Top Student Review
Beautiful campus based university but with the added extra of a busy city centre close by
Student Reviews (293)
Geography and Environmental Studies, Year 2
The accomadation is really nice as there is a mix of traditional buildings to brand new builds.
The student union is really good for events and entertainment. I have many happy memories there. There is plenty of events throughout the year, from comedy to music performers.
Psychology / Criminology, Year 2
Psychology / Criminology, Graduate
Loved my time doing Environmental Earth Science
The lecturers were very knowledgeable and the field work was amazing.
Now I am in the oil and gas industry as a business development manager, helping the UK North Sea sector to safely and effectively plug and abandon old wells, such that we do not impact the environment.
Reading is a fantastic city to study in, and the campus is beautiful, with one of the largest collections of trees in the U.K.
Biology / Biotechnology, Graduate
Philosophy, Year 2
Geography and Environmental Studies, Year 3
I also started my degree with the intention of studying abroad which is neatly provided by the university and I had a lovely term overseas in Norway.
Uni experience review
My uni experience has been really positive so far!
First year I have stayed at uni accommodation which was so lovely, meeting new people, becoming more independent. First year of uni was great the pressure on learning was not as big, I have made lots of new friends.
Second year was definitely more challenging, wanting to do a placement year out a lot of extra pressure as I needed to spend a lot of time on research companies and applying which was super stressful however the uni has really helped me to prepare for the application process and interviews. I have secured a placement for next year which I am very excited.
Overall my uni experience so far has been very good! It is definitely challenging sometimes but the outcome always makes it better.