Living at home
BY University of Reading 6 July 2017
Lots of students that study at Reading choose to live in the local area either independently or with family and commute to university.
Commuting to university is a great choice for some students as study can be combined with living in a familiar environment.
There are many reasons why students choose to commute. This can include staying close to family and friends, financial circumstances or caring responsibilities.
If you are living locally and commuting to university, consider the following before you arrive at Reading and in your first few weeks:
- Share your local knowledge: You have a great insight in to Reading and the local area. Help other new students find their way around and share your recommendations with the new people you meet.
- Attend the Commuter Welcome Event: This social event in Welcome Week is for new students that are commuting to university. It is a great opportunity to talk to students that are currently commuting and meet other new commuter students. See the Event Guide for more details.
- Making Friends: Living in university accommodation is not the only way to make friends at university. You can meet people studying on your course or by joining clubs and societies.
- Let someone know: Commuting can sometimes be challenging when public transport is cancelled or there is a traffic jam. Let your Personal Tutor or Lecturer know that you commute and they can keep you up to date on anything you may have missed.