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Before you arrive

There's lots to do, so let's get started

It may seem like a long summer, but it won't be long before you are joining us here at Reading. There are some key things you need to do before you get to Reading. First, you should make sure that you've looked at our accommodation options and made financial arrangements.

Once all that's done you can start thinking about what to bring and then start making plans for your arrival...


Making the most of arrival weekend

Arrival Weekend takes place from Friday 16 September to Sunday 18 September. This is when the majority of our students will be making their way to our campuses. We will send instructions to those of you in halls. You can start planning your journey using our travel pages.

We've lined up some events to keep you entertained over the weekend, and help you settle in to your new home.

International/EU student?

‘I chose Reading as my university because of the open and friendly atmosphere, the beautiful campus and the town around it. There is a thriving social aspect to the uni.’

Caitlin McMaster

MChem Chemistry with Forensic Analysis

Once You're here

Now the fun starts!

Welcome Week is where you will get a feel for what Reading is all about. There will be a mix of events to challenge and entertain you. There's lots to do, so make sure you keep track of what's happening and when. Your personalised timetable will be available in August, so remember to check back then.

This is your chance to get to know Reading, meet new people and get ready to launch into a busy term.

Beyond Welcome Week

More steps to maximise your success!

Find out about some of the study support, development and employability activities you can take part in while studying at Reading. During Welcome Week, you will have the opportunity to explore these and many more activities and opportunities during the events on Tuesday and Wednesday, and of course throughout your time with us.


Welcome information specifically for international students.


Information for students on our Master's courses. It's possibly your second time at university, but your first time at Reading.

Student Pages

All the information you'll need once you've got through Welcome Week.

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