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Aisha Nuhu's body butter product

Aisha Nuhu: on the path to sustainability

Aisha created a breakthrough product during her industrial placement at Alchemy Ingredients. Tasked with creating sustainable, palm oil-free cosmetics, she developed a prototype range that is now being marketed internationally.

Gaia de Angelis: thriving in a supportive environment

Gaia is from Italy and not only had to adjust to university life, but also to living in a different country. The support she received from the Department of Chemistry and the University as a whole, made her transition easier.

Amie Parker: living and working in Spain

Amie studied in Spain during the third year of her degree. She improved her Spanish language skills, enjoyed incredible food and seeing new places, and also got valuable one-to-one research experience at the University of Zaragoza.

Gagan Singh: strong foundation for a career

After graduating, Gagan joined Network Rail's Project Management graduate scheme. Soon after, he became Scheme Project Manager at Crossrail – a £14.8bn project that is currently Europe's largest infrastructure project.

Kate Spear: student life and volunteering

Kate chose Reading because she liked the size of the Department of Chemistry as well as the University's green campus. She carried out a variety of volunteering activities alongside her studies.

Michael Wall: year in industry opens up opportunities

There are often many pathways to the same destination. Michael worked for a clinical trials company and realised that a degree in chemistry could help him advance his career.

Dr Philippa Cranwell: guiding you through university

Dr Philippa Cranwell, Undergraduate Admissions Tutor, Lecturer, University Director of Foundation Studies and University Teaching Fellow, guides students through their entire journey at the University. 
Athena SWAN Silver Award