Reading University Boat Club


2014-15 intake – Many congratulations to those of you who will be joining us this September, great to have you on board!! If you haven’t already, then make sure you join the RUBC 2014-15 Facebook group. Here’s a quick note from our Director of Rowing, Will Rand, before term starts:

“Hi All.
I hope your summer is going well.
People have been asking about when the season kicks off, so here are some dates for you:
- 3rd Sept, the GB trialist and anyone else with high aspirations should be back to general training at RUBC.
- 15th Sept, we expect to see every existing rower back to training at RUBC, and look to welcome those Freshers who already have rowing experience (make contact with me at if you have any questions).
- 25th Sept is Freshers Fayer on Campus, where students who are new to rowing can sign up.
Make the most the last few weeks of the vacation, enjoy yourself, stay active, and get ready to return for the best season ever at RUBC!!!!!”


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.

Students have rated Reading University as one of the best places to study in the country, according to the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2012. Reading was placed 12th out of 105 UK universities, ahead of Durham, Newcastle, Brookes and IC.

For information about rowing, scholarships, studying, and life at Reading University please contact the Director of Rowing, Will Rand at