Life at Meteorology

As an undergraduate student with us you will become an important part of our school and will be helped to settle in during Freshers' week via some activities that address any concerns you may have and help you to begin the process of personal development that will continue throughout your degree.

Students studying in the library at the University of ReadingYou can expect to share Part 1 with around 25 other meteorology students which means that there is a strong and supportive group with which to spend 3 or 4 years. This small class size also means that you can get to know and learn from academic staff much more easily.

We have a large, informal coffee room which is open to all students and staff and a great place to mix with your friends. We also have an active social committee organising termly pub crawls, a Christmas party including a pantomime and a summer barn dance and BBQ. At the end of your course you and your family will be invited to the graduation celebration tea party.

An important part of the life of the department is our weekly Weather and Climate Discussion which is open to all members of the department. Teams of academic staff take it in turns to present highlights of the week's weather and a detailed weather forecast. Final year undergraduates groups also give presentations on a wide range of general meteorology topics.

Friendly teaching staff are available to help and guide you through your time at Reading. You will be allocated a Personal Tutor who will advise you throughout your course both on academic issues, career plans, self development and any other issues that arise.

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