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Everybody Can Do Something

From flying solo around the world, to a Donkathon, to taking in Ukrainian refugees, Polly Vacher is a firm believer that ‘everybody can do something’. CONNECTED sat down with Reading graduate and shortlisted Celebration of Volunteering...

Resilience Rucksacks

The ‘Resilience Rucksack’ project will see more than 1000 Year 6 and 7 pupils (aged 10-12) in Berkshire and Oxfordshire receive a rucksack filled with items specially designed to build their mental wellbeing and resilience.  This...

Football’s Sustainability Goals

Chris Goodwin talks to CONNECTED about his journey from chemistry student to Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Manager at Chelsea Football Club, and the important role sports clubs have to play in the sustainability journey. Chris said: “I...

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Polly on her Donkathon

Everybody Can Do Something

From flying solo around the world, to a Donkathon, to taking in Ukrainian refugees, Polly Vacher is a firm believer that ‘everybody can do something’. CONNECTED sat down with Reading graduate and shortlisted...

Group of school children sitting on a bench wearing resilience rucksacks

Resilience Rucksacks

The ‘Resilience Rucksack’ project will see more than 1000 Year 6 and 7 pupils (aged 10-12) in Berkshire and Oxfordshire receive a rucksack filled with items specially designed to build their mental wellbeing...

Inside Chelsea Football Ground looking across the stadium at a stand of seats

Football’s Sustainability Goals

Chris Goodwin talks to CONNECTED about his journey from chemistry student to Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Manager at Chelsea Football Club, and the important role sports clubs have to play in the sustainability...

Sushan at the Study UK Alumni Awards

Transformative Education

CONNECTED spoke to University of Reading graduate and Study UK Alumni Awards 2024 finalist, Sushan Peiris, about his entrepreneurial success and his determination to be an agent of change. Sushan was a finalist in the...

Two girls in Ghana sat in front of a laptop smiling

Empowering Future STEM Leaders

Reading graduate Carl Asamoah shares how his not-for-profit organisation is supporting underprivileged girls in Africa to acquire the IT skills needed to be tomorrow’s STEM leaders. Carl grew up in Ghana and came...

Excelling At Love

Alice and James Bayes-Dickerson look back on their time at the University of Reading with fondness, as the couple – who are recently married – might not be together if it hadn’t been for one Excel...

Beijing skyline at night

Strengthening Partnerships

Professor Robert Van de Noort reflects on the events of his eight-day trip to China in September 2023, which was packed with meetings and events with partner institutions, recruitment agents and key players in Chinese...

The Forbidden City, Beijing, China

The Wonders Of China

University of Reading Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Van de Noort, shares with CONNECTED the highlights of his trip to China in 2023 – from archaeological wonders to the Biang Biang noodle. Professor Van de...

King Charles III meeting the community members at Buckingham palace

An Engaging Year

Connected spoke to Dr Alice Mpofu-Coles, community researcher at the University of Reading, who reflected on a remarkable 2023 – including the University’s Bronze win in the Race Equality Charter, and being...

Presents wrapped in brown paper against a green background

A Sustainable Christmas

The festive break is fast approaching and the University of Reading Sustainability Services have kindly shared some top tips about how to have a more sustainable Christmas. Gift Giving Every year Christmas generates...