Join a vibrant community of peers and academic tutors, who provide the environment and support you need to help you develop and grow as an individual.
Life as an undergradaute
As a full-time undergraduate student, you will become an important part of the School's close-knit community and fully immerse yourself in campus life.
A wide range of co-curricular activities allows you to gain confidence and real-world experience as well as make new friends and contacts.
Based in Foxhill House on Whiteknights campus, you will have easy access to all the Students' Union facilities, SportsPark and our newly refurbished 24-hour library.
Employability boosting activities
Throughout the year, the School hosts a whole series of co-curricular activities. You can participate in competitions and in commercial awareness and networking skills training, with real interaction with practicing solicitors and barristers. Activities include pro bono work, negotiating, mediation, and mooting competitions.
And thanks to donations from generous alumni, the School of Law is able to cover training fees and travel costs for you to carry out the various co-curricular and pro bono activities.
The Law Society
The student-led law society is open to everyone in the School. One of the largest societies on campus, the Society organises a variety of events throughout the year, from quizzes to career fairs.
The Society also boasts a vast network of law firm partnerships and careers contacts and hosts a whole series of academic ventures. Events include mooting and negotiation competitions, careers workshops, and pro bono activities.
These events, which are jointly hosted by top law firms, give you invaluable information and experience to help bulk up your CV.
How we support you
The welfare of our students is extremely important to us. That's why the University has a dedicated range of services available to you to support your personal and professional development during your studies.
The University offers both academic support, as well as non-academic support for your mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.
Whilst at the School of Law, you will have access to a dedicated careers consultant.
Graduate Kashmeera talks about why she choose Reading and the support she received from the careers team.
School support and guidance
As a School of Law student, you will receive strong academic and personal support to help you gain the most from your university experience.
Our induction programme is available to all students, as well as a dedicated Student Support Adviser, an excellent academic tutor system, and established student peer support programme.
School facilities and resources
The School of Law is based in Foxhill House, a stunning Grade II-listed building on the University's main campus. We have beautiful views of Whiteknights lake and are surrounded by parkland.
You will benefit from integrated IT and e-learning within the curriculum, in addition to a well-resourced library and electronic legal databases including Westlaw and LexisNexis.
Specialist careers consultant
Experienced and dedicated careers consultants are on hand to support you. They can help with writing CVs and cover letters, as well as applying and preparing for vacation schemes, interviews, mini-pupillages and other work experience opportunities
This service is available for up to 18 months after you graduate.
For international students, we also offer pre-arrival support, including a specialised induction programme, dedicated library and career sessions, and law language teaching.
A full-time International Teaching Associate is also on hand to help you throughout your degree.
Alumni and local networks
Benefit from our close ties with former students.
Our alumni take an active role in the education of our students, offering advice and work experience opportunities as well as support with our co-curricular activities, including networking, mediation and negotiation.
Alongside our alumni, the Reading School of Law works with a network of professionals contacts - both locally and nationally - who offer advice, guidance and work experience opportunities.
We strive to maintain a close-knit, community feel within our School. When you join us, you will be welcomed and supported by your peers and academic tutors and will become an important part of the School of Law.
Our personal approach offers you space to develop and grow as an individual while ensuring your work and study benefit from support and structure.
Life on campus
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Life in Reading
Step off campus and you'll find yourself in a bustling town centre offering a variety of shops, restaurants and activities. We're also well-connected – you can reach London Paddington within half an hour by train.