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17 Reasons Why Christmas Is The Best Time To Be a Student In Reading

Being a student in Reading is always great. But there’s something extra special about being a student there at this time of year.

1. If when it snows, campus turns into a stunning winter wonderland. 


The colour of winter is in imagination

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2. Which naturally makes everywhere look 10x more beautiful. 

3. The riverside by the Oracle lights up for Christmas. 

I feel like I turn into the heart eyes emoji when I see Christmas lights 😍✨

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4. In fact, the whole town lights up. 

Christmas Lights in Reading #christmaslights

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5. And the firework display for The Oracle’s Christmas light switch on is just spectacular. 

Another birthday another sky of pure sparkle just for me #fireworks #oraclechristmasglitz #24años

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6. The Après Bar at Station Hill will give you enough festive feels to last you ’til next year.

The only place to spend your Saturday evening 🍻🍾 #apresreading #rdguk #rdg #christmas

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7. And their hot chocolate is the best in town. 

8. Talking of hot beverages, Cafe Mondial has all the gingerbread lattes you could ever want.


#redcup season ❄️ Starbucks time! ☕️ with @taeng3467 in @uniofreading @starbucksuk

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9. The university’s Christmas tree light switch on is a magical event. 


10. Mainly because it’s accompanied by a Christmas fun fair. 

The Ferris Wheel at @uniofreading Christmas Fair #LoveUoRChristmas #christmas #work #rusu #fun #students @rusuphotos

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11. And if the carol service doesn’t put you in a festive mood, nothing will.

If you haven’t been before, do it.

Carol Service 🌲⛄️❄️ #UoR

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12. Every night out in the last few weeks of term is crazy.

Because they always involve some form of festive fancy dress.



13. But the best night out is the last Wednesday Union of term. 

Snakebites + Christmas = Tipsy Elves



14. All of the university staff get into the Christmas spirit.

Another lovely entry for our competition HO HO HO #ICMASanta #icmacentre 🎁🎄🎅📷

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15. Including the campus security officers. 

Absolute baes.

 16. Basically, Christmas in Reading is truly a very special time. 

17. So enjoy it while you can!

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