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Creating My Own Playing Field

Blane Perrotton – Reading graduate, Quantity Surveyor and winner of the RICS ‘UK Young Surveyor of the Year’ award – shares his inspiration, his success in the industry and his passion for helping others. Blane is a...

A Pioneering Career

Dr Robin Poole – Reading graduate, esteemed scientist and nature enthusiast – talks to CONNECTED about his pioneering research into arthritis, and why the University of Reading will always hold a special place in his...

Property In A Pandemic

Reading graduate, Ross Jarvie, shares an insight into the UK’s residential property market during the pandemic – a sector that has done surprisingly well against a backdrop of general economic unease and concerns over...

Preparing For A Pandemic

Since graduating from the University of Reading with a degree in agricultural economics four decades ago, Chris Helm appears to have been on a predetermined path towards helping the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic...

Culture Shock

The global pandemic has had a huge impact on the cultural sector – both in the UK and around the world – as venues were forced to close their doors. In the third event of our online Alumni Lecture Series, COVID –...

Update: Henley Business Angels

Apply by 26 April to access the Henley Business Angels network of experienced business leaders, successful entrepreneurs and investors who are ready to support you in growing your business. Henley Business Angels (HBA)...

Changing Attitudes

Inspirational psychologist and Reading graduate, Dr Janet Carr OBE, passed away at the age of 92 in March 2020. Her study on people with Down’s Syndrome was the world’s longest-running research project on this subject –...

Finding Opportunity In A Crisis

Reading graduate, Jay Lee, tells CONNECTED how his determination to find an opportunity amidst the chaos led him to turn his redundancy – caused by the COVID-19 pandemic – into the chance to create his now thriving...

A Christmas Creation

This year, Reading graduate, Connie Worthington, helped to create a heart-warming Christmas ad for local business, Blossom & Easel, who support young artists to kick-start their career. Connie graduated from Reading...

Career Advice For The Clueless

Fourth-year undergraduate student, Lewis Bull, talks to CONNECTED about his podcast where he interviews University of Reading alumni to help young students make their own career choices. Studying BSc Business and...