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We offer a supportive environment and give you an individual experience.

Before you arrive at Reading, you’ll be allocated:

  • a student mentor to help you settle in to university life
  • an academic tutor who will be available throughout your time at Reading to give you advice about your studies.

Active alumni network

We have a strong global network of alumni who maintain links with each other and the University.

Our alumni support our undergraduates through the Thrive mentoring scheme, by offering placement opportunities, and as visiting lecturers.

Read Hannah's story

Everyone in the Department is so friendly – really approachable and friendly staff. Never feel alone, there's always help and support there if you need it. It's a great campus, lovely place to be, really lovely environment.

Hannah Pettit

BSc Nutrition with Food Consumer Sciences

How we support you

The welfare of our students is extremely important to us. That's why the University offers a dedicated range of support services for your personal and professional development. For our international students, the University provides academic English support if English is not your first language, as well as specialised guidance on immigration and visas.

The Disability Advisory Service offers bespoke support for students with any disability, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty who require assistance during their studies.


Life on campus

Whiteknights campus is set on 130 hectares of beautiful parkland, so you'll find plenty of places to relax. The campus is a thriving community and features the Students' Union, Library and places to eat.


Life in Reading

Step off campus and you'll find yourself in a bustling town centre offering a variety of shops, restaurants and activities. We're also well-connected – you can reach London Paddington within half an hour by train.