• Location: Town, Rural

Student life

Get involved

  • Reading University Students’ Union (RUSU) offers more than 130 student societies and sports clubs and plenty of opportunities to socialise together.
  • You can take part in volunteering or mentoring schemes or get a part-time job to meet new people and top up your funds.


Rooms that suit you

Many of our students choose to live in university accommodation in their first year. Safe, secure, and located on and off campus, our halls offer you a variety of options.

“I love living in halls – it provides such a community between students, with great links to welfare and support when needed. I feel safe and protected where I live, and I’d recommend it to anyone!”

Alex, BSc Psychology


Here to help

  • You can rely on our wide range of support services throughout your time at Reading.
  • Access a dedicated Wellbeing Team, financial support, study advice, accommodation wardens and mentors, and a Chaplaincy, as well as support before you even arrive at Reading.

What's it like to live in South East?
Check out our region guide

South East England is made up of nine counties, with popular student cities in Brighton & Hove, Oxford, Portsmouth, Reading, and Southampton.

The area sees plenty of sunshine and Brighton – the LGBTQ+ capital of the UK – is a student favourite, with tons of quirky shops, cafes, arts, nightlife and watersports.

Moving east into Kent, you'll find the charming towns of Whitstable, Broadstairs, and Margate – all bursting with literary history – plus the iconic landmarks of Dover’s white cliffs and Canterbury Cathedral.

London is an hour or two away for gigs, theatre trips and capital city adventures, while the country’s two largest airports – Heathrow and Gatwick – mean international journeys are easy to get started.

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What's it like to live in Reading?
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Sat where the Rivers Thames and Kennet meet, and just half an hour from London by train, England’s largest town is a booming tech hub with plenty of nightlife.

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Campus and facilities

  • Set in the heart of Reading, with more than 160 hectares of stunning parkland, our campuses offer you plenty of places to eat, shop, study and socialise. 
  • We have a mixture of modern, state-of-the-art learning facilities and traditional buildings, including three museums and the new £55m Health and Life Sciences building.
  • The centrepiece of our Whiteknights campus is the library, which provides access to thousands of print and digital resources, spread over six floors.
  • Our ICMA Centre has the most extensive non-investment bank dealing room facilities in the world. 
  • Minghella Studios offer flexible theatre spaces, film and TV studios, a digital cinema, and a recording studio. 
  • On our London Road campus, you’ll find dedicated practice rooms for musicians and the magnificent Grade II listed Great Hall.
  • SportsPark provides extensive indoor and outdoor facilities, including a large indoor hall, squash and tennis courts, studios, and sports pitches.

Course locations

Main Site

Room 208, Pepper Lane, Reading, RG6 6AH

London Road Campus

London Road, Reading, RG1 5AQ

Main Site

Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, RG6 6AH

University of Reading

Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, RG6 6UR

Henley Business School

Greenlands, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, Reading, RG9 3AU