We would recommend you arrive in Reading between Thursday 19 and Sunday 22 September. This will allow you enough time to get settled here and buy any essentials you might need before Welcome Week activities start.
If you’re arriving into Heathrow airport Friday 20 September - Sunday 22 September, between 7:00 and 20:00, you can sign up for the University’s free ‘Meet and Greet’ service.
Study Abroad Programme welcome activities start on Monday 23 September, so you must arrive no later than Sunday 22 September to make sure you can attend all of the important sessions which will be running.
Study Abroad Programme registration
Once you’ve arrived in Reading, one of the first things you will need is to register at the Study Abroad Programme welcome desk in the Palmer Building on our Whiteknights campus.
Make sure you bring your passport and visa documents (non-EU/EEA/Swiss nationals) or passport or national ID card (EU/EEA/Swiss nationals) as you will need these to register.
At registration we’ll give you more information about the Study Abroad Programme and be able to answer any queries you may have. We’ll also be able to complete/sign any programme forms (including Erasmus+) required by your home university/funding bodies.
Once you’ve attended registration you will be able to collect your Campus Card, get your University username, and pick up your Biometric Residence Permit (if you need one). For more information on how to collect your Biometric Residence Permit, click here.