Honestly, I didn’t have a good experience with Reading, but this was partially due to extenuating circumstances. The university campus is lacklustre, the disability support is minimal, the accommodation is overpriced, far from campus and some of them are a **** hole (do NOT go to St Patrick’s hall!!). Not to mention Reading’s town sucks. It’s not very clean, it’s extremely dangerous and there honestly isn’t anything to do. There’s no leisure centre, no ice rink, the Oracle gets old really fast, there’s I think only one nightclub (I don’t go clubbing so this is what I’ve heard from others) etc. The only good thing is there’s some decent restaurants and it’s pretty close to London (you can get a train straight to Paddington in 20 minutes).
The university also has some decent sports clubs, but other than that, it kinda sucks. The lectures vary in quality from superb to not so great, and the university is taking a “blended learning” approach, which is their way of essentially telling you that most of your course will be on Blackboard. Very disappointing for me considering I was paying £9,250 for my undergraduate course!