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Tag: Staying Home

Alumni Lecture Series

We’re excited to announce our upcoming online Alumni Lecture Series: COVID – Stories from the Frontline,  starting on 25 March. COVID-19 has caused havoc and upheaval in ways no-one could have foreseen. Lives have been...

The Small Things

During the global pandemic, the kindness of neighbours and communities have shone through brightly. CONNECTED speaks to Reading graduate, Marian Wernham, to find out how her acts of kindness have helped others during...

Workout At Home

Reading graduate, James Buckley, speaks to CONNECTED about his new e-book – Workout At Home – designed to help people keep fit within their own four walls during lockdown. On the surface it may seem that James – who...

Shielding From COVID-19

CONNECTED speaks to Reading graduate, Dr David Sykes, to discover what it’s like to shield for over 100 days and how he has been applying his expertise in microbiology to the fight against COVID-19. Rewind three-and-a...

Finding Opportunity In A Crisis

Reading graduate, Jay Lee, tells CONNECTED how his determination to find an opportunity amidst the chaos led him to turn his redundancy – caused by the COVID-19 pandemic – into the chance to create his now thriving...

Flexible Learning Solutions

As the first UK lockdown forced schools to adapt to remote ways of teaching, Reading graduate, Marty Sweet, realised there was an urgent need for a virtual learning platform that could provide a safe and secure...

A Digital Era

As the pandemic caused the University to transition to more digitally-focused learning environments, some students – including Marisha – found themselves being left behind because they didn’t have the technology to keep...

Managing COVID-19 On Campus

On 14 October, the University of Reading established a COVID-19 Case Management Team, to deliver a dedicated contact tracing system for the University community. CONNECTED takes a look at how colleagues from across the...

Food For Thought

Matt Tebbit, Reading graduate and Head of Casual Dining and Bars at the University, tells CONNECTED how his team has been providing students with emergency food support during the pandemic. In a term like no other...

An Unpredictable Year

Olivia, a third-year undergraduate student at Reading, opens up about the unforeseen financial challenges the pandemic has created for her, and how crucial the support of donors has been in completing her university...