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Tag: Enabling students

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...

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...

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...

Real Jobs

Real Jobs, a sector-leading programme run by the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication, brings together Reading students and clients in need of design support for personalised work placements that offer...

Summer Telephone Fundraising Campaign

The Alumni and Supporter Engagement Office are launching their 2021 Summer Telephone Fundraising Campaign. Taking place from 31 May to 20 June, this campaign is focused on raising funds to support students at Reading...

From Isolation To Independence

Ana, an LLM International Law student from Brazil, speaks to CONNECTED about her feelings of isolation and how the Student Support Fund helped her find hope again in a challenging year. Ana travelled from Brazil to the...

Reaching More Students

As the demand for mental health services in society continues to rise, CONNECTED finds out how the University of Reading’s Life Tools Programme has adapted during the pandemic to reach more students than ever before...

A Lasting Impact

Thanks to the generosity of University donors, the Empowering Change Scholarship helps international students overcome financial barriers and reach their full potential through their studies. This scholarship supports...

Ongoing Student Hardship

A record-breaking number of students have sought financial assistance from the University’s Student Support Fund during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the repeated and prolonged closures of pubs, restaurants, retail and...

Nowhere Else To Turn

Psychology student, Ella Gee, found herself in a precarious financial position when COVID-19 meant she couldn’t find work. Unable to rely on her family for financial support, Ella was at serious risk of being forced to...