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At the University of Reading, we regularly engage with schools and colleges at a number of levels. We collectively run an extensive programme of outreach activities, providing bespoke on- and off-campus talks and activities for students, teachers and careers advisors.

Year 12 taster days

Twice a year the Department holds taster days for current year 12 students interested in studying English Language and Applied Linguistics at university. 

INSET courses

As a School, we organise INSET Courses for teachers of AS/A2 Level English Language and Literature in July of each year, to help teachers augment their knowledge and skills in these areas, and find out about new research and resources.

Digital outreach

Whilst we cannot always travel to your school we are happy to give digital talks on topics such as 'Why study linguistics at university?', 'How do we use language online?' or 'What to do with a linguistics degree?' 

For more information, please contact us on .

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about the School of Humanities, our areas of study and what we can do for you, we would be happy to hear from you.

Please email for more information on our outreach activities.


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Our staff are active in academic research and cutting-edge practice, with a long tradition of collaborative and interdisciplinary projects.

Undergraduate study

We offer a range of English language courses to suit your interests, with the opportunity to combine with literature, linguistics or a foreign language.