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Your life in the School

You will be part of a dynamic and collaborative teaching environment.

Our students are actively involved in research studies as participants, organisers and collaborators.

We are a research-led school, with our academics engaged in world-class research in a variety of topics.

We also host public lectures with notable figures in the field, providing you with access to current thinking and ground-breaking research.

I mainly chose to come to Reading as it's one of the few universities to offer a joint degree in philosophy and psychology. I also chose Reading due to the good reputation of the teaching staff, the University's proximity to London and the beautiful campus.
Anna Frey, BA Psychology and Philosophy graduate

Our facilities

We have invested in state-of-the-art research facilities, including multiple brain imaging systems. We are unique in housing four clinical research facilities on site.

We house a number of highly regarded research centres. We also work closely with our partners in the NHS to support two on-site clinics, and run an independent centre for autism.

Learn more about our clinics and centres


Psychology facilities

You will be working with leading researchers. Many of our students work with groups using the latest technologies and methods. Our range of facilities is extensive and includes:

  • cognitive and clinical assessments
  • eye-tracking
  • neuro-methods e.g. TMS, brain imaging by EEG
  • specialised units such as the baby and infant laboratories
  • virtual reality.

Specialist speech and language therapy facilities

Speech and language therapy undergraduate students can make use of our:

  • in-house speech and language therapy clinic
  • observational facilities
  • speech research laboratory
  • assessment and resources room.
Reading is the only university with a purpose-built NHS-recognised clinic on site. This is a huge advantage for students in terms of observation and placements.

Helen Story, BSc Speech and Language Therapy graduate*

*This course has been replaced with an integrated master's programme, MSci Speech and Language Therapy.

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 academic support, as well as non-academic support for your mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.

Read more about available support


Our team

Meet our talented staff carrying out impactful research across a wide range of areas in psychology and clinical language sciences. 

A student using their laptop outside

Life on campus

Whiteknights campus is set on 130 hectares of beautiful parkland, so you'll find plenty of places to relax. It is home to a thriving community and features the Students' Union, Library and places to eat.
Two students in Reading town centre

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. 
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