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Discover Reading on a Rainy Day

Words by Olga Shevchenko, MSc Applied International Development. 


Ever wondered what you could tell your friends and family about Reading and could not think of anything? There is something you could do about it in just a couple of hours on a rainy day. 

Reading is home to a few museums: Reading Museum, Museum of English Rural Life (MERL), Cole Museum of Zoology and Medical museum, all of which are free to visit» >

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RUSU at the ready with Ask for Angela

Words by Sabita Burke, Sub editor for The Spark. 


The national support system devised by the police, Ask for Angela, has come to RUSU, thanks to Welfare Officer Dan Bentley.  


Originally spearheaded in London with aims to reduce incidents of sexual violence and vulnerability, customers at venues supporting the campaign are encouraged to use the code-word “Ask for Angela” or to ask, “Is Angela working?” in order to alert staff that they felt unsafe or threatened. » >

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Campus Fundraising Ideas

Aside from being part and parcel of student life, fundraising activities can also make you feel good while helping out your community. Science shows that being generous can have a tremendous impact on your self-esteem. In fact, Time reports that generosity can benefit both mental and physical health — whether you are the one directly donating, or encouraging others to do so. This makes universities a great place to rally support for a cause, as students nowadays think of themselves as more empowered and willing to help; all that’s left to do is to tap into this pool.» >

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