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We’d like to welcome you to join a university that’s helping the world.

Be it through sustainable actions, inspired by our world-renowned climate research, through involvement in one of our 80+ clubs and societies on campus, or by applying the knowledge and skills you have learnt during your degree, you can play your part in helping the world too.

Come and visit our award-winning 320-acre parkland campus, meet our inspiring lecturers and welcoming students, and imagine where life might take you as a student at Reading.

Why choose the University of Reading?

  • Among the top 30 UK universities (QS World University Rankings, 2020).
  • Among the top 30 UK universities (QS World University Rankings, 2020).
  • Ranked the 4th most sustainable UK university (2022/23 People & Planet University League)
  • Voted 1st in the UK by students for our campus and facilities (StudentCrowd University Awards 2022)
  • A global community – more than 23,000 students from around 160 countries.
  • Over 250 courses in the arts, sciences, social sciences, humanities and business.
  • 92% of our undergraduates are in work or further study within 15 months of graduating, and of those employed full time, 84% are in graduate-level roles.
  • Over 50 sports clubs and more than 100 societies on offer.
  • Our main campus has been recognised as one of Britain’s top green spaces (Green Flag Award, 2011-2022) and is just 20 minutes’ walk from a vibrant town centre.
  • A central location – 30 minutes to London Paddington by train, and only 45 minutes to Heathrow airport by coach.

Join our community

We’re ready to welcome you to our vibrant, diverse and supportive community. You’ll find excellent academic, personal and professional development opportunities at Reading, in a place that our students tell us feels like home.

The University of Reading is an inspiring and supportive community that actively encourages our students to share their views and take action if they want to see change.

Beyond this, our award-winning Careers Team and the employability-focused modules you can choose during your degree will equip you with the right skills and experience to set you up for success in a competitive job market. In addition to this, every undergraduate course at Reading includes a placement, giving you the chance to gain valuable work experience before you graduate.

A global, research-intensive environment

We believe learning goes beyond the transfer of knowledge, and we strive to continually increase our global reach.

Our research – 98% of which is rated of international standing in the Research Excellence Framework 2021 – has real-world impact and can directly benefit your learning. The discoveries made one day could be heard in your lecture theatre the next.

We’re proud to be a research-intensive university. We work with governments, international agencies, businesses, and charities striving to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems, such as climate change, heart disease and international conflict.

University of Reading


Contact Information

Contact
Nyola Stewart 
Department
Global Recruitment Team UK 
Address
University of Reading
Whiteknights
PO Box 217
Reading
RG6 6AH 
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opendays@reading.ac.uk 
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www.reading.ac.uk 
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www.reading.ac.uk/opendays 
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