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Tag: Fundraising

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...

Facing Uncertainty

Director of Student Services at the University of Reading, Dr Paddy Woodman, explains why support for students at university is crucial – especially during this particularly challenging year – and thanks the donors who...

Essential Reading

CONNECTED discovers how the University ensured students could still access the books that are integral to their studies during the lockdown last term, and the important role University donors played in this process. The...

Supporting Students In Need

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Van de Noort, shares with CONNECTED why our students need help now more than ever before, as some face unprecedented financial hardship due to COVID-19.  Every year we encourage a...

Student Hardship Appeal

Right now, students at Reading are facing financial challenges – caused by the COVID-19 pandemic – which they could never have prepared for. And that is why the University of Reading is launching its latest fundraising...

Making The Difference

The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown has impacted us all in different ways. For Hannah, a student at the University of Reading, it made her already precarious financial situation a desperate one.  Hannah...

Bridging The Gap

Frances Verrinder – Reading graduate and California-based psychotherapist – discusses student hardship, how university can provide a lifeline for those that need it, and the inspiration behind her support of students in...

The Digital Divide

CONNECTED looks at how the University of Reading’s new Digital Support Fund has been essential in supporting students who find themselves in ‘digital poverty’ due to COVID-19. The University is committed to ensuring...