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Tag: Economics

Treating COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis put insurmountable pressure on the NHS, and everyday health services have never been more challenged than during this past year. Across the country, healthcare workers have worked tirelessly, putting...

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...

Alumni Lecture Series

We’re excited to announce our upcoming online Alumni Lecture Series: COVID – Stories from the Frontline,  starting on 25 March. COVID-19 has caused havoc and upheaval in ways no-one could have foreseen. Lives have been...

Reducing The Burden

Reading graduate and donor, Nicola Crowell, shares her motivation behind supporting students at Reading through the financial difficulties thrown at them by the pandemic. Coming from, in her own words “an...

Fighting Hunger

CONNECTED speaks to Reading graduate Dr Lawrence Haddad, ahead of his Alumni Lecture on 18 November, to discover more about his lifelong mission to reduce hunger and malnutrition. When Dr Haddad combined his passions of...

Heroes Or Villains?

CONNECTED is excited to announce that the next virtual Alumni Lecture will feature BSc Food Science and Food Economics graduate and British Economist, Dr Lawrence Haddad. Taking place online on Wednesday 18 November at...

A Family Affair

The Rackliff family has a long-standing history with the University of Reading. CONNECTED speaks to Lucy Rackliff, a graduate of the University and her daughter Victoria – who is a new student at Reading – about...

Putting People First

Reading graduate and co-founder of Little Moons, Vivien Wong, tells CONNECTED how despite the pandemic bringing challenges to her business, it’s always important to put people first. Vivien is a firm believer in ‘treat...

Engaging In The Conversation

As part of the University’s commitment to understand and tackle racism, CONNECTED speaks to Professor Uma Kambhampati about her own experiences of discrimination, as well as the initiatives she’s leading to understand...

Stepping Up For The NHS

When COVID-19 disrupted Dr James Cutlan’s medical degree, he seized the opportunity to start working early for the NHS and join the fight against the pandemic. James tells CONNECTED how he made the transition from...