University of Reading

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Contact Whiteknights House Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 6AH, United Kingdom

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The University of Reading began life in the 19th century as an extension College of the University of Oxford, before being awarded university status in 1926.

Reading is now a leading UK university and home to 17,000 students from over 150 countries. It offers a wide range of degree programmes encompassing the pure and applied sciences, social sciences, languages, arts, humanities and business.

With a reputation for multidisciplinary research and collaborations, the university comprises over 50 research centres, which are recognised centres of excellence, in areas that include agriculture, meteorology, the physical sciences, and European history and culture.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 98% of Reading’s research was rated as being of international standing

It operates across three campuses. Its main Whiteknights campus has won awards for its 130 hectares of beautiful parkland, while the historic London Road campus has recently undergone a £30 million transformation. The Greenlands Campus, situated on the banks of the River Thames, houses one of Europe’s top business schools, along with a fitness centre, business facilities and conference centre,

The university has a strong global presence, with a business school located in Johannesburg, an overseas campus in Malaysia and a newly established joint Academy with Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology in China. It is also runs the Thames Valley Science Park, a cluster of 70 high-tech companies located on its Whiteknights campus.

Reading’s various campuses also feature a sports park, a film theatre, four museums, 300,000 plant specimens, lakes, meadows and a cherry tree orchard.

Its Henley Business School holds triple-accredited status, while The Financial Times and The Economist both consistently rank it as being in the world’s top 50 business schools.

Reading is a lively city famed for hosting one of the biggest annual music festivals in the UK. Over 87,000 music fans attend Reading Festival each summer to see some of the biggest names in music. The Berkshire town is also home to an abundance of parks, shopping and sports facilities.

The University of Reading began life in the 19th century as an extension College of the University of Oxford, before being awarded university status in 1926.

Reading is now a leading UK university and home to 17,000 students from over 150 countries. It offers a wide range of degree programmes encompassing the pure and applied sciences, social sciences, languages, arts, humanities and business.

With a reputation for multidisciplinary research and collaborations, the university comprises over 50 research centres, which are recognised centres of excellence, in areas that include agriculture, meteorology, the physical sciences, and European history and culture.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 98% of Reading’s research was rated as being of international standing

It operates across three campuses. Its main Whiteknights campus has won awards for its 130 hectares of beautiful parkland, while the historic London Road campus has recently undergone a £30 million transformation. The Greenlands Campus, situated on the banks of the River Thames, houses one of Europe’s top business schools, along with a fitness centre, business facilities and conference centre,

The university has a strong global presence, with a business school located in Johannesburg, an overseas campus in Malaysia and a newly established joint Academy with Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology in China. It is also runs the Thames Valley Science Park, a cluster of 70 high-tech companies located on its Whiteknights campus.

Reading’s various campuses also feature a sports park, a film theatre, four museums, 300,000 plant specimens, lakes, meadows and a cherry tree orchard.

Its Henley Business School holds triple-accredited status, while The Financial Times and The Economist both consistently rank it as being in the world’s top 50 business schools.

Reading is a lively city famed for hosting one of the biggest annual music festivals in the UK. Over 87,000 music fans attend Reading Festival each summer to see some of the biggest names in music. The Berkshire town is also home to an abundance of parks, shopping and sports facilities.

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Category of Education Business and Economics, Technology and Engineering, Computer Sciense, IT and Communication, Physical Science, Education, Law, Psychology, Social Science, Arts and Humanities

Location

United Kingdom
Whiteknights House Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 6AH, United Kingdom

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Megan
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I’d recommend Reading to anyone! As a campus uni it’s perfect for student life and so green, open and beautiful. Reading is a bustling town and has a great vibe! The course I did was also fantastic and I enjoyed it a lot!

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I did both my bachelor's and my master's degrees at the University of Reading. Overall I am very happy with my experience in both of my degrees but especially happy with my master's degree. I studied Intellectual Property and Management and I am...

I did both my bachelor's and my master's degrees at the University of Reading. Overall I am very happy with my experience in both of my degrees but especially happy with my master's degree. I studied Intellectual Property and Management and I am happy with all the lecturers I had during the process- both from Henley Business School and the School of Law. I found all of the very knowledgeable, very helpful, and very excited about their subjects. In my master's degree, I covered subjects like Data and Privacy law, IT law, Copyright, trademarks, and patents law, managing cultural organisations, etc. , and I found the course very well-tailored to cover everything.

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Olya
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I love the University of Reading. Everyone is very helpful with the studying process. Very experienced professors in my field, I studied law. I enjoyed the campus, it is very beautiful and the university always organizes new events to help...

I love the University of Reading. Everyone is very helpful with the studying process. Very experienced professors in my field, I studied law. I enjoyed the campus, it is very beautiful and the university always organizes new events to help students have a good time and learn new skills.

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The University of Reading provides all the necessary facilities for students to allow them to get adequate skills and knowledge of the profession. University staff is very friendly and eager to help. Student life is also full of lots of events of...

The University of Reading provides all the necessary facilities for students to allow them to get adequate skills and knowledge of the profession. University staff is very friendly and eager to help. Student life is also full of lots of events of any kind. You will not regret choosing the University of Reading.

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The University of Reading is a university with a diversity of talent ranging from the typical academic to the very creative. It was a good university in regards to meeting new people and developing independent thought. one thing that could be...

The University of Reading is a university with a diversity of talent ranging from the typical academic to the very creative. It was a good university in regards to meeting new people and developing independent thought. one thing that could be fixed is better communication between students and lecturers.

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I enjoy the course a lot it’s been a good time so far and I’m looking forward to my final year. With the course I am able to enhance my skills and become the designer I would have envisioned and more. The facilities do need upgrade however the...

I enjoy the course a lot it’s been a good time so far and I’m looking forward to my final year. With the course I am able to enhance my skills and become the designer I would have envisioned and more. The facilities do need upgrade however the department as a whole has been amazing. The university as a whole has been okay not the best and the night life is not that good.

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Melita
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Reading is a fabulous University, five star law school, wonderful facilities and lecturers. The location from the city centre is also great. I had the time of my life and ended up with a great career in law.

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Neal
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Little to no character both in the university itself and the students. No one seems motivated and the university cares very little about the students. The Students Union is good however but that’s about it. The town is also dangerous and students...

Little to no character both in the university itself and the students. No one seems motivated and the university cares very little about the students. The Students Union is good however but that’s about it. The town is also dangerous and students have to rely on non-uni organisations to look after them when on nights out

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This university was set in a perfect location close to London and in a great size town for a students needs. I loved the friendly atmosphere, busy academic and event calendar, amongst likeminded students. Academic rigour and lecturer...

This university was set in a perfect location close to London and in a great size town for a students needs. I loved the friendly atmosphere, busy academic and event calendar, amongst likeminded students. Academic rigour and lecturer responsiveness could be improved in some modules (this is course specific) which would improve degree quality. Overall, I am more than satisfied with my University and would recommend it to anyone looking to study in beautiful surroundings and recently renovated facilities.

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