The University of Reading has been ranked as one of the best universities in the South East.

The Sunday Times has released its Good University Guide for 2024.

In the guide, The Sunday Times ranks all the UK universities based on various factors, including graduate employment and teaching quality.

The 96-page supplement which can be found online or in The Sunday Times to be printed on September 17, 131 universities are profiled.

The University of Reading has been named as the fourth best in the South East Region.

In the wider ranking, The University of Reading has been ranked joint 34th.

This year new data has been added, including average graduate salaries per university and per subject.

The top degree is computer studies at Imperial College where the average salary within 15 months of graduating is £64,000, and in second place, business, management and marketing from Oxford where graduates can expect to take home £58,000.

Whereas students who finish drama, dance and cinematics at the University of Central Lancashire will be earning an average salary of £18,000 within 18 months of leaving university.  

Helen Davies, editor of The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, said:  “The higher education landscape has never been tougher.

"It is more competitive to get a place at many of our top institutions; the cost of attending university has soared, leaving graduates with extraordinary debt; and in many cases, campus life still bears the scars of the pandemic.

"Meanwhile lecturers are on strike and the marking crisis is a running scandal.  

“It means any prospective student, parent or carer needs to think hard about whether university is the right choice, and then where to study and what subject."