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Campus Life for Staff – University of Reading

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Campus Life for Staff

Working at Reading

Working at the University of Reading offers an exceptional opportunity to apply your skills and experience. With several Centres of Excellence and proven quality of provision, we enjoy a world-class reputation for teaching, research and enterprise. We also offer a stimulating and peaceful working environment in one of the UK's most attractive campuses. Yet the centre of Reading, with its vibrant city culture and fast transport links to Oxford, London and Heathrow, is just a short walk or ride away from our Whiteknights campus. If you prefer country pursuits the Chiltern Hills and the River Thames are close by, and our picturesque Greenlands campus is located alongside the River on the outskirts of Henley-on-Thames.

The heart of university life is our Whiteknights campus. This beautiful 130 hectare park is the biggest of our four sites. Open spaces, a lake, abundant wildlife and rare trees feature in the landscape. Everything you need is here or nearby, including most academic departments and the main library. Traditional and contemporary buildings house top quality teaching and research facilities, particularly in the areas of information technology, life sciences and business.


Excellent social and recreational facilities are also on your doorstep.

At Whiteknights you are welcome to relax at Park House, the Senior Common Room, which has a bar, lounge and dining room and hosts a lively programme of events . You can use a range of other eating places as well as the Students' Union, which is home to shops, services and a professionally staffed nursery. Sporting amenities are outstanding too, both on and off campus. You can play most indoor and outdoor sports on campus, use our well-equipped Sports Centre and enjoy watersports on the River Thames. The University's arts calendar, three specialist museums and a number of societies cater for diverse leisure and cultural interests.

At Greenlands, there is also a common room, bar and sports facilities.


Just as we care about the local community and the wider environment, so we promote a supportive internal culture. Alongside attractive employment benefits, we provide professional training opportunities and a full suite of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes. Access to a network of personal and work-related support services ensures life runs smoothly and you get the most from your time with us.

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