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Tag: Fundraising

A Digital Era

As the pandemic caused the University to transition to more digitally-focused learning environments, some students – including Marisha – found themselves being left behind because they didn’t have the technology to keep...

Universal Voices

CONNECTED discovers how the University of Reading’s Universal Voices Choir – which is funded by donors – is enriching the lives of children through music and supporting the local community. Music can help young people...

Donations That Make A Difference

CONNECTED speaks to current students at Reading whose financial struggles were eased by the generosity of University donors, and discovers what inspired these donors to support our students. Some students at Reading are...

Food For Thought

Matt Tebbit, Reading graduate and Head of Casual Dining and Bars at the University, tells CONNECTED how his team has been providing students with emergency food support during the pandemic. In a term like no other...

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...

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...

The Big Sleep Out

In October, 190 people from across Berkshire slept in their gardens to raise money for Reading’s leading homelessness prevention charity, Launchpad. This week CONNECTED speaks to Agnes Gibson, Head of Campaign and...

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...