University of Reading

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By James A

Very high. Normally alot of uni students on TSR complain about a certain aspect of their uni, but I have nothing to complain about. IF anything, I take my uni for granted sometimes (which I shouldn't really be doing!)

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Teaching Excellence Framework Award (TEF)

TEF Silver Award

The University of Reading has been awarded Silver in the national trial of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

What do the TEF Awards mean for you?

Open Days

Find out for yourself what makes our Open Days so great that 98.6% of our visitors in  October 2016 rated them as 'good' or 'excellent'!

Our Open Days in 2017

  • Friday 16 June
  • Saturday 17 June
  • Saturday 30 September
  • Saturday 7 October

If you'd like to visit the University before the next Open Day, or if you have visited us before and just want to refresh your memory of what our beautiful campus has to offer, we'd love to welcome you on one of our campus tours.


To find out when the next Open Day is, take a look at the Open Day calendar here.

Student Life in Reading

Whether you are a sports fan, love a good comedy club or just want to dance the night away with your mates, Reading will have something to offer you. The town is large enough to boast a range of shops, bars, restaurants and arts and sport venues, but small enough to feel welcoming. It also has fantastic transport links, and you can reach London within half an hour by train.

The town has a proud history of welcoming people from across the globe, and international students often comment on the warm atmosphere and multicultural vibe found here.

Travel information


The town centre is well within walking distance of the University’s Whiteknights and London Road campuses, and buses from the Whiteknights campus run very frequently 24 hours a day.

If you want to explore the UK or visit friends and family around the country, then Reading is in the ideal place. The town is seriously well connected, with direct trains running to major cities around the UK, including Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Bristol and Cardiff. London is only half an hour away by rail and services run until late into the night. Additionally, the M4 motorway, which connects London with South Wales, is on the edge of town.

Getting to and from international airports London Heathrow and London Gatwick is painless too. It takes only 40 minutes by direct Railair bus service to get from Reading train station to London Heathrow, and London Gatwick is just over an hour away by train.

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Telephone: + 44 (0)118 987 5123

Fax: +44 (0)118 931 4404

University of Reading
PO Box 217
RG6 6AH,
United Kingdom

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