New year, new members of the team

Happy New Year to all of our alumni! I hope you enjoyed the festive season as much as I did.

Now it is the New Year and we are looking forward to celebrating the 90th anniversary of the University receiving its official charter. This year we are hoping to welcome more alumni than ever back to campus with lots of celebration events so keep up to date with us on facebook, twitter and our website to hear more soon.

We also start the New Year with two new members of the Alumni Relations Team who joined myself, Carole and Charlotte in December. Sue is our new Head of Alumni Relations and Caroline is our International Alumni Officer…

IMG_0902Sue Martin
I am delighted to have joined the team having made the move from a similar role at another university. So far so good, and what a wonderful campus!  I will be working hard to ensure that we build rewarding and enduring relationships with our global community of alumni and supporters and that we make sure that our current students go on to become the next generation of engaged alumni. I am looking forward to the year ahead, there is a lot going on so I hope to get to meet some of you during what is going to be a very exciting year for the University of Reading.

IMG_0898Caroline Waterfall
As a new member of the Alumni Relations team, I’m excited to be joining the University of Reading family! I look forward to meeting you either on campus or internationally as part of my work in developing the international alumni programme of activities, finding out where you are now and hearing about your experiences at Reading. I come from the higher education sector, where I’ve previously been responsible for alumni ambassadors globally and organising alumni events.

It looks like 2016 is going to be a really busy year with lots of ways for you to get involved. I am personally looking forward to keeping you up to date with everything going on here and hearing all of your news. I would love to hear more stories from you about your time at the University and where you are now, and I would particularly like some new alumni bloggers for the new year. Just email me at if you would like to contribute.