As uni starts once more and we welcome a new year group of fresher’s into our merry bunch of students, I have to admit that I do envy you First Years a little bit! Not only do you have all the excitement of moving in and meeting a whole load of wonderful people but you also have the added bonus (for most of you) of exploring a brand new town and making it your own.» >Read More »
We all know what it’s like, being a student. So many beautiful clothes, so many wonderful events to wear them to but we have no money to buy them with! So, I’ve scoured the shops for bargains and have come up with a few staple items that you can use consistently throughout the term.
1. Thick Jumpers –Many of these are needed to make up for the lack of heating within the accommodation.» >Read More »
To look for a well dressed, heel-friendly venue in Reading can often be more difficult than it seems. The classiest of which, MIX Cocktail Bar, Pitcher and Piano, Malmaison and the like, will almost certainly never appeal to your student bank balance. And, inevitably, as much as our favourite heels would fit in nicely at the Union, I feel that Topshop’s finest sling-backs need somewhere a little more welcoming…
Q Bar is up there (especially having held the recent party of the Downton cast), as is Vodka Revs, for our weekly heel-friendly clubbing fix.» >Read More »
Everyone knows that London is culture central, with numerous musicals and plays being performed around the city centre on a nightly basis. But what you might not realise is that Reading offers its own share of entertainment. While not quite as large as London, there are a few theatres offering light amusements, away from our studies.
There is a range of music concerts that happen throughout the year. If it’s Jazz music you are after then it’s best to head to either the Global café that has its specific jazz night or the Progress theatre near Shinfield Road.» >Read More »
Who said Reading was lacking in culture? What with our article by Charlotte Coster on the best venues in and around town and the new Art Everywhere campaign, I think that could be unfair to say! A new art-wave has emerged as the public helped choose classic and popular art works to go on display across the UK. 57 British masterpieces have been put on public billboards from London to Bristol, Cardiff and Reading!» >Read More »
You may not believe it at the moment but the library is an important part of university life. Whether you simply use it occasionally to borrow books, or pull all-nighters during the run up to exams, everyone will pass through those revolving doors at some point or other. We spoke to Rachel Redrup, Marketing Co-ordinator and the Liaison Librarian for Education, and asked her a few of the questions that, as Freshers, you may well be thinking.» >Read More »
There’s a very good chance, if you are reading this today, that you may have just received confirmation of a place at the University of Reading. If so, congratulations!
The hard work has paid off and in just over six weeks time you’ll be cramming everything you need into your family car and heading off on one of the most terrifying/fascinating/exciting (delete as applicable) journeys of your life so far. University… U.N.I….» >Read More »