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University of Reading People & Planet League Results – The University Achieves Best Ever Ranking

University of Reading People & Planet League Results – The University Achieves Best Ever Ranking

The University of Reading has moved up 13 places to be ranked 15th in this year’s People & Planet University League, published today. People & Planet, an independent student campaigning network, reviews the environmental performance of higher education institutions across the UK in 13 topic areas, awarding degree-style classifications for their overall environmental and ethical […]

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University of Reading Carbon Project Wins Major Sustainability Award

University of Reading Carbon Project Wins Major Sustainability Award

A project by Salix Finance to help the University of Reading to reduce its carbon emissions has won a major sustainability award. The partnership won the Big Sustainability Awards’ Carbon Reduction Project of the Year at the annual awards ceremony, held at St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton, on Thursday night (28 October). Salix Finance has been […]

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Nine In Ten University of Reading Students Say They’ve Had At Least One Covid Jab

Nine In Ten University of Reading Students Say They’ve Had At Least One Covid Jab

More than 90% of University of Reading students responding to a poll about their vaccination status say that they have had one or both jabs. More than 650 students returning to campus for the new academic year anonymously shared their vaccination status with the University, with 86% of students responding indicating they had received both […]

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The University Of Reading Has Been Awarded £3.4 Million – Carbon-reducing initiatives.

The University Of Reading Has Been Awarded £3.4 Million – Carbon-reducing initiatives.

The University of Reading has been awarded over £3.4 million to deliver a range of carbon-reducing initiatives across its campuses.  Funding of £3.2 million is one of the first grants in the country to be awarded by Salix Finance as part of the new Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme, a £1 billion grant scheme launched by […]

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Food Professor Begins Nutrition Society Presidency

Food Professor Begins Nutrition Society Presidency

One of the country’s leading experts in nutrition and cardiovascular health from the University of Reading has begun their term as President of the Nutrition Society. Professor Julie Lovegrove Professor Julie Lovegrove, the Director of the Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition at the University of Reading has been officially appointed as President of the […]

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University of Reading Climatologist Delivers Talk On Ground-Breaking Research

University of Reading Climatologist Delivers Talk On Ground-Breaking Research

Climatologist Delivers Talk On Ground-Breaking Research A climatologist from the University of Reading has spoken of his delight at being asked to deliver a prestigious lecture on his research to the Royal Society.  Professor Ed Hawkins, who masterminded the recent Operation Weather Rescue project which saw thousands of members of the public digitizing historic weather […]

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University of Reading Students Named Botany Challenge Champions

University of Reading Students Named Botany Challenge Champions

Botany Challenge Champions A University Challenge-style event focused entirely on weird and wonderful plants was hosted by the University of Reading to kick of a year-long celebration of its botanical expertise.     The University of Reading hosted the event on February 20 which saw delegates from Southampton, Kew, Edgehill, Liverpool and Manchester Metropolitan University […]

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Professor Robert Van de Noort appointed as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading

Professor Robert Van de Noort appointed as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading

Professor Robert Van de Noort appointed Professor Robert Van de Noort will be the next Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading. The appointment has been approved by the University’s governing Council and will take place with immediate effect.  Professor Van de Noort joined the University in 2014 as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Academic Planning and Resources, and […]

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University of Reading to Add Names To War Memorial

University of Reading to Add Names To War Memorial

War Memorial To mark the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War, the names of nine staff and students who lost their lives as a result of the conflict are to be added to the University of Reading’s war memorial at its historical London Road campus.   The missing names, which […]

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Plastic Pollution – University of Reading Find Potential New Pathway To Enter Food Chain

Plastic Pollution – University of Reading Find Potential New Pathway To Enter Food Chain

Plastic Pollution Plastic has found a previously unknown pathway to pollute the environment and enter the food chain, scientists have discovered.  A new study at the University of Reading found tiny fragments of plastic are getting inside flying insects that lay their eggs in water, as they are able to transfer from the larvae to […]