The University of Reading was founded in the 19th Century, and has seen many students graduate over the years. It was the only University to be awarded a charter between the two world wars. It was the first British University to have an industrial Research and Development Group on campus in 1972. Reading University is now one of the leading research-led universities in the UK, with over 50 research centres, including agriculture, physical and biological sciences.

The University of Reading is pleased to be among one of the top 200 Universities in the world, with over 17,000 students from over 150 countries. The hotel is near the University which is ideal for students and their families to stay in Reading for graduation.

There are a range of courses on offer from languages, humanities, pure and applied sciences, arts and business. A popular choice in higher education in the UK. The University has won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education for times.

Famous people that went to Reading University

Anna Watkins

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2012 Gold medalist, Anna Watkins received her Phd in Mathematics.

Jamie Cullum

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Jazz singer and songwriter Jamie Cullum graduated with First Class Honours in English Literature and Film Studies.

Laura Tobin

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ITV Breakfast’s Laura Tobin studied Physics and Meteorology.

Campus Tours

If you are interested in studying at The University of Reading why not book one of their open days or campus tours. The campus tours and talks are on selected Wednesday afternoons during term time from 1.15pm until 3.15pm The tour will give you an opportunity to get a feel of the University. You can book a place on a campus tour on the University website.
The hotel is near the University of Reading and is a convenient place for you to stay at when visiting the University for a tour.

Graduation days

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Graduation is a special time for students, it marks the end of 3 years of hard work, students and their families celebrate their achievement together. There are summer and winter graduation days, the summer graduation days are in July and the winter graduation days are in December.

Many students and their families stay at Sure Hotel Hotel Reading when they attend their graduation ceremony as the hotel is near The University of Reading, an ideal place to stay so that you can enjoy your graduation with your loved ones.


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If you are visiting Reading the University offers a range of services these include a visit to one of the four museums you can learn about the English countryside and farming, discover rare book, Greek mythology, wildlife and plants. There are over 300,000 plant species and you can meet the largest spider that ever lived!

The University is set within 130-hectare campus you can have a stroll around Whiteknights Lake, conservation meadows and woodlands. A public right of way runs from Early gate to Shinfield Road, a lovely place to talk a stroll. The Harris Garden often holds events for the general public it has flower meadows, a jungle garden and a beautiful cherry tree orchard. We are one of the hotels close to Reading University. An ideal location to stay if you are coming to see the University on one of the open days or if you are parents whose children go to the University and want to visit them.