Be Red

It's the ethos we live by: to make a real difference. It is the mindset that allows us to push boundaries and challenge the status quo.

At the University of Reading, learning goes beyond the transfer of knowledge. By studying here you'll be a part of a world-leading and life-changing movement.

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Reading Life

At the University of Reading you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a beautiful green campus right in the heart of a buzzing town. Reading Festival is an annual pilgrimage for thousands of music fans worldwide. The University partners with Festival Republic every year, working backstage with the musicians and reporting live.

Student Life

People often comment on the friendly atmosphere here at Reading. It's a place to meet new people from around the world and to build friendships that last a lifetime. It's a place to do the things you love and to try out new activities.

Study at Reading

Whatever you choose to study at the University of Reading, you'll be guided by expert lecturers who are determined to help you succeed. You'll have the opportunity to go on work placements that give you genuine insight and enable you to develop relevant skills. Our flexible courses mean you'll be able to study the issues and subjects you're most passionate about.

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    Of our students are
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1 Based on our submissions judged to be world leading, internationally excellent and internationally recognised in overall quality in the latest Research Excellence Framework, 2014.
2 The University of Reading is ranked 205th out of 1070 institutions ranked in the QS World University Rankings 2020 and was ranked among the top 20% in the QS World University Rankings 2016-19.
3 Based on the 2015-16 Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey of 2,538 University of Reading First Degree Leavers, of which 78% responded.