Living in halls

Halls can be a place to live, study, meet friends and socialise - a home away from home, and part of a supportive and vibrant student community.

Campus halls of residenceReading offers a wide range of hall-based accommodation options on or around our main campus to select from.

Contract lengths can be adapted to your period of study, with contracts available for full year and shorter periods of study. There are entry points in September 2019 and January 2020.

You apply for halls after you have been offered and accepted your place on the Study Abroad Programme. 

Please see the dedicated University Accommodation Study Abroad Programme website for more details.

Accommodation costs will vary depending on the type of room you choose and how long you are staying in halls. The rent includes all utility bills, internet access, contents insurance, maintenance and communal cleaning.

Private accommodation

There is plenty of private accommodation available to rent in the vicinity of the University. The Students' Union provides housing information to students who wish to rent private houses or student flats in Reading.

Shared house or flat

Many students looking for private rented accommodation choose to share a house or flat with other students.

  • Each student has his or her own study-bedroom and all bathroom, kitchen and living-room areas are shared with the other occupants of the property.
  • Typical rents vary from £260 to £300 per person per calendar month.
  • Rental agreements are assured short hold tenancies, usually for a fixed term of 12 months.
  • Tenancies are often held jointly by all the occupants of the property.

Room in resident owner's home

Some students choose to rent a room in a house that is occupied by the owner. This is also known as lodging.

  • May be slightly more expensive than renting a room in a shared house.
  • More flexible arrangement, with a shorter notice period required if you wish to move out.
  • Rents normally include utility bills



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Edith Morley building, room 203 (opposite ISLI main reception)

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What students say

"... Your flatmates really do become your family, which made living

out of home for the first time a lot easier

and much more fun..."

Ashley Butler, La Trobe University

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