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University of Reading

Reading | South East England

Varied union activities Political Town Campus

Ucas code: R12

The University of Reading is based on the beautiful Whiteknights campus and is perfectly situated with excellent links around the country. Firm choice applicants are guaranteed a place in halls, all with individual character. The Students' Union has a good working relationship with the University and hosts the largest entertainment venue in the area plus the UK's largest SU shop.
Source:Reading University Students' Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 1235 comments (300 students)

How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Creative

54%

LOW

Political

65%

HIGH

Sporty

69%

MED

Varied union activities

76%

HIGH

Diverse local nightlife

70%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £21.5k MED
Student score 78% MED

Overall student satisfaction

84%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

14,980

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

69%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

13%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

57%

of students are female

Young / Mature

13%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

27%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

83%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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League table rankings

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Where it's located

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