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RU crushed Cambridge?

An impressive performance by four University of Reading students this summer saw them defeat St Johns College from Cambridge University and sail through to the second round of BBC Two’s University Challenge.

On the 22nd July 2013 the team consisting of post-graduates, Peter Burgess and Luke Tudge and undergraduates, Michael Dunleavy and Christopher White found themselves face to face with the illustrious presenter Jeremy Paxman in the hope of progressing through to the final fourteen teams.» >

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All you need to know about the library

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.» >

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Packing for uni – what they don’t tell you to bring

It is a week after A Level results and you have probably started thinking about what to bring to university. Well don’t panic because the lovely student officers in RUSU have put together a brilliant guide for you here – rusu.co.uk/freshers/what_to_bring/

But here at Spark* we thought we could add to it a bit! There are always those random things you never think of until you arrive, so here is our guide: “What they don’t tell you to bring”

Toilet roll

Bring loads.» >

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Welcome to Spark*

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….» >

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