Culture in Halls

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"Coming from South East Asia, I find the Western culture events really special. After all, it'll probably be my once in a lifetime experience." 

- Former International Resident


Cultural Events

What kinds of activities are there that are centred around culture?

How can you take part?

If you'd like to experience more in halls, use the button below to find out what's coming up!


More in and around Reading...

Seasonal Holidays

We're lucky that we get to share lots of seasonal holidays and festivals with our residents including, but not limited to:

  • Halloween
  • Guy Fawkes Night
  • Diwali
  • Christmas
  • New Year
  • Valentine's Day
  • Chinese New Year
  • Easter 

We hope that you'll appreciate our decorations and get involved in the activities we plan around this time. If there's a holiday that we've missed - let us know!

International Student Food Project

If you're an international or study abroad student and need some extra information on food in the UK, the International Student Food Project is a great blog to look at with lots of content to help you settle in with food, cooking and shopping in the UK.

You can even have a go at some of the recipes suggested by fellow students. Here we have a Spanish Onion and Potato Omelette and Seafood Lasagne for you to download.


Local Area

As one of the largest towns in England, Reading will always have something to offer you. From great local sports, comedy and nightclubs, to Blue Collar Street Food and pop up stands throughout the year, there is always plenty going on. 


Check out InYourArea to find out what to do in Reading now!

Reading boasts a range of great shops, trendy and traditional bars and restaurants many of which can be found in our largest shopping centre the Oracle.
It also has fantastic transport links, with a 24 hour bus service operating between the University and Reading Station - and you can reach London within half an hour by train!

For more information on the local area please visit the University's Life Off Campus page.