University of Reading

United Kingdom

About the University

The University of Reading is a leading university located in the English city of Reading. With a reputation for being at the forefront of the UK's higher education for nearly 100 years, the university is home to over 19,000 students from over 150 countries. 

Their three main campuses benefit from significant recent investment, and in 2012 were the venue of Diamond Jubilee Celebrations attended by Her Majesty The Queen. Moreover, the university offers a broad range of Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses alongside a vibrant student life.



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Campus Life

Students have access to halls of residence providing both catered and self-catered accommodation. The oldest hall at the university is Wantage Hall, built in 1908. It is thought to be the oldest purpose-built hall in England outside of Oxford and Cambridge.

There are three main campuses, situated on over 395 acres of grounds. The university also maintains four museums, the main campus library, a range of departmental libraries and a botanical garden.

The University Library at Whiteknights recently re-opened after a £40 million refurbishment and is home to over 1 million physical resources. 

Student life

The university Students' Union facilitates over 160 different activities for students, including societies and sports clubs. It is also home to a 2500 capacity music venue, seven bars and a number of shops and cafes.

Reading itself is only a short commute away, and is a thriving historical market town. London is 60km from Reading, and easily accessible by train. Moreover, the town is home to the world-renowned Reading Music Festival.


Liam Baker (olympian), Jamie Cullum (musician), Sharon Bowles (politician), Abdul Rahman Arshad (academic), Princess Dina Mired of Jordan

19000 Students

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