Welcome to reading
I hope you settle in quickly and play a full and active role in student life. I encourage you to explore our campuses, where you will find a striking mixture of old and new architecture and plenty of green spaces.
At Reading, we offer a well-rounded student experience. We achieve consistently high rankings in league tables and student satisfaction surveys.
You will very soon discover that you have become part of a highly cosmopolitan community, comprising around 20,000 students from over 150 countries. Not only that, you now belong to one of the top 200 universities worldwide (QS World Ranking 2017/18), with a long history of international cooperation in teaching and research.
I want you to make the most of your time at Reading and to enjoy being a student here. In this welcome guide, you can read details of the academic and welfare support we provide so that you can maximise the opportunities available.
Our Student Services team is available to provide information, advice and guidance for every stage of your studies. In addition, you will have a personal tutor or supervisor who will support you through your academic programme. There is also useful information here about all other aspects of student life and top tips to help you make the most of your time with us.
On behalf of the University, I wish you a very happy and successful time at Reading.
Sir David Bell, Vice-Chancellor