University of Reading

Reading

  • Location: Town, Rural

About us

The University of Reading is a research-intensive campus university in south-east England.

With more than 150 years of history, we are now recognised for our expertise in areas such as climate science, business, agriculture, and food science.

We have a global presence, with two overseas campuses, the triple-accredited Henley Business School, and dozens of international partnerships.

We offer a range of courses across different levels of study, including foundation courses, undergraduate degrees, master’s programmes, PhD opportunities, apprenticeships, and academic English language and writing courses.

You’ll study on a beautiful, award-winning green campus in a thriving town and become part of a diverse and inclusive community of more than 25,000 students from around 160 countries.

Join us and become part of a caring community of both students and staff that lives, learns, and thrives together.

Live where the life is | University of Reading

We know your time at university is not just about your degree. With lots of opportunities to play sport, get involved in the arts or music, enjoy the range of campus bars and restaurants, or party in our student nightclub, there’s something for everyone to enjoy on campus.

What makes us different

Bright prospects

  • Joint 26th university in the UK and in the global top 200 (THE rankings).
  • Benefit from excellent teaching and career prospects, aided by placements, an award-winning Careers Team, and proximity to many multinational employers.
  • 92% of our undergraduates are in work or further study within 15 months of graduating.  

Central location

  • Giving you the best of both worlds: our award-winning Whiteknights campus offers vast open spaces just a short walk from Reading, a bustling town with shopping, culture, and nightlife. 
  • Reading is just 25 minutes from London Paddington by train and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. 

Green credentials

  • Our ambition is to be the greenest university in the UK. 
  • Backed by expertise, we’re helping to tackle the climate crisis: 100% of our electricity comes from renewable resources, we’ve moved investment away from fossil fuels, and our climate stripes have become a global symbol for climate change. 
  • We’re committed to being carbon neutral by 2030.
     

I chose Reading because I loved the variety of modules on offer, the lecturers I met were engaging, and the emphasis on employability was important to me to help me figure out my long-term career goals. After going to an Open Day, I was sure I wanted to come here.

Kathryn
BA History

Open days

Course locations

London Road Campus

London Road, Reading, RG1 5AQ

Merrist Wood College

Merrist Wood College, Holly Lane, Worplesdon, Guildford, GU3 3PE

Newbury College

Monks Lane, Newbury, RG14 7TD

Windsor Forest Colleges Group

Langley College, Station Road, Langley, SL3 8BY

Main Site

Room 208, Pepper Lane, 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

Main Site

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

Bracknell and Wokingham College

Church Road, Bracknell, RG12 1DJ

Basingstoke College of Technology

Worting Road, Basingstoke, RG21 8TN

Berkshire College of Agriculture

Hall Place, Maidenhead, SL6 6QR

Accommodation