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Just a warning, the quieter halls option usually has more final year and postgrads and as such a LOT less socialising (I say this as someone who stayed in them for final year and loved it, but I would have been sad to have that lack of socialisation in first year). My suggestion would be the Townhouses. They tend to have a more household vibe and also the living area (so where people would be likely to drink for nights out) is on the bottom floor, and bedrooms are on 1st to 3rd floor, making it easier to have a quiet night when you want, without foregoing the opportunity to meet other students who are new to the university!
hey so i’m going to reading to do primary teaching and i want to have fun but also want to be able to study in peace and work hard. i am not a huge drinker but want the option of flag parties on occasions etc. at reading there is the designated quieter halls, i have debated this but i don’t want it to be too quiet/boring?? can anyone help? which accommodation at reading is best and why?
That's so great that you are coming to Reading! I'm sure you are going to love it.
I know exactly what you mean - I was the same going into first year! (I'm now in my second year). I personally avoided the quieter lifestyle halls in my first year because I wanted the option of socializing if I wanted to. I was in Childs Hall which is premium en-suite and I loved it! I found that I was able to study and work hard whilst still going out when I wanted to. My flatmates were always very understanding and respectful when I wanted some peace and quiet but I also had a great time. I think its importance to find that balance!
I would suggest that if you still want the option of socializing then go into regular halls. You can see all of our accommodation options here and you can also take virtual tours of all of them! I wouldn't say there is a 'best' accommodation at Reading as they all have positives about them. I personally liked Childs because it was on campus and so was super close to everything. You should choose somewhere that you can see yourself being happy!
I hope this helps. Please feel free to ask any more questions that you have!
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