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Tag: Inspiring Alumni

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...

The Long Win

CONNECTED is delighted to announce that our virtual Alumni Lecture Series will kick-start with Reading graduate, Olympic medal-winning rower and respected diplomat, Dr Cath Bishop. Taking place online on Wednesday 21...

From Reading To L.A.

Reading graduate, Alex Kordek, created his own dance and entertainment agency and now lives in L.A. working with a host of big stars. He tells us how his experiences at Reading set him on the path to achieve his career...

A Consistent Lifeline

In 1904, the Palmer family donated London Road Campus to the University of Reading, marking the start of a long and significant relationship between the University and its philanthropic partners.  Since then, alumni and...

A Family Affair

The Rackliff family has a long-standing history with the University of Reading. CONNECTED speaks to Lucy Rackliff, a graduate of the University and her daughter Victoria – who is a new student at Reading – about...

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...

Preventing Homelessness

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading, Professor Robert Van de Noort, recently became a new patron for Reading’s leading homelessness prevention charity, Launchpad. This week, CONNECTED speaks to Reading graduate...

A Lifeline In Lockdown

With her customers relying on their food deliveries, Tina Dwyfor-Jones – Reading graduate and Director of Wiltshire Farm Foods, Preston – tells CONNECTED how they kept the elderly fed throughout lockdown. Many of...

Ending Hunger

Reading graduate and former Assistant Executive Director at the World Food Programme, Jim Harvey, shares his expert opinion with CONNECTED on the impact of COVID-19 on countries already suffering from food insecurity...

Putting Food On The Table

Reading graduate and Manager of ReadiFood, Alison Peyton, tells CONNECTED how the food bank has provided an essential lifeline to local residents throughout lockdown.   Alison has always been interested in people, so...