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Student Activities Freshers’ Guide 2012 Welcome to the official RUSU Freshers’* Activity Guide. Inside you’ll find out everything you need to know about all the activities our student-run societies and sports clubs are organising in the first couple of weeks of term, many of them for FREE! This Guide details the activities taking place each day for the first three weeks of term, so take some time to browse through and pick out a couple of events, trips or taster sessions, you would like to try out.

Why join a club or society? Jack, President of the Drama Society (RUDS), has summed it pretty well:

‘Being involved in any society or club at Reading is a great experience, as there’s something for everyone. You get fantastic support from the Union and while clichéd, you really do meet some of your best friends. If there’s one thing I could recommend to anyone going to university (aside from working dead hard to get a degree), it’s to get involved in a sports club or society. Worth it. So worth it.’ We hope you have a fantastic Freshers’ Week and if you have any questions or want to know more about getting involved, pop in to see the Student Activities Team in the Students’ Union from 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. If you take part in any of the activities we would love to hear from you, so please feel free to send your comments (the good and the bad) and photos if you have them, to student.activities@reading.ac.uk

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Some of the societies are running useful tours of Reading Town Centre based around their particular interests to help you get your bearings. Make sure you take some coins for the buses as they don’t give change. The bus costs £1.80 each way to get in to town or you could by a simplyUni bus pass that gives you unlimited bus travel You can buy tickets online for 3sixty Union nights and events or in person from the 3sixty Box Office which is located at the front of the nightclub or on the door on the night. A campus map is included at the end of this document to help you find your way around. Look out for the Freshers’ Angels in red t-shirts dotted around campus in the first few weeks of term. They will be around to point you in the right direction as well as answer any questions you may have. If you are taking part in a sports activity, remember to wear comfortable clothing and bring water. BUCS stands for British Universities & Colleges Sport and many of our sports teams take part in weekly sports fixtures against other universities in a BUCS competition. Most of the information is complete, but anywhere where you see TBC (To Be Confirmed), just check on the RUSU website closer to the time or email the contact given, to find out precise details. Enthusiastic returning students (including postgrads) are allowed to take part too!


Monday 1st October Event Name

Society/Club

Time

Location

Cost

Contact

Town Walk Around & Lunch

R U Not Drinking Much

10.00am

Outside Palmer Building

Bus fare (£1.80 each way) + lunch

notdrinkingmuch@hotmail.com

After meeting, the group will walk into town; highlighting places of interest for students along the way, bus routes and giving general advice on all things to do with university. After a walk around town we will go for lunch at Yo! Sushi at the river side, after which people can do what they like. If it’s raining, a bus will be used to get to and from town.

Rugby Union Men’s Training

Rugby Union (Men’s)

5.30pm

Outside the Cricket Pavilion

FREE

jimo.hughes@gmail.com

Reading University Rugby Club accommodates players of all experience. We are one of the biggest clubs on campus; with four teams competing in the BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) league, and a well-coached training squad for those who had never played rugby before.


Tuesday 2nd October Event Name

Society/Club

Time

Location

Cost

Contact

Dance Demo

Dance

2.00pm – 3.00pm

Outside Palmer Building

FREE

dance@reading.ac.uk

There has never been a more exciting time to be part of Reading University Dance Club! While we have been established for many years, recently we have begun to make a bigger impact both in the University and nationally. Watch our dance demos on the grass outside Palmer building and join in with our dance routines, for a fun filled afternoon. Picnic With Real Estate

Real Estate Society

2.30pm

Meet at the RUSU main entrance and then head to the lake

FREE

jackhaining@ymail.com

A great leisurely afternoon to meet the committee and make friends. Bring along some snacks and drinks and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the sunshine.

Rugby Union Men’s Training

Rugby Union Men’s

5.30pm

Outside the Cricket Pavilion

FREE

jimo.hughes@gmail.com

Reading University Rugby Club accommodates players of all experience. We are one of the biggest clubs on campus; with four teams competing in the BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) league, and a well-coached training squad for those who had never played rugby before. Getting To Know You Drinks

Erasmus Society

8.30pm

Outside Palmer Building

FREE

ruerasmus@hotmail.com

This is the first opportunity for everyone in the society to mingle! Meet us outside the Palmer Building and we’ll head into town together; where we can get a few drinks and play a few games to get to know each other. Remember to bring money to buy drinks, and don’t forget to take some form of ID with you, to make sure you’re allowed in!


Wednesday 3rd October Event Name

Society/Club

Time

Location

Cost

Contact

R U Cheering For RUC?

Cheerleading

2.00pm – 4.00pm

Outside Palmer Building

FREE

www.facebook.com/ Readingunicheer

Have you ever secretly wished you could be like the girls in Bring it On?! Well come along to the RUC taster session to see if you have what it takes! Have a go at Stunting, learn a dance routine and if you’re feeling confident, compete in one of our many mini competitions to win subsidised membership! Guys…we haven’t forgotten about you! Looking to work on those biceps …have a go at our ‘R U STRONG ENOUGH?!’ competition and try out some single basing. There will be demonstrations and performances from the squad, prizes and lots of laughter along the way… R U CHEERING FOR RUC? Meet The Riding Club

Riding

5.00pm

Mojo’s Bar, RUSU

FREE

reading.riders@hotmail.com

Freshers’ will have the opportunity to come and meet the committee and former club members, in a relaxed setting in Mojos. We’ll play videos and photos of the club on laptops and show rosettes, leaflets for the Riding Club and Wellington stables and any other horsey things we can find. People attending can have food and drink from Mojos and the event will give people a chance to chat/ask questions about the riding club. Bring some money for food and drink, if you would like. Welcome To The Afro Caribbean Society!

Afro Caribbean Society

6.30pm

TBC

FREE

rdgacs@yahoo.co.uk

Come along to this FREE EVENT, and get your introduction to the Afro-Caribbean Society. This is your chance to learn all about the plans for the year - play games, get to know the members and make friends!


Thursday 4th October Event Name

Society/Club

Time

Location

Cost

Contact

Law Society Freshers’ Wine Reception

Law Society

5.00pm

Foxhill House

FREE

m.e.evans@student.reading. ac.uk w.gomes@student.reading. ac.uk

This is the chance for all new Law students to have a glass of wine or a soft drink and meet the people on your course, the lecturers that will be teaching you throughout your years at university, and of course the AMAZING committee who will be making your time at Reading University that much more unforgettable. We will also be informing you of events that will take place in the next couple of weeks: from the fancy dress theme for the first social, to the date and place of the introduction to Mooting. Come, chat and have an amazing time! Bellydance Taster Session

Bellydance Society

6.00pm – 8.00pm

Room 125, HumSS Building

FREE

l.m.cowling@student.reading. ac.uk

Come and have a go at the ancient art of bellydance. There will also be a chance to discuss with returning members of the society what we do and the different kinds of socials we have, as well as have a look at a variety of costumes, over a soft drink and some nibbles. Please come along in comfortable clothing and have a go in a supportive environment. Don’t worry if you have never tried bellydance before (or any other kind of dance for that matter)… most members have never tried it before coming to uni either! What Is The RU Caving Club?

Caving

6.30pm

TBC - Visit the Freshers’ Fayre tent to find out more details

Free with discounted day trip to the Mendips to see what caving is all about (£10)

www.rucavers.co.uk www.facebook.com/groups/ rucavers

Come along to this talk and get a discount off the next weekend’s day trip to the Mendips! The talk will be the perfect way to hear about what caving actually is and what we do as a club. You will be able to meet the current committee and members and ask any questions you may have. We will then head off to town for a curry night, where everyone will have the chance to meet each other in a relaxed atmosphere. Weekly Film Night

Sci Fi Society

6.45pm

HumSS Building – signs will direct you to the room

FREE

e.jonasson@student.reading. ac.uk

The first film night of the year will feature a welcome from the whole committee, as well as the first episode of Game of Thrones and the hit film, The Avengers.


Friday 5th October Event Name

Society/Club

Time

Location

Cost

Contact

Netball Taster

Netball

10.00am – 2.00pm

Outdoor Netball Courts, next to SportsPark

FREE

Facebook: Reading University Netball Club 2012-2013

We urge everyone interested in playing to come join us! We have a brilliant committee here for all your needs and we have notoriously good socials. Come and be a part of a club that is full of talent, competition and fun! Chemistry Freshers’ Tea Party

Chemistry Society

10.30am

Chemistry Lecture Theatre LT1/2 (TBC)

FREE

zq007351@reading.ac.uk

Come along to this quiz hosted by RUChemSoc; in which teams of freshers, along with the help of Student Mentors, will have the chance to answer questions on a variety of subjects, from general knowledge to chemistry specifics. The winning team will be awarded with very special prizes! There will also be tea and cake provided by us. A fun chance to meet people on your course and potentially make new friends! Rugby Union Men’s Training

Rugby Union Men’s

11.30am

Outside the Cricket Pavilion

FREE

jimo.hughes@gmail.com

Reading University Rugby Club accommodates players of all experience. We are one of the biggest clubs on campus; with four teams competing in the BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) league, and a well-coached training squad for those who had never played rugby before. Hockey Trials (Men’s)

Men’s Hockey

1.00pm – 2.30pm

Astroturf

FREE

Facebook: Reading University Men’s Hockey Club 2012-2013 james.dexter@student.reading. ac.uk

Men’s trials are an informal opportunity for you guys to meet us and get a feel for the club. We will also assess the rough ability of each player, with the intention of forming 4 strong teams for the year ahead. All are welcome and there is no need to commit to joining before the event. Don’t worry if you’re rusty, after the summer, we’ll probably all be! Afterwards we’ll all head down to the cotton club for some casual drinks and an opportunity to get to know you all. Ps. If you’re a goalkeeper, we would love to hear from you! Meet & Greet SIFE BBQ

Students In Free Enterprise

1.00pm

TBC

FREE

enquiries@sife-reading.com

This will be a casual event for new and existing members to learn more about the current opportunities within the society and establish if SIFE is for them. This will be a fun event with free food, music, drinks and an opportunity to socialise with lots of people. Friday Prayer

Muslim Society

1.45pm

Muslim Centre, Archway Lodge, Building 37 on campus map

FREE

info@muslimcentre.co.uk

The event will start with a Friday prayer, success wishes; followed by candid advice from our experienced faith and staff adviser. There would be opportunity to ask questions and get information on your studies, social and religious/ spiritual beliefs. Lunch will be followed by a chat and an opportunity to meet the committee of the Muslim Society.


Event Name

Society/Club

Time

Location

Cost

Contact

Lacrosse Taster Session

Lacrosse

2.00pm – 4.00pm

Grass pitches next to tennis courts

FREE

www.readingunilacrosse.co.uk www.facebook.com/groups/ readinguniversitylacrosse

An afternoon of team building activities and small lacrosse skills sessions in groups, followed by a Lacrosse game (separate men’s and women’s). Feel free to come along at any point during the afternoon. Hockey Trials (Women’s)

Women’s Hockey

2.30pm – 4.00pm

Astroturf

FREE

rulhc1213@hotmail.com

Fresher trials are for all girls who are thinking about joining the hockey club. They will involve some skill based exercises and then matches to assess ability. This gives the coaches and committee an idea of everyone’s skills. Trails are also a chance for freshers’ to get to know each other, as well as members of the committee and other players. After trials we will all go for drinks together to introduce ourselves a bit more. Please remember to wear sensible clothing and bring hockey sticks, shin pads and gum shields, if you have them. Don’t forget to bring water. Kickboxing Taster Session

Kickboxing

3.00pm – 5.00pm

SportsPark

FREE

Facebook: ‘Reading University Knights Kickboxing’ s.smith5@student.reading. ac.uk

Our qualified kickboxing/MMA coach will host the taster session, giving a demonstration of how a normal class will run. It will begin with a good cardiovascular warm up, some technique and pad-work drills, fitness and finally some sparring for those who want to join in. Mid-Autumn Day, National Day & Freshers’ Welcome Event

Chinese Student Scholars Association

5.00pm

G10, Palmer Building

TBC

shuojing@163.com

National Day, Mid-Autumn Day and Chinese Students Welcome Event is the first and the most fundamental official CSSA event of the new academic year. This event brings students together to celebrate the traditional festival of missing families and friends far away. At this event, students will be provided with traditional moon cakes and an introduction pack to Reading and the University (in Chinese). VIP guests include the Mayor of Reading, officers from the Chinese Embassy, the Vice Chancellor and Pro-VC of the University of Reading, Director of the International Office and the President of Reading University Students’ Union.


Saturday 6th October Event Name

Society/Club

Time

Location

Cost

Contact

Thorpe Park Trip

Rollercoaster Appreciation Society

9.00am promptly

Students’ Union Car Park – Car Park 4 on the campus map

£21.60 + £5.00 for minibus hire (transport is free for members)

contactus@rollercoastersociety. co.uk

Park opening times are 10.00am until 5.00pm. We will leave promptly at 9.00am and return at approximately 6.30pm. A £5.00 deposit will be required to secure your place. This will be returned to paid members on the day of the trip. Anyone wishing to sign up to this trip should come to our first meeting of the year on Friday 5th October at 1.00pm, in Meeting Room 1 in The Lounge (located at the back of 3sixty, accessible from the Union Car Park). You are more than welcome to join us for lunch in Mojo’s Bar after the meeting. Fishing Trip

Fishing Society

TBC

TBC – Depends on weather. Meet in Car Park 2 on campus

Max. £15.00

RUFishingSociety@gmail.com

The locations we take our members to have been perfectly planned to be beginner friendly, whilst keeping experienced members challenged. During the weekend after Freshers’, we will have a chance of catching many fish; ranging from Mackerel and Flatfish, to Bass. Equipment is provided for those without their own gear and the cost will be kept under £15.00. After the day’s fishing there will be a social for all our new members which will start in Park Bar and finish at 3sixty nightclub (Students’ Union). We will be running a similar trip on Sunday 7th October, to ensure there is room for everyone. First Ride Of The Year

Mountain bike

10.00am

Students’ Union Car Park – Car Park 4 on the campus map

Train fare to Bracknell and cost of food

Facebook: Reading University Mountain Bike Association meths.007@hotmail.co.uk

The first ride of the year will be a club ride at our local trail centre - Bracknell Forest. Starting nice and early on Saturday morning, we hope to get a good days riding in before heading back, cleaning up, and hitting the Union, for our first club social.

American Football Rookie Day

American Football

12noon – 2.00pm

Cricket Pavilion

£10.00 – includes beverage and burger

http://jp005029.webs.sse. reading.ac.uk/knights/?page_ id=57 www.facebook.com/ KnightsAmericanFootball

A chance to see the game first hand. After a short demonstration by current players, you will be able to take part in a series of drills to find what position will best suit you and end the session with an unpadded scrimmage to get everyone learning the game.

Netball Taster

Netball

12noon – 2.00pm

Indoor Netball Courts, SportsPark

FREE

Facebook: Reading University Netball Club 2012-2013

We urge everyone interested in playing to come join us! We have a brilliant committee here for all your needs and we have notoriously good socials. Come and be a part of a club that is full of talent, competition and fun!


Event Name

Society/Club

Time

Location

Cost

Contact

Freshers’ Paddle

Canoe

1.00pm

Students’ Union Car Park – Car Park 4 on the campus map

FREE - bring pennies for the bar afterwards

president@rucc.co.uk www.rucc.co.uk

We’ll meet you in the Union Car Park, to walk down to the ‘shed’ together, where we keep all the boats and equipment. Once at the shed we’ll get everyone kitted up, fitted with a boat and out on the water. We will go for a paddle that is suitable for all levels of ability and play some Canoe Club style games. Once off the water you can have a shower and dry off, before the BBQ and party down at the shed- expect some typical Canoe Club antics! Wear clothes you don’t mind getting wet and bring a change of clothes. Walking Tour Of Reading With Coffee And Cake

Baking Society

2.00pm

Outside Dol-cHe Vita in the centre of campus (by Palmer Building)

Bus fare (£1.80 each way) and expenses in town

jf002415@reading.ac.uk

We will be showing new members around Reading town centre, along with introducing them to each other and explaining as much as we can about the society and what we do. This will be a great opportunity to get to know each other and to get to know Reading. We will cover places to shop, eat, dance and drink and will finish at a cake shop, owned and run by an ex-Reading student. Trials/Tasters In Women’s Football

Women’s Football

2.00pm

SportsPark Car Park

FREE

Facebook: University of Reading Women’s Football 2012/13

Come along and get an idea of what training and the team are like. Most importantly, have fun and get to know the other members. The session will involve training exercises and some small matches, designed to get to know the level everyone is currently at in terms of fitness and football playing experience. The games will help to preliminarily sort people into teams, but these will change throughout the year!

Volleyball Club Taster

Volleyball

2.00pm

SportsPark

FREE

vs004098@reading.ac.uk

If the weather conditions are good enough, we will meet at 2pm and walk to Cintra Park where we can set up an outdoor court and do some basic training/a few friendly games. This is also the perfect time to ask any questions and to get a taste for volleyball. If the weather is not OK, we will meet at 2pm and discuss a time in the future for a taster session (probably by using one of the training slots in the SportsPark) and we will also put the information on our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/399794660083752/ Taster Sessions In Kickboxing

Kickboxing

4.00pm 6.00pm

SportsPark

FREE

Facebook: Reading University Knights Kickboxing or s.smith5@student.reading. ac.uk

Our qualified kickboxing/MMA coach will host the taster session, giving a demonstration of how a normal class will run. It will begin with a good cardiovascular warm up, some technique and pad-work drills, fitness and finally some sparring for those who want to join in.


Sunday 7th October Event Name

Society/Club

Time

Location

Cost

Contact

Fishing Trip

Fishing Society

TBC

TBC – Depends on location and weather. Meet in Car Park 2 on Campus

Max £15.00

RUFishingSociety@gmail.com

The locations we take our members to have been perfectly planned to be beginner friendly, whilst keeping experienced members challenged, depending on which species they wish to target. Equipment is provided for those without their own gear and the cost will be kept under £15. Trials/Taster Of Women’s Football

Women’s Football

2.00pm

SportsPark Car Park

FREE

Facebook: University of Reading Women’s Football 2012/13

Come along and get an idea of what training and the team are like. Most importantly, have fun and get to know the other members. The session will involve training exercises and some small matches, designed to get to know the level everyone is currently at in terms of fitness and football playing experience. The games will help to preliminarily sort people into teams, but these will change throughout the year! Introduction To Breakdance

Break dance

5.00pm 7.00pm

Dance Studio, SportsPark

First session FREE

rubreakin@gmail.com

The event will involve introducing people to the foundations of breakdance. From experience, we know that for complete beginners you will probably have decided, ‘this is too hard for me’, by the time you have finished reading this. Please ignore that voice in your head for once, come down and try it out! Basketball Team Trials

Basketball

5.45pm – 7.45pm

Basketball Court, Sportspark

FREE

l.anagnostou@reading.student. ac.uk

The basketball team trials will get you familiar with the type of training that we are going to be practicing during the season and give you information about the sports club itself. It will also provide you with a chance to demonstrate your basketball skills. Make sure that you bring your athletic gear with you. Freshers’ Drinks Reception

Conservative Society

8.00pm

Park House Bar, Senior Common Room

FREE (But you have to pay for your drinks!)

join@RUconservative.com

Our Freshers’ reception is a chance for all new members to meet each other and be introduced to the Executive Committee in a relaxed, social environment. You will also find out more details about upcoming events and the opportunities available to members.


Monday 8th October Event Name

Society/Club

Time

Location

Cost

Contact

Welcome To The Zoological Sciences Society

Zoological Sciences Society

6.00pm

TBC

FREE

ruzs@live.co.uk

An introduction to the Society: what we do, the trips and activities we will be organising, ideas for competitions and other activities, as well as a chance for potential members to suggest other activities they would like to see us arrange. AIESEC Information Meeting

AIESEC

6.00pm

Palmer Building Foyer

FREE

reading@aiesec.co.uk

Your chance to find out all about AIESEC, how they work and how you can get involved. This quick half hour meeting is your chance to chat with us and ask us questions, followed by a trip to the pub for some food and to get to know each other better! Freshers’ Climbing Sessions

Mountaineering

6.30pm

Students’ Union Car Park – Car Park 4 on the campus map

£5.00

rumountaineering@hotmail. com www.rumc.co.uk

Get a taste of indoor climbing with instruction from our experienced members! We provide all the kit and will explain how to use the safety gear in groups between two and eight, so you get all the support you need. If you are already an experienced climber, come along and meet the gang or find a climbing partner! Freshers’ Overload

Rugby Union Women’s

6.15pm – 7.45pm

SportsPark

FREE

hannahwilliams92@live.co.uk

Time to start, or continue, the best sport ever! This event is an opportunity for any newcomers to come and see what Women’s Rugby at Reading is all about! This taster session will introduce some rugby skills and techniques, whilst meeting the rest of the squad and making new friends! Hope to see you there! Much Rugby love xxxx Welcome To The Drama Society

Drama

7.00pm

Van Emden Lecture Theatre, HumSS Building

£4.00

committee@ruds.co.uk

RUDS first big social of the year will begin with a session in the HumSS Van Emden Lecture Theatre. Here we will outline our timetable for the year, and introduce our new members to RUDS, with a couple of drama activities on the side. We’ll then move over to Park Bar (near Mackinder and Windsor halls) to get started on our first pub crawl of term. From 9.30pm we’ll walk to town, stopping off at some of Reading’s finest establishments and finally ending up at VIP Sakura Club. Keep checking our Facebook page and website for all the gory details. Swimming Taster Session

Swimming

7.00pm

Outside Palmer Building

FREE

v.frith@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Try out a typical lane swimming training session, suitable for all abilities. We may also be running BUCS ‘trials’ at the same time. These will be timed swims of various distances and strokes open to everyone. We encourage all abilities to take part, as we want to take as many swimmers as possible to the university competitions.


Event Name

Society/Club

Time

Location

Cost

Contact

The First Week For The Fencing Freshers!

Fencing

7.45pm – 9.45pm

SportsPark

FREE - but entry to SportsPark costs a couple of pounds

http://rufencing.wix.com/ rusufencing#!information or https://www.facebook.com/ groups/176400047616/

The first session will introduce everybody to each other. We will be starting immediately with a warm up, stretch and some footwork practice. After the warm up, our coach will take the beginners as a group and commence their training. During the first week of term (after Fresher’s week) there will be a Fencing Fresher’s Social event, the details of which are to be announced (join our Facebook group!) Aikido Taster Session

Aikido

8.00pm – 10.00pm

London Road Campus Gym

FREE

www.whiteoak-aikido.org m.felton@student.reading. ac.uk

At the taster session, you’ll be able to practice some of the basic movements: escaping from attacks, throws and immobilisations. These techniques and some of the principles we’ll cover are at the core of all Aikido, and will aid in the further practice and development of your skills. There’ll also be demonstrations by senior grades and the opportunity to ask any questions.


Tuesday 9th October Event Name

Society/Club

Time

Location

Cost

Contact

Introduction To Breakdance

Breakdance

3.00pm – 5.00pm

3sixty, Students’ Union

First session FREE

rubreakin@gmail.com

The event will involve introducing people to the foundations of breakdance. From experience, we know that for complete beginners you will probably have decided, ‘this is too hard for me’, by the time you have finished reading this. Please ignore that voice in your head for once, come down and try it out! Self Defence

Jitsu

5.00pm – 7.00pm

London Road Campus

FREE

rm017836@reading.ac.uk www.facebook.com/ ReadingKnightsJitsu

Over the last few years there have seen an explosion of adverts for self defence and martial arts courses - all guaranteed to give you superiority on the mean streets. Come and gain some confidence, learn how to avoid danger and what you can do to defend yourself (that won’t get you put in prison!) The session is open to everyone, so come and join in. Chocolate Tasting, Games & Fairtrade Presentation

Fairtrade Society

6.00pm

G01, Palmer Building

FREE to members, £1 to nonmembers

fairtradesociety.reading@gmail. com

For our first social we have planned a chocolate tasting session (with Fairtrade chocolate of course!); teaching members how to appreciate the subtle and distinctive tastes of chocolate! We will also have a few games, as well as a presentation by the committee on ‘What is Fairtrade?’ - explaining the benefits, product range and pricing structure of the Fairtrade Foundation. It will be a chance for members to experience what Fairtrade and the society is about, as well as getting to meet our committee! Talking Hands

Sign Language Society

6.00pm – 7.00pm

Mojo’s Bar, RUSU

FREE

rusls123@live.co.uk

Our Talking Hands sessions are a great way to meet the committee and have your voice heard. More importantly it is a great way to meet other members, practice your new skills (or old) and learn some new signs. Meet & Greet With The Hindu Society

Hindu Society

6.45pm

TBC

FREE

nhsf.reading@hotmail.com

The meet and greet is the perfect ice breaker for those who are interested in joining the Hindu Society. It’s also a great way of meeting new people that are studying different courses and in different years. The evening will consist of an introduction about the Hindu society; what we’re about, what we’ve done in the past and upcoming events. Afterwards there will be quizzes with prizes to be won and to end the evening, some delicious snacks.


Event Name

Society/Club

Friendly Malaysian Gathering With Society The Malaysian Society

Time

Location

Cost

Contact

7.00pm

Palmer Building Lobby

FREE

priscilla_chin@hotmail.com

This annual get-together is an opportunity for everyone to mingle and start getting to know each other from the start of the year. It will involve fun ice-breaking activities, an introduction to the society, and discussion of ideas. There will also be a chance for officer appointments to the committee. Introduction To St John Ambulance

Reading Links – St John Ambulance Society

7.00pm

TBC

FREE

secretary@readinglinks.sja.org. uk

This event is all about getting to know us, our Society and St. John Ambulance as an organisation and its aims. At this event there will be demonstrations of what we do at our general weekly sessions and some more information of what we will be participating in over the forth coming year. This will then be followed by a social in Mojo’s or Cafe Mondial, where you can get to know some of the older members, as well as meeting those joining. Get Involved With Student Radio

Junction11

7.00pm

Café Mondial, Students’ Union

FREE

GetInvolved@junction11radio. co.uk

Come along and find out how you can get involved in Junction11 student radio, which broadcasts throughout term time. Whether you love having a chat, have a passion for music or an interest in technology, production or news broadcasting; we have something for you! Knights Jitsu Taster Session

Jitsu

7.15pm 9.00pm

London Road Campus Gym

FREE

rm017836@reading.ac.uk www.facebook.com/ ReadingKnightsJitsu

This will be our first training session of the year and a great opportunity to meet the club and get an idea of what jitsu involves. Wear loose clothing such as a T-shirt and jogging pants…or you’re judogi if you own one. We can arrange lifts/someone to go with you if you need it, so just speak to us when you sign up to the taster session at freshers’ fayre.


Wednesday 10th October Event Name

Society/Club

Time

Location

Cost

Contact

Sailing Taster Session

Sailing

1.00pm

SportsPark

£5.00

info@rusc.org.uk www.rusc.org.uk

Reading University Sailing Club’s taster session will include going to Burghfield Sailing Club, where we sail every Wednesday and Saturday. This is a chance to go sailing in one of the University-owned Firefly or Lark dinghies, with full safety cover and some on the water coaching. The day will be rounded off with a meal and a drink in a pub on the way home. Clay Pigeon Taster Session

Clay Pigeon

1.00pm

Students’ Union Car Park – Car Park 4 on the campus map

£10 - for the YEAR!

www.facebook.com/groups/ readingshooting s.h.mills@student.reading. ac.uk

RUCPSC is an active club which meets once a week. We shoot at a highly acclaimed shooting ground just outside Reading. Each week we shoot 50 clays and then head to a country pub for post shoot drinks and banter (back in time for halls dinners), followed by a social ending at the Union. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never held a gun before; if you’re interested in giving shooting a go, get in contact and we can organise for you to have a go with an instructor to see if it’s for you or not. Bring a rain coat, sturdy shoes/wellies, preferably no jeans. Ear and eye protection will be provided. Ownership of a gun or gun licence is NOT necessary. Friendly Tennis Tournament

Tennis

1.00pm

Tennis courts next to SportsPark

Cost of Union ticket + £1 for balls and court fees

www.facebook.com/ groups/100901283308695/

Reading Uni Tennis Club welcomes all players of any standard. This friendly tournament is your chance to get to know the committee/other tennis members, followed by a social in the Student’s Union. Freshers’ Climbing Sessions

Mountaineering

1.30pm

Students’ Union Car Park – Car Park 4 on the campus map

£5.00

rumountaineering@hotmail. com or www.rumc.co.uk

Get a taste of indoor climbing with instruction from our experienced members! We provide the kit and explain how to use all of the safety gear in groups of between two and eight, so you get all the support you need. If you are already an experienced climber, come along and meet the gang or find a climbing partner!

Breaking the Barraff (ice)

Sikh Society

2.00pm

Palmer Building

FREE

russsangat@hotmail.co.uk

‘Breaking the Baraff (ice)’ event will be a great opportunity for all society members, old and new, to get to know each other through some good old ice-breaking games; including ‘speed dating’ and ‘3 things in common’. This is also a great opportunity to hear more about the Sikh Society and the exciting events we have planned! If that isn’t exciting enough, we will also give you more information about our hoodies and an opportunity to fire any burning questions you may have. There will be free food, friendly people and banter!


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Rugby Union Men’s 1st Team v Bristol

Rugby Union Men’s

2.00pm

Rugby pitch opposite SportsPark

FREE

jimo.hughes@gmail.com www.pitchero.com/clubs/ readinguniversity

Reading 1XV vs Bristol 1XV. This is the first home game of the season and will be a good opportunity for freshers’ to view the high standard of rugby that Reading has become renowned for. Freshers’ Overload

Rugby Union Women’s

2.00pm – 4.00pm

SportsPark

FREE

hannahwilliams92@live.co.uk

Time to start (or continue) the best sport ever! This event is an opportunity for any newcomers to come and see what Women’s Rugby at Reading is all about! This taster session will introduce some rugby skills and techniques whilst allowing you to meet the rest of the squad and make new friends! Hope to see you there! Much Rugby love xxxx

Town Tour With GARPS!

Games & Role Play Society

3.00pm

Outside Palmer Building

Cost of food

announcements@gmail.com

We are planning a tour of the town centre, to introduce our new members the shops and establishments that will be useful to them. These include Eclectic Games, one of our sponsors, and Games Workshop. After the tour, there will be an option to go to Sweeney Todd’s Pie shop for dinner and a chance to socialise with current members. The Great Padlock Unlocking Race

Lock picking Society

3.00pm

HumSS building (Exact room to be confirmed)

FREE

rulibdems@gmail.com

A friendly competition for all new members. Your task is simple - try to unlock as many padlocks as possible in 5 minutes! Prizes include bars of chocolate, drinks and much more!

Lego Building Session

Lego Society

4.00pm

The Lounge - at the back of 3sixty, Students’ Union

FREE

e.jonasson@student.reading. ac.uk

At the first build session of the term, we will be preparing for a tower building event happening in week 2 or 3. Those who wish to join in will help to plan and start building the tower, whilst those with other visions will start working on their own projects - alone or with others. Bring your ideas and we will supply the bricks!

Kickboxing Taster Sessions

Kickboxing

5.00pm – 7.00pm

London Road Campus

FREE

Facebook: Reading University Knights Kickboxing s.smith5@student.reading. ac.uk

Our qualified kickboxing/MMA coach will host the taster session, giving a demonstration of how a normal class will run. It will begin with a good cardiovascular warm up, some technique and pad-work drills, fitness and finally some sparring, for those who want to join in.


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Mixed Hockey - First Training

Mixed Hockey

5.45pm 7.00pm

Astroturf

FREE

Facebook: Reading University Mixed Hockey Club ChristianAtwell@hotmail.co.uk

A chance to meet the team and enjoy some social hockey. We will also be on the lookout for new players for our Sunday fixtures. There will be a beginners’ session running alongside our normal session for people new to the sport, or those who haven’t played for a while! Trampolining Taster Session

Trampolining

5.45pm 7.45pm

SportsPark

£2.50 per hour

readinguni_tramp@hotmail. co.uk www.readingunitrampoline. webs.com

This taster is designed for Freshers’ and anyone who wants the chance to experience a true club atmosphere: both the recreational side and the competitive side. You will be taken through warm ups and split into groups (depending on experience), where you will be put through your paces by our experienced coaches. Please come and register for this event at our stall, at Freshers’ Fayre. Ballet Taster Session

Ballet

6.00pm – 8.00pm

Van Emden

£1.00

hannahtiernan@hotmail.co.uk

There will be a meet and greet at the beginning of the session so everyone can get to know the ballet teacher. The class will then be split depending on ability (judged by students) and we will have a short lesson, ending in a Q & A with the current committee, to find out what you would like from this extremely new club! Capoeira Taster Session

Capoeira

6.00pm – 7.30pm

3sixty, Students’ Union

FREE

s.a.haben@reading.ac.uk

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines fighting techniques with music, acrobatics and dance. The first session will be free for new people to come along and give it a try! Sailing Meet & Greet

Sailing

6.00pm

Mojo’s Bar, Students’ Union

FREE

info@rusc.org.uk or www.rusc. org.uk

A chance for you to meet all of those people involved at Reading University Sailing Club and then experience the first flirt! night, at Reading University Student’s Union. Trading Competition

Trading & Investment Society

6.00pm

Trading Room 3, The ICMA Centre on campus

FREE

RUTIS2012@gmail.com

This will involve a real-time trading simulation run by the ICMA CENTRE. The ICTrader scenario writer can be used to create trading scenarios in almost any market or currency. It is a very user friendly, yet extremely powerful tool, that allows the user to tailor-make a multitude of global market situations. This is your chance to try it out!


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Roll Up, Roll Up, It’s Circura!

Circus Arts Society

9.00pm

Mojo’s Bar, Students’ Union

TBC

RUTIS2012@gmail.com

Come see the spectacle and join in for Circus Arts’ first must-see, meet and greet, costumed bonanza! Don your finest carnival or circus gear and join us for a long night of shots and giggles (!). The plan is to meet in Mojo’s Bar for a chilled meet and greet session then head into town for a good ol’ knees up! The committee will all be on hand just in case you need a demo on looking ridiculous... Be there and ENJOY THE SHOW!


Thursday 11th October Event Name

Society/Club

Time

Location

Cost

Contact

Squash Taster Session

Squash

12noon – 2.00pm

Outside SportsPark

£1.00

henners92@hotmail.co.uk

The event will involve you coming to the squash courts to either try it out for the first time or show off your skills. For those who don’t have rackets don’t worry, as rackets will be provided. Please make sure you wear indoor shoes. You will not be coached or expected to do drills, so you can just go out and enjoy yourself. Inaugural Student Liberal Drinks

R U Lib Dems

6.00pm

Mojo’s Bar, Students’ Union

FREE (just the cost of drinks)

rulibdems@gmail.com

Come along to meet up and chat with fellow student liberals. It’s a social meeting, not a political debate, so there’s no need to feel compelled to be clued up on political theory and jargon. Given the interests of those attending, if you want to talk about politics, economics, war or philosophy, then you’ll find several willing conversationalists. There’s no entry requirement or test of political know-how you’ll have to pass in order to make yourself at home in the group. If you care about making society fairer, then you’ll find yourself at home.

Let The Show Begin!

Anime Society

6.00pm

Upstairs in Palmer Building – room will be signposted

FREE

readinganime@gmail.com

The exciting first night of the term! We have 6 first episodes to show –followed by a vote of which ones you want to finish! But of course, before all of that, there will be a small welcome party with food and drink provided to welcome in the new vic… I mean freshers! There will be mingling and introduction games – such as ‘who knows where this quote is from’ and other games we’ll properly make up on the night! So we’ll see you there? …Right. The Beauty Queen Etna Tap Tasters

Tap & Modern

6.00pm – 9.00pm

3sixty, Students’ Union

FREE

readingtapandmodernclub@ hotmail.co.uk www.facebook.com/ ReadingUniversityTapAnd ModernSociety

6.00pm - 7.00pm Beginners Tap 7.00pm – 8.00pm Mixed ability modern 8.00pm – 9.00pm Inter/Advanced Tap This session will allow you all to have a go and experience the classes first hand. There will be a mini routine for you to learn and some technique to master. Feel free to come to more than one of the classes and see which is for you – don’t forget your membership fee allows you to come to all three classes if you want! Meet & Greet The Gospel Choir

Gospel Choir

6.30pm

Humss, Room 20 - Room nearest to the main reception

FREE

rugc@live.com

This event will introduce you to what the choir does during the year and will provide an opportunity for members, new and old, to get to know each other. This is a great way to meet new people, in a relaxed environment with food. The committee will briefly explain who they are and what their position involves and will be happy to answer any questions that people may have about joining the choir.


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Society/Club

Time

Location

Cost

Contact

Icebreaker & Introduction To People & Planet

People & Planet

7.00pm

The Lounge - at the back of 3sixty, Students’ Union

FREE

rdgpandp@gmail.com

We will have an icebreaker meeting in the Lounge (there will be chocolate!) to tell you a bit about what we do and why we’re so awesome, then we’ll head to a nearby bar for some drinks, so we can all get to know each other a bit better. Korfball Pizza & Practice

Korfball

8.00pm – 10.00pm

University Sportspark Cafe

FREE

readingunikorfball@gmail.com readingkorfball.wordpress.com

An introduction to Korfball and to the club! A chance to have a go at shooting the korf ball in the 3.5m tall korf basket and get to know some of the basic rules during a mini tournament, whilst our experienced players are on hand to give you extra tips. All of this excitement will be followed by free pizza for all and a chance to get to know the committee and the club. SO COME ALONG AND GIVE IT A GO! The event is completely FREE! Just bring along a bottle of drink and yourself! EFS Welcome Ceremony

NEW Economics & Finance Society

7.00pm

109 Palmer Building

FREE

efscontactus@gmail.com

The event will involve: • • • • •

Presentation of The Economics and Finance Society – who we are, what we offer, why join us Presentation of available positions within EFS and deadline for applications Overview of events calendar Information on sponsors and affiliated institutions to EFS Free food and drinks!

Try Kung Fu Out!

Kung Fu

8.00pm – 10.00pm

Dance Studio SportsPark

A free taster lesson so you can see if we are the right club for you.

Free

readingkungfu@gmail.com


Friday 12th October Event Name

Society/Club

Time

Location

Cost

Contact

Oxford Beer Festival

Real Ale & Cider Society

TBC

Meet at Reading Train Station

Approx. £10 plus train fare

ruracs@hotmail.com

Enjoy sampling a range of beers, on the first trip of the year for the Real Ale and Cider Society. History Book Fair, Meet & Greet

History Society

12noon – 2.00pm

History Resource Room, History Department

Cost of books

qp002684@reading.ac.uk

This event will take place over lunchtime in the History Resource room and drinks and nibbles will be available. It is a chance for students to buy the books they need for a year at a cheaper price than the shops and to meet other students who will be studying their courses over the coming year. Welcome To Reading University Harry Potter Society & Sorting Ceremony!

Harry Potter Society

6.00pm

TBC (Will be a room on campus)

FREE

ruhpcommittee@gmail.com

Come and meet our committee, learn of our upcoming events, hoodies and trips, as well as getting to meet new friends. There will be a brief talk on Quidditch and how to try out for the University team - the Reading Rocs. Take the Sorting Quiz and wait as the Sorting Hat is placed upon your head. Be welcomed into your house and meet your new housemates… your allies in the quest for the House Cup. Play group games with fellow society members and take part in a giant quiz to earn house points. Swimming Taster Session

Swimming

7.00pm

Outside Palmer Building

FREE

v.frith@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Try out a typical lane swimming training session, suitable for all abilities. We may also be running BUCS ‘trials’ at the same time. These will be timed swims of various distances and strokes open to everyone, we encourage all abilities to take part as we want to take as many swimmers as possible to the university competitions.


Saturday 13th October Event Name

Society/Club

Time

Location

Cost

Contact

1st VI Selection

Sailing

10.00am

SportsPark

FREE

info@rusc.org.uk or www.rusc. org.uk

For all those who think they’ve got what it takes to join Reading University Sailing Club’s 1st VI. We are looking for competent sailors, with or without prior team racing experience, to be part of the team representing Reading University at a variety of competitive events across the country. The event will involve demonstrating basic boat handling techniques to a high standard as well as some competency with the current racing rules of sailing. Whether you’re normally a crew or a helm, come and give it a go. RUFAS Do Frieze Fayre 2012!

Fine Art Society

11.15am

Chancellor’s Way (at the front of campus) to get the coach

£20.00

readingartsoc@googlemail.com

Our yearly trip to Frieze Fair is here again! Frieze Fair is one of the UK’s biggest art events and sees some of the best contemporary art being exhibited, from over 170 galleries across the globe. Held in Regents Park; art is showcased in a vast gallery space, as well as the surrounding gardens, with a selection of site-specific work created only for the event. It is definitely a must-see, and being so early on in the academic year, can serve as a great source of inspiration for art projects. Come and join us on this art adventure! Tickets must be purchased from the society in advance. Trampolining Taster Session

Trampolining

1.45pm – 3.45pm

SportsPark

£2.50 per hour

readinguni_tramp@hotmail. co.uk www.readingunitrampoline. webs.com

This taster is designed for Freshers’ and anyone who wants the chance to experience a true club atmosphere: both the recreational side and the competitive side. You will be taken through warm ups and split into groups (depending on experience), where you will be put through your paces by our experienced coaches. Please come and register for this event at our stall, at Freshers’ Fayre. Show Your Colours Around Campus

Scouts & Guides Society

2.00pm

Students’ Union Car Park – Car Park 4 on the campus map

FREE – Apart from the cost of drinks

sj017025@reading.ac.uk

Get to know every corner of Whiteknights Campus on our fun orienteering course, as well as meet your fellow Scouting and Guiding Freshers! In the evening we will be holding a ‘Show Your Group’s Colours’ themed social at Saturday Union – wear a T-Shirt in the same colour as your group’s necker/scarf back home! Badminton Taster

Badminton

3.45pm – 5.45pm

SportsPark

First sessions FREE

RUBC@hotmail.co.uk

Regular social badminton – friendly games with other club members. Squad members play regular matches (home and away) against other BUCS league teams.


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Kickboxing Taster Sessions

Kickboxing

4.00pm 6.00pm

SportsPark

FREE

Facebook: Reading University Knights Kickboxing s.smith5@student.reading. ac.uk

Our qualified kickboxing/MMA coach will host the taster session - giving a demonstration of how a normal class will run. It will begin with a good cardiovascular warm up, some technique and pad-work drills, fitness and finally some sparring for those who want to join in. Archery Taster Session/Start Of Beginner’s Course

Archery

7.00pm

Outside SportsPark

£5.00 or £20.00 for 4 weeks

archery@reading.ac.uk www.knightsarchers.co.uk

An introduction to archery! A lesson on form and how to shoot, with attendees divided into groups to shoot at a target. £5 if only attending this session, £20 for the whole 4 week beginner’s course.


Sunday 14th October Event Name

Society/Club

Time

Location

Cost

Contact

Fencing Trials

Fencing

10.45am – 12.45pm

SportsPark

FREE

http://rufencing.wix.com/ rusufencing#!information www.facebook.com/ groups/176400047616

The first Sunday of term (14 October) will see the try-outs for the BUCS team – selections will be based on ability alone, and nobody is guaranteed a place prior to the try-outs. Cricket Taster & Training

Cricket

3.00pm – 5.00pm

Indoor Cricket Nets SportsPark

FREE

readinguniversitycricketclub@ gmail.com

An opportunity to show off your cricketing prowess and have some fun. We have players of varying abilities and everyone is encouraged to join in. Training will be divided so that members can play with those of similar skill levels, to ensure sessions have the optimised impact. Table Tennis Taster Session

Table Tennis

12.45pm – 2.45pm

SportsPark

FREE

cn011066@reading.ac.uk

Your introduction to the art of ping pong. Come along, meet the members and have some fun. Introduction To Break Dance

Break Dance

5.00pm – 7.00pm

SportsPark

FREE

rubreakin@gmail.com

Whether you’re a novice or an expert, this is your chance to familiarise yourself with the foundations of breakdance.


Monday 15th October Event Name

Society/Club

Time

Location

Cost

Contact

Athletics Taster Week

Athletics

7.00pm – 8.00pm

SportsPark

FREE

www.facebook.com/groups/ ruac1112 nbd89@live.com

After some all-important introductions, this beginner’s session will consist of a warm-up, a short-run to get us started and a cool-down. First week is free. Once you become a member, the sessions are free of charge for the whole academic year. Otherwise, £1 per session for non-members. Freshers’ Rock Social

Rock Soc

7.30pm

Meet outside Palmer Building

Entry fee to clubs

readingrocksoc@gmail.co.uk

If you fancy a freshers’ event that isn’t taking you to the club playing the same music as everywhere else, we hear you. We’ll show you Reading from our point of view!


Tuesday 16th October Event Name

Society/Club

Time

Location

Cost

Contact

Freshers’ Think & Drink: Should We Respect Religion?

Atheist, Humanist & Secularist Society

3.00pm

Mojo’s Bar, Students’ Union

FREE

a.d.goodkin@student.reading. ac.uk

After introductions, we will discuss the issues surrounding respect for religions. These include offense (think cartoons), faith schools and multiculturalism. After that we’ll open for general discussion and socialising, before embarking on a pub crawl through Reading. Big Jam Session

Singer Songwriter Society

TBC

TBC

TBC

readinguniversitysinger songwriters@hotmail.co.uk

This will be a chance for new and returning members to get to know one another. Our Big Jam sessions have been a great success throughout the last academic year; so if you feel like playing some music, or just chilling out and having a listen, come along and see what RUSS has to offer! We promise it will be a fun, friendly and entertaining evening.


Wednesday 17th October Event Name

Society/Club

Time

Location

Cost

Contact

Athletics Taster

Athletics

7.45am – 8.45am

SportsPark

FREE

www.facebook.com/groups/ ruac1112 nbd89@live.com

Please note the early start of this session! This circuit training session will be held inside the SportsPark hall and consist of a range of activities taking place on fitness mats. First week is free. Once you become a member, the sessions are free of charge for the whole academic year. Otherwise, £1 per session for non-members. Remember to bring a bottle of water to keep yourself hydrated and wear comfortable sportswear e.g. shorts, t-shirt and trainers. Green Tour Of Reading

Botanika Society

1.00pm

The Lounge - at the back of 3sixty, Students’ Union

FREE

readingbotanika@gmail.com

This will be the first introductory event to Botanika. We will introduce you to our team and tell you what we hope to achieve over the coming year. After this, we will take a walk to all the areas we manage on Campus, which will hopefully include a visit to a really cool walled garden! We also have a large vegetable patch at the back of the Harbourne building and help look after the Lounge garden. The afternoon will end in Mojo’s, where the 2012 team can get to know one another better!


Thursday 18th October Event Name

Society/Club

Time

Location

Cost

Contact

Social Tennis

Tennis

5.00pm – 7.00pm

Tennis courts next to SportsPark

FREE

www.facebook.com/ groups/100901283308695

It’d be great to have as many Freshers’ on board as possible, but if you’re still undecided (which you surely shouldn’t be) come along and have a taster session (or taster social), on us.


Friday 19th October Event Name

Society/Club

Time

Location

Cost

Contact

Athletics Taster

Athletics

6.15pm – 7.30pm

Palmer Park

Free

www.facebook.com/groups/ ruac1112 nbd89@live.com

Join us at Palmer Park for our first track training session at Palmer Park. We will split people up depending on what event they would like to train for and our qualified coach will set a training session specific for each group. Food & Nutrition Do Pub Golf

Food & Nutrition Society

6.30pm

Park Bar

FREE (Apart from the cost of your drinks!)

m.r.kettlewell@student. reading.ac.uk

Come along to meet the committee, as well as other society members and get to know Reading at the same time! The dress code will be golfers, so that means; polo shirts, argyle jumpers, sun visors...etc (the more ridiculous the better). We’ll be meeting at park bar at 6:30 then gradually making our way to town, making plenty of refreshment stops along the way and finally ending up at a club. A Facebook event will be created and can be found though the main RUFANS Facebook group. We’ll look forward to seeing you all there! Showcase Concert

Music Society

TBC Evening

The Great Hall, London Road Campus

FREE

music.rums@gmail.com

The Showcase Concert is a wonderful event that we hold each year in the Autumn term. The concert is free and does exactly what is says on the tin – showcases all the fantastic music-making and fun that we have here with music at the University of Reading. A variety of our ensembles will be performing, including the University of Reading Chorus and Symphony Orchestra; to give you a flavour of we’re all about. It will also give you the opportunity to come and talk to current members and committee members, as well as meeting new people, making new friends, and, if you wish, provide you with a chance to take part in your first University of Reading musical performance! Everyone is welcome, so please feel free to bring along friends, family, housemates & flatmates; for what will be a musical night to remember.


Saturday 20th October Event Name

Society/Club

Time

Location

Cost

Contact

Night Out With The Welsh Society

Welsh Society

8.00pm

Park Bar and then on to 3sixty, Students’ Union

Union tickets are £4.00

readingwelshsociety@gmail. com

We will be starting the night at Park Bar, providing you with the perfect opportunity to meet your fellow Welshies, and the fancy dress theme will be ‘Anything Welsh goes!’. Here you can meet new people in a relaxed environment and enjoy the start of what will be an epic night out. Bring your flatmates… the more the merrier! We will head over to the Union later, where we can dance until the early hours of the morning! Anyone who pronounces ‘Llanfairpwllgwyngyll-gogerychwyrndrobwll-llantysilio-gogogoch’ perfectly/ awfully, will receive a free drink!


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JJ Thomson

59

Centre for Agricultural Strategy  D8

59

3

49 138 56

56 27 50 8 135 59 195 27

Name and grid ref

Building

ESSC (Environmental Systems Science Centre)  D7

Harry Pitt

Examinations Office  C4

Whiteknights House

Facilities Management  C4

Facilities Management

Facilities Management – Catering  C5

Park House

Faculty Offices  C5

Carrington

Farm Management Unit  D8

Agriculture

Film, Theatre and Televison  C5

Minghella

Finance and Corporate Services  C4

Whiteknights House

Name and grid ref

Building

Henley Business School

39

SportsPark  C2

SportsPark

32

Mathematics and Statistics  E6

Philip Lyle

56

Statistical Services Centre  D7

Harry Pitt

4

Mathematics and Statistics  D5

Mathematics and IT Services

135

Student Employment, Experience Carrington and Careers Centre  C5

2

135

Student Financial Support Team  C5

Carrington

135

Student Helpdesk Team  C5

Carrington

Student Recruitment and Outreach  C5

Whiteknights House

Student Services Centre  C5

Carrington

Students’ Union  C5

Students Union Hub

Study Advice  D5

Library (Room 103)

Synthetic Turf Pitch  B4

Synthetic Turf Pitch

38

Systems Engineering  E5

Systems Engineering

25

Systems Engineering  E5

Engineering

Technologies for Sustainable Built Environments Centre (TSBE)  D5

JJ Thomson

Typography and Graphic Communication  C8

TOB 2

1

Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology  C5

HumSS

8

Venue Reading  C5

Park House

Veterinary Epidemiology and Economic Research Unit (VEERU)  D8

Agriculture

Mathematics Support Centre  D5

Library (S@iL)

58

Meteorology  D7

Meteorology

49

Miller  D4

Miller

Minghella  C5

Minghella

195 1

Modern Languages and European HumSS Studies  C5

37

Muslim Centre  D4

Archway Lodge

21

National Centre for Biotechnology Education  C8

TOB 2

58

National Centre for Earth Observation  D7

Meteorology

196

Nursery  C5

Nursery

26

Palmer   C5

Palmer

Park House  C5

Park House

Peer Support  C5

Carrington

Pensions Office  D4

Whiteknights House

6

Pharmacy  D6

Chemistry and Pharmacy

Food and Nutritional Sciences  D6 Food Biosciences

84

Foxhill House  A6

Foxhill House

49

Geography and Environmental Science  D4

Miller

70

Geography and Environmental Science  D4

Russell

59

Graduate Institute of International Development and Applied Economics  D8

Agriculture

9

Graduate School  C4

Old Whiteknights House

27

Graduation Office  C4

Whiteknights House

50

Grounds Maintenance Office  C4

Facilities Management

47

Pharmacy  D6

Food Biosciences

34

Grounds Maintenance Yard  B4

Facilities Management

118

Pharmacy  D6

Hopkins

Agriculture

31

Harbone  E6

Harbone

1

Philosophy  C5

HumSS

56

Harry Pitt  D7

Harry Pitt

1

Agriculture

N15

Health and Dental Centre  C2

Health and Dental Centre

Politics and International Relations  C5

HumSS

Centre for Agri-Environmental Research  D8

21

Pre-school  C8

TOB 2

Centre for the Development of Teaching and Learning  D4

Miller

Health and Safety Services  D5

JJ Thomson

27

Postal Services  C4

Whiteknights House

Centre for Entrepreneurship  C4

Henley Business School

Procurement  C5

Park House

Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics (CINN)  D7

Harry Pitt

3 138

Henley Business School  C5

Henley Business School

1

History  C5

HumSS

1

History of Art  C5

HumSS

5

Human and Environmental Sciences  D4

Wager

Human Resources  C4

Whiteknights House

Humanities and Social Sciences (HumSS)  C5

HumSS

Chaplaincy Centre  D5

Park House Lodge

Charlie Waller Institute  D7

Psychology

6

Chemical Analysis Facility (CAF)  D6

Chemistry and Pharmacy

1

6

Chemistry  D6

Chemistry and Pharmacy

71

ICMA Centre  C4

ICMA Centre

1

Classics  C5

HumSS

54

Innovation Works  C7

62

Clinical Language Sciences  D7

Psychology

Science and Technology Centre

30

Cole Museum of Zoology  C5

AMS Tower

27

Communications Office  C4

Whiteknights House

33

Construction Management and Engineering  D4

URS

25

Construction Management and Engineering  E5

Engineering

Counselling and Well-being  C5

Carrington

59

Crop Protection Unit  D8

Agriculture

21

Design and Print Studio  C8

TOB 2

10

Development and Alumni Relations  D4

Blandford Lodge

Disability Advisory Service  C5

Carrington

1

Economics  C4

1

English Literature  C5

27

1

Insessional English Support Programme (ISLC)  C5

HumSS

Insurance Office  D4

Blandford Lodge

Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research (ICMR)  D6

Hopkins

International Office  D4

Blandford Lodge

International Student Advice  C5

Carrington

1

ISLC (International Study and Language Centre)  C5

HumSS

4

IT Services  D5

Mathematics and IT Services

3

JJ Thomson  D5

JJ Thomson

38

Knowledge Transfer Centre  E5

Systems Engineering

HumSS

84

Law  A6

Foxhill House

HumSS

2

Library  D5

Library

10 118 10 135

8 135

62

135

Building

47

40

135

Name and grid ref Management (School of)  C5

138

27

8 62 201 26

Psychology and Clinical Language Psychology Sciences  D7

27 135 29 2 800

3

21

59

27

Vice-Chancellor’s Office  C4

Whiteknights House

Wager  D4

Wager

59

Walker Institute for Climate System Research  D8

Agriculture

27

Whiteknights House  C4

Whiteknights House

5

Reading Enterprise Centre  C8 Reading Film Theatre  C5

Palmer

Reading Real Estate Foundation  C4

Henley Business School

Catering venues

Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL)  D6

The Lord Zuckerman Research Centre

Cafés

Real Estate and Planning  C4

Henley Business School

27

Receipts Office  C4

Whiteknights House

27

Research and Enterprise  C4

Whiteknights House

135

Room Bookings and Timetabling  C5

Carrington

70

Russell  D4

Russell

54

Science and Technology Centre  C7

Science and Technology Centre

Security Office  C4

Whiteknights House

138 46 138

27 8

Senior Common Room  C5

Park House

76

Social Club (Employees)  C8

TOB 2

54

Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC)  C7

Science and Technology Centre

54

Southern Universities Science and Technology Management Services (SUMS)  C7 Centre

62

Speech and Language Therapy Clinic  D7

Psychology

59

Agriculture snack bar  D8

Agriculture

71

Café Index  C4

ICMA Centre

2

Café Libro  D5

Library

Dol.cHe Vita  C5

Palmer

Eat at Enterprise  C8

Reading Enterprise Centre

26 201 1

Eat at HumSS  C5

HumSS

39

Eat at SportsPark  C3

SportsPark

54

Fusion Café  C7

Science and Technology Centre

Food and bar outlets 7 202 8

Eat at the Square  D5

Eat at the Square

Park Eat  B4

Park Eat

Eat and Drink at Park House  C5

Park House

Restaurants 8

Blandford’s  C5

Park House


Name and grid ref

Building

Name and grid ref

Building

Name and grid ref

Building

Name and grid ref

Building

1

Classics  C5

HumSS

21

Pre-school  C8

TOB 2

50

Grounds Maintenance Office  C4

Facilities Management

118

Pharmacy  D6

Hopkins

1

Economics  C4

HumSS

21

TOB 2

53

135

Accommodation Office  C5

Carrington

English Literature  C5

HumSS

Biological Sciences Microbiology  E6

Knight

1

Typography and Graphic Communication  C8

HumSS

Innovation Works  C7

135

Counselling and Well-being  C5

Carrington

1

History of Art  C5

HumSS

Science and Technology Centre

Carrington

History  C5

Engineering

Carrington   C5

1

Construction Management and Engineering  E5

135 135

Disability Advisory Service  C5

Carrington

1

Humanities and Social Sciences (HumSS)  C5

HumSS

135

Faculty Offices  C5

Carrington

Insessional English Support Programme (ISLC)  C5

HumSS

135

International Student Advice  C5

Carrington

135

Peer Support  C5

Carrington

ISLC (International Study and Language Centre)  C5

HumSS

135

Room Bookings and Timetabling  C5

Carrington

135

Student Employment, Experience Carrington and Careers Centre  C5

135

Student Financial Support Team  C5

Carrington

135

Student Helpdesk Team  C5

Carrington

135

Student Services Centre  C5

Carrington

138

Centre for Entrepreneurship  C4

Henley Business School

1 1

25 25

Systems Engineering  E5

Engineering

26

Palmer   C5

Palmer

26

Reading Film Theatre  C5

Palmer

27

Communications Office  C4

Whiteknights House

27

Examinations Office  C4

Whiteknights House

27

Finance and Corporate Services  C4

Whiteknights House

27

Graduation Office  C4

27

Human Resources  C4

27

Pensions Office  D4

Whiteknights House

27

Postal Services  C4

Whiteknights House

27

Receipts Office  C4

Whiteknights House

54 54

Science and Technology Centre  C7

Science and Technology Centre

54

Southern Universities Management Services (SUMS)  C7

Science and Technology Centre

54

Southern Universities Purchasing Science and Technology Consortium (SUPC)  C7 Centre

55

Black Horse House  C5

Black Horse House

Whiteknights House

55

Campus Central (shop)   C5

Black Horse House

Whiteknights House

56

Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics (CINN)  D7

Harry Pitt

56

ESSC (Environmental Systems Science Centre)  D7

Harry Pitt

1

Modern Languages and European HumSS Studies  C5

1

Philosophy  C5

HumSS

1

Politics and International Relations  C5

HumSS

1

Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology  C5

HumSS

2

Library  D5

Library

27

Research and Enterprise  C4

Whiteknights House

56

Harry Pitt  D7

Harry Pitt

138

Henley Business School  C5

Henley Business School

2

Mathematics Support Centre  D5

Library (S@iL)

27

Security Office  C4

Whiteknights House

56

Statistical Services Centre  D7

Harry Pitt

138

Management (School of)  C5

Henley Business School

27

Student Recruitment and Outreach  C5

Whiteknights House

58

Meteorology  D7

Meteorology

138

National Centre for Earth Observation  D7

Meteorology

Reading Real Estate Foundation  C4

Henley Business School

58 59

Agriculture, Policy and Development  D8

Agriculture

Centre for Agri-Environmental Research  D8

Agriculture

59

Centre for Agricultural Strategy  D8

Agriculture

59

Crop Protection Unit  D8

Agriculture

59

Farm Management Unit  D8

Agriculture

59

Graduate Institute of International Development and Applied Economics  D8

Agriculture

59

Veterinary Epidemiology and Economic Research Unit (VEERU)  D8

Agriculture

59

Walker Institute for Climate System Research  D8

Agriculture

62

Charlie Waller Institute  D7

Psychology

62

Clinical Language Sciences  D7

Psychology

62

Psychology and Clinical Language Psychology Sciences  D7

2

Study Advice  D5

Library (Room 103)

3

Centre for Advanced Microscopy (CfAM)  D5

JJ Thomson

27

Vice-Chancellor’s Office  C4

Whiteknights House

3

Health and Safety Services  D5

JJ Thomson

27

Whiteknights House  C4

Whiteknights House

3

JJ Thomson  D5

JJ Thomson

29

3sixty bar  C5

Students’ Union

3

Technologies for Sustainable Built Environments Centre (TSBE)  D5

JJ Thomson

29

Students’ Union  C5

Students Union Hub

30

Biological Sciences Teaching Laboratories  C5

AMS Tower

IT Services  D5

Mathematics and IT Services

30

Cole Museum of Zoology  C5

AMS Tower

31

Biological Sciences  E6

Harborne

31

Harbone  E6

Harbone

32

Biological Sciences  E6

Philip Lyle

32

Mathematics and Statistics  E6

Philip Lyle

33

Construction Management and Engineering  D4

URS

34

Grounds Maintenance Yard  B4

Facilities Management

4 4

Mathematics and Statistics  D5

Mathematics and IT Services

5

Human and Environmental Sciences  D4

Wager

5

Wager  D4

Wager

6

Chemical Analysis Facility (CAF)  D6

Chemistry and Pharmacy

6

Chemistry  D6

Chemistry and Pharmacy

37

Muslim Centre  D4

Archway Lodge

6

Pharmacy  D6

Chemistry and Pharmacy

38

Knowledge Transfer Centre  E5

Systems Engineering

8

Facilities Management – Catering  C5

Park House

38

Systems Engineering  E5

Systems Engineering

8

Park House  C5

Park House

39

SportsPark  C2

SportsPark

8

Procurement  C5

Park House

40

Chaplaincy Centre  D5

Park House Lodge

8

Senior Common Room  C5

Park House

59

43

Athletics Pavilion  B3

Athletics Pavilion

62

Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL)  D6

The Lord Zuckerman Research Centre

Speech and Language Therapy Clinic  D7

Psychology

46

70

Geography and Environmental Science  D4

Russell

Food Biosciences

70

Russell  D4

Russell

71

ICMA Centre  C4

ICMA Centre

8

Venue Reading  C5

Park House

9

Graduate School  C4

Old Whiteknights House

47

Food and Nutritional Sciences  D6 Food Biosciences

10

Blandford Lodge  D4

Blandford Lodge

47

Pharmacy  D6

10

Development and Alumni Relations  D4

Blandford Lodge

10

Insurance Office  D4

Blandford Lodge

10

International Office  D4

Blandford Lodge

20

Art  D8

TOB 1

21

Design and Print Studio  C8

TOB 2

21

National Centre for Biotechnology Education  C8

TOB 2

138

Real Estate and Planning  C4

Henley Business School

186

Central Kitchen  E5

Central Kitchen

195

Film, Theatre and Televison  C5

Minghella

195

Minghella  C5

Minghella

196

Nursery  C5

Nursery

201

Reading Enterprise Centre  C8

800

Synthetic Turf Pitch  B4

Synthetic Turf Pitch

N15

Health and Dental Centre  C2

Health and Dental Centre

Catering venues Cafés 1

Eat at HumSS  C5

HumSS

2

Café Libro  D5

Library

26

Dol.cHe Vita  C5

Palmer

39

Eat at SportsPark  C3

SportsPark

54

Fusion Café  C7

Science and Technology Centre

59

Agriculture snack bar  D8

Agriculture

71

Café Index  C4

ICMA Centre

Eat at Enterprise  C8

Reading Enterprise Centre

201

48

Allen Laboratory  D5

The Allen Laboratory

49

Admissions Office  D4

Miller

74

Archaeology  D5

Archaeology

49

Centre for the Development of Teaching and Learning  D4

Miller

76

Social Club (Employees)  C8

TOB 2

7

Eat at the Square  D5

Eat at the Square

84

Foxhill House  A6

Foxhill House

8

Eat and Drink at Park House  C5

Park House

Geography and Environmental Science  D4

Miller

84

Law  A6

Foxhill House

202

Park Eat  B4

Park Eat

49

Miller  D4

Miller

118

Biological Sciences  D6

Hopkins

50

Facilities Management  C4

Facilities Management

118

Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research (ICMR)  D6

Hopkins

49

Food and bar outlets

Restaurants 8

Blandford’s  C5

Park House


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