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Today’s Research, Tomorrow’s Researchers

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) has been running at Reading for over a decade. It is a success story that we are particularly proud of, and one that, this year, has donors to thank for its...

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A Local Community Champion

CONNECTED speaks to Reading graduate and local councillor, Sarah Hacker, about her fundraising efforts for local charities that are close to her heart, and her commitment to supporting her community. Sarah recalled of...

Making A Difference in Reading

CONNECTED speaks to Reading Voluntary Action’s CEO, Rachel Spencer, and Volunteering Development Manager, Steve Hendry – both Reading locals and University of Reading graduates – about their charity...

Trailblazing Research

In honour of Women’s History Month CONNECTED explores the trailblazing discoveries of Tina Negus – from discovering a fossil, to undertaking one of the first quantitative mussel surveys. Tina’s interest in...

One World, One Chance

Hannah Pexton, Manager for Land and Collaborative Planning at Melbourne Water, speaks to CONNECTED about her work to enhance life and liveability in Melbourne amidst the growing climate crisis.  Having always loved...

Upholding Human Rights

Reading graduate, Heather Cadden, tells CONNECTED how our future can’t just focus on achieving net zero carbon – a truly sustainable world also needs to empower people in the supply chain. Heather studied human...

Powering The Future

“Even if climate change didn’t exist, urgent action would still be needed to protect the world’s ecosystems. With human numbers rising, we are threatening and destroying the environment on an unprecedented scale and we...

Energy For The People

Reading graduate and Operations Manager at Octopus Energy Group, Shaun McHugh, speaks to CONNECTED about how the Group is trying to make the world a better place and expresses his views on the importance of generating...

Sports Hall Of Fame

The University of Reading’s Sports Hall of Fame celebrates sporting ambition, dedication and success. With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics having drawn to a close, we share some of the Olympic success stories from Reading’s...

Supporting Student Athletes

The corridors of the Reading University Boat Club (RUBC) are steeped in history – going back to 1894 – and have seen many student athletes pass through, including future sports stars. Director of Rowing at the RUBC and...