Vice-Chancellor congratulates students on their A level results
Release Date 13 August 2015
As A level students pick up their results, Sir David Bell, University of Reading Vice-Chancellor, said:
"My congratulations go out to students across the country on their outstanding exam results. A levels are tough qualifications - they require dedication and hard work to achieve success. I pay tribute to teachers and parents for all that they have done in support.
"Reading has performed strongly in what has been the toughest ever year for UK and EU undergraduate recruitment. We're on track to surpass last September's first year intake of 3,500. Applications rose 21% this year, outstripping the national average ten-fold - around seven applications for every single place. We have recruited over 11% more students whose results have met or exceeded their offer than last year. This bucks UCAS' analysis of a trend of declining achievement against predicted grades in recent years.
"We have strong recruitment across the vast majority of our courses, particularly Art, Film, Theatre and Television, English, Politics, Psychology, Law and Construction Management as well as those in Henley Business School. Yet again, we are pleased languages continue to recruit well, despite a recent national trend of a shortage of applicants in this subject area.
"We are offering a limited number of additional places for well qualified applicants through Clearing, across the vast majority of our subjects. We also have places available to students who did better than expected, and want to ‘trade up' and come to Reading through the Adjustment process.
"It is a very competitive market but we are confident in what we can offer our students - world-leading teaching and research, top-class services and facilities, and an award-winning campus. We have 93% of graduates in work or further study six months after leaving, and the opening of our new campus in Malaysia this autumn will provide additional study abroad opportunities. This week's National Student Survey demonstrated once again that the vast majority of our students are satisfied with their education and experience here."