The University has been listening to students’ feedback and has implemented several new ideas to improve student experience.
Feedback was collected from student course reps, RUSU, the National Student Survey and various other surveys and questionnaires that took place in the last academic year.
One of the most notable things that has been introduced is 24/7 study space ‘The Study’ which was created after a £240,000 investment from the University.
The University are also making it more affordable for its students to continue their studies at Reading and a 10% discount will be offered to all UoR students who wish to enrol on a postgraduate course. As well as this, from 2014 the University will be offering five scholarships per year, worth £10,500, for students who wish to move on to a Master’s programme at Reading.
This year, £700,000 extra is being spent on course materials which will include books and databases, both online and in print.
There will also be more sports facilities available to students with a new football facility being created at Bulmershe. The new pavilion is getting a meeting room, a kitchenette and another sports pavilion will be constructed on the Whiteknights campus, subject to planning permission, which will include a multi-sport changing facility and club room.
Other things that have been introduced as a part of this scheme include: the 24/7 Library opening, the refurbishment of the Library, a street food van, additional staff in the student wellbeing service and the change of term dates.