Connected

Tag: English

Making Connections

Fiona Talkington – Reading graduate and one of BBC Radio 3’s longest serving presenters – has been awarded an honorary degree by the University of Reading. She sat down with CONNECTED to talk about her...

The Golden Years

Martin and Verity Andrews’ lives have been intertwined with the University of Reading for the past 50 years. They met as teenagers, before both studying and working at the University. Now, they share their love...

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Keeping It Local

Entrepreneurs Katie Falcon-Uff and Andrew Ingle met through mutual friends towards the end of their first year at Reading. Now partners in a successful local escape room business, CONNECTED finds out how they are making...

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Enduring Relationships

Back in 1969 at the University of Reading, three friends met and began their journey together. 54 years later – all still steadfast friends, with two of them married – they caught up with us at the London...

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Giving Something Back

CONNECTED speaks to Reading graduate, Katie Lawman, about all things charities – from her time as a student ambassador, to puppies in the office at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. Katie studied English Literature at...

Generating Universes

Michael Clarkson, one half of The Clarkson Twins – a sensational writing duo behind Netflix’s latest hit, Red Rose – speaks to CONNECTED and discusses his roots, inspirations, struggles and successes...

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...

Learning From Adversity

Dr Blerta Mustafa – who studied her PhD in English and applied linguistics at Reading – is committed to using her personal experience to inform and inspire future generations. Her latest project offers her students the...

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...