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Tag: Inspiring Alumni

Changing Lives For Good

The University of Reading has awarded Dr Nancy Mudenyo Hunt – co-founder of The Nasio Trust – an Honorary Degree in recognition for her charity work over the past 20 years, changing the lives of countless children. Born...

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Inspiring Women In Science

CONNECTED speaks to Reading graduate and runner-up in the Nature ‘Inspiring Women in Science’ Awards 2022, Maitreyee Wairagkar, about the global impact of her research and why we need more women working in...

The Small Things Matter

Reading graduate turned academic, Professor Robbie Girling, shares how protecting biodiversity and making farming and food more sustainable go hand-in-hand. After studying zoology at Reading, Professor Girling embarked...

Building A Greener Future

Mat Lown – chartered building surveyor and Partner at Tuffin Feraby Taylor (TFT) – speaks to CONNECTED about his passion for sustainability and creatively redesigning existing buildings for a greener future. In 2007...

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...

Up In The Sky

Etienne Terrenoire, Senior Research Scientist at ONERA the French Aerospace Lab, shares his ambitions with CONNECTED to uncover and transmit what global impact the aviation sector has on our climate. Discovering more...

Changing The Narrative

This week, we celebrate the achievements of our 2022 Distinguished Graduate of the Year – Charlotte Arrowsmith – who is a Deaf Actor, Theatre Director, Drama Workshop Leader, and Creative British Sign Language (BSL)...

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...

The Invisible Threat

Air pollution is an often invisible threat. We know it is damaging human health, but what about its impact on insects? Dr Robbie Girling – University of Reading graduate and now academic – tells CONNECTED how air...

The Plastic Waste Challenge

“The responsibility to combat climate change is on all of us. After all, it is up to us what kind of world we leave for our children.” These sentiments from Reading graduate, Risto Heikkala, are no doubt shared by many...