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Tag: Volunteering

Tackling The Taboo

Reading graduate, Neil Peters, speaks to CONNECTED about how his experiences in transport planning and the charity sector inspired him to take a leap of faith, and set up his own business – Nuthatch Consultants – to...

Stepping Up To The Frontline

CONNECTED speaks to Jen Tyldesley, fourth-year speech and language therapy student at Reading, to find out how she put her own worries aside to volunteer on the frontline during the pandemic. Jen applied to the...

Changing Attitudes

Inspirational psychologist and Reading graduate, Dr Janet Carr OBE, passed away at the age of 92 in March 2020. Her study on people with Down’s Syndrome was the world’s longest-running research project on this subject –...

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...

A Two-Way Street

Volunteers have been crucial in helping many people through the challenges caused by COVID-19. One volunteer – Matthew Gooch – tells CONNECTED why he believes volunteering is a two-way street and what impact the...

COVID-19: Improving Instructions

Thank you for supporting research into the effectiveness of self-administered COVID-19 antibody testing. Your generosity is enabling us to determine the safest and most accurate format for self-administered diagnostic...

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...

Breaking The Chains Of COVID-19

CONNECTED speaks to Gurinder Singh – who leads the University’s COVID-19 Case Management Team – to discover what motivated him to get involved with this important initiative. Gurinder – a Reading graduate and lecturer...

Facing Challenges Head-On

With the new academic year well under way and many students now back on campus, CONNECTED takes a look at how the University and its donors are supporting students as they adjust to the many challenges they now face...

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...