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Beijing skyline at night

Strengthening Partnerships

Professor Robert Van de Noort reflects on the events of his eight-day trip to China in September 2023, which was packed with meetings and events with partner institutions, recruitment agents and key players in Chinese...

The Forbidden City, Beijing, China

The Wonders Of China

University of Reading Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Van de Noort, shares with CONNECTED the highlights of his trip to China in 2023 – from archaeological wonders to the Biang Biang noodle. Professor Van de...

Alumni and the Vice-Chancellor at the Beijing Alumni Reception

Beijing Alumni Reception

On Wednesday 13 September, our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Van de Noort, hosted an Alumni Drinks Reception in Beijing. With over 100 graduates attending, it was a wonderful opportunity to catch up with our alumni...

Hospital worker holding a patient's hand

Supporting Refugee Healthcare Professionals

Academics from the International Study and Language Institute (ISLI) have been giving up their time to help refugees who are Medical Support Workers (MSWs) at the Royal Berkshire Hospital gain confidence with their...

Group of primary aged schoolchildren listening to a story

Multilingual Storytelling

Children in pre-schools across Reading have benefitted from a series of multilingual storytelling sessions, to celebrate their heritage languages as well as to help improve their early literacy skills and understanding...

Sanctuary For Ukrainians

Polly Vacher has been many different things during her life: aviator, music teacher, physiotherapist, charity fundraiser and Reading graduate to name a few. But the one constant theme has been helping people and, for...

International Women’s Day 2023

In honour of International Women’s Day 2023 and Women’s History Month, CONNECTED is delighted to share the stories of some of the inspirational women amongst our alumni who are making a difference in their communities...

Peter with Nigerian Teachers' events team

A Platform For Change

CONNECTED speaks with University of Reading graduate, Peter Ogudoro, a finalist for The Study UK Alumni Awards 2022-23 about the remarkable global impact he’s had within the teaching community in Nigeria. The...

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Inspiring Women In Science

CONNECTED speaks to Reading graduate Maitreyee Wairagkar – runner-up in the Scientific Achievement category in the Nature ‘Inspiring Women in Science’ Awards 2022 and winner of the 2023 India UK...

Touching Hearts, Changing Lives

Marie Nicholsby, Reading graduate and founder of Alkionides UK – a life-changing charity that supports Cypriot citizens undergoing critical medical treatment in the UK – talks to CONNECTED about what inspired her to set...