why recruit students from reading?
The University of Reading was established in 1892, and is now ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (QS university world rankings 2015/16), with a world-class reputation for the quality of our teaching, research and links to business. Henley Business School is proudly part of the University and has retained its top 10 UK position in the Financial Times European business schools 2015 rankings. According to the Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education survey 2014, 94% of our graduates are in work or further study 6 months after graduating (HEFCE employment performance indicator).
We're proud of our students and graduates and believe that the breadth of skills they develop whilst at University is key to their future careers. Our degree programmes aim to combine the academic rigor of critical thinking with opportunities to develop broader problem-based and people-based skills. All our students are supported in developing essential employability skills, including access to our University-wide entrepreneurship programmes – our students are ready for you and ready to help your business grow.
The University's admissions policy attracts and admits the most able and motivated undergraduate and postgraduate students with the greatest potential, irrespective of their background. We are proud of our diverse student population, with 59% of our undergraduates in 2014-15 fitting at least one of the widening participation criteria.