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Tag: COVID-19

Transforming Lives

Launchpad – which started as a soup kitchen run by Reading students – is now Reading’s leading homelessness prevention charity. Ian Caren, the Chief Executive Officer at Launchpad, tells CONNECTED what inspired him to...

Resetting Your Body

As COVID-19 has spread, a growing number of people’s mental health has negatively been affected – not so much by the virus itself – but by the response to it. Dr Paul Jenkins, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology...

The Digital Divide

CONNECTED looks at how the University of Reading’s new Digital Support Fund has been essential in supporting students who find themselves in ‘digital poverty’ due to COVID-19. The University is committed to ensuring...

Quality Time At Home

As home schooling draws to a close and children return to their schools, a collaboration between the University of Reading, Oxford and Southampton has found that lockdown did have benefits for young children. Young...

COVID-19: The Financial Impact On Students

Matt Daley, Head of Student Financial Support at the University of Reading, tells CONNECTED about the financial impact of COVID-19 on students and how the University and donors are helping them through these difficult...

Campus During COVID-19

CONNECTED speaks to Anne-Marie Henderson, Director of Student Success and Engagement, and Dr Mike Proven, Chair of Hall Wardens at the University of Reading, to find out how our students have been supported throughout...

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...

Building On The Positives

CONNECTED speaks to Professor Flora Samuel about how new research will capture the positive aspects of neighbourhoods during lockdown, and help planners design resilient homes and neighbourhoods for a greener future...

Ending Hunger

Reading graduate and former Assistant Executive Director at the World Food Programme, Jim Harvey, shares his expert opinion with CONNECTED on the impact of COVID-19 on countries already suffering from food insecurity...

Putting Food On The Table

Reading graduate and Manager of ReadiFood, Alison Peyton, tells CONNECTED how the food bank has provided an essential lifeline to local residents throughout lockdown.   Alison has always been interested in people, so...