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Celebrating Our Volunteers logo next to the University of Reading logo

UoR Celebration Of Volunteering

We are delighted to launch our new Celebration of Volunteering, through which we will be recognising the volunteering achievements of members of our University community. We want to bring together alumni, current...

Update: Reading’s Community Fund

CONNECTED brings you an update on how the Community Fund is benefiting the local Reading community, and announces the next set of projects set to benefit from a funding boost. The Community Fund, which launched in 2021...

Changing Lives For Good

The University of Reading has awarded Dr Nancy Mudenyo Hunt – co-founder of The Nasio Trust – an Honorary Degree in recognition for her charity work over the past 20 years, changing the lives of countless children. Born...

An accessible bus for mobility-impaired people

A Fair And Caring Reading

Local charity, ReadiBus, is looking for people from the wider University of Reading community to join its governing Board of Trustees. ReadiBus is a specialist, fully-accessible bus service that people with restricted...

Touching Hearts, Changing Lives

Marie Nicholsby, Reading graduate and founder of Alkionides UK – a life-changing charity that supports Cypriot citizens undergoing critical medical treatment in the UK – talks to CONNECTED about what inspired her to set...

Empowering Young People

Reading graduate, Jack Abrey, speaks to CONNECTED about the global climate campaign he led for the Scouts, the importance of empowering young people, and being awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for his services to...

Reading’s Community Fund

The University of Reading has partnered with the John Sykes Foundation to launch a new Community Fund, to support colleagues working on projects which benefit the local community in Reading. The new Community Fund forms...

A Lifetime’s Dedication

Reading graduate and Cruse Bereavement Care volunteer, Peter Norman, shares with CONNECTED his admiration for how the charity has supported people during the pandemic – at a time when their services are needed now more...

Supporting The Vulnerable

COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on the charity sector’s ability to operate. However, at the same time, charities have experienced an increase in demand due to the impact of the pandemic on the vulnerable...

Tackling The Taboo

Reading graduate, Neil Peters, speaks to CONNECTED about how his experiences in transport planning and the charity sector inspired him to take a leap of faith, and set up his own business – Nuthatch Consultants – to...