Student Accommodation at the University of Reading
Home to around 17,000 students, the University of Reading enjoys a reputation for world-class teaching facilities and long-standing links with industry-leading businesses. This focus on employability and future careers has seen 94% of postgraduates in work or further study within six months of acquiring their degree.
Having acquired university status nearly one hundred years ago, Reading now ranks in the top 30 universities in the UK, and also in the top ten for Land and Property Management; Agriculture & Oral Sciences and Earth & Marine Sciences! Beyond this, Reading boasts a global presence, with two overseas campuses that invite exchange students from every culture with a warm welcome.
The University of Reading’s accommodation is dotted around the town centre, including the popular student districts of Newton and Earley. Reliable transport links keeps students connected to the campus, the centre and the train station with zero fuss, and properties are always in walking distance of local amenities.
Wherever you choose to live, you will benefit from the friendly environment that Reading University has worked hard to build and support from a community to help you thrive now and in the future.
Life on Campus
Situated in the centre of this bustling Berkshire town, Reading University is set on 130 hectares of parkland which is home to a diverse wildlife population. Reading’s Whiteknights Campus boasts gorgeous green spaces to study, exercise and relax. A nine-time Green Flag Award winner, this picturesque park abounds in beauty and is brimming with life, making it the perfect place for a peaceful stroll.
On the other end of the spectrum, Reading’s globally recognised Henley Business School at Greenlands Campus in Henley-upon-Thames is one of the oldest business schools in the UK, and one of the few worldwide to hold triple-accredited status from the three major awarding bodies!
Students will never be short on things to do on campus. With hundreds of clubs and societies to join, the doors at Reading are wide open for students to immerse themselves in new experiences and opportunities. Whether you’re doing an all-nighter in the library or having one too many at Mojo’s Bar at the Students' Union, you’re bound to meet some new friends.
Beyond the parameters of the campus is a busy city centre with plenty of activities. Students can make the most of the abundance of retailers in the centre for a spot of shopping and take advantage of the many cafés, takeaways, restaurants and market stalls for a bite to eat.
Fancy a cultural day out? Check out the Bayeux Tapestry at the Museum of Reading or feel humbled by the artefacts in the Museum of English Rural life. At only 30 minutes from London, big days out in the capital are made easy, and regular trains will ensure you can get back to your home in Reading at a reasonable time.
At UniHomes, we know that searching for student housing can be a struggle. To make things a little easier, we’ve selected a list of student accommodation near the University of Reading, ranging from modest apartments with stylish interiors to large student houses with modern furnishings. So, whatever your needs in the coming year, we’ve got you covered. Best of all, when you choose UniHomes, your utility bills will be packaged up into the monthly rental fee. We’ll never charge if you go over on energy costs and you won’t have to put aside extra cash!