At Reading we offer a wide range of accommodation options. Our halls provide you with a home away from home where you will find yourself part of a supportive community. Each hall has its own distinctive character offering a safe and secure environment in which to study, socialise and relax. All the Halls of Residence are within close proximity of the Whiteknights Campus and the rent includes utility costs, internet access and insurance which makes budgeting easy.
The benefits of living in Hall accommodation include:
- A variety of accommodation is available ranging from a self-catered room with shared bathroom facilities to a room with ensuite bathroom and catering provided
- Heating, electricity and water charges are all included in the price of your rent
- Welfare and pastoral support for students is provided by a Warden in each Hall, who works alongside the Hall Management Team
- Security is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and night security patrols operate in all University Halls
- A Halls Hotline is available 24 hours a days, 365 days of the year so any halls related issues can be dealt with quickly and efficiently
- Free access is provided to the University network and internet in all rooms
- Contents insurance is included in the rent
Catered Accommodation (meals provided)
A meal package is provided for students living in catered halls and this is included in the room price. The package allows meals and snacks to be purchased via a weekly cash allowance which includes a discount on selected main meal prices. The package is flexible so you can decide which meals you would like to purchase. You can also choose to eat your meals at your hall or at selected catering facilities on campus. The meal options offers a well balanced range of meals with vegetarian options at every meal. For more details about the catering arrangments see the University Catering web page.
The catering package is offered during term time and Freshers' week and residents use shared kitchens to cater for themselves during the Christmas and Easter vacations.
Self-catered Accommodation (no meals provided)
Self-catering Halls provide kitchen facilities that you share with a number of other Hall residents. The kitchens are equipped with all the essential items such as cooker, fridge, freezer, kettle, microwave and toaster. You only need to bring cutlery, plates, bowls, pots and pans.
The main advantage of self-catering accommodation is flexibility, giving you the opportunity to eat what, when and where you like. Self-catering might be more appropriate for students with medical or religious diets. As a self-catered resident you have the option of loading cash onto your Campus Card. nad you can then use the card to buy meals in some of the restaurants and cafes across the campus. You don't have to worry about carrying cash and can get a discount on many menu items.
Applying for Hall
Details regarding what you need to do in order to apply for a place in hall will be provided to you at the time of your appication to join the Study Abroad programme at Reading. Students will normally have to indicate an accommodation 'type' preference as part of the formal application to study at Reading, and will be able to make a proper application once you have formally accepted your place on the Study Abroad programme. The applications for places in hall for Erasmus & Stud6y Abroad students is normally avialable from July (for autumn term starters) and November (for spring term starters).
Full information will be provided to you.