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.
Food, sport and recreation
The following catering services are currently open on campus for takeaway service:
• The Library café (9.00 - 16.00, Monday to Friday)
• Park Eat (8.00 – 22.00, 7 days a week)
• The Dairy (8.00 – 16.00, Monday to Friday)
• Wantage and St Patrick’s Hall – for residents only (8.00 – 22.00, 7 days a week)
The Marketplace at Park Eat is also open from 8.00 – 22.00, 7 days a week, to buy food and other household essentials.
Please remember to wear a face covering when visiting shops and take-away venues, in line with current government legislation.
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, particularly while schools are closed. 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.