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Tag: Business

Buying The Essentials

Undergraduate student, April Davis, began her studies at the University of Reading in September 2020 – in the middle of the pandemic. This week, April tells CONNECTED how she was only able to take up her place at...

Job Hunting In A Pandemic

Jay Russell, Campus Jobs Manager, shares with CONNECTED the continued struggle students are facing to secure part-time work and essential income, and the difficult situation the current job market is leaving some of our...

Championing Diversity And Inclusion

To celebrate Black History Month, CONNECTED speaks to Reading graduate, Dr Joanna Abeyie MBE, about her success in championing diversity, inclusion and equality in the media and creative industries. English and...

Heroes Or Villains?

CONNECTED is excited to announce that the next virtual Alumni Lecture will feature BSc Food Science and Food Economics graduate and British Economist, Dr Lawrence Haddad. Taking place online on Wednesday 18 November at...

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...

A Lifeline In Lockdown

With her customers relying on their food deliveries, Tina Dwyfor-Jones – Reading graduate and Director of Wiltshire Farm Foods, Preston – tells CONNECTED how they kept the elderly fed throughout lockdown. Many of...

Putting People First

Reading graduate and co-founder of Little Moons, Vivien Wong, tells CONNECTED how despite the pandemic bringing challenges to her business, it’s always important to put people first. Vivien is a firm believer in ‘treat...

Scaling Up Testing

Reading graduate Mark Stevenson is at the centre of scaling up the UK’s COVID-19 testing capacity. Responsible for helping to achieve the goal of 100,000 tests a day, Mark tells CONNECTED how he’s been...

Reducing Pressure On The NHS

The University of Reading has partnered with local firm Red Whale to ensure General Practitioners in the UK receive clinical updates and online resources to enable them to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. CONNECTED...

Kick-Starting Business

It’s no secret that businesses have been impacted by COVID-19. To help overcome such challenges, the Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship is expanding its Business Clinic and running a virtual boot camp for budding...