Facilities at Whiteknights
Undergraduate and Postgraduate study takes place at the University of Reading's main Whiteknights Campus in Reading.
The architecturally distinctive Business School, opened in 2009, provides a visually impressive focal points at the heart of campus and offers an outstanding environment for teaching and learning and features.Read More
- a hi-tech 275 seat, conference-standard, lecture theatre
- a dedicated Business Library providing a loan and reference collection of books; specialist publications, papers, journals and reports available through a searchable online catalogue; study space; electronic databases and resources, PC access and colour printing and photocopying
- free wireless internet access
- high quality teaching and seminar rooms featuring the latest technology
- areas for group and private study
- visitor areas and meeting facilities, including the popular Index coffee bar
- easily accessible academic and support staff offices
- access and facilities for students with disabilities
Library and study facilities
The University's main library at the centre of campus, which has recently undergone a major refurbishment, houses over a million publications including a wide range of texts spanning all areas of business. You will also find silent study areas, group study rooms, PC suites and a popular café for when you need a well deserved break.
Across campus you will enjoy access to 24-hour a day PC facilities and wireless internet use. Email and file storage services are provided to all students and can be accessed from anywhere, including through mobile devices, allowing you to study where and when it suits you. In addition, interactive online tools, including Blackboard, are used to provide you with extensive learning materials throughout your studies. See further information on the University library.
A wide range of high quality University accommodation is available on or close to campus, including the impressive Park Place complex opened in 2010. Postgraduate students who accept an offer of a place and meet any required conditions by 1 August are usually guaranteed a place in University accommodation, which provides a safe, flexible, friendly and convenient place to live. See accommodation.
Advice and support
A purpose-built medical centre is located on the edge of campus and a wide range of advice and support services are provided by the University and the Students' Union. See health and welfare.
The University of Reading is a great place for sporting enthusiasts, with some of the best-equipped facilities of any UK university, including on-campus sports centre opened by British Olympic rower and Reading alumnus James Cracknell, and over 50 clubs. See sporting facilities.
At the centre of campus is the University of Reading's popular Students' Union. A hive of activity, day and night, it provides easy access to services, shopping and a ready-made social life. See Students' Union. Reading itself offers some of the best retail and entertainment experiences in the UK.Read Less
Facilities at Greenlands
We pride ourselves on understanding the need to create an environment which is both relaxing and comfortable enabling work and study to be focused and effective. From our unique riverside location to our impressive amenities, we provide an ideal environment for meeting success.Read More
Balancing busy work schedules with relaxation and exercise is an important aspect of our approach at Henley. The fully equipped and professionally staffed Fitness Centre with views overlooking the beautiful grounds and River Thames has everything needed to restore a sense of well being.
At our Greenlands site we provide a variety of meeting rooms and conference facilities. Our rooms have been designed with an emphasis on practicality with many of our rooms benefiting from the latest presentation equipment to ensure that your meeting runs smoothly.
The conference rooms at Greenlands, Henley, all feature air conditioning, natural daylight and excellent acoustics, as well as state-of-the-art AV and presentation technology controlled by bluetooth touch screens, free WiFi access, laptop connections, networked PC and large screens. Our larger rooms also have repeater screens. Each conference room has access to dedicated syndicate and break-out rooms and refreshment areas close by. Stationery, flipcharts, photocopying facilities and whiteboards are included as standard.
All syndicate and meeting rooms at Henley are fitted with a large screen, networked PC, whiteboards and have free WiFi access and laptop connections. River House 1-14 are also fitted with Copycam, allowing users to capture whiteboard notes at the touch of a button. Digital recorders, video and stills cameras are also available on request. All are laid out boardroom style.
We have 100 rooms including some with disabled facilities. All rooms are en-suite & include a safe, trouser press, laptop connection with free Wi-Fi access, direct dial telephone, satellite TV with radio, Molton Brown toiletries, tea & coffee making facilities and a hair dryer. Photograph of Thames Court accommodation.
Full English breakfast is served in our main dining room, which overlooks the River Thames. Our dedicated staff maintain the facility 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All guest rooms receive daily housekeeping services.
When it comes to dining, we offer you choice, quality and flexibility. We understand that you also want facilities that are conducive to networking, and dining arrangements that integrate seamlessly with the other aspects of your day. Henley is renowned for both its excellent standards of service and the high quality of cuisine. The chefs and their professional staff are able to offer the sophistication of a memorable evening dinner in the spacious dining room, with its views over the lawns down to the Thames.
Fresh, varied breakfasts are prepared by award-winning chefs and served each morning in the beautiful, riverside restaurant - the Heyworth Room.
Several tea and coffee areas are situated throughout the buildings, the Garden Common Room is situated beside the Heyworth Room and is open throughout the day and evening offering a wide range of Fairtrade drinks and a selection of biscuits. The bar is open each evening serving a full range of drinks.
Henley Conference Centre and Hotel
Set in its own 30 acre estate in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, alongside the River Thames, this magnificent Grade II Listed Building offers excellent conference, meeting and event facilities and provides a spectacular setting for any gathering. For more information about booking our beautiful facilities please visit the Henley Conferences website.
History of Greenlands
Records indicate that there has been a house on our Greenlands site for 500 years, although the house would have originally been much closer to the river.
Greenlands has been home to a series of notable families and individuals throughout its lifetime. These include Thomas Chaucer, son of Geoffrey Chaucer; Robert D'Oyley, Sheriff of Oxfordshire in 1573; Bulstrode Whitelock, Oliver Cromwell's Ambassador to Sweden and most recently WH Smith, who bought the existing house in 1871. Queen Elizabeth I is also known to have visited on more than one occasion, most likely when staying at her royal palace in Reading.
The site became the home of a new Administrative Staff College in 1946, first welcoming students in 1948. In 1952, after the unexpected death of Viscount Hambleden from whom the College leased the site, an opportunity to purchase Greenlands' 30 acres arose. The College was renamed Henley Management College in 1991, and following the 2008 merger with the University of Reading became Henley Business School. Today, the world-ranked Henley MBA, The Henley DBA and our executive education programmes are delivered at Greenlands.Read Less