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We deliver a world-class student experience with 13 of our subjects ranked in the global top 200.
Our ground breaking research tackles the planet’s most pressing challenges, and we have a strong reputation in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborations which deliver real life impact.Whiteknights Campus
Our main campus is set in 130 hectares of beautiful parkland, so you’ll find plenty of places to relax during the day. In 2014, the site was voted number six out of almost 1,500 green spaces eligible to be included in the 2014 Green Flag People's Choice Award. Whiteknights is the only university campus to appear in the top 10.
The campus is a thriving community and features the Students' Union, library, places to eat and one the UK’s best student clubs. You’ll have everything you need right on your doorstep.
London Road Campus
The London Road campus has recently undergone a £30 million transformation. This historic site, one of the University’s original campuses, is home to the Institute of Education. It also features the Great Hall, which is used for concerts and graduation ceremonies, and a bar/café that serves hot and cold food.
Home to one of Europe’s top business schools, our stunning Greenlands campus is situated on the banks of the River Thames near Henley. It features a fully equipped fitness centre, business facilities, a conference centre, accommodation and dining room. Greenlands is used by the University's Henley Business School as the base for its MBA and corporate learning.
We were delighted to welcome Her Majesty the Queen to Greenlands' beautiful lawns during the summer of 2012, as the campus was chosen as a venue for one of the region's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.