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Tag: COVID-19

A Games Like No Other

After a year of waiting, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have now come to an end. CONNECTED speaks to Olympian and Reading graduate, Mathilda Hodgkins-Byrne, and senior practitioner from the English Institute of Sport (EIS), Dr...

Back On The Water

CONNECTED catches up with Will Rand, Director of the Reading University Boat Club (RUBC), to find out more about how the club’s rowers have stayed mentally and physically fit during a challenging year, and their joy at...

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...

The Power Of Words

An aspiring teacher-turned-author and Reading graduate, Charlotte Coster, has been using her gifts to change lives amid the COVID-19 crisis. Charlotte cannot remember a time when books were not a part of her life –...

Sporting Excellence Scholarship

The Sporting Excellence Scholarship is helping student athletes to stay fit throughout lockdown, and is preparing them to compete again after a challenging year for sport.  With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics having just...

Digitising Local History

CONNECTED speaks to Dennis Wood and Ian Burn – Trustees of The Friends of the University of Reading – to discover what inspired them to keep local history accessible during lockdown. The Friends was formed as an...

Supporting Student Athletes

The corridors of the Reading University Boat Club (RUBC) are steeped in history – going back to 1894 – and have seen many student athletes pass through, including future sports stars. Director of Rowing at the RUBC and...

Delivering Performance

With the long-anticipated 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games starting tomorrow, CONNECTED spoke to two local, senior practitioners from the English Institute of Sport (EIS). Dr Luke Gupta and Dr Gareth Turner share with us how...

From Reading To Tokyo

After the much-debated decision to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, CONNECTED caught up with Reading graduate and GB Rower, Mathilda Hodgkins-Byrne. Mathilda reveals how she got into rowing, shares what her...

Answering The Call

The University of Reading is extremely grateful for the generous support we have received from many within our alumni community in response to the Summer Telephone Fundraising Campaign.  Over the last month, a team of...