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.

Contact Details

Trained mandy members

Sean Hunt
Sean Hunt
Box Office Manager, Assistant
Course: English Lit & Lang
Victoria Mckoy
Victoria Mckoy
Voice Over: English
Course: Doctorate in Psychology & Counselling , 2022
Simon Sofowora
Simon Sofowora
Camera Trainee
Course: Film , 2022
Charlie White
Charlie White
Voice Over: English
Course: Teacher of Drama (PGCE)
Rory Collins
Rory Collins
Editor
Course: Fine Art
Chioma Ejimofo
Chioma Ejimofo
Director
Course: BA film , 2021
Alice Johnson
Course: BA English Literature and Theatre , 2021
Sabrina Bourhaba
Sabrina Bourhaba
Casting Director
Course: BA Film , 2020
Claudia Crowther
Course: BA (Hons) Dance and Theatre Performance , 2020
Millie Farquhar
Millie Farquhar
Production Runner
Course: English Literature , 2020
Ismael Garcia
Ismael Garcia
Script Writer
Course: BA Film , 2020
Joshua Stitt
Joshua Stitt
Camera Assistant
Course: BA Film , 2020
Emily Tait
Emily Tait
Clapper Loader
Course: Film & Theatre Studies , 2020
Isabelle Carney
Isabelle Carney
Assistant Stage Manager
Course: English Literature and Theatre , 2019
Alex Faingold
Alex Faingold
Video Editor
Course: Film (BA) , 2019
Erin Karn
Erin Karn
Dresser
Course: Art and Film , 2019
Becca King
Becca King
Duty Manager
Course: MA Creative Enterprise (Theatre) , 2019
Gareth Morgan
Gareth Morgan
Sound Designer
Course: BA Theatre , 2019
Genevieve Sanders
Genevieve Sanders
Production Assistant
Course: Film and Theatre , 2019
Ehsaan Shivarani
Ehsaan Shivarani
Musical Director
Course: MSc Applied Meteorology and Climate with Management , 2019