University of Reading

 

 


 

The University of Reading is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world with a reputation for teaching, research and enterprise.

The University aims to deliver a world-class experience to all of its learners. Teaching is research-led, so learners can benefit from the expertise and hands-on knowledge of teaching staff.

The award-winning UK campuses in the south-east of England offer a fantastic environment in which to live and learn, with state-of-of-the-art facilities – all just 25 minutes from London.

More info: http://www.reading.ac.uk/




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Nov 7th 2016

Find out more about the climate of the past and how climate change can present a number of risks and opportunities.

Average: 8 (4 votes)
Nov 7th 2016

Digital technologies are changing extraordinarily quickly. This four-week course will introduce you to the new digital landscape.

Average: 6 (1 vote)
Oct 31st 2016

Chart the history of royal food in the splendour of royal palaces. Did you know that Henry VIII ordered the first apricot trees to be planted in England because he couldn’t get enough of them? Or that chocolate was first introduced to England by Charles II to compete with the French court? On this course, you’ll join expert historians, curators and food scientists from the University of Reading and Historic Royal Palaces, to immerse yourself in the changing tastes of successive generations of royalty and experience the splendour of their palaces - from the Tudors to the 20th century.

Average: 8.5 (4 votes)
Oct 31st 2016

Learn the basics of Java programming by developing a simple mobile game that you can run on your computer, Android phone, or tablet. Programming is everywhere: in dishwashers, cars and even space shuttles. This course will help you to understand how programs work and guide you through creating your own computer program – a mobile game.

Average: 5.7 (10 votes)
Oct 17th 2016

Get an introduction to studying archaeology, exploring exciting discoveries in the Vale of Pewsey, near to Stonehenge and Avebury. Join us at the University of Reading as we chart the progress of an archaeological excavation from dig to lab and beyond on this free online course.

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Oct 10th 2016

Get an introduction to the weather and climate of the UK and beyond, from understanding storms to how to do a weather forecast. Weather is all around us. It affects our lives almost every day – through what we wear, what we eat and what we do. It also affects most industries and leisure activities. In the UK we are well known for talking, and complaining, about the weather. But what brings us such variable weather? What makes it rainy, windy or sometimes even sunny?

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Sep 26th 2016

Learn how to use English for study at university or college and develop your writing skills, vocabulary and grammar. If you’re interested in studying at university or college in an English-speaking country, you’ll need to learn how to write using academic English. Academic writing can be very different from other types of English writing you may have done in the past. We have developed this course to help you learn the basics of academic writing and develop your English skills for study in the UK, US, Australia or other countries where English is used.

Average: 4.7 (21 votes)
Sep 19th 2016

Improve your understanding of depression and anxiety and find out more about an effective and evidence-based treatment: CBT. Feeling sad or anxious at some point during your life is very normal and can often be resolved with the help of friends or family. But occasionally, these feelings can develop into more long-lasting mental health difficulties, including anxiety and depression. Around a quarter of the population are directly affected each year by mental health difficulties where more specialist help and support is needed. This course offers an insight into two of the most commonly diagnosed mental health difficulties: anxiety and depression.

Average: 6.3 (7 votes)
Sep 5th 2016

Learn more about how your heart works, the causes of heart disease and how to keep your heart healthy with this free online course. Your heart beats around 100,000 times a day, pumping blood around your body to deliver oxygen and nutrients, while taking away waste products. When your heart is unhealthy, it can’t perform this vital task so effectively. This can cause significant health problems – cardiovascular disease is one of the biggest killers in the UK and an estimated 17 million people die of cardiovascular disease each year worldwide.

Average: 8.4 (5 votes)
Jun 20th 2016

Explore the history, anatomy and intelligence of robots with this free online course. Test drive robots using exciting simulations. Robots today are roving Mars, collecting data in dangerous environments, hoovering our floors, lifting patients in hospital, building cars and entertaining us in films. And, if you share Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking’s world view, the super intelligent ones may one day bring about the end of the human race.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
May 16th 2016

Consider how the food we grow, buy, eat and throw away relates to the global issue of food security, with this free online course. Food security is a complex, global issue, in which we all play a part. In this free online course, you’ll join experts from the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development at the University of Reading, to investigate our relationship with agriculture and your own food habits.

Average: 6 (7 votes)
May 2nd 2016

Obesity is a global epidemic. As the world gets fatter, we begin to see its impact across many aspects of day-to-day life.

Average: 8 (4 votes)
Sep 28th 2015

People are much more than a source of labour; we are complex and are all different from each other.

Average: 5 (5 votes)