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Reading University Construction Society (RUCS)

The student-run society is a social and cultural hub for our students.

RUCS is an active society which provides an exciting range of events enabling students to create professional relationships as well friendships.


The Society provides a networking platform that encourages interaction and collaboration between students, alumni and industry professionals through informal events. RUCS aims to increase the employability and knowledge of its members through organised student events with leading employers and professional institutions.

A number of industry leaders are corporate members of RUCS, including Turner & Townsend, Malcolm Hollis, and Alinea, and recently the current President of CIOB and former student of the School, Paul Nash, delivered a talk for the Society. RUCS empowers students to build a personal network of industry contacts, taking their first steps towards building their own career.

"RUCS is student-led which offers great business experience - I phone up firms asking if they would like to sign up to be a corporate member for the year. We arrange informal evenings where we have two firms come in to present to our students on their graduate schemes, what projects they're working on, and how to apply for their summer placements.

Afterwards there is a chance to ask individual questions and we share the firm's contact details. RUCS also runs socials, bringing people together and creating friendships."

Louise Lawson

BSc Quantity Surveying and former President of RUCS


RUCS is also renowned for its social activities and provides an active calendar of events throughout the year, including the annual gala black tie dinner and the annual student-staff football match. The Society is integral to our supportive community, bringing students from across all years and academic staff together in an informal setting, through a variety of events, enhancing the quality of student life in the School.

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