University of Reading

Pros

What are the best things about studying at your university?

2017

"The course I'm studying is very interesting, my university is very diverse and there is a huge international community. I enjoy the vast array of societies available for students."
"Staff support and the extracurricular opportunities, such as volunteering and work experience, are great."
"I have loved the buzz of the University of Reading and the variety of activities and events that it holds. It allows you to get out of your comfort zone and meet a variety of people. The university has made a home away from home for me and I value the support from friends and lecturers."
"The nice environment and facilities. There's a good range of modules and we're in a good location."
"There's a large campus with lots of open spaces. We have a friendly atmosphere with a great students' union that holds lots of events throughout the year. Lectures are a good mixture of practical and classroom with equal amounts of field trips involved on my course. The careers centre is always useful whether that's looking at my CV or sending emails about possible placement opportunities."
"Being a campus university, almost everything is in one place. I love my job at the students' union and how friendly and approachable yet intellectually challenging my tutors are."
"The university has great campus grounds with lots of natural green spaces and a lake that provides a great environment for students and staff alike to walk and enjoy. The university excels in research and has quite high rankings in several courses including the course on which I am currently enrolled. We're located 30 minutes away from London and Oxford by train and there is always a convenient getaway available to students, be it a metropolitan or suburban area."
"It's in a great location and the accommodation on campus is pretty good too. There are nice bars, supermarkets, places to eat and nights out on campus. There is a 24-hour bus that circles between the uni and town. Town is actually only a 30-minute walk from the uni. There are affordable student houses around the uni and the uni administrators are good at dealing with financial issues and queries."

2016

"The people, the support you get from lecturers, admin staff are welcoming and friendly. If you need help it's there, even through other students who may not do your degree."
"The wonderful campus, I enjoy living in such a green environment. The accommodation and my chosen course are perfect."
"Beautiful green campus, wide variety of support networks, some enthusiastic staff and good research opportunities."
"The course is really varied so you can choose what you study. Also, the labs and equipment that are available for use are amazing."
"Great campus, very green. Good public transport. Close to London. The moral support from my uni has been absolutely great and I've loved my course. The societies and social life are great too."
"The campus is nice, the lectures are of a high quality and there are opportunities to do many practical lab sessions."
"The range of module options and the tight-knit community feel. I also like that it's a campus uni."
"The campus life at Reading is truly special. There's such a vast selection of both international and home students that you meet many interesting people. The University of Reading doesn't throw its league table rankings around to make the university look good. For me, my history course is exactly what I wanted, I couldn't have asked for anything better. The university also places a major emphasis on the mental well-being of students. If someone is not feeling like they're in a good place right now, the uni does a lot to help students in this situation! I usually hear constant praise about the mental well-being officers and counsellors. Also, the library and its services are fantastic. From 6.00 pm onwards, there is a 'safety bus' every hour designed to drop students off home so they do not have to walk home alone in the dark."
"The law degree is one of the best in the UK, which is a motivator that I like. I also like uni life, where everyone has the same type of lifestyle. It makes me feel better knowing that I'm not alone in any troubles that I might face."
"Beautiful campus, enthusiastic and supportive staff. Great teaching."

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