About Reading

Global reach

Home to more than 19,000 students, our award-winning* campuses house contemporary study facilities, halls of residence, support services, cafes and bars.

We have a global presence – with our Whiteknights and London Road campuses in Reading, Henley Business School at our Greenlands campus in Henley-upon-Thames, Henley Business School (South Africa) in Johannesburg, and the University of Reading Malaysia in Iskandar, Johor.

Campus and community

Each term we offer an exciting variety of public events including lectures, music concerts, exhibitions and arts events. We also screen a range of independent films at the Reading Film Theatre.

You can visit the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) at London Road campus and enjoy our museums and collections on Whiteknights campus, including the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology and the Cole Museum of Zoology.

Improve your health and wellbeing at our SportsPark, or enjoy walking or cycling in our 123 hectares of award-winning* parkland. Find secret treasures in the Harris Gardens including historical trees and a jungle garden.

See more about our supportive community.

Our research

Reading academics solve real-world problems, making an impact on culture, policy, health, business and the environment.  Working across continents and disciplines, our researchers explore ways to tackle climate change, improve human health, provide food security and understand human culture.

Find out about some of the many ways in which our research is changing the world: