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Dynamic students

Our meteorology students are exceptional. Their work at the University has inspired them to follow their passions – and we support them in every way we can.


Ollie Millin, MMet Meteorology and Climate with a Year in Oklahoma

Discover how Ollie Millin's experiences at Reading, and in Oklahoma, have led him to a future in meteorological research.

Godwin Ayesiga, PhD student

Learn about the support and encouragement Godwin Ayesiga receives in our world-leading research community.

Simon Lee, PhD student

Read about Simon's experiences as both an undergraduate and PhD student in the Department of Meteorology, including the publication of his research in the journal Nature.

Undergraduate student research project team

Read about Hannah Croad, Ryan Cumming and Francesco Battaglioli's highly successful Capstone research project, undertaken during their year of study in Oklahoma.
Alpana Chandrashekar standing outside and smiling

Alpana Chandrashekar, MSc Climate Change and Artificial Intelligence

After achieving an undergraduate and master's degree in India, Alpana joined the University of Reading to enhance her programming skills in preparation for a PhD in climate change. 

Sanjeev Shanmugam, MSc Climate Change and Artificial Intelligence

Sanjeev aspires to use artificial intelligence technologies to develop sustainable and efficient solutions for environmental issues.

Inspirational alumni

We do everything we can to support our students during their studies, so they can enter rewarding careers when they graduate – and use their understanding of meteorology and climate science to make a difference to the world.


Sabrina Lee

Sabrina Lee is a weather forecaster for BBC Wales. Discover how Sabrina's studies at the University of Reading helped her achieve her career goals.


Nathanael Melia

Learn how Nathanael Melia's studies at Reading led to a career in research, exploring how climate change could provide economic opportunities for Arctic shipping.

Passionate staff

Discover what makes our staff passionate about their subject. Learn about the impact of their research and how it feeds into the curriculum at Reading.

Professor Giles Harrison

Read about Professor Giles Harrison's ground-breaking work in the field of atmospheric electricity.

Professor Helen Dacre

Discover how Professor Helen Dacre's vital research is helping to keep air travel safe and on schedule.

Professor Mathew Owens

Learn about Professor Mathew Owens' critically-important research into space weather and its impact on human existence.

Professor Sue Gray

Discover how Professor Sue Gray's research is helping us to understand and predict the most damaging weather systems.

Professor Ted Shepherd

Professor Ted Shepherd is Grantham Chair in Climate Science at the University of Reading. Discover how his "storylines" research is aiding decision-making in response to climate change.

Dr Robert Lee

Dr Robert Lee is a Research Scientist at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science, based at the University of Reading. Learn how his studies at Reading prepared him for a career in research.
Athena SWAN Silver Award