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Volunteering

Mentor a Reading Student - Mathematics and Biological Sciences

We need your help in supporting our undergraduates during their transition into the world of work.
“Thrive”, the University’s Career Mentoring scheme matching alumni mentors and student mentees, has gone live with its 2 pilots for 2014-15, in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and in the School of Biological Sciences.

For more information and to apply to become a mentor go to http://www.reading.ac.uk/careers/placements/thrive/

Provide an alumni profile

We love hearing your stories and there’s no better advert for a university than its alumni.  Alumni quotes and photographs feature in University resources including our prospectuses, degree congregation brochures, website and a whole range of promotional materials. Our alumni profiles are designed to celebrate your achievements, memories, and the life you have led since graduating from the University of Reading. They are a fantastic way for others to learn from those who have experienced Reading and their time since graduation. If you would like to share your story, drop us an email: alumni@reading.ac.uk and we'll organise the rest.

Provide an internship placement in your workplace

Can you provide an internship? The Careers, Placement and Experience Centre’s ‘Reading Internship Scheme’ offers local and regional small to medium sized businesses the opportunity to take on talented University of Reading students and recent graduates for a 4-12 week paid internship.

Find out more about the Reading Internship Scheme

Become an International Alumni Ambassador

Did you love your time at Reading? Prospective students recognise the value in alumni, their advice, and their experiences. You can make a real difference by sharing yours! The new International Alumni Ambassador scheme offers you the opportunity to regularly volunteer. At the same time, you will be part of a small network of supported ambassadors who all want to give a little back to the University.

Volunteer for research studies at the University

Our researchers are always looking to recruit volunteers of all ages to help out with ongoing research. There are several ways to volunteer, and several kinds of research studies going on. Take a look at the links below to find out more.

Volunteer for the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences

Volunteer for the Hugh Sinclair Human Nutrition Group

Offer a venue

Each year the Alumni Team organises a number of events around the UK. We are always on the lookout for interesting venues that alumni will enjoy visiting and will help make the event memorable. Are you able to offer us the use of such a venue for a future event? If so, we would love to hear from you. Please e-mail alumni@reading.ac.uk.

Host an international student

However much they enjoy their studies in the UK, international students often feel the loss of meaningful contact with family and community life beyond the university. This is where the well-established charity, HOST, steps in – linking students with volunteer hosts all over the country, who offer one-off invitations for a day, a weekend, or three days at Christmas. Jenny Armstrong (Education 1985) hosts occasionally with her husband and urges other Reading alumni to consider this: ‘We both enjoy the opportunity to provide students from overseas with a chance to experience a few days in an English home and the sharing of our different cultures.’ More invitations are always needed. Please see www.hostuk.org

 

 

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