Connected

Tag: Politics

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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...

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Supporting Families In Extreme Need

Reading graduate, Amy Tisi, is committed to helping her community. Through her teaching, setting up one of the first baby banks, and being a local councillor, she has helped thousands of families in desperate need. The...

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Connecting Hearts At Reading

At Reading, we love to celebrate love. People’s time at university can shape their lives, minds and hearts – so we set out to discover some of the great love stories that began on our campus. When the Alumni Team shared...

Exploring Options

Clearing and Adjustment gives students the opportunity to explore their university options if results day doesn’t go as expected. CONNECTED speaks to one graduate who has been through the process. After not...

India’s COVID-19 Tragedy

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause devastation around the world, Reading graduate, Swapna Nair, speaks to CONNECTED about her first-hand experience of the current situation in India. Swapna studied a master’s...

Real Jobs

Real Jobs, a sector-leading programme run by the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication, brings together Reading students and clients in need of design support for personalised work placements that offer...

Reporting on COVID

The past year has been a unique and extraordinary time for everybody, including journalists. COVID-19 has not only thrust them into the middle of a fast-moving, constantly changing story, but the pandemic has also...

Redefining Success

After she delivered Reading’s first ever online Alumni Lecture, CONNECTED interviewed former Olympic rower, senior diplomat and now leadership speaker, business coach and consultant, Dr Cath Bishop. Cath shares with us...