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Top marks for university

The University of Reading has gained good grades in an independent league table.

The town’s university has been ranked in the top 10 universities for seven different subject areas in The Complete University Guide 2013.

The guide has also placed the university as number 32 overall out of 116 institutions in the UK. This is two places higher than last year.

The University of Reading has been ranked number one in the Agriculture and Forestry category. The other high scoring categories for the university were agriculture, town and country planning, land and property management, building, art and design, food science and archaeology.

Reading has also been ranked number one in the agriculture category by the Guardian University Guide, and number two by the Times Good University Guide.

Professor Mike Gooding, head of agriculture, said: “We are delighted at the news. Being routinely ranked at the top of league tables reflects our commitment to add value to the experience of our students, and to serve the industries to which they aspire.”

The University of Reading’s fundraising team has also performed well, and has been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Awards 2012.

Andy Wood, director of development and alumni relations at the university, said: “This is fantastic news for the university. I am particularly pleased that our Annual Giving programme has been recognised in this way, as the whole process is very much a team effort from DARO and many other parts of the university.

“My thanks and congratulation must go to everyone involved, especially our incredibly generous donors.”


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