king wong, it business partner
Whether you’re at home or at work, relationships are undeniably important. As an IT Business Partner, my focus is on business relationship management so I can ensure IT delivers the service that the University’s departments and schools are expecting.
I enjoy my career and my work, but I also have a bigger role – I’m a father to my children and a husband to my wife. That’s why I was grateful for the opportunity to take Shared Parental Leave (SPL) following the birth of my son, Luke.
PARVATHI KUMARASWAMI, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
I joined Reading's Department of Modern Languages and European Studies in 2014 to establish the BA Spanish programme.
Coming to Reading felt like a breath of fresh air: I was given a year to set up the new Spanish subject area and develop partnerships, and the University was very supportive of my vision for the programme. I'm a Latin Americanist, so our focus for the subject goes beyond Spain: we address the diversity of Spain and Latin America and their Spanish-speaking cultures. It's paying dividends in student recruitment and, I hope, student satisfaction.
Chimene Daleu, research scientist
In 2009, after completing my master's degree in Italy, I secured a scholarship for international students and joined the University of Reading as a Meteorology PhD student. My research focuses on understanding tropical climate and its variability through the study of convection simulation and interactions with large-scale circulation.
The arrival of my daughter at the end of the second year of my PhD was a challenge. As a single mum, solely responsible for childcare, and with no family nearby, I needed to find a way to balance both motherhood and my studies. Professionally, it was quite disruptive, but the University was incredibly supportive.