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Passionate, inspirational students

We have exceptional students whose work at the University has inspired them to follow their passions and become successful. We support them in every way we can.



Zoë French: overcoming challenges

The support Zoë received during her studies, and the freedom to switch to a different BSc course, enabled her to get the best degree for her future.

Louise Lawson: successful networking

As President of the Reading University Construction Society (RUCS), Louise helped other students to build their industry networks, secure placements and join the School's supportive community.

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Lanre Onanuga: a lifelong ambition

The unique flexibility of our undergraduate courses enabled Lanre to pursue projects and issues he was passionate about during his degree. 

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Blane Perroton: creating his own playing field

Since graduating from Reading, Blane’s career has gone from strength-to-strength, and he’s recently set up his own business.
Josh Smith in graduation cap and gown

Josh Smith: dream graduate role

Josh credits the School's supportive community, adaptable courses and regular industry networking events with helping him attain his dream graduate role at Turner & Townsend.

Mary Utley: women in property and construction

While studying for her undergraduate degree, Mary represented South East England at the Women in Property Awards, an initiative that aims to create opportunities and inspire change for women working in the property and construction industry.

Daniel Valbuena Gonzalez: switching courses

During Daniel’s second year on the BEng Architectural Engineering course, he decided to switch to MEng Architectural Engineering to get the most out of his time studying in the UK. 
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Ada Wong: broadening horizons

Ada came from Hong Kong to study BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying at Reading. She found her arrival was made easier by the welcoming staff and students and the all-round support she received during her studies.

Mark Rosier: pursuing a passion for sustainable design

When Mark decided to pursue a career change, he discovered that MEng Architectural Engineering at Reading could combine his existing engineering skillset with his interest for architectural and building design.


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Dr Dimitris Antoniadis: finding a new approach

Dimitris took advantage of our flexible study options to complete his MSc Project Management course while working in industry. 

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Callum Forsyth: sustainable impact

During his MSc, Callum gained commercial acumen and knowledge of industry-standard technologies that prepared him to start a career in renewable energy.

Amal Khawaja: taking her career to the next level

Amal wanted to progress from her role as a Civil Planning Engineer, so she embarked on the MSc Construction Management course at Reading to help her take the next step.

Tracy Tunge: tackling global challenges

Tracy was motivated to study the MSc Renewable Energy: Technology and Sustainability course by her own experiences growing up in Kenya.


Dr Rosalie Callway: building support for greener neighbourhoods

Rosalie explored the way green infrastructure is implemented in communities for her PhD research.
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Dr Natalya Sergeeva: exploring and inspiring innovation

Natalya found a community of like-minded doctoral students at Reading. They were a vital source of support as she conducted research and pushed the boundaries in her PhD.


Dr Marek Kubik: creating a sustainable future

Marek has become a key figure in the global drive for sustainability since undertaking doctoral study at the University of Reading,

Building foundations in Africa

Samuel Laryea posing for a photo during his PhD graduation ceremony
Professor Sam Laryea is using the principles of successful construction to inspire Pan-African growth. 

Leaders in their field

Our staff bring their extensive industry experience and specialist expertise to their teaching at Reading.
Portrait of Professor John Connaughton, Professor of Sustainable Systems in the Built Environment

Professor John Connaughton: connecting with industry

John worked in the construction sector for over 30 years. He believes that connecting industry with academia is important for resolving global sector issues.

Portrait of Adrian Tagg, Associate Professor in Building Surveying at the University of Reading

Adrian Tagg: a steep ascent

Adrian runs his own successful consultancy and is also Lead for Building Surveying at Reading. His focus is always to move his courses, his students and himself forward.
Portrait of Professor Runming Yao, School of Construction Management and Engineering

Professor Runming Yao: bridging the gap

Runming works internationally using design and engineering solutions to improve the indoor environment of buildings and their energy efficiency. She promotes collaboration between countries and disciplines.
Athena SWAN Silver Award