Bus travel

The University works closely with local bus providers to ensure a great service to our campuses and to provide travel discounts for students and staff.  Travelling by bus helps to reduce carbon emissions, amount of congestion on our roads and the amount of local air pollution! On this page you will find all that you need to know about: Bus fares and offers 360 Bus: our free union night transport! Bus routes Boost tickets (student offer) By purchasing a Boost ticket when travelling anywhere around Reading town, students can save up to 1/3 off their bus fare. All University students…
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Alternatives to Travel

The most 'environmentally friendly' form of travel is generally not travelling at all! Following the COVID-19 pandemic, we have the knowledge, experience and technology to make remote study and working much easier. Substituting travel with technology can also save you time and money. On this page staff and visitors to the University can find information on practical alternatives to travel and working remotely in a sustainable way. Check out the University's tips on How to set up and hold a conference call in Teams. If you would like to book a conference room to video-conference, you can do so here. Further…
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Travel Plan and Monitoring

Our latest University Travel Plan was approved by the Environment and Sustainability Committee in June 2017, with amended (increased) targets approved in December 2018. The Travel Plan sets out our plans for increasing sustainable travel and targets to 2022. It is extremely important that the University continues to set targets and make progress against them in order to minimise our impact on the local environment. Following improved calculation techniques in 2018 we established that our original target of 83% sustainable travel mode for commutes by 2022 had already been met. Accordingly adjustments to this target were approved in December 2018.…
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Sustainable Travel

Welcome to the University sustainable travel pages. We are passionate about enabling every staff member, student and visitor to travel to and around our beautiful campuses in an environmentally friendly, safe and convenient manner. This page contains all of the information, offers and tips to help you make sustainable travel choices. The information on this page has been structured around the carbon travel hierarchy, which ranks travel methods in order of sustainability. The hierarchy acts as a helpful tool to consider the impact of travel decisions and consider any suitable alternatives. Follow the links below for offers, events and information…
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Sustainable Travel

New to the University? Want to know how to get around Reading? Keen to try a different mode of transport? From this page you will be able to access all of the information about travel options to and around the University, as well as offers and tips to help make sustainable travel as easy and affordable as possible. The information on this page has been structured around the carbon travel hierarchy, which structures travel methods in order of sustainability - from Single Occupancy Vehicles to no-carbon methods. The hierarchy acts as a helpful tool to consider the impact of travel decisions…
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