Welcome to reading
W M Childs, First Vice-Chancellor of the University, 1926-29
You will be joining a community of students and staff who are united in their enthusiasm for knowledge. We hope that you will enjoy the experience of studying at Reading and that you will make the most of the opportunities on offer.
The University of Reading is one of the top 200 universities worldwide (QS World Ranking 2017/18) and among the top 20 UK institutions for research intensity in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). Our ‘Silver’ rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017) speaks to our excellence in teaching and learning. So we are a global university that enjoys a world-class reputation for teaching, research and enterprise.
We have three beautiful UK campuses, all of which have all benefited from an ambitious multi-million pound investment programme. Put simply, they are great places to study, work and live.
Sir David Bell, Vice-Chancellor