"I used to be involved in international sport, and it was a knee injury that first highlighted to me the wonders of acupuncture.
Fascination with how it worked, and why just treating my knee had produced such an effect on my overall well-being drove me to want to learn about Chinese medicine.
When I looked around during the open day, I got a great feeling of energy not only from the people I met, but also from the building itself. I felt there was a vibrant buzz to this college, which was really exciting and I knew then that
I wanted to be a part of it."
Anna Bennett, cicm graduate
Buildings and facilities
The building and facilities
The college has been situated in the heart of Reading at 19 Castle Street since 1995. In June 2003 we extended our space by acquiring 21 Castle Street. These elegant, grade 2 listed, Georgian buildings are light and airy and a joy to work and study in. They are linked directly at first and second floor level. Together they offer us more than 8,000 square feet of useful space. Both buildings have been converted to meet our needs.
We have five excellent classrooms including a dedicated area equipped with treatment couches where students can practise point location and other practical work.
We also have a spacious library, photocopying facilities, an IT room and a herb dispensary.
There is an eating area with facilities to heat food and make drinks, two rest areas for students to relax in, a staff common room and a small garden with a seating area.
The college has seventeen treatment rooms used by students during their clinical training, and by qualified practitioners at other times.