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Tag: Enabling students

An Unpredictable Year

Olivia, a third-year undergraduate student at Reading, opens up about the unforeseen financial challenges the pandemic has created for her, and how crucial the support of donors has been in completing her university...

Buying The Essentials

Undergraduate student, April Davis, began her studies at the University of Reading in September 2020 – in the middle of the pandemic. This week, April tells CONNECTED how she was only able to take up her place at...

The Digital Demand

First-year undergraduate student, Peter, tells CONNECTED how grateful he is to donors for their support which will enable him to buy a laptop – an item that is now considered as essential in this increasingly digital...

Changing Lives

Professor Elizabeth McCrum, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education & Student Experience at the University of Reading, shares her personal experiences that have driven her passion to support Reading’s students through...

Job Hunting In A Pandemic

Jay Russell, Campus Jobs Manager, shares with CONNECTED the continued struggle students are facing to secure part-time work and essential income, and the difficult situation the current job market is leaving some of our...

The Pioneer Bursary

Thanks to our generous donors, the Pioneer Bursary helps students from low-income households to overcome financial barriers and begin their academic journey. At Reading, we believe that family income should not be a...

Facing Challenges Head-On

With the new academic year well under way and many students now back on campus, CONNECTED takes a look at how the University and its donors are supporting students as they adjust to the many challenges they now face...

The Pursuit of Happiness

After graduating from Reading, Douglas Lloyd set out around the world in pursuit of career and life satisfaction. Now a donor to the University, Doug hopes that his support will help provide current students with the...

Relieving The Pressure

Ian Lethbridge, a third-year undergraduate student at Reading, shares with CONNECTED how generous donors transformed his university journey when the pandemic left him with no options. Ian finished school determined to...

Funding Internships

The University of Reading stepped up to ensure that both students and local businesses could continue to benefit from the Reading Internship Scheme, despite the impact of the pandemic, by fully funding 99 internships...