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Activities for Reading, England

The Reading University Students’ Union (RUSU) organizes a varied calendar of events for students including live bands, DJs, and comedy nights. The Union also produces its own newspaper and radio station. With more than 140 clubs and societies, students can do almost anything from photography and Tai Chi to salsa dancing and debating. Joining a club lets you meet people and experience new things and may allow you to see more of the country.

The University of Reading is a great place for sports enthusiasts of all levels, with some of the best-equipped facilities of any UK university. Available for all levels, from the casual participant to the serious athlete, the Fitness Studio is a state of the art facility and SportsPark, a multipurpose sport complex which was used as a training camp for the 2012 Olympics, boasts the best selection of group exercise and dance classes in the area. The Students’ Union Sports Federation runs a year-round program of activities; the university participates in national and local leagues covering all major sports (including basketball and American football), as well as inter-hall matches taking place on a weekly basis. There are excellent indoor and outdoor facilities and over 50 sports clubs available to join; the university also possesses excellent facilities on the River Thames where you can go rowing, canoeing, and sailing.

You are also encouraged to participate in the opportunities listed below.

Cultural Immersion Opportunities

  • Attend the Reading Festival, one of the largest music festivals in the UK
  • Explore the multiple museums on campus—such as the Ure Museum and the Museum of English Rural Life

Quick Details

2023-24 App. Cycle

  • Trimester 2 (Jan-Mar 2024): Open
    • Deadline: Sep 15

  • Trimester 1 (Sep-Dec 2023): Deadline has passed


Minimum GPA: 3.0

Minimum class standing: Junior (strong Sophomore applications will be considered)

Open to degree-seeking students attending a 4-year institution at the time of application

Program Type



Overseas credit

Program Capacity

30 students




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