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:wavey: This is a place to meet other applicants and chat during the application process :thumbsup:
Are you applying or thinking of applying for 2022 entry? Come in and have a chat!

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What course are you applying for/thinking of applying for?
What universities are you thinking of?
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Hi Everyone!

Just a note to everyone who is thinking of applying for 2022: if you do have any questions about courses or life at Reading in general, we are here to help. No question is a silly one!

Good luck for all of you applying! We look forward to hopefully welcoming you at Reading very soon!

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Hi Everyone!

Just a note to everyone who is thinking of applying for 2022: if you do have any questions about courses or life at Reading in general, we are here to help. No question is a silly one!

Good luck for all of you applying! We look forward to hopefully welcoming you at Reading very soon!

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How does the university help students who are lonely and struggling to make friends? Is reading as good as the Russell group unis as well?
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How does the university help students who are lonely and struggling to make friends? Is reading as good as the Russell group unis as well?
Hi Bazz78

A great and very important question!
The University is constantly trying to find new ways to help students in all areas and have a great number of services already available for all circumstances, including wellbeing support, peer support and much more. You can find out more about all the different types of support services currently available here.
In terms of helping students who are lonely to make friends, the Union put on a number of events too for everyone of all interests. This very much includes things for those who don't like to drink, prefer more quiet environments and so on. These events are a great way to meet new people and find friends who have things in common with you. I would also encourage you to check out societies for things that interest you as this really helped me when I felt lonely/wanted to make new friends - you can check out what's available here.
One thing Reading are very good at as a university, is always having people available to talk to and/or point you in the right direction of someone who can help/things you can do, so if you're ever at a crossroads and don't know where to go for advice, you can always email the support centre or even a tutor and they will be able to guide you on who to contact. Everyone is always happy to help and want you to settle in well at Reading!

In terms of comparison to Russell groups, Reading is high in a number of league tables for numerous courses on offer, including subjects like Agriculture and Social Sciences, and is also in the top 20 for research meaning it is constantly developing new ideas and establishing research used worldwide that is implemented into teaching, taught by the very people who established it often, and there are always opportunities for you to be part of those movements as part of the university which is very exciting! Is there a course in particular you were thinking of that I could give you more details on?
On a personal note, I have loved being at Reading so far. The facilities on offer are fantastic i.e. for my course, we have an on-site NHS clinic which is used by the public - something that most other unis don't have, for example. Also, the teaching is thorough and help is always on hand when we need it. The campus is beautiful and there is a real sense of community that you can feel just by walking around! I would definitely check it out, even if it's just going to an open day to see for yourself. You can book an open day to come visit us, explore the campus and find out more about studying here from current students and lecturers here.

Hope this is helpful, but if you have any other questions, please do feel free to ask! We are happy to help wherever possible!
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Hi Bazz78

A great and very important question!
The University is constantly trying to find new ways to help students in all areas and have a great number of services already available for all circumstances, including wellbeing support, peer support and much more. You can find out more about all the different types of support services currently available here.
In terms of helping students who are lonely to make friends, the Union put on a number of events too for everyone of all interests. This very much includes things for those who don't like to drink, prefer more quiet environments and so on. These events are a great way to meet new people and find friends who have things in common with you. I would also encourage you to check out societies for things that interest you as this really helped me when I felt lonely/wanted to make new friends - you can check out what's available here.
One thing Reading are very good at as a university, is always having people available to talk to and/or point you in the right direction of someone who can help/things you can do, so if you're ever at a crossroads and don't know where to go for advice, you can always email the support centre or even a tutor and they will be able to guide you on who to contact. Everyone is always happy to help and want you to settle in well at Reading!

In terms of comparison to Russell groups, Reading is high in a number of league tables for numerous courses on offer, including subjects like Agriculture and Social Sciences, and is also in the top 20 for research meaning it is constantly developing new ideas and establishing research used worldwide that is implemented into teaching, taught by the very people who established it often, and there are always opportunities for you to be part of those movements as part of the university which is very exciting! Is there a course in particular you were thinking of that I could give you more details on?
On a personal note, I have loved being at Reading so far. The facilities on offer are fantastic i.e. for my course, we have an on-site NHS clinic which is used by the public - something that most other unis don't have, for example. Also, the teaching is thorough and help is always on hand when we need it. The campus is beautiful and there is a real sense of community that you can feel just by walking around! I would definitely check it out, even if it's just going to an open day to see for yourself. You can book an open day to come visit us, explore the campus and find out more about studying here from current students and lecturers here.

Hope this is helpful, but if you have any other questions, please do feel free to ask! We are happy to help wherever possible!
Skye
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Hi Skye,
Thank you so much for all this advice! The course that I want to study is business management and accounting. It appealed to me as it is ranked pretty on the rank tables and it is triple-accredited which is very appealing. The university is only 50 miles away from my house so I might live at home. I also worry about the hygiene of accommodation especially shared accommodation as I am a bit of a germaphobe and prefer to have a very clean environment to study in. I haven't fully made my mind up yet but is there any accommodation only for myself alone nobody else. Also is the price expensive? I believe taking the train home would work out cheaper as opposed to staying at the uni halls I believe.

Can you also please explain to me the different types of accommodation there are within the uni? I would also like to know if this university is a city or campus university? I feel quite overwhelmed having to sort all these things out at once but I will post more questions if I need
more help!

Thanks again
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Hi Skye,
Thank you so much for all this advice! The course that I want to study is business management and accounting. It appealed to me as it is ranked pretty on the rank tables and it is triple-accredited which is very appealing. The university is only 50 miles away from my house so I might live at home. I also worry about the hygiene of accommodation especially shared accommodation as I am a bit of a germaphobe and prefer to have a very clean environment to study in. I haven't fully made my mind up yet but is there any accommodation only for myself alone nobody else. Also is the price expensive? I believe taking the train home would work out cheaper as opposed to staying at the uni halls I believe.

Can you also please explain to me the different types of accommodation there are within the uni? I would also like to know if this university is a city or campus university? I feel quite overwhelmed having to sort all these things out at once but I will post more questions if I need
more help!

Thanks again
Hi!

That sounds great - we have some great facilities for that course here at Reading, especially due to our Henley Business School!

It's totally okay if you'd prefer to commute, if you think that is more suitable for you and you could make that work effectively in your situation. We do have accommodation available for single people though, if that is something you would like to look into. We have a number of studios available, including ones in our Northcourt Avenue Houses, which may appeal to you. We have a number of accommodation choices you can explore, and there is also a guide that you will find attached on that page that might help (I have tried to attach it but I can't seem to work it out, but you should be able to access it on the link above).

There are many types of accommodation available, from catered to self-catered, en-suites to shared bathrooms, on campus to off campus, shared flats to single studios. Is there a certain type you'd be most fond of that I can give you more information on in detail?
The university is a campus-based university, so everything you need is in one place, and the town is only a short walk or bus ride away too so everything is easily accessible whether it's on or off campus.

Hope this helps!

Good luck with researching and deciding!

Skye
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Hi everyone!
My name is Amy, and the course I plan on applying to is modern languages & international relations.

I'm from Scotland, so I'd be moving quite far from home if I ended up attending Reading which is definitely something I'm open to doing, but it is also a worry of mine in terms of feeling lonely, not having that support within a reasonable distance etc.
It would be nice to chat to a few others who may be in the same boat, or just in general !!
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Hi everyone!
My name is Amy, and the course I plan on applying to is modern languages & international relations.

I'm from Scotland, so I'd be moving quite far from home if I ended up attending Reading which is definitely something I'm open to doing, but it is also a worry of mine in terms of feeling lonely, not having that support within a reasonable distance etc.
It would be nice to chat to a few others who may be in the same boat, or just in general !!
Hey amyyyyr!

So great to hear your thinking of coming to Reading and studying such an interesting course!

There are a lot of people in your position and Reading takes a lot of International Students as well as other students who can't get back home easily, so the university is very experienced in offering as much support as possible to students from all backgrounds.
You can read more about our support services here.

Also, I would definitely recommend getting involved in societies that surround your interests. These are a great way to meet like-minded people as well as helping you balance your education with social time. Explore our extensive list of societies here.

If you go to our Facebook page, there will be groups set up at some point for Offer Holders which will be a good place to chat to other new students in your halls or on your course.

Please do let us know if we can answer any questions!
Good luck with making a decision on a university and getting offers!

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:wavey: This is a place to meet other applicants and chat during the application process :thumbsup:
Are you applying or thinking of applying for 2022 entry? Come in and have a chat!

Icebreaker questions

What course are you applying for/thinking of applying for?
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A level / IB / Higher predicted grades:
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What course are you applying for/thinking of applying for?
Psychology!
What universities are you thinking of?
Nottingham, Southampton, St Andrews and Essex (Reading would be my second option, nottingham my first)
A level / IB / Higher predicted grades: A*AB
GCSE grades: 7s and 6s
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