ONCAMPUS Reading is a partnership with the University of Reading and ONCAMPUS offering a high-quality university preparation programme in Art and Design for international students on the University campus. Students benefit from attentive support in things such as improving their English and, most importantly, developing a portfolio. Students are based on-campus at the University of Reading – which was ranked 18th in the UK for Art and Design by the Guardian University Guide 2018.
Students at ONCAMPUS Reading can prepare for degrees in the subjects of Art, Design, Film and Theatre. The historic London Road campus, also the ONCAMPUS Reading base and one of the University’s original campuses, has been transformed following a £30 million redevelopment into a new teaching environment for the 21st Century. Reading’s School of Arts and Communication is based on the beautiful award-winning Whiteknights campus that houses state-of-the-art facilities, including two on-site museums, a fully equipped fitness centre, cafes, bars, a concert hall and a 24-hour library, housing over 1 million books. The University's Greenland campus was even visited by the Queen as part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.
After enrolling at ONCAMPUS Reading, students are assigned a personal tutor, who acts as their first point of call for any problems they may be facing. Other services offered include monthly activity calendars, information on health and wellbeing and plenty of activity such as Faculty visits and campus tours to ensure students feel integrated and with and are set for a smooth progression to the University of Reading.
In 2017, the University of Reading was ranked in the Top 20 for student experiences by the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. Students at the University are encouraged to get involved in activities outside of the classroom, running over 100 clubs, sports teams and societies.
The town of Reading was named as the UK's best place to live and work by the Good Growth for Cities 2015 Index. The town boasts two large shopping centres, a 10-screen cinema, museums, and an abundance of restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs come the evening.