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Life as an undergraduate

Join a friendly, supportive community who are as passionate about computer science as you are.

Our academics will help you make the most of your time with us. You'll also have opportunities to socialise and take part in extra curricular activities, collaborate with your peers, and gain practical experience.

I think it's important to connect with an environment that suits you, and I found that Reading was a good match for me at this stage in my life. 
Ieuan Higgs, BSc Computer Science with Industrial Year graduate

Clubs and activities

Get involved in our Department-run clubs and extracurricular activities to enhance your learning and pursue areas of special interest.

There is also a student-led computer technology society, R. U. Hacking? 

Visit our blog to read about student news and events

R. U. Hacking? Student Society

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As a member of the R. U. Hacking? society, you can attend events and hackathons that enable you to create demonstrable versions of your projects as a team, network with technology industry professionals, and develop your skills.

Data Science Club

This event includes: an opportunity to analyse a data set as a team, an extreme programming competition, workshop sessions for beginners, and a poster and demo session.

Our facilities

The Department of Computer Science hosts dedicated computer laboratories, an immersive virtual reality system and access to the Reading Academic Computing Cluster.

Our academics

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Meet our team of academics, whose computer science research directly informs your learning.

How we support you

The welfare of our students is extremely important to us. That's why the University offers a dedicated range of support services for your personal and professional development.

For our international students, the University provides academic English support if English is not your first language, as well as specialised guidance on immigration and visas.

The Disability Advisory Service offers bespoke support for students with any disability, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty who require assistance during their studies.

The University also offers Maths Support, a drop-in service designed to help with any areas of maths you find difficult during your studies.

Life on campus

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Whiteknights campus is set on 130 hectares of beautiful parkland, so you'll find plenty of places to relax. It is home to a thriving community and features the Students' Union, Library and places to eat.

Life in Reading

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Step off campus and you'll find yourself in a bustling town centre offering a variety of shops, restaurants and activities. We're also well-connected – you can reach London Paddington within half an hour by train. 
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