Reading University has a long tradition of excellence and is one of the leading student rowing clubs in the country. The fabulous facilities on a prime stretch of the River Thames, and the unrivalled fleet of boats, enable top performances on the water.


RUBC thrives on the tight-knit student community, whilst maintaining the work ethos of a professional sports program, making for a winning combination.

The University is committed to the development of sporting excellence amongst its students, and each year offers a number of Sports Scholarships to students who show, or have shown, outstanding talent in rowing. These offer individuals up to £5000 as well as lots of extra support. Other key benefits of our rowing programme are:

  • Focussed on Sculling
  • World Class fleet of boats
  • Henley winners
  • UK & European University Champions
  • Coaching from Olympians
  • International representation
  • Daily water accessibility
  • Within cycling distance to the University campus and the GB Training Centre
  • Scholarships available of up to £5000