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University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 242, Reading, RG6 6BA, UK
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The University of Reading

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Phone 0118 378 8239
Fax 0118 931 4741
Web www.icmacentre.ac.uk
Email [email protected]
88% Overall Satisfaction
12% Time in Lectures
30% Course Work
£8,257 Max Fee
£6,988 Average Uni Accomodation
£5,575 Private Accomodation
88% Go on to work or study
73% Employed after 6 months
£21,382 Average Salary
363 Average UCAS Points
125 Lowest UCAS Points
3% 1st Class Degree

Information

About The University of Reading

Address and location

Split across four campuses in Reading, with an additional site in Malaysia due to open in 2014, Reading University is a traditional institution which is very much looking to the future.
 
 

Background and history

Established in 1892 as an extension of Oxford University's Christ Church College, Reading gained independent university status when it was granted a Royal Charter in 1926. From that point on it moved from strength to strength, undertaking various mergers, most recently with Henley Management College, to become the university it is today.  

 Location and accessibility

Rail: Trains from London to Reading run every 15-20 minutes and take roughly half an hour. The various campuses are a short bus or taxi ride away from the station.

Road: For the main Whiteknights campus leave the M4 at Junction 11 and follow the signs for the University.

The Disability Office has a well-established support team for students with disabilities or dyslexia. They supply information packs, organise specific campus tours and provide appropriate accommodation amongst other services.

What's on offer

BA. BSc, LLM, MA, MFA, MPhil, MSc, PGDip, MPhil, PhD.  

Entry requirements

Admission is based on academic merit with requirements varying across the different subject disciplines. The University is happy to accept a variety of qualifications, including A-Levels, Scottish Highers, Welsh/European/International Baccalaureate, BTEC Nationals, Key Skills and the New Diploma qualification amongst others.

Accommodation at The University of Reading

University Accommodation

With over 4,000 rooms, all within a mile of the main university campus, and a recent £100 million investment in new accommodation, it is easy to see why the vast majority of undergraduates choose to live in halls for their entire degree. First year students are guaranteed a place in halls and prices range from £72 for self-catered to £184 for catered rooms per week.

Individual Accommodation Profiles:- Benyon Hall - Self-catered- Childs Hall - Self-catered- Greenow and McCombie (part of Windsor Hall) - Self-catered- Mackinder Hall - Self-catered- Sherfield Hall - Self-catered- Stenton Hall - Self-catered- Stenton Townhouses - Self-catered- St George's Hall - Self-catered- Wessex Hall - Self-catered- Dunsden Crescent (part of Mackinder Hall) - Catered- St Patrick's Hall - Catered- Wantage Hall - Catered- Windsor Hall - Catered

 

Private Accommodation

While most students stay in halls there are options for those who would prefer to rent a private property. The Student Services Advisory Team provides a list of reputable private landlords and offers advice on rental agreements.

Courses & Fees

Faculties and departments

Faculty of Science, Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and Henley Business School.  

Academic strengths and research profile

Reading is a university with a strong research tradition and nearly 90% of its research has been deemed to have international standing. Furthermore, this year alone the University was awarded £30 million of external research grants.The University of Reading places a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary work, especially within the sciences, and with the development of the Malaysian campus it has demonstrated a commitment to encouraging an international dimension to the student experience.

Tuition fees

Undergraduate courses currently cost £9,000 per year. Fees for international students and postgraduates may vary, so for further information it is advisable to contact the university directly.  

Facilities at The University of Reading

Academic facilities

With a recently completed £17 million interdisciplinary centre for biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, a new £11 million centre for film, theatre and television, a new business school and a refurbished sports centre Reading has invested nearly £400 million in student facilities. In addition to the raft of recently constructed facilities, students enjoy the use of extensive IT and Library services, with over 600 computer stations available, many 24 hours a day, and nearly 1 million books in the Library.

Other on-site amenities

Reading has a strong sporting tradition, especially in water sports, and has some of the best facilities of any UK university. From traditional sports to the more unusual the University has nearly 50 clubs to cater to all tastes. The University's award-winning Students' Union houses multiple bars, restaurants and shops, in addition to a brand new nightclub. For students with slightly more responsibilities, the Union also runs two childcare services for children aged between three months and five years.

Medical and social care

Students are well cared for at Reading, with a University Medical Practice, containing a GP surgery and a dentist, only a short walk from the main Whiteknights campus. Furthermore, the University has a dedicated counselling service that provides confidential sessions and workshops for students if necessary. The Christian Chaplaincy and the Muslim Centre, both on the Whiteknights campus, likewise provide support to students.

 What's on in the area

Be it a relaxing walk along the Thames or a mud-caked dance at the world famous festival there's plenty to see and do in Reading. Culturally visitors are spoiled for choice, whether it's a trip to the ruins of the medieval Reading Abbey, a stroll round one of the many museums or a visit to the site of Oscar Wilde's incarceration at Reading Jail. For those who enjoy a slower pace a day meandering around the many shops or ambling through the nearby picturesque villages is in order.

 Moving on

2011 was a successful year for the Student Employment Experience and Careers Centre (SEECC) as it announced the best student employability results for a decade. Clearly students are Reading are offered plenty of help to improve their chances after university. This includes careers fairs, employability workshops and, more importantly, the opportunity for all undergraduates to have a work-based learning placement'.

Did you know?

The University is lucky enough to have its own botanical gardens. Reading was the only institution to be given full university status between World War I and World War II. Notable former pupils include the Olympic gold medal winner James Cracknell, the war poet Wilfred Owen and the jazz signer Jamie Cullum.

Is the University of Reading the place for you?

Come to Reading if you want to attend a traditional university with a leafy, green campus in the heart of a city. Avoid if trees fill you with terror and you'd prefer to study a professional or vocational course at a more modern university. Why not try Robert Gordon University instead?
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Courses

FD Children's Development and Learning (BCOT)

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Type: Full Time

Children's Development and Learning (BCOT) course is provided by The University of Reading and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Reading website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BA (Hons) Accounting and Business

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Type: Full Time

Accounting and Business course is provided by The University of Reading and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Reading website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

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Type: Full Time

Accounting and Finance course is provided by The University of Reading and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Reading website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance with Placement Year

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Type: Full Time

Accounting and Finance with Placement Year course is provided by The University of Reading and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Reading website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BA (Hons) Accounting and Management

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Type: Full Time

Accounting and Management course is provided by The University of Reading and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Reading website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BA (Hons) Accounting and Management with Placement Year

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Type: Full Time

Accounting and Management with Placement Year course is provided by The University of Reading and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Reading website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BSc (Hons) Agricultural Business Management

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Type: Full Time

Agricultural Business Management course is provided by The University of Reading and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Reading website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BSc (Hons) Agricultural Business Management with Placement Year

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Type: Full Time

Agricultural Business Management with Placement Year course is provided by The University of Reading and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Reading website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BSc (Hons) Agriculture

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Type: Full Time

Agriculture course is provided by The University of Reading and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Reading website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BSc (Hons) Agriculture with Foundation Year

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Type: Full Time

Agriculture with Foundation Year course is provided by The University of Reading and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Reading website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BSc (Hons) Agriculture with Placement Year

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Type: Full Time

Agriculture with Placement Year course is provided by The University of Reading and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Reading website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BA (Hons) Ancient History

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Type: Full Time

Ancient History course is provided by The University of Reading and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Reading website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BSc (Hons) Animal Science

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Type: Full Time

Animal Science course is provided by The University of Reading and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Reading website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BSc (Hons) Animal Science with Foundation Year

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Type: Full Time

Animal Science with Foundation Year course is provided by The University of Reading and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Reading website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BSc (Hons) Animal Science with Placement Year

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Type: Full Time

Animal Science with Placement Year course is provided by The University of Reading and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Reading website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BA (Hons) Ancient History and Archaeology

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Type: Full Time

Ancient History and Archaeology course is provided by The University of Reading and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Reading website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BA (Hons) Ancient History and Archaeology with Placement and Study Abroad

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Type: Full Time

Ancient History and Archaeology with Placement and Study Abroad course is provided by The University of Reading and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Reading website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BA (Hons) Ancient History and Archaeology with Study Year Abroad

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Type: Full Time

Ancient History and Archaeology with Study Year Abroad course is provided by The University of Reading and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Reading website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BA (Hons) Ancient History and Archaeology with Professional Placement

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Type: Full Time

Ancient History and Archaeology with Professional Placement course is provided by The University of Reading and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Reading website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BA (Hons) Ancient History and History

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Type: Full Time

Ancient History and History course is provided by The University of Reading and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Reading website to find out more information and how to apply.

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