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Join a vibrant community of peers and academic tutors, who provide the environment and support you need to help you develop and grow as an individual.

Life as an undergradaute

As a full-time undergraduate law student, you will become an important part of the School's close-knit community and fully immerse yourself in campus life.

A wide range of co-curricular activities allows you to gain confidence and real-world experience as well as make new friends and contacts. 

Based in Foxhill House on Whiteknights campus, you will have easy access to all the Students' Union facilities, SportsPark and our newly refurbished 24-hour library.

 

The staff remembered me from the Open Day visit and, when I returned as a student, one of the lecturers greeted me with 'you made it!' Reading really has that personal touch.

William Page

LLB graduate

Employability boosting activities

Throughout the year, the School hosts a whole series of co-curricular activities. You can participate in competitions and in commercial awareness and networking skills training, with real interaction with practicing solicitors and barristers. Activities include pro bono work, negotiating, mediation, and mooting competitions. 

And thanks to donations from generous alumni, the School of Law is able to cover training fees and travel costs for you to carry out the various co-curricular and pro bono activities.


The Law Society

The student-led law society is open to everyone in the School. One of the largest societies on campus, the Society organises a variety of events throughout the year, from quizzes to career fairs.

The Society also boasts a vast network of law firm partnerships and careers contacts and hosts a whole series of academic ventures. Events include mooting and negotiation competitions, careers workshops, and pro bono activities.

These events, which are jointly hosted by top law firms, give you invaluable information and experience to help bulk up your CV.

The Law Society is the best thing to happen to me at the University. I wouldn’t have got involved anywhere as much as I did without their support. The society works tirelessly throughout the year to organise innovative careers events and comprehensive pro bono and mooting activities, alongside more traditional opportunities to socialise with your peers. In my second year, I was the careers and pro bono rep and the treasurer of the society in my final year. What I also find strong about the Law Society is that it works very closely with the School.

Manon Williams

LLB, graduate

How we support you

The welfare of our students is extremely important to us. That's why the University has a dedicated range of services available to you to support your personal and professional development during your studies.

The University offers both academic support, as well as non-academic support for your mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.

Read more about the University support available to you

Careers support

Whilst at the School of Law, you will have access to a dedicated careers consultant.

Graduate Kashmeera talks about why she choose Reading and the support she received from the careers team.


School support and guidance

As a School of Law student, you will receive strong academic and personal support to help you gain the most from your university experience.

Our induction programme is available to all students, as well as a dedicated Student Support Adviser, an excellent academic tutor system, and established student peer support programme.

School facilities and resources

The School of Law is based in Foxhill House, a stunning Grade II-listed building on the University's main campus. We have beautiful views of Whiteknights lake and are surrounded by parkland.

You will benefit from integrated IT and e-learning within the curriculum, in addition to a well-resourced library and electronic legal databases including Westlaw and LexisNexis.

Specialist careers consultant

Experienced and dedicated careers consultants are on hand to support you. They can help with writing CVs and cover letters, as well as applying and preparing for vacation schemes, interviews, mini-pupillages and other work experience opportunities

This service is available for up to 18 months after you graduate.

International students

For international students, we also offer pre-arrival support, including a specialised induction programme, dedicated library and career sessions, and law language teaching.

A full-time International Teaching Associate is also on hand to help you throughout your degree.

Alumni and local networks

Benefit from our close ties with former students.

Our alumni take an active role in the education of our students, offering advice and work experience opportunities as well as support with our co-curricular activities, including networking, mediation and negotiation.

Alongside our alumni, the Reading School of Law works with a network of professionals contacts - both locally and nationally - who offer advice, guidance and work experience opportunities.

 I chose to study law at Reading because I loved the structure of the lectures and tutorials. One thing that was a contributing factor was definitely Foxhill House. I loved the building and that it was just for law students. I could go there to revise or to do my assignments and if I felt stressed, I could just take a peaceful walk by the lake.

Kashmeera Nadkarni

LLB graduate

Close-knit community

We strive to maintain a close-knit, community feel within our School. When you join us, you will be welcomed and supported by your peers and academic tutors and will become an important part of the School of Law.

Our personal approach offers you space to develop and grow as an individual while ensuring your work and study benefit from support and structure.

Life on campus

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

Read our stories

Our staff and students come from all over the world and have incredible stories to tell. Read about their experiences of working and studying with us.

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.