sunsetunifun
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 3 weeks ago
#1
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?
0
reply
jtyers
Badges: 4
Rep:
?
#2
Report 3 weeks ago
#2
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!
0
reply
sunsetunifun
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#3
Report Thread starter 2 weeks ago
#3
(Original post by jtyers)
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!
oh cool! thanks - yes i’ll avoid quieter lifestyle, i’m looking at st. george’s currently, do you know what that’s like?
0
reply
UniofReading
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#4
Report 2 weeks ago
#4
(Original post by sunsetunifun)
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?
Hey sunsetunifun,

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!

Daisy
2nd year Politics and International Relations Student.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

If you haven't confirmed your firm and insurance choices yet, why is that?

I don't want to decide until I've received all my offers (125)
35.92%
I am waiting until the deadline in case anything in my life changes (47)
13.51%
I am waiting until the deadline in case something in the world changes (ie. pandemic-related) (22)
6.32%
I am waiting until I can see the unis in person (35)
10.06%
I still have more questions before I made my decision (43)
12.36%
No reason, just haven't entered it yet (39)
11.21%
Something else (let us know in the thread!) (37)
10.63%

Watched Threads

View All