University of Reading
APM Academic Accreditation case study
The University of Reading is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities. Originally founded in the 19th century as an extension college of the University of Oxford, in 2016 Reading celebrated the 90th anniversary of the granting of its Royal Charter – the only UK University to be awarded a charter between the two world wars.
Today, Reading is ranked among the world’s top 200 universities, is home to 17,000 students from more than 150 nations and employs over 4,000 administrative and academic staff.
As well as the three campuses in Berkshire and Oxfordshire, there is also the University of Reading Malaysia and the Henley Business School South Africa.
The university offers a wide range of programmes from pure and applied sciences to languages, humanities, social sciences, business and arts. New research and the latest thinking continually feed into the teaching, with academic staff working at the forefront of their fields of expertise.