Located on the Thames and Kennet rivers in southern England, Reading is a university town surrounded by some stunning Royal Berkshire countryside. It is one of the largest towns in the United Kingdom with an energetic atmosphere to match and one of the largest settlements without city status.
Universities in Reading have a limited number of halls of residence to accommodate all registered students, thereby creating a huge demand for private student accommodation. These off-campus student home are known as purpose-built student accommodation, specifically designed for student living. These properties offer a wide selection of student room depending on your budget and other preferences – student flat, student apartment, student studio, duplexes, as well as a shared and en-suite room.
What makes Reading unique?
Reading is a charming town with red brick Victorian-era buildings, medieval ruins, and beautiful waterside restaurants dot the town centre. It gives a rich multicultural vibe and is famous for its vibrant student-friendly environment. First held in 1994, Reading’s Beer Festival is now students favourite and is one of the largest beer festivals in the UK. A visit to the Reading Museum is a must to know more about the town’s past from its earliest days as a Saxon Settlement, through its Medieval abbey, industrialisation time and up to the 21st century. If you enjoy spending time in the countryside, then you won't have to travel far from your student housing to find yourself in the green, rolling hills of the Chilterns.
The town has a bustling town centre with an array of places to grab a drink and a bite to eat or just hang out with your pals. The town is also well-connected via great public transport links with direct trains operating between major cities around the UK, including Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham, and Cardiff. The town has a thriving nightlife with new and exciting venues popping up all the time, so students can enjoy nights. It is also a tech hub with lots of tech companies coming up in the town where you can find the job of your dreams. For those who love art and likes watching live comedy acts will be glad to know that the town boasts a range of arts, drama, comedy and music venues such as Hexagon, South Street, and more.
Student Life Reading
Reading is a rapidly growing town with a lively town centre with a range of places to meet with friends. There's loads to do in the evening with a vibrant riverside bar and restaurant area. You can shop your heart out at the Oracle shopping centre which is home to the big some major brands, but there are also many independent stores and boutiques around town. Students living in the above mentioned private accommodations get to enjoy a variety of modern amenities like a living area, games room, courtyard, card-operated laundry, fully-equipped gym, private study area, and more. They are also located in proximity to a number of beautiful parks, which are perfect for relaxing with a book or enjoying a picnic with friends.
Universities in Reading
Reading is home to the famous University of Reading, which was established in the year 1892 as an affiliate of Oxford University. The university has campuses in Whiteknights(main campus), Greenlands, London Road, and a new campus in Malaysia. It is now one of the foremost research-led universities in the UK, featuring more than 50 research centres. It has more than 19,000 students from over 150 countries across the world.