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Reading Buses propose positive changes for University bus service

Reading Buses have announced that they are planning changes to the bus routes which run through Whiteknights campus. The Claret service (20, 20a and 21) currently works as a combined service but the Claret 21 has been the much stronger service of the three.

Reading Buses have therefore proposed some changes to the service and are looking for feedback from the people that their changes will be affecting. Much of what they are proposing is in response to comments by people from the University and they are very keen to improve these services by revisiting the timetables and giving UoR staff, students and visitors the best experience that they can.» >

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Students and staff develop Whiteknights Biodiversity App

Staff and students at the University of Reading are designing an app that will record biodiversity data on the Whiteknights Campus. 

The student-led project will focus on gathering long-term data sets using a standard protocol that will provide a database for students and staff to monitor long-term changes in the local environment that will develop over time.

The app itself has been branded ‘KiteSite’ and users will be able to record photographs, notes, extra information as well as being able to link it to particular projects.» >

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Plans underway for new astro pitch and pavilion on UoR Whiteknights Campus

A new Astro Turf pitch will be in place on Whiteknights campus for the start of the 2014/2015 academic year.

The announcement has been met with widespread approval with many of those connected to sport at the University of Reading. Among the delighted parties is Josh Cave, the RUSU Student Engagement Officer. He said: “The new STP is a long awaited win for many of our sports teams. It is also great to see the University and the Student Union continuing to work in partnership.» >

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Heating upgrade

The University of Reading is making a £12million pound investment to replace its ageing steam central boiler system with a brand new Energy Centre and district heating network.  The Energy Centre will house a combined heat and power (CHP) generator and four large high-efficiency boilers.

This system will heat and provide hot water to a total of sixteen buildings on the Whiteknights Campus and will be vastly more efficient than the previous one.» >

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