Sir David Bell, University Vice Chancellor, says: “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.”
This year, applications rose by 21% across a variety of courses, with around seven applications for every single place. Art, Film, Theatre and Television, English, Politics, Psychology, Law, and Construction Management proved to be the most popular options, as well as those in Henley Business School.
Although there has been a recent national trend of a shortage of applicants for language courses, recruitment at Reading in this field has not suffered.
The Vice Chancellor continues: “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.”
The University of Reading thus continues to maintain its excellent status as a great place to study, with 93% of graduates either employed or in further study six months after leaving.
The opening of the new campus in Malaysia this autumn has already proved a success and will provide even more study opportunities for Reading undergraduates. The University of Reading Malaysia is an important step in the plan to become a fully global institution.
Sir David Bell says: “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.”