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Festive Fundraising

Claire Newbold, who has worked at the University of Reading for nine years, shares the joy behind her festive wreath-making classes which raise money for local charities.  Over the past 20 years, Claire has given up...

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...

A banner reading 'Volunteers Week' with two volunteers in high-vis jackets facing away from camera

Celebrating Our Volunteers

“Ordinary people, doing extraordinary things” – Dr Nancy Mudenyo Hunt’s words from the Celebration of Volunteering Awards remind us of the huge impact volunteering has. In celebration of...

School of Law students studying

Breaking Down Barriers

To celebrate Volunteering Week, CONNECTED is sharing the inspirational stories of some of our alumni who volunteer. Today, we hear from Rachel Moore, who is a longstanding volunteer with the University of...

Clive and Sheila Payne at the Celebration of Volunteering awards

Whiteknights In All Weathers

CONNECTED speak to the couple helping to keep our university green. Come rain or shine, Clive and Sheila Payne can be seen litter-picking around campus. What started three years ago as part of their daily permitted...

Brian Heathcote in Peak District

A Wide-Ranging Dedication to Volunteering

Reading graduate and long-time volunteer, Brian Heathcote, was one of the alumni shortlisted in Reading’s inaugural Celebration of Volunteering for his incredible commitment to voluntary action around the world. ...

Making The World A Better Place

From the Scouts, to narrating audio books for blind people, to helping local primary schools, Jack Abrey’s dedication to volunteering is evident. As a result, the University of Reading was delighted to announce...

Hilary receiving her award at the Celebration of Volunteering

Championing Human Rights

Reading graduate Hilary Withey has a passion for helping others. From her career in social work, to volunteering with female survivors of abuse in Nepal, Hilary is an inspirational example of why we are celebrating the...

Celebrating Our Volunteers logo next to the University of Reading logo

UoR Celebration Of Volunteering

We are delighted to launch our new Celebration of Volunteering, through which we will be recognising the volunteering achievements of members of our University community. We want to bring together alumni, current...