Studying at Reading
The University of Law at Reading
In collaboration with the University of Reading, you can now study for a GDL and LPC at the University of Reading’s London Road campus.
Combining market-leading professional legal training courses, experienced tutoring from qualified lawyers, the beautiful surrounds of the University of Reading campus and exceptional student experience, our courses will help you excel – both professionally and personally.
Courses available at Reading
Whether you seek hands-on legal practice following your law degree, or wish to gain an entry point into law with a conversion course, we have a course that’s right for you.
How to find the Reading Campus
The University of Law
University of Reading
London Road Campus
Sat nav postcode: RG1 5AQ
Conveniently located in the south east of England, The University of Law’s campus at Reading has excellent transport connections. The campus is based at the London Road campus of the University of Reading, which can be easily reached by road, rail or air.
Our London Road campus is approximately four miles from the M4 motorway, offering a straightforward route from both London and the west. With London itself around 45 minutes away, we are also well served by the motorway network for those coming from other parts of the country. Parking at the campus is limited and parking permits are issued by the University of Reading on the basis of need.
Use the embedded map or click through to the larger map for directions by car.
Bus routes 9 and 21 run regularly between London Road campus and the town centre, with stops just a short walk from the campus. The journey from Reading station, for example, takes approximately 10 minutes, although you should allow extra time during peak periods. See www.reading-buses.co.uk for more information.
The town of Reading is on several national coach routes operated by companies such as National Express. Coach stops may be sited away from the town centre, so plan your journey carefully to ensure you know how to make the onward journey to London Road campus.
By bicycle or on foot
Situated just a mile from the train station, it takes around 20 minutes to walk to the London Road campus, or 8 minutes to cycle. There are bike racks and showers available on site, as well as ReadyBike docking stations. This on-street bike rental scheme costs £1 per hour and features docking stations around the town; find out more at www.readybike.co.uk.
Travelling by rail
Reading station is a mainline train station and is easily accessible from most other places in the UK. There are direct rail links from many major cities, including Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff, Bristol and Exeter, as well as a number of routes through London.
Travelling from London
If you are travelling from or via London, the quickest route to take is from London Paddington station.
Trains from London Paddington to Reading run approximately every 15-20 minutes throughout the day and the average journey time is around 30 minutes.
Find out more at the National Rail website.
Travelling by air
Reading is well connected to both London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports.
A direct bus service runs between Heathrow airport and Reading station. Buses run every 30 minutes, during the day, and take about 40 minutes. For more information, please visit the RailAir website.
A direct train service runs between Gatwick airport and Reading station. Trains run once an hour, during the day and take about 75 minutes. For more information please visit the National Rail website.
There is a wide variety of private rental accommodation in the area. Reading University Students’ Union (RUSU) provides housing information to students who wish to rent private houses or flats in Reading through an independent lettings agent. They offer a Tenancy Agreement Checking Service and drop-in sessions, as well as advice at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about accommodation at the University of Reading.
The campus at Reading is based in the heart of the employment-rich Thames Valley region. One of the best things about being based at the University of Reading’s London Road site is the campus life – your chance to enjoy a safe and stunning environment with a community atmosphere, with everything you want on your doorstep.
Immerse yourself in vibrant, fulfilling university life; with your Associate Student status, the University of Reading’s Students’ Union, Sports Park, state-of-the-art academic facilities and exceptional campuses are all available for your use. Plus, you can access the University of Law’s employability service which offers a host of events and activities to prepare you for the world of legal practice. The University of Law employability service supports you every step of the way with personalised career advice delivered by specialist legal careers advisers. Read more about the world-class facilities available at the University of Reading here.
We look forward to another year of innovative collaboration with The University of Law. The Reading campus offers an excellent location to train students in the academic and professional skills vital to modern legal practiceProfessor James Devenney, Head of the University of Reading Law School