Whitley Researchers News April 2019

A newsletter will be issued quarterly to let you know what has been done and about the ongoing research. If you wish to put any stories in this newsletter, please send your suggestions or articles to s.duval@reading.ac.uk at least one week before the issue is due out.

Whitley says ‘We know we can’ – Reading Council News

ONE of the most intensive neighbourhood-based research exercises ever conducted in south Reading has shown Whitley residents and school pupils are driven to overcome challenges to reach their dreams. The Whitley for Real initiative (W4R) was developed by Reading Borough Council, the University of Reading… Read more

Research report – the needs of ethnic minority women in Reading – RCLC

The University of Reading and Reading Community Learning Centre (RCLC) has completed joint research into the needs of ethnic minority women living in Reading. The project was funded by Comic Relief. The findings and final report were presented by the researchers at a packed meeting of statutory and voluntary organisations held at RCLC on 19 July, in the presence of the Mayor of Reading… Read more

Research and Engagement Impact Awards

The Research Engagement and Impact Awards 2018 aim to recognise and reward staff at the University of Reading who have achieved extraordinary things by engaging and interacting with people outside of academia to drive better understanding of research and to influence change. Our work with the Young Researchers lead to us receiving the Inspire Award… Read more

University awards for research that touches lives

Since 2014, Dr Sally Lloyd-Evans has worked alongside residents of Whitley, a relatively deprived area of Reading, to tackle economic and social exclusion. The Whitley Researchers work with Reading Borough Council to engage with schools, young people and parents to raise aspirations and discuss barriers faced by residents… Read more