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Tag: Volunteering

Transforming Lives

Launchpad – which started as a soup kitchen run by Reading students – is now Reading’s leading homelessness prevention charity. Ian Caren, the Chief Executive Officer at Launchpad, tells CONNECTED what inspired him to...

Preventing Homelessness

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading, Professor Robert Van de Noort, recently became a new patron for Reading’s leading homelessness prevention charity, Launchpad. This week, CONNECTED speaks to Reading graduate...

Putting Food On The Table

Reading graduate and Manager of ReadiFood, Alison Peyton, tells CONNECTED how the food bank has provided an essential lifeline to local residents throughout lockdown.   Alison has always been interested in people, so...

Supporting COVID-19 Research

In June, the University of Reading launched a fundraising and volunteering campaign to support research, led by Dr Al Edwards, into developing accurate and safe COVID-19 antibody tests that can be conducted at home...

Stay Connected

We wish to congratulate the Class of 2020 on completing their studies at the University of Reading during challenging circumstances, and take the opportunity to welcome you all into our alumni community. We look forward...

Inspirational Students

The University of Reading is committed to supporting the NHS and our community throughout the pandemic. CONNECTED takes a look at how some of our inspirational students are leading the way. From running a COVID-19 test...

Sniffing Out COVID-19

Reading graduate, Heather Shute, is a volunteer with the charity Medical Detection Dogs. She tells CONNECTED about their incredible work – training dogs to identify people who are carrying COVID-19. The dairy business...

Update: Improving COVID-19 Testing

At the beginning of June the University launched its latest fundraising and volunteering campaign to improve the effectiveness of COVID-19 home testing. We would like to thank everyone who has supported this campaign so...

Improving COVID-19 Testing

Given the current crisis, there is a pressing need to develop accurate and safe COVID-19 antibody tests that can be conducted at home. And that is why, last week, the University of Reading launched its latest...

The Power Of Smell

Do not underestimate your nose. This advice comes from Reading’s Dr Jane Parker who has joined a global team of experts to explore the potential link between loss of taste and smell with COVID-19. Dr Parker, an...