University of Reading
Location of university
Please comment on the location of your university (city, town, etc), the campus, the facilities, and student accommodation.
"The campus is nice but the area can be a little dodgy."
"The University of Reading's Whiteknights campus is one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. It has a lake and beautiful wildlife at the heart of the campus! The location of Reading itself is great, it's only 25 minutes away from London by train and has easily accessible train links to other cities such as Oxford, Slough and Southampton. The facilities, such as the library, are brilliant and student accommodation is good but varies a lot from hall to hall – no two halls are alike."
"Easy access to London, great public transport system in town itself, really nice campus with plenty of open spaces. Accommodation is good but can be very expensive and the catering needs to be improved."
"The university is based in a good location with lots of outdoor places to relax in. However, there are very few swimming pools available and there is not a university-run one either."
"The facilities are of a satisfactory quality. The library is somewhat too small but they are planning to renovate it and, hopefully, there will be some improvements. Student accommodation is fine but it is very hard to get in subsequent years."
"Reading is a really nice city to live in and the university is within easy access of the city centre. The campus is beautiful and very well maintained. There are some really good facilities on campus. The student's union is a really fun night out and the library is really good for study, although it can get very busy and difficult to find a seat. Accommodation is really varied at Reading. There are some fantastic en-suite rooms as well as many old-school rooms where it's several to a bathroom."
"Reading has a very convenient position: 30 minutes from London and in the Thames Valley. It sure offers more job opportunities than other areas in the UK. The campus is fine, being 15 minutes outside the centre. Student accommodations are very nice but expensive!"
"There are really nice parklands and green areas on campus. Reading has a great train station that connects to loads of other places."
"Having lived in three different accommodations, I can say that most of the halls are pleasant, although some are better than others. The city is great and can cater to all kinds of needs. It's 28 minutes from London and has trains running every ten minutes towards it. The campus is surrounded by nature and the people are nice."
"It's about a 20 minute walk to the town and there are regular buses. The campus is really nice to just walk around."