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University of Reading,Reading,United Kingdom

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The University of Reading, a public research university in Reading, Berkshire received the university status in 1926. Spread across the town of reading, the university has pioneered the introduction of Schools of Arts and Science in it.

The university of Reading has over 17,500 students currently. It has over 350 different courses taught under the faculties such as Humanities, Business Studies, Arts and Theatre, Philosophy and other social sciences, Agriculture, Animal Sciences, Basic Science and commerce degrees, Ecology, Social issues, foreign languages, history, performing Arts and Artificial Intelligence etc.

This university is known for its different approach and hence one can find various offbeat study programmes along with all the traditional degrees.The time higher education has ranked the University of Reading amongst the top 1% in the world. The university has also won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for higher education four times in the past. It has been considered as one of the top 10 UK intensive research universities.

Campus

  • Whiteknights Campus is the main campus of the University spread over 130 hectares of lush green Parkland. This is the only university campus to have achieved the 6th position amongst 1,500 green spaces eligible to be included in the 2014 Green Flag People's Choice Award.This huge campus promises a quality life to students. It includes lecture halls, library and IT facilities within an easy reach of each other. There are many general stores on the campus along with Café Mondial, Mojo’s Bar and 3sixty- a nightclub are hosted by the Students Union at the campus.The campus also consists of Reading Film Theatre that screens various independent or foreign language films along with popular cinema. There are also many cafes and restaurants on the campus.
  • Greenlands Campus that is located on the banks of Thames. It houses the MBA programme and corporate learning under Henley Business School of the University.
  • London Road Campus.  This campus hosts University’s institute of education. This is a leading institute in the teacher training programme. £30 million have been invested by the university in this campus.
  • The University of Reading also has an international campus in Malaysia.

Student Facilities

  • Accommodation is arranged by the University either on campus or nearby. There are residential halls available for the students, self-catered or catered. They are well equipped with all the necessary amenities such as parking area, internet access etc. The university also provides a 24/7 Halls Hotline for students to get their issues resolved regarding the accommodation.
  • The University of Reading offers a range of scholarships to domestic and international students, especially in the field of business and management studies. Many students receiving scholarships from the ICMA centres in Russia, Thailand, China and India are also admitted in this university.
  • International students are provided special support by the University. If students are landing Heathrow airport, the staff of the university is present there to welcome them. Open days and introductory sessions are also arranged for students to get familiar.

Transport

The campuses in the Reading town are within walking or cycling distance from all the important stations. The accommodation to students is provided on campus or near the campus hence students are encouraged to use the eco-friendly mode of transport.Students can also avail car parking services or take bus or a train to reach the main campus of the university.

Contact Information:

  • Address: Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 6AH, United Kingdom
  • Telephone:   + 44 (0)118 987 5123
  • Website:  http://www.reading.ac.uk/
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