Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) that are officially recognised in the UK are called either “recognised” or “listed” bodies. Recognised bodiesare Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) that can award degrees. The University of Reading is a “recognised body” and verification can be found here. Please also refer to the University’s Governance pages for further information regarding the University's Royal Charter and Ordinances. These can also be found in the University Calendar.
For more information regarding the programmes available at the University of Reading, please visit our Study and Life pages.
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy
The University’s Academic Progress Standard Policy sets out the standards for students at the University of Reading. There is a separate section within this Policy relating to the Academic Progress of US Loans Students and further details on how Satisfactory Academic Progress applies to US Loan students can be found here.
Services and facilities for students with disabilities
The University’s Disability Advisory Service provides support and advice for students who consider themselves to be disabled. They can provide information in respect of services and facilities available to students with disabilities, including specific learning needs. Students may also wish to view the University’s Counselling and Wellbeing pages and the Equality and Diversity Policies.
National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
The University is required, under US Federal Law, to confirm your attendance online through the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). The attendance confirmation is reported every 60 days.
Please reference the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) for further information on retention rates.
Careers and employability
The University’s Careers Service offers individual support and advice, information regarding jobs and vacancies, online information and resources and careers fairs/workshops.
The University of Reading encourages eligible students to make use of Federal Loans in the first instance. The University is eligible to accept students with private loans and currently works with Sallie Mae. Applications can be made online via OpenNet .
Your School/Department will provide information regarding required and/or recommended text books. However, online reading listsare available for all students. This page also provides direct links to the Library and Study Advice pages. Students can also use Blackboard to access content related to individual modules.
Drug and alcohol policy
The University’s Drugs and Alcohol Policy can be found here together with several useful links.
It is an external UKVI requirement that Universities monitor the attendance and engagement of visa national students. Persistent failure to comply might put a student’s visa status at risk. You can find out about our Tier 4 Sponsor Duties in our Institutional Tier 4 Compliance Policy.
School and Programme Approval and Accreditation In the United Kingdom, the power to award degrees is regulated by law. The University’s Senate is responsible for granting of degree award power and university titles. Please see the Governance pages for information regarding the University’s Royal Charter and structure.
University Council Membership A list of the University Council members is available here.
Professional Bodies Please find a list of our affiliate professional bodies here.
Placement Rates and Graduate Professional Information For information on placement and types of employment obtained by graduates (undergraduate and graduate), please reference the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).
Transfer of Credit The University’s Policy for the Assessment of Prior (Experiential) Learning (APEL) can be found here. It forms part of the Guide to Policy and Procedures for Teaching and Learning (Section 6: Programme-related Matters.
Education Records and Privacy Your rights to review educational records and procedures is outlined in the University of Reading’s Data Protection Policy.
Crime Statistics Please visit Police.UK for information on crime statistics in Reading.
For further information, advice or support, please contact the Student Financial Support Team onUSLoans@reading.ac.uk