The University of Reading

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 offer more than 250 undergraduate courses in the arts, sciences, social sciences, humanities, and business, and the majority have a modular structure, so you can specialise in the areas that interest you most, while developing core subject knowledge.

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Our Campus

Our main Whiteknights campus is set in 130 hectares of parkland where you can enjoy a safe, community environment. The campus is on the doorstep of Reading, a diverse and welcoming town, and is in easy reach of London and the English countryside.

Student Life

The Reading University Students’ Union (RUSU) runs more than 160 sports clubs and societies and hundreds of volunteering projects. It’s home to a cafe, bar, nightclub, bookshop, food store, hairdresser, and mail shop. The Students’ Union also has its own student-run newspaper, radio station, and online TV channel, and hosts events year-round.

Support during your studies

We have five student support centres on campus, providing help with academic issues, money, wellbeing and more.

As a student at Reading, you’ll have access to a free, 24/7 online mental health service. Our University Counselling and Wellbeing Service offers free short-term counselling, and we run a series of Life Tools talks that are free, open to all, and run throughout the academic year.

· Disability Advisory Service. We can work with you from the application process through completion of your studies.

· Faith and cultural services. Reading’s Chaplaincy Centre welcomes people of all beliefs and offers a signposting service for all faiths. There is also a Muslim Prayer Centre on campus, and Atheist/Humanist/Secularist, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh societies.

Financial Support

Reading offers a range of grants and bursaries, depending on your circumstances. For example, there is a Reading Bursary of up to £1,100 per year for eligible students with a household income of less than £27,000.

We also offer guidance through our Student Financial Support Team, and money advice from Students’ Union advisers. These services are available to students whether you are applying for support before you start, or managing your money while you’re here for your studies.