What’s open in Reading?
To find out which venues are open in Reading check the livingreading map.
The Reading Borough Council website has further information on travel, social distancing routes and safety measures, and the latest information on shops and the high street.
What’s open on campus?
Find the latest details on catering and food services on campus on the Hospitality webpages. Students on catering packages will still be able to access their catering needs.
Some of our catering facilities reopened for takeaway from Monday 12 April. Outdoor tables will be available at Park House, the Dairy, Eat at the Square and Park Eat. Tables at Park Eat must be booked in advance through the Catering website. From 17 May there will be more changes, and venues re-opening. Follow the student channels for the latest.
Please be aware that the government has brought in new rules for hospitality venues. All visitors (not just one per household) are now required to check in with the NHS COVID-19 app, or by providing their name and contact details. Venues must refuse entry if visitors decline to do this. Visit the hospitality website for more information on individual catering outlets’ opening times. As well as the Marketplace at Park Eat, the Co-Op will also be open from 14 April.
The catering outlets and shops in your Students’ Union will re-open for the start of the summer term, including takeaway food from Mojo’s, with additional outdoor seating provided. All RUSU advice services will continue to be provided online. The nursery continues to be open. For further information visit RUSU's website.
The SportsPark reopened on Monday 12 April for individual exercise. Members will be able to pre-book their gym sessions, individual workout spaces and courts via the SportsPark website, and must exercise alone or with members of their household. Group exercise activities will commence from Monday 17 May.
Face coverings must be worn in communal areas of the SportsPark but can be removed when exercising in the gym.
Face coverings must be worn in all areas on campus where they are legally required (for example, in shops, takeaway food outlets, on public transport and in places of worship).
Support networks and community
Our dedicated range of specialist support teams are here for you, whether you are on campus or studying remotely. We will maintain a high level of remote service but with some face-to-face support where needed.
Alongside our dedicated support services, we have several communities, departments and networks to help you feel supported, as follows:
• Togetherall – a free, online support community, available 24/7
• Life Tools - free webinars on practical topics such as time management and resilience
• Wellbeing Toolkit – a summary of our range of support resources
• RUSU Community Facebook Page
• RUSU Welfare Directory
• Student Services News blog
• Student Life blog
• Peer support
• Support our Students
We know that some of you may have additional caring/parental responsibilities. If you have any concerns at all about how this may be impacting your studies, please get in touch with your Academic Tutor/Supervisor.
Support documents and self-help
In collaboration with the NHS, we have produced a suite of self-help leaflets on a range of topics from stress, to eating disorders. These informative guides offer advice for everyone in accessible formats – you can send to a friend, get an audio guide or download as a PDF.
We also have a list of helpful guides on a whole range of topics from studying, wellbeing, to disability advice, which you can access using the links below.
• NHS ‘self help’ leaflets
• ‘Look after yourself’ online guides
• Disability guides
• Study Advice Guides
We host a range of different online activities and events, all of which you can find more about on our Get Together, Apart events diary.
Home at Halls events
All students regardless of whether they live in halls can get involved in events run by Home at Halls. Download the Home at Halls app to find out what’s on.
Opportunities and development
We offer a wide range of activities to help you make the most of your time here. These range from the advice on offer from the Careers and Employability service, STaR Mentors and many more. These activities can help you feel part of the University, build friendships and develop your personal and professional skills for your future.
You can find out about all the opportunities available to you here.