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The Pursuit of Happiness

After graduating from Reading, Douglas Lloyd set out around the world in pursuit of career and life satisfaction. Now a donor to the University, Doug hopes that his support will help provide current students with the same opportunities. Doug, who...

Relieving The Pressure

Ian Lethbridge, a third-year undergraduate student at Reading, shares with CONNECTED how generous donors transformed his university journey when the pandemic left him with no options. Ian finished school determined to follow his dreams of becoming a...

Funding Internships

The University of Reading stepped up to ensure that both students and local businesses could continue to benefit from the Reading Internship Scheme, despite the impact of the pandemic, by fully funding 99 internships. In recognition of the financial...

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The Pursuit of Happiness

After graduating from Reading, Douglas Lloyd set out around the world in pursuit of career and life satisfaction. Now a donor to the University, Doug hopes that his support will help provide current students with the...

Relieving The Pressure

Ian Lethbridge, a third-year undergraduate student at Reading, shares with CONNECTED how generous donors transformed his university journey when the pandemic left him with no options. Ian finished school determined to...

Funding Internships

The University of Reading stepped up to ensure that both students and local businesses could continue to benefit from the Reading Internship Scheme, despite the impact of the pandemic, by fully funding 99 internships...

From Reading To L.A.

Reading graduate, Alex Kordek, created his own dance and entertainment agency and now lives in L.A. working with a host of big stars. He tells us how his experiences at Reading set him on the path to achieve his career...

Making The Difference

The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown has impacted us all in different ways. For Hannah, a student at the University of Reading, it made her already precarious financial situation a desperate one.  Hannah...

A Family Affair

The Rackliff family has a long-standing history with the University of Reading. CONNECTED speaks to Lucy Rackliff, a graduate of the University and her daughter Victoria – who is a new student at Reading – about...

Bridging The Gap

Frances Verrinder – Reading graduate and California-based psychotherapist – discusses student hardship, how university can provide a lifeline for those that need it, and the inspiration behind her support of students in...

Resetting Your Body

As COVID-19 has spread, a growing number of people’s mental health has negatively been affected – not so much by the virus itself – but by the response to it. Dr Paul Jenkins, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology...

The Digital Divide

CONNECTED looks at how the University of Reading’s new Digital Support Fund has been essential in supporting students who find themselves in ‘digital poverty’ due to COVID-19. The University is committed to ensuring...

COVID-19: The Financial Impact On Students

Matt Daley, Head of Student Financial Support at the University of Reading, tells CONNECTED about the financial impact of COVID-19 on students and how the University and donors are helping them through these difficult...