If you would rather avoid the hassle of shopping for food and have easy access to a wide range of excellent cuisine, a catered hall may be for you. Our catered meal plans provide you with the opportunity to eat at any 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.
Staying in a catered room allows you the benefits of on-campus accommodation without the stress of having to put time aside for cooking. Nor will you need to be at your hall to eat: our catered packages give you a weekly allowance which can be spent at outlets around campus.
It is easy to assume that catered accommodation will be more expensive. At Reading, we offer catered accommodation at a range of price points to ensure that you can stay where you want on different budgets!
A new full-time postgraduate who has accepted an offer from the University and applies for accommodation by 1 August and satisfies any conditions of your academic offer by 31 August of your year of entry*.
Read more about the Accommodation Guarantee.
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.