Students expect the University
- to provide an excellent and varied learning experience;
- to deliver degrees with relevant content informed by the latest research;
- to provide access to learning resources and facilities that allow you to excel;
- to offer opportunities to gain knowledge and skills useful for life beyond University;
- to support students' professional development and access to career information, advice and guidance;
- to provide a broad range of social, cultural, sporting and co-curricular activities;
- to facilitate opportunities to express views which are considered and responded to.
Students expect staff
- to teach in an engaging and varied manner that inspires learning;
- to give timely and constructive feedback on work;
- to provide effective pastoral and learning support when needed;
- to respond, communicate and consult in a timely and effective manner;
- to recognize the student body to be a diverse collection of adults who are partners with an equally important voice in their learning.
The University expects students
- to work hard at their studies and to be active partners in shaping their experience of HE;
- to seek out opportunities to enhance their understanding and to develop practical and intellectual skills;
- to take advantage of the wealth of activities (social and developmental) provided by the University and the Students Union;
- to be aware that their conduct affects other students and reflects on the University, and to act accordingly;
- to provide constructive feedback on their time at Reading through the Students Union and directly to the University.
Staff expect students
- to be pro-active in managing their learning and in seeking help when needed;
- to be enquiring in their thinking;
- to manage their time to fulfil academic and other commitments;
- to engage fully with all academic commitments;
- to conduct themselves and to engage in their studies with honesty;
- to keep appointments and to communicate with staff in a timely and courteous manner;
- to take ownership of their own health and wellbeing.
We all expect each other
- to treat one another with respect, tolerance and courtesy, regardless of identity, background or belief, both in person and online;
- to show responsible stewardship of the university environment, facilities and resources;
- to challenge one another intellectually and to contribute to the advancement of knowledge;
- to work fairly and effectively with one another both inside and outside the academic context;
- to be accountable for our actions and conduct;
- to recognise and value positive contributions from others.