Commuting to study
If you are living off campus alone or with family and commuting to study
Practical advice for
- Parking on campus: If driving to campus is necessary for you, please make sure that before bringing a vehicle onto campus you have applied for and obtained a permit. As parking spaces are very limited on campus, finding space can be difficult. Find out more about parking spaces on campus and how to apply for a permit.
- Lockers: There are a number of lockers on campus that you can use to store heavy items such as books and avoid travelling with them when you don't need to. To request a locker, enquire at the RUSU reception desk where, depending on current availability, you will be asked for a £5 deposit. You will then be given a card with which to access your new locker. Find out more about lockers on campus.
Space to study and relax
- Space to relax on campus: If your journey to campus is quite long, you may not want to travel home in between lectures. There are lots of spaces on campus to study, relax and eat - find out more about some of the spaces to relax on campus.
- Let someone know: Commuting can sometimes be challenging when public transport is cancelled or there is a traffic jam. Let your Academic Tutor or Lecturer know that you commute and they can keep you up to date on anything you may have missed.
- Local students - share your knowledge
- Share your local knowledge: You have a great insight in to Reading and the local area. Help other new students find their way around and share your recommendations with the new people you meet.
- Making Friends: Living in university accommodation is not the only way to make friends at university. You can meet people studying on your course or by joining clubs and societies. Take a look at the wide range of student-led societies on offer on the RUSU website.
Welcome events, sporting activities and making friendships
- With over 100 different UoR Clubs & Societies run for students by students on offer, you are sure to find something you like. It's a great way to share your passion and interests, learn more and meet students from across the University.
During September and January, you can come along to the Activities Fayres to meet the societies in person and find out what they do. There, you will be able to get a feel for what the societies are about, find out more about the group's activities and have the opportunity to ask them any questions and find our what they have planned for the year ahead. Looks out for freshers and welcome events.