University of Reading

Training Institution

  • Name
    University of Reading
  • About
    We are proud of our long and fascinating history at the University of Reading. Our tradition of academic excellence dates back to the late nineteenth century and owes much to the vision and generosity of several notable individuals.

    Our origins lie in the Schools of Art and Science established in Reading in 1860 and 1870. These became part of an extension college opened in 1892 by Christ Church, Oxford. The college thrived, receiving its first treasury grant in 1901. Three years later the local Palmer family, of the famous biscuit manufacturer Huntley & Palmers, donated our London Road site. Their continued support helped to fund expansion, including the opening of Wantage Hall in 1908 and The Research Institute in Dairying in 1912. We received a Royal Charter in 1926, the only university to do so between the two world wars. At the same time, Dr William M Childs became the University’s first Vice-Chancellor.

    Milestones
    Since then a number of milestones have shaped the University’s history and made us the centre of excellence and vibrant community that we are today. In 1947 we purchased our main Whiteknights campus, the former country estate of the Marquis of Blandford. Our merger with Bulmershe College of Higher Education in 1989 added our third campus, a 17 hectare site in Earley close to Whiteknights.

    Achievements
    Important achievements include:

    * being the first British university to integrate an industrial Research and Development Group on its campus (1972)
    * being the first university to win the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement (1989)
    * twice receiving the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education (1998 and 2006).

    Established as a leading force in British higher education, we continue to build on our success. Our ambitious multi-million pound investment programme is delivering twenty-first century facilities, strengthening our international reputation for quality teaching, research and enterprise.

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Female Berkshire
Playing age
17 - 23
Hair
Blonde
Eyes
Blue
Weight
11st 0lb (70kg)
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Medium
Height
5 2 (157m)

Female Reading
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18 - 24
Hair
Red
Eyes
Brown
Weight
9st 4lb (59kg)
Build
Medium
Height
5 6 (168m)

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Becca King
2019, MA Creative Enterprise (Theatre)

Rhett Pavlik
2019, PGCE Primary (SEN)

Georgina Shaw
2019, English Literature

Becky Watson
2019, BA (Hons) Dance and Theatre Performance