The University of Reading is ranked as one of the UK’s 20 most research-intensive universities and as one of the top 200 universities in the world. They enjoy a world-class reputation for teaching, research and enterprise. Established as an extension college of Christ Church, Oxford in 1892, Reading University received a Royal Charter in 1926, the only university to do so between the two world wars.

Important achievements include being the first university to win the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement (1989) and receiving the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education three times (1998, 2006 and 2009).

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that these university semester holiday dates are accurate, there are occasions when circumstances beyond our control may result in changes.

Reading University Semester Dates

University of Reading term Times

Marvel at the skill and determination of the engineers who restored the 200 year old serene Kennet and Avon Canal in the 1990s after decades of decline. Horse drawn boats operate once again, delighting visitors every season. The Kennet and Avon Canal passes right through the south of West Berkshire taking in the surrounding North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Reading itself offers some of the best retail and entertainment experiences in the Thames Valley. The Oracle Centre features over 80 shops, 28 bars and restaurants and a 10-screen multiplex. Its lively waterside setting is ideal for relaxing, but there are many more meeting places close by.

Other local amenities include the Concert Hall, outdoor theatre and the Madejski Stadium, home to Championship football and the London Irish rugby team.

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