Celebrating Universities Week 2012
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
'Once again, we are delighted to be taking part in Universities Week. We are extremely proud of the value that the University of Reading adds to the culture and economy of the Thames Valley and beyond.'
Our Universities website now focuses on the amazing contribution the University of Reading makes to society. Not only are we ranked as one of the top 1% of universities in the world, our contribution to the local community and economy is substantial. With nearly 17,000 students and 4,000 staff, it is estimated that the University's economic contribution to the region is between £600 and £750 million each year.
The website has been updated to coincide with Universities Week 2012 and sums up how the University delivers benefit to the region, business and the wider world through our teaching and research.
Universities Week aims to highlight how universities benefit everyone, whether or not they have gone to university themselves, and this year's campaign, which begins on 30 April, will look at the way UK universities contribute to society as a whole.
Sir David Bell, Vice-Chancellor of the University, said: "Once again, we are delighted to be taking part in Universities Week. We are extremely proud of the value that the University of Reading adds to the culture and economy of the Thames Valley and beyond. The University trains the region's teachers and mental health professionals, runs museums, maintains green space, and provides public events for the community. The excellent sports facilities that have helped several of our current students and alumni reach Olympic standard in their field are also open to the local community to enjoy."