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Student experience at University of Reading recognised by Guardian league table

Release Date 22 May 2012

students enjoying the Whiteknights Campus

The University of Reading has been ranked 25th in the 2013 Guardian University Guide, published May 22, 2012.

The University climbed seven places from last year's position (32nd), with particularly strong performances seen in the subjects of agriculture and food (1), archaeology (5), earth and marine sciences (3), education (3) and art and design (3).

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading, Sir David Bell, said: "The University of Reading continues to rank among the leading research-intensive universities in the UK. While it is pleasing to feature so well in the Guardian league table, this represents just one window into the life and work of our University. It is though gratifying to see how this ranking reaffirms the high regard in which our students hold the quality of teaching, as well as the overall student experience, at the University.  It also reflects the strong employability record of our graduates in recent years."

"While league tables are useful tools, prospective students should gauge which university is right for them by visiting their shortlist of universities, meeting current students, viewing the facilities and talking to staff."

The University of Reading's next Open Day for prospective students takes place on Friday 22 June. For more information call 0118 378 6586, email or visit


For more information please contact the University press office on 0118 378 7391/7115

Notes to editors:

Universities in the Guardian league table are ranked according to spending per student; student/staff ratio; graduate career prospects; what grades applicants need; a value-added score that compares students' entry qualifications with their final degree results; and how happy final-year students are with their courses, based on the annual National Student Survey.

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