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University of Reading

Student life

We have a long history of welcoming international students and currently host a thriving international community of around 3,500 international students from 130 countries.

The main Whiteknights campus is set in 130 hectares of beautiful parkland, with green open spaces, a lake and plenty of trees and wildlife. We have recently invested over £100 million in the redevelopment of campus facilities, including halls of residence and the Sports Park.

The town of Reading is home to a large shopping and recreational centre, as well as being located close to London, Oxford and Birmingham, all of which make great day trips.


The University of Reading is a residential campus and a significantly larger fraction of its students live in its 11 Halls of Residence and Student Village than do at most other universities.

Each Hall has its own particular character and facilities, and offers a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, which is managed by a separate Warden, who is also a member of academic staff in one of the University departments. International students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, are guaranteed a place in university accommodation if they apply for a room with a firm offer from the University before 1 August.

Learning resources include the university library containing over a million volumes, and advanced computing facilities, including many wireless access points.

Electronic media and communication tools at the Student Access to Independent Learning suite.

Online study resources via ‘Blackboard’, the virtual learning environment. All Halls of Residence have data connection.

Career services

We have a dedicated job centre for Reading students which advertises part-time vacancies. The university's location in the prosperous south east region means that there are many part-time jobs on offer.

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University of Reading
Whiteknights Rd
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
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+44(0)118 987 5123


The University of Reading is located in the South-East of England and has excellent transport links. Reading's railway station is within only 25 minutes from London Paddington by high speed train, as well provides regular services to and from other cities around the UK. There are direct services to and from both London Heathrow and London Gatwick Airports.