The programme takes place at Whiteknights campus, and students participate in four events throughout the academic year. These will include master classes led by academics in their subject of choice, a Student Experience Day in February, a study skills session and finally a two day summer school. Events typically run from 9.30 - 15.30 and all transportation costs are covered in advance for participating students.
Students participating in the scheme will have achieved at least five A* - C at GCSE and be on course to achieve good grades at A-Level or equivalent (i.e. BBB). Additionally, we will give priority to those students who have no parental experience of Higher Education and live in an identified postcode area.
Students who successfully take part in the Scholars programme who go on to apply for an undergraduate course at Reading are guaranteed to receive either an invite to interview or a conditional offer. Applicants who go on to select Reading as their firm choice institution are also eligible to apply for a £1000 Scholars bursary in their first year.
The programme is offered in the following subject areas this year: Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, English Literature, French, German, Spanish and Art & Design.
Find out more with our Reading scholar brochures:
- English Literature