University of Reading 852 reviews

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Danny

University of Reading

Biological Sciences BSc (Hons)
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING 21 Oct 15

The best three years of my life here at the University of Reading without a shadow of a doubt. Made some great friends, learnt so much about my subject as well as myself, integrated well and am well prepared for the next stage of my life. The course is excellent with a wide range of modules, start off broad in first year and specialize as you go through the years. A really great way of doing things. Lecturers are all really passionate about their research areas and the subject as a whole. Some assignments and modules can be a touch too difficult so your grade often reflects on how well you picked the modules rather than how good you are at the subject so is well worth listening to module reviews from previous years as so to not make the same mistake. Reading is a really great place to live. Vibrate nightlife pretty much every night of the week. Strong selection of nightclubs, pubs, bars, restaurants, shops etc. so there is plenty to do. Can be a bit pricey at times due to Reading being so close to London, especially with drink prices. Student Union probably offers the best value in this regard. Loads of clubs and societies you can join, all really friendly and are worth checking out. Most do taster sessions during freshers week, good if you want to try out a society just to see what it is like. Accommodation is really nice on campus (for the newer halls) but is far too expensive, they charge silly money just because they can. Definitely worth going into halls first year, really good way of making friends but private rented accommodation is probably best for years after, much cheaper. Faculties are pretty good, library has basically every book you will ever need. Could do with a bit more study space and computer access during exam time but is now open 24 hours a day, really useful. Overall I would strongly recommend Reading University to anyone . Its rising year after year on the league tables, has a great bunch of students, strong world leading research carried day in day out from from your own lecturers, great courses, good facilities and provides truly an experience you will never forget.

Mark

University of Reading

Business and Management BA (Hons)
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING 18 Sep 15

Very good, much extra help classes.Very socialistic. I have been interesting. And very funny. I can recommend it to others now. I started in 2014 and I will graduate soon

Betman Clarke

University of Reading

Mathematics BSc
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING 18 Sep 15

Private heading is generally poor in reading. Lecturers are very helpful. I will recommend it to others. I started in 2012 and will graduate in july 2015 I'm full time

Ghadeer Allawati

University of Reading

Business Foundation Certificate
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING 18 Sep 15

I loved the University - Quite - Everyone is friendly to each others. There is a variety of clubs and societies. The accommodation is very bad. I can recommend i.

Jessica

University of Reading

Ancient History BA (Hons)
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING 18 Sep 15

Absolutely amazing. Would not have had it any other ways than this. I would recommend it to others. Good teachers, who are good at helping everyone and get people prepared.

Kate Norman

University of Reading

Ancient History BA (Hons)
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING 18 Sep 15

Good night life, but small and boring clubs in the city. Not much culture in the city. They have a modern library witch have open 24/7 Small houses for 7 students

Tess

University of Reading

English Language BA (Hons)
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING 18 Sep 15

I made life long friendships. It was the best year of my life. Large range. I can really recommend it to others. Good shopping places and good night life Best thing

Clare

University of Reading

Law LLM
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING 18 Sep 15

I was brilliant. But also calling and academically. Plus it was socially, but wroth it. I would recommend it to others. Very interesting and challenging to me

Jessica Shailes

University of Reading

Ancient History BA (Hons)
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING 18 Sep 15

It was great, i liked it. There where help if we needed it. Great nights out. And a lot of good shops, all you needed. I can recommend it to my friends, if they ask

Prodit Rai

University of Reading

Pharmacy MPharm (Hons)
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING 03 Sep 15

Fun! I would recommend Reading university, and would give it 5 out of 5 for most categories. I feel supported by my tutor and it's a lively city to be a student in.

Rating summary

OVERALL RATING
51st / 112
4.2
JOB PROSPECTS
63rd / 112
3.7
COURSE & LECTURERS
83rd / 112
3.9
STUDENT UNION
39th / 112
3.9
ACCOMMODATION
51st / 112
3.6
UNI FACILITIES
49th / 112
4.0
CITY LIFE
76th / 112
3.8
CLUBS & SOCIETIES
57th / 112
3.8
STUDENT SUPPORT
76th / 111
3.8
INTERNATIONAL
14th / 44
4.2
OVERALL RATING
4.2
JOB PROSPECTS
3.8
COURSE AND LECTURERS
3.9
STUDENT UNION
4.0
ACCOMMODATION
3.8
UNI FACILITIES
3.9
CITY LIFE
3.7
CLUBS & SOCIETIES
3.9
STUDENT SUPPORT
3.8

Key stats

WUSCA student rating
51 / 112
Times ranking
33rd
Total number of students
9,320