Connected

Tag: Community

From Academia to Advocacy

Connected spoke to Reading graduate, Melanie Khuddro, who has transformed her passion for community into a force for social change – helping refugees and asylum seekers. Melanie joined the University of Reading in...

Tomson standing in front of Celebration of Volunteering boards, listing the nominees.

Celebrating Community

Winner of the Alumni and Supporter Volunteer of the Year Award, Tomson Chauke, tells CONNECTED about his story – including moving from Zimbabwe to Reading and why helping his community means so much to him. In a...

Crowd of people on a field at the Community Festival

A Day To Remember

Last month, the University of Reading’s Community Festival returned for its second year and we had a blast meeting lots of our lovely graduates at our exclusive alumni activities. Held on Saturday 18 May 2024...

Chancellor Paul Lindley speaking at the Celebration of Volunteering

Celebration Of Volunteering Awards 2024

“Volunteering helps us to learn, thrive and to form stronger community bonds – by sharing time and expertise so that we can influence one another’s experiences for the better.” University...

Bridging University And Locality

We are thrilled to share that Reading graduate Peter Must, whose volunteering spans 50 years, has been awarded Alumni and Supporter Volunteer of the Year at the recent Celebration of Volunteering event. The Celebration...

A Beacon Of Volunteerism

CONNECTED speaks to Celebration of Volunteering award winner, alumna Laura Windisch, about her commitment to making a difference – from a listening ear at University of Reading Nightline, to spending her...

The Reading Knights female lacrosse team cheering

Varsity 2024

Varsity 2024 took place in March, hosted by the Reading Students’ Union. Although Oxford Brookes took the overall victory this year, our Reading team of athletes gave another fantastic performance. Varsity is the...

A page of the Maymessy cookbook

Accessible Cooking

Funding from the University of Reading has helped launch an accessible recipe book, designed to help people with learning disabilities improve their cooking skills and learn more about healthy eating. The Maymessy cook...

Making Connections

Fiona Talkington – Reading graduate and one of BBC Radio 3’s longest serving presenters – has been awarded an honorary degree by the University of Reading. She sat down with CONNECTED to talk about her...

Whiteknights campus from the air: HumSS, Minghella, Whiteknights House, Henley Business School and Old Whiteknights House. Still image taken from 4K drone footage.

Once Reading, always Reading

Last year, we asked you to contribute a video clip saying “Once Reading, always Reading” to help showcase our alumni community – and we were overwhelmed with the response.¬† ¬†From laboratories, to...