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Chancellor Paul Lindley speaking at the Celebration of Volunteering

Celebration Of Volunteering Awards 2024

“Volunteering helps us to learn, thrive and to form stronger community bonds – by sharing time and expertise so that we can influence one another’s experiences for the better.” University...

Polly on her Donkathon

Everybody Can Do Something

From flying solo around the world, to a Donkathon, to taking in Ukrainian refugees, Polly Vacher is a firm believer that ‘everybody can do something’. CONNECTED sat down with Reading graduate and shortlisted...

Bridging University And Locality

We are thrilled to share that Reading graduate Peter Must, whose volunteering spans 50 years, has been awarded Alumni and Supporter Volunteer of the Year at the recent Celebration of Volunteering event. The Celebration...

A Beacon Of Volunteerism

CONNECTED speaks to Celebration of Volunteering award winner, alumna Laura Windisch, about her commitment to making a difference – from a listening ear at University of Reading Nightline, to spending her...

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...

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...

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...

Postcard image of Wantage Hall

Sharing Unique Insights

To celebrate Volunteering Week, CONNECTED is sharing the inspirational stories of some of our alumni who volunteer. Today, we hear from two alumni, Junxin Wang and Junyuan Shao, who have supported our student...