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Tag: Wellbeing

Ongoing Student Hardship

A record-breaking number of students have sought financial assistance from the University’s Student Support Fund during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the repeated and prolonged closures of pubs, restaurants, retail and...

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...

Sharing Pandemic Experiences

CONNECTED shares the news that the University of Reading is working with international students to help shape support messages based on their pandemic experiences. The University is seeking to support students through...

Universal Voices

CONNECTED discovers how the University of Reading’s Universal Voices Choir – which is funded by donors – is enriching the lives of children through music and supporting the local community. Music can help young people...

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...

Changing Lives

Professor Elizabeth McCrum, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education & Student Experience at the University of Reading, shares her personal experiences that have driven her passion to support Reading’s students through...

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...

Facing Uncertainty

Director of Student Services at the University of Reading, Dr Paddy Woodman, explains why support for students at university is crucial – especially during this particularly challenging year – and thanks the donors who...

Resetting Your Body

As COVID-19 has spread, a growing number of people’s mental health has negatively been affected – not so much by the virus itself – but by the response to it. Dr Paul Jenkins, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology...