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Tag: Inspiring Alumni

Polly on her Donkathon

Everybody Can Do Something

From flying solo around the world, to a Donkathon, to taking in Ukrainian refugees, Polly Vacher is a firm believer that ‘everybody can do something’. CONNECTED sat down with Reading graduate and shortlisted...

Bridging University And Locality

We are thrilled to share that Reading graduate Peter Must, whose volunteering spans 50 years, has been awarded Alumni and Supporter Volunteer of the Year at the recent Celebration of Volunteering event. The Celebration...

A Beacon Of Volunteerism

CONNECTED speaks to Celebration of Volunteering award winner, alumna Laura Windisch, about her commitment to making a difference – from a listening ear at University of Reading Nightline, to spending her...

Inside Chelsea Football Ground looking across the stadium at a stand of seats

Football’s Sustainability Goals

Chris Goodwin talks to CONNECTED about his journey from chemistry student to Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Manager at Chelsea Football Club, and the important role sports clubs have to play in the sustainability...

Re-thinking Sports and Sustainability

Founded on his passion for both geography and economics, 2019 University of Reading graduate Caolan Humphries is making waves in the sports industry with his innovative approach to sustainability and sportswear.  Caolan...

From Pitch To Professional

University of Reading graduate, Faid Salmoon, shares with CONNECTED how her childhood passion became her profession when she was offered the position of soccer coach for Los Angeles Football Club.  Faid joined the...

Connecting Scots and Portuguese

British Council Study UK Alumni Award 2024 winner, Nichola Giovanella Vivian, spoke to CONNECTED to share how they created a multicultural community of people while preserving the endangered Scots language. Nichola, a...

Sushan at the Study UK Alumni Awards

Transformative Education

CONNECTED spoke to University of Reading graduate and Study UK Alumni Awards 2024 finalist, Sushan Peiris, about his entrepreneurial success and his determination to be an agent of change. Sushan was a finalist in the...

A Voice For Change

University of Reading alumna and European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides, has spent her distinguished career dedicated to helping others. In recognition of this, the University recently...

The Sky Is Not The Limit

University of Reading graduate Caroline Sloan is a passionate advocate for overcoming stereotypes in the workplace, and she leads by example as a female archaeology graduate working in the space sector. Caroline is the...