The University of Reading has been at the forefront of UK higher education for nearly a century. Over the decades, they have become innovators and pioneers, pushing academic boundaries and leading social change. They want to inspire innovative and creative approaches to teaching and learning by working in partnership with staff and with the student community. Home to more than 19,000 students, the University of Reading is proud to welcome staff and students from all of the world. Their award-winning campuses house contemporary study facilities, halls of residence, support services, cafés and bars.
University of Reading strives to create a stronger, better University of Reading, building on their past to create an exceptional future. Their four guiding principles form the foundation of Reading’s strategy: a genuine love of learning; creating new knowledge; embracing and celebrating diversity of people and ideas; and caring for our environment.
The University of Reading is among the top 30 UK universities in world rankings (ranked 29th out of 84 UK universities featured in the QS World University Rankings 2020) and 98% of their research is rated as being of international standing (Research Excellence Framework, 2014). As a result, the University is already a key partner for businesses of all sizes, from multinational corporations to growing, innovative SMEs.
Why University of Reading
Campus: University of Reading’s main campus is set in 130 hectares of beautiful parkland, so students will find plenty of places to relax during the day. The campus has won nine consecutive Green Flag awards, recognizing it as one of Britain’s top green spaces.
Community: The University has a wide range of events and activities for students to take part in. Whether it’s public events, museums, a cinema, public lectures or the SportsPark, there is plenty for students to get involved in.
Local Area: The Oracle shopping centre is home to the big names in retail, but there are also independent stores and boutiques around town too. Students will also find plenty of green spaces to relax in and a huge range of cuisines from around the world. Club venues and bars extend beyond campus as Reading town centre transforms from day to night. Discover festivals and new music acts, unique club events and cocktail bars or indulge in one of the late-night ice cream parlours.