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Funding Future Sporting Champions

Discover how alumni and supporter generosity is having a significant impact on the careers of our elite student athletes – two of whom share their success stories with us, thanks to the University’s Sporting...

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The University Then And Now

The University of Reading has a rich history and has been at the forefront of UK Higher Education for nearly a century. CONNECTED takes a look at some of the University’s iconic buildings as they looked in the...

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Rebuilding Independence

To celebrate Volunteering Week, CONNECTED is sharing the inspirational stories of some of our alumni who volunteer. Today, we shine the spotlight on Dr Alison Wheeler who has been volunteering for national spinal cord...

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...

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Head Of The River Race

The University of Reading’s prestigious annual ‘Head of the River’ race is due to be held on the River Thames in Reading on Saturday 25 February 2023. The race has been run by the students of Reading...

Update: Reading’s Community Fund

CONNECTED brings you an update on how the Community Fund is benefiting the local Reading community, and announces the next set of projects set to benefit from a funding boost. The Community Fund, which launched in 2021...

A Games Like No Other

After a year of waiting, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have now come to an end. CONNECTED speaks to Olympian and Reading graduate, Mathilda Hodgkins-Byrne, and senior practitioner from the English Institute of Sport (EIS), Dr...

Back On The Water

CONNECTED catches up with Will Rand, Director of the Reading University Boat Club (RUBC), to find out more about how the club’s rowers have stayed mentally and physically fit during a challenging year, and their joy at...

Overcoming Obstacles

With the Paralympics underway, CONNECTED speaks to Reading graduate, Jamie Gane, to learn about his journey to become an adaptive athlete and motivational speaker, and find out what the Paralympics means to him. When he...

Sports Hall Of Fame

The University of Reading’s Sports Hall of Fame celebrates sporting ambition, dedication and success. With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics having drawn to a close, we share some of the Olympic success stories from Reading’s...