Connected

From RAG to Riches

Alumna, Emma Banks, retells her experiences of Reading’s music scene which helped shaped her career today as a successful music agent and executive, working with artists from U2 to Katy Perry.  Emma’s early ambitions of becoming a culinary...

Supporting Our Students

Throughout November, a team of 37 students took to the phones each evening and at the weekend to say, thank you, to our generous donors and supporters.  We spoke to more than 600 graduates and for those we managed to reconnect with, the...

Concerts on Campus

Students and alumni reflect on the changing music scene at Reading over the past several decades, telling CONNECTED about their experiences and what music means to them.  Home to the world-famous Reading Festival, Reading has always had a...

Creative Communities

Reading’s School of Art Associate Professor, Tina O’Connell, sets up widening participation initiative, ArtLab, to engage students, staff and the local community in what it means to be creative.  The initiative brings a wide range of children...

Art That Makes Life Worth Living

Science is important. But art is vital.  We are lucky at Reading to have such a wonderful mix of students and academics that cover both sciences and arts. We often talk about our world-class agricultural, environmental or health courses, and see our...

The Climate Issue

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Art That Makes Life Worth Living

Science is important. But art is vital.  We are lucky at Reading to have such a wonderful mix of students and academics that cover both sciences and arts. We often talk about our world-class agricultural, environmental...

Supporting Our Students

Throughout November, a team of 37 students took to the phones each evening and at the weekend to say, thank you, to our generous donors and supporters.  We spoke to more than 600 graduates and for those we managed...

Inspiring New Generations

Reading alumnus and talented actor, director and producer, Terry O’Donovan, helps the next set of theatre students to take centre stage. Ever since first treading the boards at Saturday drama school, acting has played a...

Features

Marvellous Local Mums

Mums from the Whitley area of Reading have been taking part in an initiative aimed at improving their self-confidence and prospects.  Professor Carol Fuller and Dr Maria Danos, from the University of Reading’s Institute...

A Passion For Classics

Classics teacher and Reading alumna, Rachael Hopley, talks to CONNECTED about following your passions and the joy of not having life completely figured out.   Rachael’s career has been characterised by trusting her...

Mastering The Art Of Agriculture

Reading alumnus, Adam Stead, attributes the development of his artistic style to the local and international opportunities provided to him by Reading School of Art.  Growing up in rural Devon, Adam has always been...

Reading 2050: A Vision For The Town

How can we ensure the cities and towns where our children will live in 30 years’ time are fit for purpose?  Professor Tim Dixon and Professor Lorraine Farrelly talk to CONNECTED about the University of Reading’s...

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