A great time to get involved!

There is a lot going on with our alumni programme at the moment and things are pretty crazy in the office! We have our first ever alumni London get together tonight in Covent Garden; there is a big event coming up on Tuesday 7 June and, of course, our first ever Homecoming event is being held on the 25 June. We have also recently held events in Shanghai and Beijing and started an alumni lecture programme. We would love to know what you think of our expanding events schedule – email us on alumni@reading.ac.uk to let us know what you think about the events coming up and if you have any idea for future events.

Our volunteering programme is also expanding, with a shiny new Social Media Ambassadors scheme being launched today. If you haven’t heard about it and you would like to get involved, email me at alumni@reading.ac.uk to find out more. Also, Thrive mentoring will be rolling out across nearly all degree courses this summer giving you a chance to share your skills with the next generation. Watch this space – there will be more news on that coming soon…

And as if that wasn’t enough, we are planning to launch a new alumni website this summer alongside newly branded e-newsletters and emails which will give our future communications with you a whole new look and feel. We will be letting you know when to expect them and would really welcome your feedback. If you are not currently on our mailing lists, email alumni@reading.ac.uk to make sure you don’t miss out on all the latest news and please do share your news with us. Don’t forget we are always on the lookout for bloggers and entries for the “Your News” section of Connected so do get in touch and let us know what is happening with you!

One of the best things about my job here is seeing more and more of you getting involved in our events, volunteering and communications. Our events, communications and volunteering programmes are really developing fast and we would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions as what opportunities might interest you, our alumni. Keep in touch with an email, a phone call, or pop in and see us in Blandford Lodge on the Whiteknights campus; we will always be pleased to hear from you!