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Current and prospective students

Whether you have just arrived at the University of Reading or are reaching the final stages of your learning, Reading Real Estate Foundation has a lot to offer you.

Current and Prospective Students

We offer a programme of activities that will benefit you while you are studying at the department of Real Estate & Planning and beyond in to your future career.

Below is a list of some of the opportunities that RREF offers students in Real Estate & Planning. These opportunities take place every year, and current students in Real Estate & Planning will be updated on RREF's activities throughout the academic year.

Apply for RREF Financial Support

The RREF Hardship Grant offers financial support to students based on a demonstration of financial need due to an unforeseen change in circumstance. Students can receive up to £1,000 from the RREF Hardship Grant.

If you are a current Undergraduate, Postgraduate or PhD Real Estate and Planning student at Henley Business School, University of Reading, you are eligible to apply for the RREF Hardship Grant.

RREF Mentoring Programme

The RREF Mentoring Programme was set up in 2008 and aims to offer as many undergraduates and postgraduates as possible the opportunity to have a one to one connection with a real estate professional in the industry to better prepare them for employment. Matching is undertaken by hand and matches run for between one to two years. There is an annual opportunity to meet with other mentors & mentees in March at our annual RREF Recognition Evening.

At present there are over 345 professionals who volunteer and serve as mentors and there are around 425 partnerships. To date, approximately 2,660 UK/EU and International students have taken part in and benefited from the RREF Mentoring programme.

RREF Access Internship Scheme

Following on from our involvement in the Government funded Fair Access Internship Scheme that took place in summer 2010 we launched the RREF Access Internships open to all Part 1 and Part 2 Real Estate and Planning full-time undergraduate students.

The scheme aims to address issues relating to widening access to the profession and help students overcome some of the obstacles to participation which might be, for example, financial, social or experiential reasons.

We secure host firms with whom the students are placed and the students then can apply for an Access Summer Bursary, which is supported by the host firms and the John Tranter Memorial Fund, to ensure they are able to successfully undertake the placement.

Evening Lecture Series

Tuesdays throughout the Autumn and Spring terms, 6:15pm-8pm Henley Business School, Whiteknights, University of Reading.

The Evening Lecture Series aims to give you an insight into real projects and issues in the property market from leading professionals in the industry. Graduate recruitment representatives and recent Reading graduates attend the lectures to showcase graduate opportunities at the firms and a complimentary pizza and beer reception following the lecture enables you to network with the speakers and other attendees.

The Evening Lecture Series runs throughout the autumn term and provides our Corporate Patrons with an exclusive opportunity to deliver a presentation to students on a topic related to a recent project or issue in the market, as well as highlighting graduate opportunities and career prospects within the firm.

Careers Enhancement

RREF supports students by helping them benefit from the cutting-edge thought, research and innovation taking place at Henley Business School. By linking students with this wealth of knowledge we prepare them to make a positive impact in the workplace as they graduate equipped with practical, real-world skills.

We run an annual Careers Fair (the largest single-subject one in the University), hold Mock Assessment sessions and have been providing Mental Health support for all students.