility at the hall or at other selected catering outlets. The catering package is only provided during term time and residents cater for themselves during the Christmas and Easter vacation. Shared kitchenettes are available for preparing simple meals and drinks.
All of the halls are a short walk from the campus centre and conveniently located for local shops, eating places and buses to Reading town centre and station.
Each hall has access to a Group Reception where staff are on hand to assist with enquiries. The facilities at each Group include a laundry, bike sheds/stands and post boxes.
You can opt for a standard room, or a recently upgraded standard room for a small increase in price.
A new full-time postgraduate who has accepted an offer from the University and applies for accommodation by 23:59 on 1 August and satisfies any conditions of your academic offer by 31 August of your year of entry*.
Read more about the Accommodation Guarantee.
en-suite Catered rooms
Dunsden Crescent within the Park Group offers 130 catered en-suite rooms, organised into flats of eight and 12 bedrooms.
The catering package is only provided during term time, and residents cater for themselves during the Christmas and Easter vacation.
If you are currently studying at the University of Reading, we have lots of relevant help and information on our Essentials website.
Your campus card
The University has a range of restaurants where you can save time and money. Load cash onto your Campus Card+ account and you can get 15% discount on all hot drinks and 5% discount on everything else.
There are also regular special meal deals and promotions that you can take advantage of.
Once your account is loaded up, paying for goods is as easy as swiping it at the checkouts across campus. Your card can be used in all Eat locations as well as Dol.cHe Vita, Henley Business School Cafe and Cafe Libro. Find out more about our restaurants, cafes and bars.
It can also be used to get into your halls, the Sportspark, the library and pay for other University services. Find out more about our facilities.