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University Of Reading Listed In The Top 200 Universities In The World

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The University of Reading has maintained its place in the top 200 institutions in the QS World University Rankings 2019 published today.

The University ranked 195th overall, out of 1,000 top institutions in the world considered by the compiler, and was 29th highest out of the 76 UK institutions featured in the QS table. The consolidated position sees Reading in the top 200 institutions for the last four years.

Highlights include a strong performance globally for the ratio of international students to UK students, as well as the University’s proportion of international academics, with rising ranks of 87th (up three places) and 129th (up 25 places) respectively. This bucks the trend for universities in the UK – with 53 out of 76 universities seeing their international student ratio drop.

“This is no mean feat and we are proud to have achieved this status once again” – Sir David Bell, Vice-Chancellor, University of Reading

The QS World University Rankings is a respected, independent benchmark of university quality. Published annually, the league table is based on expert opinion from thousands of academics and employers around the world, as well as the analysis of citations and papers, to measure the impact of the research produced by the universities ranked.

The more detailed results for the University of Reading include:

Globally:

  • 87th globally for international student ratio – demonstrating the University’s success in attracting overseas students.
  • 129th for international faculty ratio – demonstrating the University’s success in attracting academics from overseas.
  • 215th for international employer reputation – demonstrating the University’s links with industry.

Nationally:

  • Joint 24th in the UK for international student ratio.
  • Joint 24th in the UK for international faculty ratio.
  • 27th in the UK for academic reputation.
  • 31st in the UK for employer reputation.

Sir David Bell, University of Reading Vice-Chancellor said: “This is the University of Reading’s fourth consecutive year in the top 200, according to the QS World University Rankings. This is no mean feat and we are proud to have achieved this status once again.

Reading has always had a strong international outlook and I am pleased that we continue to attract both students and academics from overseas, particularly at a time when the majority of UK institutions seem to be feeling the impact of Brexit on staff and student numbers.

We judge our success as an institution in many ways, of which league tables are one. While they are subject to fluctuation from year to year, we take encouragement from this year’s score and continue to treat the QS World University Ranking as a helpful performance indicator.

In other recent league tables, Reading was ranked 32nd in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2019 and joint 24th in the UK in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018. Reading is currently ranked between 201-250 in the world and 32nd in the UK, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2017/18.

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Business Secretary Alok Sharma has tested negative of Coronavirus

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The business Secretary Alok Sharma has tested negative for Covid-19

He went to isolation at his house in Caversham, Reading yesterday and got results today..

As of Wednesday 3 June 2020 there are now 587 confirmed cases of the virus in Reading. UK wide 279,856 have now been diagnosed with the virus. This figure includes 39,728 deaths.

The symptoms of coronavirus include fever, cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties or loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell(anosmia) . If you suspect you or a family member has coronavirus you should call (not visit) your GP.

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Progress Theatre wins “The Queens Award” for Voluntary Service

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Reading’s historic and oldest producing theatre, producing a programme of varied, interesting and challenging drama to the highest standard has won The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen’s coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.

Winners get a certificate signed by the Queen and a domed glass crystal. Representatives from the group may also be invited to attend a royal garden partyyyyy.

Thank you for providing excellent theatre and arts education to the community of Reading.
Well deserved Award!

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Fast-food lovers join queues as McDonald’s reopen drive-thrus across Reading

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Absence makes the heart (and the stomach) grow fonder apparently – judging by the queue outside Mc DOnalds & KFC (Oxford Rd) after the drive-throughs reopened.

Unfortunately, the Mc Donalds restaurant is still not open to diners at Oxford Road but deliveries & drive-through are available.

In fact the restaurant itself may not open until towards September, according to staff.

Drivers are joining a lengthy queue to get their hands on their favourite fast food treats at both venues.

More drive-thrus around the region are starting to open up to take orders from customers as the coronavirus lockdown is eased, see the McDonald branaches have opened

Reading– the branches in Oxford Road, Forbury Retail Park, Bath Road in Calcot and Reading Gate Retail Park are all open.

Slough – McDonald’s in the Bath Road Retail Park, at Slough Uno Bestobell in Buckingham Avenue and in Windsor Road are all open.

Newbury – Newbury Retail Park and Tot Hill Services are also open

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