Experience Reading - University Open Day this Friday
Release Date 21 June 2011
This Friday (24 June) the University of Reading is delighted to invite people to its summer Open Day. Over 4000 visitors from across the country are expected to attend where they will discover the varied, high-quality courses on offer at Reading, one of the top 200 universities in the world.
Between 10.00am and 3.00pm there is the opportunity to look around the University and its facilities and talk to academic staff and students about courses on offer.
Reading is renowned around the world and takes pride in its established history, cutting-edge research and research-led teaching, in areas as diverse as food and nutritional sciences and construction management. With its community, cosmopolitan atmosphere and lush green parkland campus Reading delivers a world-class student experience. Current students have given the University an 88% satisfaction rating.
Students from Reading are as employable as ever according to a recent survey. During this tough economic climate, the percentage of Reading 2010 graduates who reported they were in graduate level work and/or study rose 3.3% from 2009 to almost 70%.
But the University is constantly striving to be even better and over the last few years its campuses have seen significant developments. £380 million has been invested in the student experience in the last 10 years.
Open Day visitors can view Mackinder and Stenton, state-of-the-art, environmentally-friendly halls that opened last year, new catering facilities and the recently refurbished leisure facility, the SportsPark. New teaching facilities for life sciences, chemistry, business and real estate and planning have recently opened.
This year sees the opening of the University's new home for the Department of Film, Theatre and Television the Minghella building, named in honour of the late Anthony Minghella, the award-winning playwright, screenwriter and director. The £11m project houses cutting-edge facilities, including a state-of-the-art cinema, sound studio and two fully-equipped theatre spaces.
Professor Gordon Marshall, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading said: "A University of Reading degree is highly regarded both at home and abroad, indeed we receive over six applications per place. We are very proud of both our record of educating talented people and of the contributions that Reading graduates make in their chosen field, and very much look forward to welcoming visitors to our campus this Friday."
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