Founded in the 19th century as an extension College of the University of Oxford, Reading was the only University to be awarded a charter between the two world wars in 1926.
Over the decades the University has grown in size and now offers a wide range of programmes from the pure and applied sciences to languages, humanities, social sciences, business and arts.
The University has 3 campuses.
The main campus, called Whiteknights, is set in 130 hectares of beautiful parkland. The campus has won nine consecutive Green Flag awards, recognising it as one of Britain’s top green spaces.
The London Road campus has recently undergone a £30m transformation. This historic site, one of the University’s original campuses, is home to the Institute of Education (IoE). It also features the Great Hall, which is used for concerts and graduation ceremonies.
Home to one of Europe’s top business schools, the Greenlands campus is situated on the banks of the River Thames near Henley. It features a fully equipped fitness centre, business facilities, a conference centre, accommodation and dining room. Greenlands is used by the University's Henley Business School.