The great majority of Reading students behave considerately and responsibly.
However, anti-social behaviour causes stress and unhappiness for victims and their families, may cost a great deal of money, and can bring the University into disrepute. Students, staff, local residents, the media, and parents all expect the University and the Students' Union to maintain a safe, peaceful and orderly environment.
When you enrol or re-enrol each year, you agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the University, which apply off-campus as well as within the University environment.
There is a disciplinary system for the very small number of students who break these rules and behave in an anti-social fashion; in extreme circumstances we may suspend a student from the University or even remove them altogether.
The majority of disciplinary offences involving students also involve alcohol. This is not considered as having any kind of 'mitigating effect' in terms of the disciplinary system or the penalties applied.
Alcohol Restriction Zone
East Reading, including parts of the Whiteknights campus, has been designated as an Alcohol Restriction Zone by Reading Borough Council.
This means if you're seen out and about with a drink in your hand a Police Officer can ask you to stop drinking it or hand it over.
If you don't comply with that request you could be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice, Fine, or arrest and prosecution.