Great question! Unfortunately, I don't think I can give you the most helpful information with this one as I believe it really does depend on both universities and your course specifically too. What I would advise would be to speak to your academic tutor and department lead at Surrey to let them know what you're thinking and see if they have any advice or anything that might help you, and also contact both universities' admissions teams as they will be able to help you further or point you in the right direction.
You can contact Reading admissions team via email [email protected] or call +44 (0) 118 378 8372.
Sorry this is not a straightforward answer but hope it is somewhat helpful! If you have any other specific questions, please let us know. Good luck!
Skye 4th Year MSci Speech and Language Therapy Student