University of Reading
Reading University is a compact, modern university on the edge of thriving town in the south of England.
A modern high-tech campus does justice to this vibrant, thriving southern town. Here you will find all types of student accommodation in Reading including student houses, flats and halls.
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AFS always has the widest choice of student accommodation available. To help you find the right place to live, read our brief guide to the different types of accommodation below.
University residences which are generally full of first year undergraduates are a great way to adjust to living away from home and making new friends. Uni halls are usually located close to campus.
Generally offer a higher level of amenities than University Halls, at higher rents. Will be home to a more diverse mix of students and normally located close to campus.
A house share with a group of friends is often the lowest cost option and popular as the next step after living in Halls. Typically located in student friendly areas which require some travel to University.
A flat or apartment is similar to a house share on a smaller scale and will normally have one or two bedrooms. Ideal for smaller groups or couples.
Either a premium room in a Private Hall of Residence or a self-contained flat or apartment where all of the amenities are in one space. Typically the most expensive option.
A room in a house where the landlord or owner currently lives. A good option if you are not too concerned about living with other students and are budget conscious.
A self-contained room, which includes most amenities but with shared bathroom facilities.
A modern high-tech campus does justice to this vibrant, thriving southern town.
A large historic University town, Reading is home to the University of Reading and the University of West London also has a presence in the town as well. The University of Reading was founded in 1892 and is usually categorised as a red brick University. It consists of four major campuses and ranks highly for the quality of its research. The University of West London can be traced back to 1860, and now sits in the top half of the UK Universities.
Reading is probably most famous for the Reading festival, which is an annual music event that has been running since 1971. Many of the UK’s most well-known bands have played here including The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, The Who, Black Sabbath, and Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
There are over 100 parks and playgrounds in Reading, plus 5 miles of riverside paths – perfect for those of you who like to relax in the great outdoors. It is also shopping heaven as well, There are two major shopping centres – Broad Street Mall and The Oracle – which pretty much cover high street shopping and high fashion as well.
At Accommodation for Students, you will find all types of student accommodation in Reading including student houses, flats and halls.
Are you going to live and study in Reading? Here are the most frequent questions asked by other students.
Most students look for shared housing in Reading from October, although there will be student accommodation available all year round. First year and international students generally start looking in January for halls of residence.
The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Reading will cost you £100 per week. A halls of residence will cost, on average £204 per week, but could cost more depending on what type of room you select.
Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Reading. This includes halls of residence, house shares, flats and apartments. You can enquire directly to your chosen accommodation or get more support through our live help team. AFS has accommodation across the whole city including Earley and East Reading.
In Reading the standard length of contract is 46 weeks. However it is possible to have a longer or shorter agreement than this. Some halls of residence will only offer a 50 or 52 week tenancy agreement for example.
Yes, a selection of the student accommodation listed on AFS will offer short term stays. This is most often the case for halls of residence in Reading. Look out for the properties which have the short term let badge or filter your search by ‘letting period’.
This will depend on the type of property you choose. The most anyone can legally charge is 5 weeks rent. Some accommodation in Reading halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Reading will be £400.
All landlords and property managers in Reading are legally required to protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. If you take care of your student accommodation you should have no problem getting your money back. You can check out some further information right here.
Reading is home to one major university.