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    Your student days are a unique moment in your life. Collegiate’s superior student accommodation, available in some of the UK’s top university cities, are unique in their offering to students and parents – great value, superb facilities and peace of mind. With our unrivalled record and expertise, Collegiate apartments deliver student living; just better.


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    We don’t just provide the facilities to enable your studies to thrive we also believe it is important to create a community. We host a variety of events throughout the year so you can get to know your fellow Collegiate residents. Collegiate provides a home, an environment to succeed and a place where everyone knows your name.

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    Collegiate believe in providing superior student accommodation by putting a great deal of thought into the facilities we provide. From private gyms, on-site cinema, study rooms, games area and much more, we provide a home away from home with the little luxuries that will ensure your student experience is simply the best

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Welcome to Reading

Reading is a town with a lot to offer. Its wide range of shops, restaurants, sports venues and bars have played a large part in making Reading a thriving student city. In addition, the capital is only half an hour away by train which makes Reading the perfect base for students looking to explore the UK.

One of the country’s prettiest cities, Reading is also one of its most lively, with a bustling restaurant scene, vibrant bar life and some excellent clubs. It is one of the UK’s top ten shopping destinations and draws visitors from around the country thanks to its retail offering. This, combined with its close proximity to London, has played a large part in making Reading a thriving student city. 

Reading is a city that invites you to leave your preconceptions at its boundary. Ancient monuments stand side by side with stunning formal gardens in a celebration of the ‘green and pleasant land’ for which England is famous for being.

Reading is also packed with cultural attractions, with museums and galleries jostling alongside historical parks and gardens for attention.

For sports enthusiasts, the Kennet & Avon Canal offers a lovely place to run, cycle and rollerblade, while for the less active it provides an inviting location for a stroll, boat ride or picnic on the bank.

Reading is extremely popular with students thanks to its rich academic offering, its thriving social scene and its position as one of the UK’s shopping meccas. The town is friendly with a proud history of welcoming people across the globe, which creates a warm & multicultural vibe.


Reading is home to both the University of Reading and the University of West London. It is also home to the well-respected Henley Business School.

Getting around

Reading is a great city to explore by bike and this inexpensive and environmentally considerate method of transportation is popular with the city’s students. The city also has plentiful bus routes, as well as park and ride services and buses to out of town destinations.

Reading is well connected by rail with access to London and other major UK cities simple and fast.

Reading’s proximity to London Gatwick and London Heathrow airports also means that access to other European cities is easy and that it is a popular location for overseas students.


Reading a shopper’s paradise and one of the ten best shopping destinations in the UK. The Oracle shopping centre has more than 80 stylish stores, including high end fashion and exclusive gifts, while Broad Street Mall focuses on high street brands and essentials for the home. The Harris Arcade completes the offering and is a popular shopping area for students thanks to its independent music stores and plentiful cafés.


Reading is packed with bars, clubs and casinos, making it a great destination for a night out, whatever your preferred style of partying. The After Dark Club is the city’s most popular nightclub, with a friendly vibe and great staff, while the Bed Bar’s focus is on cool, laid back relaxation. Copa and Evissa are popular places for a long night of socialising, while the newly refurbished Facebar also draws a crowd.

Restaurants and eating out

Reading’s restaurants are plentiful and the city’s residents are spoiled for choice. From cafés and budget lunch venues to sophisticated dining, Reading has a bustling foodie scene that ensures that there is always something tasty to hand and somewhere funky to enjoy it.


Reading has a rich mixture of health clubs, sporting associations and professional teams, including Reading Football Club. The city’s leisure centres provide a wide range of facilities and students have the option to join a wide variety of university teams. The University of Reading’s SportsPark offers an affordable option for those students looking to access decent gym equipment and regular dance and fitness classes.

The Kennet & Avon canal in Reading - a popular route for cycling or a peaceful walk

The Kennet & Avon canal in Reading - a popular route for cycling or a peaceful walk

Reading has ranked as the UK's top place to live and work for two consecutive years

Reading has ranked as the UK's top place to live and work for two consecutive years

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