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Located in the county of Berkshire, Reading is situated between the rivers Thames and Kennet, which explains its history as an important river port. As Reading is 46 metres above sea level, its climate is considered warm and temperate. However, it is not only the ideal location and weather that should make you choose Reading as a place to study, but also the high-quality educational facilities and attractive student life.
Housing Options in Reading
Student accommodation Reading offers a choice of luxurious, spacious and comfortable studio apartments and shared apartments at affordable prices. Reading is the largest city in the United Kingdom without city status and is considered the most important economic area in the United Kingdom due to its connection to insurance and information technology. The city offers a rich multicultural experience and is known for having a very student-friendly environment, attracting a large number of local and international students each year. You can choose from a variety of options for student housing in Reading to fit your budget
The student accommodations in Reading are designed to provide comfort to the students. one of the best-recommended accommodation is New Century Place .
Student Life in Reading
International students usually look for a city that not only has top universities but also a rich culture and history, and Reading can boast of that. Reading is also the best city to experience Fresher's Week, where special events take place throughout the week. You can also enjoy some of the biggest festivals in the UK hosted by the city.
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The best places to live in Reading
There are many neighbourhoods and areas in Reading where students can live while studying. Some of the best neighbourhoods to live in Reading are:
East Reading consists of the neighbourhoods of Newton and Park, as well as Cemetery Junction. Because of its proximity to the city centre and campus, it is considered the most populous student neighbourhood in Reading. Student apartments in Reading like the Central Studios Reading and New Century Place are here.
Reading Town Centre
This is one of the liveliest parts of the city. There are plenty of stores, cafes, restaurants and entertainment options here. From here you can easily get to campus. Student rooms in Reading Town Centre include Crown House and Queens Court.
A residential area just west of the University of Reading. Rental prices here are similar to East Reading. There are a few takeaways and two supermarkets nearby, but for going out you should choose somewhere else. Fortunately, Whitley is well served by several bus routes. 79 Silver Street and Alexandra House, High Wycombe, are some of the most popular housing options for students.
Woodley, Reading's largest suburb, is just 4 miles east of the city centre and has a lively leisure centre to entertain the whole family. For those who enjoy shopping, Woodley Town Centre is the place to be with its many stores, cafes and supermarkets. Woodley is a thriving community with plenty to explore. Some popular housing options in the area include London House and Kendrick Hall, Reading.
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Q. How do I book my accommodation in Reading?
A. Get in touch with the University Living accommodation experts and they will help you book your accommodation in 3 simple steps. First start by choosing your accommodation according to your preference, then go on to pay the security deposit if it is required. Finally, confirm your booking and then enjoy the free guidance provided by us.
Q. How long can I book my accommodation for?
A. This depends on the duration of your course. Whatever the duration of your course we will provide you with accommodation for that period. Even if you are coming for a short duration like a semester abroad program or a student exchange program we will help you find the right accommodation.
Q. What kind of accommodation options are available?
A. Students have the option to choose from 3 accommodation types according to their preference. The first one is Shared Room where you will be sharing the room washroom and all common areas with your room partner. The second one is the En-Suite room where you will get your own private room and washroom but the kitchen and all common areas will be shared. The last one is a Studio where you will have complete privacy and will have everything to yourself. It is like a small self-contained unit.
Q. Can two or more friends book accommodation together?
A. Yes if you are coming with your friends you can book your accommodation together, ideally, with your friends you can book a studio and live together if the guideline of the property permits.
Q. Do I have access to any on-site amenities while I stay in the property?
A. Yes, almost all the priorities in Reading have on-site amenities that are included in the rent. These range from gym, games room, study room, bike storage, BBQ, and much more.
Q. Will I need to find new accommodation in my placement year?
A. Not at all, even in your placement year, we have got you covered. Since you will be associated with a university we will help you find your accommodation.
Q. Are there any discounts available on student accommodation in Reading?
A. Yes if you contact us in advance and finalize your booking well in the time we can assure you that we will get the best price for you. Students can also take benefit from the offers that we give away while booking their accommodation.
Q. What is the right time to book my accommodation if I am planning to go in the September intake?
A. Ideally you should book your accommodation 6 months in advance as it will give you more options to choose from. The earlier you book your accommodation the better it will be as we will be able to provide you with the right price for your accommodation.