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    I have received an unconditional from Reading uni and was wondering if any current students or recent post grads could advise me on the best halls, mainly for socialising, but also quality of accommodation. Thanks
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    I have received an unconditional from Reading uni and was wondering if any current students or recent post grads could advise me on the best halls, mainly for socialising, but also quality of accommodation. Thanks
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    I have received an unconditional from Reading uni and was wondering if any current students or recent post grads could advise me on the best halls, mainly for socialising, but also quality of accommodation. Thanks
    Hello

    Sorry no one replied to your post sooner, however I can try and help you.

    Congratulations on your unconditional offer, that's fab news.

    So it really depends on what you want in terms of self catered/catered halls, shared bathroom, premium rooms or cheaper ones! But i will try and give you a good overview - but also please take a look at our accommodation page:https://www.reading.ac.uk/ready-to-s...mmodation.aspx

    In my first year I stayed in a Bridges Townhouse which was very nice, you share with 12 people and share your bathroom one between two. You also have a large kitchen with 3 sofas and dining room table. Other Bridges halls are also good, they are premium shared bathroom rooms so you get a 3/4 bed (as with all premium rooms) and you share your bathroom 1 between 3. These are also really modern as they were built around 2013.

    If you want really cheap halls, you have Wessex where you have a washbasin in your room but you share a bathroom with a few more people. Lots of the rooms have been refurbished and they are actually lovely - plus it is a really good hall for socialising. Both this hall and Bridges are around 10 mins to the centre of campus.

    You also have Park Group, these are really sociable as you are near to Park Bar which is the centre point for societies/socialising. The rooms are generally ensuite here e.g. Mackinder, Childs, Stenton and St Georges. Lots of these are premium rooms too with an en-suite and a 3/4 bed. If you wanted catered you also have Windsor - this is one of the oldest halls but the rooms have been refurbished. You also have prime location to Park Bar for which has a vast selection of food which is very convenient for the catered students.

    Slightly off campus (by that I mean about 5 mins) you have Benyon, Sherfield etc which are self catered ensuite rooms. These are standard rooms (so cheaper than the premium rooms in Park) but they are also really sociable and it doesn't make a difference that you are off campus.

    Hope this helps and let us know if you have anymore questions!

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    [QUOTE=UniofReading;76354036]Hello

    Sorry no one replied to your post sooner, however I can try and help you.

    Congratulations on your unconditional offer, that's fab news.

    So it really depends on what you want in terms of self catered/catered halls, shared bathroom, premium rooms or cheaper ones! But i will try and give you a good overview - but also please take a look at our accommodation page:https://www.reading.ac.uk/ready-to-s...mmodation.aspx

    In my first year I stayed in a Bridges Townhouse which was very nice, you share with 12 people and share your bathroom one between two. You also have a large kitchen with 3 sofas and dining room table. Other Bridges halls are also good, they are premium shared bathroom rooms so you get a 3/4 bed (as with all premium rooms) and you share your bathroom 1 between 3. These are also really modern as they were built around 2013.

    If you want really cheap halls, you have Wessex where you have a washbasin in your room but you share a bathroom with a few more people. Lots of the rooms have been refurbished and they are actually lovely - plus it is a really good hall for socialising. Both this hall and Bridges are around 10 mins to the centre of campus.

    You also have Park Group, these are really sociable as you are near to Park Bar which is the centre point for societies/socialising. The rooms are generally ensuite here e.g. Mackinder, Childs, Stenton and St Georges. Lots of these are premium rooms too with an en-suite and a 3/4 bed. If you wanted catered you also have Windsor - this is one of the oldest halls but the rooms have been refurbished. You also have prime location to Park Bar for which has a vast selection of food which is very convenient for the catered students.

    Slightly off campus (by that I mean about 5 mins) you have Benyon, Sherfield etc which are self catered ensuite rooms. These are standard rooms (so cheaper than the premium rooms in Park) but they are also really sociable and it doesn't make a difference that you are off campus.

    Hope this helps and let us know if you have anymore questions!

    Alice
    Food Science Placement Student
    Hi I heard that at Wessex it was very loud and hard to get sleep, I just wondered if this was true?
 
 
 
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