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Societies, clubs and activities – University of Reading

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Societies, clubs and activities

Discover clubs and societies

The Students' Union is home to a wide range of societies and clubs, all of which are run voluntarily by students. There are currently over 150 societies and sports clubs, which all students are welcome to join.

Discover music

Music plays an important part in student life at the University of Reading. From official University groups and activities to the many music-based societies in the Students' Union, there's something for every taste - and ability.

Want to be part of a major ensemble that performs regular concerts? Join the University chorus, the symphony orchestra, the jazz ensemble, the wind band, the samba band or a range of other groups, including a ukelele orchestra. Professional conductors run rehearsals and there are around 50 concerts a year, so you won't be short of opportunities to play or sing, or just to listen.

Fancy improving your musical skills or taking up a new instrument? We can help arrange music tuition - and there are plenty of practice rooms. And let's not forget regular Live Band and Open Mic nights in the Student Union: you've got to start somewhere…

Whatever your tastes, you will find other people who love playing – and listening to – the same sounds.

‘Performing with the Reading University Symphony Orchestra, Clarinet Choir and Wind Band and running the Clarinet Choir has really improved my musicianship, leadership and organisational skills.’

Zara Alnaimi

BA French and English Literature

Student media

If you're a budding journalist, presenter or producer, you can gain valuable experience through the Students' Union's three student media channels. The Spark*, our newspaper, is completely written and edited by students, while Junction 11 radio, and online TV station, RU:ON, are also headed up by students. So whether you are interested in presenting your own show or experiencing life behind the scenes, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.

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