Reading Uni and Accounting and Finance Watch

Edd Hau
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Just looking for any feedback on Reading as a uni. He is looking to study Accouting and finance as a Degree.
Both good/bad comments will be appreciated.

My son will be coming from HK as an international student. He is very western and went to any international school in HK. So hopefully not too much of a culture shock.

TIA
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Hello,

I am from reading. As for the town it has a massive shopping centre, football stadium and plenty of night life. The university is set on a beautiful campus right in the centre of town. public transport is excellent with a train station that goes directly into London!
As for accounting and finance I am not much help, however I have only ever heard positive reviews from reading as a university on whole

Hope this was the slightest bit helpful
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Well I did stay there during NCS, dorms didn't seem like they were properly cleaned. Students are pretty nice and polite, and there's plenty of international students (at least when ever I walk up to the nearby Greggs).
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Thanks for reply👍🙏
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(Original post by Edd Hau)
Just looking for any feedback on Reading as a uni. He is looking to study Accouting and finance as a Degree.
Both good/bad comments will be appreciated.

My son will be coming from HK as an international student. He is very western and went to any international school in HK. So hopefully not too much of a culture shock.

TIA
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It's a decent uni and the Business school is good. There are lots of international students there and the campus has a friendly feel to it. There's lots of nice accommodation on campus, of course you get what you pay for but there are lovely new ensuite rooms available if you don't mind paying more money for them (cheaper options are also available). The town is neither big nor small - it has a wide range of high end shops in The Oracle and is quite attractive. Transport links to London are good and there's the Railair service connecting Reading station with Heathrow. All in all, a good choice.
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As for the programme itself, Reading slightly confuses students with the names of their programme.

- The BSc Accounting and Finance focuses predominantly on city finance which is about 60% of the programme
- The BA Accounting and Management programme has a stronger emphasis on accountancy, with optional electives across the different areas of the business school (which is probably similar to most Accounting and Finance degrees at other universities)

Other than that, I loved my time studying Accounting at Reading/HBS!
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Hi,

I have just finished my second year at Henley Business School studying BA Business and Management and have really enjoyed my experience there.

The Business School is a great asset to Reading and the teaching within the department is great. You are given all the support, help and guidance you need both academically and practically when it comes to focusing on careers and life after university.

The style of teaching does vary per course, however I believe the high standard of the institution as a whole has really helped my performance over the past few years.

If you had anymore questions or specific points, please feel free to reach out.

Delia
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Thanks for your comments. He is due to start in September. Just wanna ask if u are an oversea student or local. My son will be coming from HK. Wondering what the dorms are like and will it be hard for him to socialise. He is chinese but more western as he was at an international school here. TIA
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Hi,

No problem! I’m a local student, but I did stay in University accommodation/dorms in my first year, so have experience with that!

I really enjoyed my living experience in uni and Reading has a variety of dorms on offer to suit everyone. These range in price, from shared bathroom to en-suite, to catered to self-catered. It’s a really social experience, as the uni are excellent at helping student adjust to moving away from home and encourage a really friendly scene for all students.

I’m sure he’ll be absolutely fine, I would just encourage him to get involved in as many things as possible, as the university really does proudly have a lot of activities, and I’m sure he’ll love his experience here!

Again, any other questions just let me know!

Delia
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