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 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."
"The campus is nice but the area can be a little dodgy."
"The university offers lots of clubs and societies. From sports to baking and craft, there's so much to choose from. There are also social spaces and cafes on campus."
"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."

Register today

Sign up to access to use your dashboard and receive extra advice in your inbox

Sign up