We hope that you have received your 2015 issue of Connected, either in print or electronic format. You will probably have noticed that it is quite different to previous editions, both the print copy and online. If you haven’t seen the online version, just click here to take a look. This edition allows a much more interactive experience, and I hope that you enjoy exploring it. As well as reading the articles, you can let us know what you thought of them and also join in our polls on the topical issues raised, such as whether the death penalty is still appropriate, or whether outdoor learning should be a compulsory part of children’s education. I will be sharing some of the results of these polls in our e-newsletters so you can see how others in our community have voted.
Connected is a big part of my role here at the University, and also one of my favourite parts, so I would really love to know what you think of the new and improved version – both the print and online. You can let me know by emailing me, taking part in the polls in the online version, completing our short online survey, commenting below, or by writing to me at: Samantha Horsfield, Campaigns and Supporter Engagement Office, Blandford Lodge, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading, RG6 6AH.
Although Connected is an annual magazine, the process starts not long after the previous issue has been finished, so I will soon be planning content for issue 7! If you would like to contribute an article, or if there is something you would like to see covered, please let me know. I would be delighted to have more alumni involved in the process as it is, after all, your magazine.