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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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Why a 9-5 Working Week is not conducive with the Exam Term

Have you ever been in the library at 10pm, 11pm, 12pm?

Have you even been to Park Bar at 11am because you just finished your morning exam?

Have you ever been in the library at 7 am to get your favourite seat?

Do you find yourself spending your weekends in the library?

If you have then, like me, you are a victim to the alternate universe that is a University during exam term.» >

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Honest Burgers: Reading

Honest Burgers is a lovely restaurant situated in the heart of Reading town centre. Currently, Honest Burgers are incredibly student-friendly as they are offering 30% off food for students, every Monday – Thursday between 11.30-17.30. With this exciting discount, you can get a fantastic burger (there are many to choose from) with a generous portion of rosemary salted chips.

Their beef comes from small farms in the Scottish Highlands. Personally, I am more of a chicken fan, so I decided to order the Jerk Chicken burger which is exclusive to the Reading restaurant.» >

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