Welcome to Reading!
Welcome to all students joining the Study Abroad Programme at the University of Reading (including Erasmus+, global exchange or Study Abroad students who are registered at a non-UK University and not gaining their degree from Reading). We look forward to meeting you during Welcome Week. This week will give you information on how to make the most out of your time here at Reading.
Before you arrive please read the information on the main Welcome Week website, but note that your Welcome Week activities will be slightly different, as it includes dedicated meetings and information sessions specifically organised for you. There will be an electronic Study Abroad Programme Welcome Week Brochure available later in the summer which will be sent to you providing more details, highlighting where the main differences are.
In the 'Journey to Reading' presentation there is a reference to a 'guarantee' of accommodation if you apply by a certain date. This only applies to students who are studying for a full degree at Reading and not those on the Study Abroad Programme. Details regarding accommodation for Study Abroad Programme students can be found in the Accommodation Handbook provided at application stage.
For any queries related to accommodation at Reading, including contracts and housing deposits, please contact the Student Residence Liaison Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org
All students joining the Study Abroad Programme are encouraged to participate in the International Welcome Programme, although you are expected to register at the Study Abroad Programme Welcome Desk only, and before you collect your campus card etc.
You are strongly encouraged to attend Welcome Week activities in order to meet staff and gain information from the Library, Study Advice, IT, and other support services at the University which will help you during your stay at Reading.
Welcome Week will also give you specific information regarding the Study Abroad Programme on our Study Abroad Programme Welcome Desk. Colleagues from the Erasmus & Study Abroad Office will be available to answer any queries, as well as help complete any programme forms (including Erasmus+) that your home university / funding bodies expect to be returned upon arrival.
The Study Abroad Programme Welcome Desk will be open Thursday 20 September – Sunday 23 September.
Students must arrive in Reading no later than Sunday, 23 September.
Module Selection and Welcome WeekDuring Welcome Week there will be dedicated subject specific meetings for Study Abroad Programme students with the Study Abroad academic coordinators from each School / Department.
In these you will gain further information and guidance regarding your module choices, as well as get your study programme / learning agreements approved. You should not register your module choices at the Module Fair - this is aimed at degree-seeking students only.You will be informed about how to finalise your modules during the Study Abroad Programme Orientation.