University of Reading was my first choice, I'm currently a first year just finished my first term studying English literature and theatre. The university campus is lovely, there's a lovely presence of nature and the gorgeous lake close to any point of the campus. The place is clean (unless the student union night out happened the night before, but it's cleaned quickly) just about all necessities are accessible. One thing I didn't take into account though that the county of Berkshire and being near London ramps up prices a bit, but it's still manageable. The buildings are well kept, the library is almost finished being refurbished and it absolutely top class. I'm mainly based at Edith Morley and Mingella and both have zero issues with accessibility, cleanness and being able to find places. Obivously Literature doesn't mean the most resources, but Mingella has everything a tech geek like me would be able to work with and room to expand. It's clearly well-established. The Lecture theatre's I can't really think of any issues with, aside Mingella occasionally forgets to turn off lighting plans from previous events (a very distracting lecture). But the maintenance staff and technical staff are always on hand to solve these issues. In terms of English, most of the lecturers doors are always open, for any issue or question with work, same goes for theatre. The sports facilities are compact, but effective. I mainly use the halls for Badminton and occasionally the gym, they're both affordable, accommodating and capable, but often crowded. The Student Union is lovely, it really is. The staff are accommodating, the shops and staff are lovely, and is fantastic for keeping students up to date, there's always something going on. and its weekly clubs (Wednesday and Saturday) are often packed with something for everyone, again though, it seems a little packed a lot of the time. The societies are absolutely fab, and I couldn't recommend them enough!! Going into University with a general and a specializing subject. I was very aware and eager to get a head start on career options to consider shaping my degree towards during or after. I got just that. there are career fairs and regular updates by email and course reps for internships, work experience and further education in business, law, but general enough to offer something for any interest. Overall, the whole place is well organised and established, I thoroughly recommend it as a fantastic opportunity for opportunity, if you can take them!