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Overall Rating
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 261 reviews
4.1 / 261 reviews
Based on University Reviews, Course Reviews and Module Reviews
Halls of Residence
Halls of Residence
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 117 reviews
4.1 / 117 reviews
Location
Location
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 45 reviews
4.1 / 45 reviews
Clubs & Societies
Clubs & Societies
4.7 out of 5 stars based on 30 reviews
4.7 / 30 reviews
Party Vibe
Party Vibe
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 45 reviews
3.8 / 45 reviews
Freshers' Week
Freshers' Week
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 18 reviews
4.2 / 18 reviews
Reading University

Overview

The University of Reading is a public university located in Reading, Berkshire. The university has a long tradition of research, education and training at a local, national and international level. It offers traditional degrees alongside less usual and other vocationally relevant ones. It is based on three campuses in, and around, the town of Reading.

Student Stats

Number of students13595
Male : Female43 : 57
Fulltime : Part time88 : 12
UK : International75 : 25

Awards

Halls of Residence
Top 10 University for Halls of Residence
Clubs & Societies
Top 10 University for Clubs & Societies
Freshers' Week
Top 20 University for Freshers' Week

Reviews

The University of Reading Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars based on 261 reviews
4.1 / 261 reviews
5 Stars
94
4 Stars
118
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
12
1 Star
7
Campus/University buildings
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 56 reviews
Learning facilities
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 56 reviews
Sports facilities
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 56 reviews
Student Union
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 56 reviews
Careers service
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 56 reviews
Organisation
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 56 reviews
Inclusivity
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Health and Wellbeing services
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Support for international students
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
Support and facilities for disabled students
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

8th July 2018
My time at reading uni has been very enjoyable. The nightlife and societies are always fun and varied. The student union nights are by far my fave of the week and there are so many societies to choose from. My lecturers are good and very supportive which is very helpful. However, the only downside so far is there seems to be that there has been no appropriate action taken in order to make up for all the strike action meaning most students lost a lot of lecture time and therefore lost a lot of money and their education has suffered.
Campus / University buildings
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

7th July 2018
the campus is quite big and very peaceful. whenever you feel stress out with exams, you could find peace near the lake with all the ducks and swans swimming happily. the library is huge and there are loads of seating available.
Campus / University buildings
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Sports facilities
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Careers service
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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Course review , 04/08/2017

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BA (Hons) Accounting and Management with Placement Experience
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review

Good course, excellent module selection, helpful lecturers, good contact hours, excellent facilities in the business school for doing work such as its own library and resources, placement year proves useful 

Course review , 07/08/2017

Submitted by Anonymous on

BA (Hons) Accounting and Management with Placement Experience
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review

Good course, excellent module selection, helpful lecturers, good contact hours, excellent facilities in the business school for doing work such as its own library and resources, placement year proves useful 

Course review , 13/05/2017

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BA (Hons) Art and Psychology
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
3.0 / 1 review

It's great to get the mixture of subjects. It makes you work really hard because you have to manage two subjects. But going from one to the other can be really fun. The only down side is that you miss out on useful modules because you're only doing half of each subject. So modules on critical essay writing etc in Psychology I don't do. Art is less stressful because you spend all term building up your work and then usually have a final exhibition assessment at the end of the term. Whereas Psychology you have heavy exams in Summer terms.

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Course module review - International Development: Global and Local Issues, 11/03/2017

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International Development: Global and Local Issues
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review

I am really pleased with the course structure - you have 4 lectures followed by a mini-exam. I think this helps focus your attention, and revise at several points during the year instead of cramming.

The powerpoint include lots of videos, with real life case studies and scenario and the emphasis on 'people' makes it highly interesting to learn about.

Course module review - International Economics, 03/03/2017

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International Economics
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
2.0 / 1 review

I personally didn't enjoy this module. Having never studied economics previously, I felt I was thrown in at the deep end with little explanation of basic concepts and terms. The quality of lectures was generally lower than in other modules, and my seminar leader was definitely below par.
However, by the end of the year I felt I had a good general (basic) understanding of the global economy and many issues that had been alien to me at the start of the year.

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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 314 reviews
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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 338 reviews
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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 340 reviews
4.1 / 340 reviews
55 Teesside University
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 161 reviews
4.1 / 161 reviews
56 The University of Reading
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 261 reviews
4.1 / 261 reviews
57 London School of Economics and Political Science
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 248 reviews
4.1 / 248 reviews
58 Heriot-Watt University
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 91 reviews
4.2 / 91 reviews
59 Anglia Ruskin University
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 176 reviews
4.1 / 176 reviews
60 The University of Northumbria at Newcastle
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 236 reviews
4.1 / 236 reviews
61 Canterbury Christ Church University
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 213 reviews
4.1 / 213 reviews
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Rank Hall Name Student Rating
1 Wessex
4.7 out of 5 stars based on 12 reviews
4.7 / 12 reviews
2 Mackinder
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 12 reviews
4.6 / 12 reviews
3 Bridges
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 19 reviews
4.3 / 19 reviews
4 Stenton Hall & Townhouses
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 15 reviews
4.3 / 15 reviews
5 Childs
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 12 reviews
4.3 / 12 reviews
6 Sherfield
3.5 out of 5 stars based on 12 reviews
3.5 / 12 reviews
7 Windsor
3.4 out of 5 stars based on 12 reviews
3.4 / 12 reviews
8 St George's
3.6 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
3.6 / 8 reviews
9 Dunsden
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
4.5 / 2 reviews
10 Wantage
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
3.8 / 4 reviews
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Rank City Student Rating
29 Portsmouth
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 55 reviews
4.1 / 55 reviews
30 Aberystwyth
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 19 reviews
4.5 / 19 reviews
31 Chester
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 25 reviews
4.3 / 25 reviews
32 Aberdeen
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 50 reviews
4.1 / 50 reviews
33 Reading
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 45 reviews
4.1 / 45 reviews
34 Preston
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 36 reviews
4.1 / 36 reviews
35 Southampton
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 97 reviews
3.9 / 97 reviews
36 Poole
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 28 reviews
4.2 / 28 reviews
37 Guildford
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 56 reviews
4.0 / 56 reviews
38 Hull
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 34 reviews
4.1 / 34 reviews
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 American Football
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
5.0 / 2 reviews
2 Christian Union
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
5.0 / 2 reviews
3 Lacrosse
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
5.0 / 2 reviews
4 Ultimate Frisbee
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
5.0 / 2 reviews
5 Ballroom Latin and Salsa (RUBLS)
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
6 Boat
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
7 Breakdance
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
8 Caving
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
9 Cheerleaders
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
10 Clay pigeon
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
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Rank Nightlife / Bar Name Student Rating
1 3sixty
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 55 reviews
4.3 / 55 reviews
2 The Purple Turtle (Reading)
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 20 reviews
4.4 / 20 reviews
3 Lola Lo (Reading)
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 15 reviews
3.9 / 15 reviews
4 Sub89 : Reading
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
4.5 / 4 reviews
5 Coalition
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
3.9 / 8 reviews
6 MatchBox Reading
3.2 out of 5 stars based on 9 reviews
3.2 / 9 reviews
7 Wild Lime (Reading)
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
4.5 / 2 reviews
8 Mojo's Bar and Kitchen
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
4.0 / 3 reviews
9 Revolution (Reading)
3.5 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
3.5 / 4 reviews
10 Oakford Social Club
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
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Rank Freshers' Week Student Rating
1 Reading, University of
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 18 reviews
4.2 / 18 reviews
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Awards

Halls of Residence
Top 10 University for Halls of Residence
Clubs & Societies
Top 10 University for Clubs & Societies
Freshers' Week
Top 20 University for Freshers' Week

Location Details

The University of Reading
Reading
RG6 6AH
United Kingdom