The University of Reading has been established for over 90 years since receiving its charter in 1926 and has an impressive history of excellence. The university is home to 3 campuses which are easy to commute too and include: Whiteknights, Greenlands and London Road.
Whiteknights is the main campus seeped in history, as it was the former home of the Marquis of Blandford. This picturesque setting is a beautiful 130 hectare country estate, a great place to spend your days! This includes conservation meadows, a lake and a collection of rare trees. Studying at Reading allows you to immerse yourself in a historical environment, with the campus including several listed buildings. One of the most attractive is Foxhill House, built in 1869 by architect Alfred Waterhouse: designer of the Natural History Museum. Greenlands is home to the Henley Business School, one of the largest full-service business schools in Europe. It is now consistently ranked among the world’s top 50 business schools. The London Road campus is one of the universities original campuses and features the Great Hall which is used for a range of events.
Ranked among the top 30 of UK universities in world rankings, The University of Reading is home to a multicultural community, with 19,000 students from over 150 countries. Course specialties include applied science, business, arts & humanities, and social sciences. It is also a four-time winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education.
Many famous alumni started their journey at the University of Reading across a range of sectors including sports, entertainment, business, politics, and art. These include Olympic medallist Cat Bishop, musician Jamie Cullum and comedian Julian Barratt.