University of Reading tweet goes viral – Reading in the news Tues 3 Jul
Release Date 03 July 2018
Refugee Scholarships tweet: A tweet from the main University of Reading Twitter account has gone viral after it told people who were complaining about the University's new Refugee Scholarship Scheme to "jog on". So far the tweet has had 30,000 likes and 11,000 retweets. Local, regional and national media have already shown interest in the story and coverage is expected later today. The I, Mashable, GetReading and Scottish news site, The National, have already run stories on this. The Mashable article has been reposted on Yahoo New Zealand.
- Further coverage of the research by Mohammed Al-Mosaiwi (Psychology) which has established a link between language and depression in The Irish Examiner.
- The South African runs an article on the UK Government's Visa pilot scheme for Masters students, which streamlines the visa process for overseas Masters students who want to study in the UK, and references that the University of Reading is one of the UK universities participating in the scheme.
- Al Edwards (Pharmaceutics) recently attended an event focussing on R&D in the field of vaccine manufacturing - he discussed a new project between the University and Anglo Biopharma, which focusses on the rapid development of Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome vaccines using the University's fusion protein vaccine discovery platform. A story is featured on Innovate UK.
- Polish website PoradnikZdrowie.pl features an article on the health benefits of eating blueberries, and mentions Reading research which has proved that eating blueberries can help improve memory functions.
- The Maidenhead Advertiser reports on the hot spell in June with Meteorologists from UoR recording one of the driest Junes on record. Dr Roger Brugge (Met) is quoted. The article is replicated in The Windsor Express and The Slough Express. GetReading also ran an amusing article on whether or not it was hot enough in Reading to fry an egg on a car bonnet - this article also includes comment from Dr Brugge.