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University of Reading

Reading, United Kingdom

About University of Reading

The University of Reading is located in large town Reading in Berkshire, England. It is a public university that was introduced in 1892 as an extension of Oxford University. Back then, it was named as University College, Reading.

Today, it has four main campuses not only in UK but possess international presence as well. It boosts itself on teaching, research and enterprise. University of Reading is categorized as a UK’s leading research-intensive university. University of Reading has approximately 19,000 students studying under different programs from 150 countries.

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£15,700 (~US$19,900) /year
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£4,000 (~US$5,100) /year
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About the School

Henley Business School has more than 100 different nationals studying under corporate and executive education programmes. Moreover, Henley Business School prestigiously kept its faculty from 18 different countries. It promotes diversity and it gives you exposure like no other university. Not to forget that Henley is elite business school that is triple-accredited for the quality and capacity of output.

Henley Business School offers 30 different programmes for undergraduate and postgraduate mainly in finance and investment, real estate and planning, marketing and management. Other significant programs of Henley Business School include MBA for executive managers, Full-time MBA and Henley Flexible Executive MBA programme (part time). According to “The Economist, Which MBA? 2014”, EMBA programme of Henley Business School has been ranked 36th worldwide.


Located in Berkshire of England, University of Reading is situated in town named Reading. Reading is not only rich in history but it is also famous for annual reading festival and outdoor rock music event. As a student, you can cherish shops and riverside restaurants because this large town has Thames and Kennet rivers.

For more entertainment, you may visit Reading Museum that will take you back in time. It has sports and club activities that will add to your activities list once you enter Reading Town. Don’t worry if you intend to travel to other areas of UK, direct trains running to major cities will facilitate your travel.


University of Reading has red and white buildings with services that include IT support within a school. The technical support is available to support infrastructure associated with specialist areas. Moreover, the services include providing the project support for new builds. Overall infrastructure is human friendly and ease of access to various facilities makes its residents more comfortable to live on campus.

Residing Options

University of Reading provides accommodation to its students that is in compliance with The Student Accommodation Code. Halls handbook and hotline is available for residents in order to solve any problem related to accommodation. Each hall has its own warden and JCRs. You can also request a room change. Additional advantages include security and maintenance. But be careful in applying for accommodation if you are 2nd, 3rd or 4th year students because the room’s availability is less for these students.


For July and August, the weather is pleasant in Readings, Berkshire, UK. Since it is located in Southeast England, therefore it has warm summers and cool winters instead of hot and cold ones. The temperature is moderate and extremes are rarely experienced. The weather may get unpredictable but one thing is sure that is faces all four seasons during the year.

Faculty and pedagogy

Henley Business School offers world leading research, MBA, DBA, PhD, Executive Education, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Below are the details of each programme:

  • 12 months Full-time taught MBA
  • 21 months part-time MBA with workshops once a month
  • 30 months part-time Executive MBA with workshops once every two months
  • Henley Flexible Executive MBA- Senior Leaders Master’s Degree Apprenticeship

Pick the programme of your choice and start your MBA from highly ranked university worldwide.

Financial aid

University of Reading provide funding and scholarships for international students. The main resources to look at for funding options include British Council, Education UK, UKCISA, etc. The university also provides help on working while you study. It not only makes you earn money but add skills as well. For more assistance in this regard, ‘Careers, Placement and Experience Center’ can be contacted.

Jobs and placements

University of Readings has career advisory services for its students that is open 9 to 5 Carrington Building. Moreover, professional skills and professional networks are built through university platform for career advisory center. The university moreover helps in finding an internship for current students and jobs for the graduating year apart from job placement events for all its students. Students also get facility for booking an appointment for career counselling at University of Reading.


University of Reading has energetic community of its alumni that is connected not on offline bases but over the online platform as well. It also provides an option of volunteering so that current students can benefit from alumni. Moreover, the university invites its alumni to different events like reunions and networking events. Apart from this, alumni are offered various benefits including academic discounts for pursuing further education from University of Reading and Henley Business School.

Some of the notable alumni from University of Reading are mentioned below:

  • James Cracknell, who was an Olympic Gold medalist in rowing
  • Penny Mordaunt, Conservative Member of Parliament
  • David Atkins, Chief Executive of Hammerson plc
  • Edison James, Prime Minister of Dominica from 1995 till 2000

Richard Sambrook, Director of the BBC World Service


According to QS World University Rankings of 2018, University of Reading stands in the top 200 universities worldwide. In addition to it, 98% of its research is internationally recognized. Research Excellence Framework 2014 claims that 78% of the research is accepted as ‘internationally excellent research’ done in University of Reading.

The Complete University Guide ranked University of Reading as 32nd in the UK. Also, The Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2017-18 stated University of Readings among top 201-250 universities in the world.

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