Whiteknights campus from the air: HumSS, Minghella, Whiteknights House, Henley Business School and Old Whiteknights House. Still image taken from 4K drone footage.

Once Reading, always Reading

Last year, we asked you to contribute a video clip saying “Once Reading, always Reading” to help showcase our alumni community – and we were overwhelmed with the response. 

 From laboratories, to commutes home, offices, to local scenery and from all over the world – it was fantastic to see so many faces from our community come together.

Thank you to all of you who contributed to our video. We invite you to take a moment to watch some of the faces from our wonderful community, together with some special words from Vice-Chancellor Professor Robert Van de Noort on behalf of the University.

You can watch the video below – you might even spot someone you recognise:

 A thriving alumni community

Throughout 2023, CONNECTED shared the memories, adventures and achievements of our alumni community. From groundbreaking research to entrepreneurial ventures and artistic endeavours, memories of a time gone by and voluntary contributions from ordinary people doing extraordinary things – our alumni have once again demonstrated the breadth and depth of your talents.

Your stories serve not only as a source of inspiration for our current students but also as a testament to the transformative power of education. We are grateful to our alumni for sharing your experiences, wisdom, and insights – your achievements, stories, and ongoing engagement have played an integral role in shaping the vibrant community that defines our community.

The University of Reading takes immense pride in learning about your diverse accomplishments. It is the enduring spirit of collaboration and success that defines our thriving global alumni community and, as a university, we are privileged to be a part of your journey.

We would also like to take a moment to welcome our new cohort of graduates into our ever-expanding alumni community. We look forward to witnessing the success of our newest alumni as you embark on your journeys and we hope that you, alongside our existing alumni community, will share your stories, challenges and successes with us in the future.