More accurate summer forecasts, and easier visa applications for international masters students: Reading in the news - 19 December
Release Date 19 December 2017
Summer forecasting: A new paper published last night in PNAS has found a more accurate way to forecast summer seasonal weather. The research, conducted by a team from the National Centre for AtmosphericS, has been reported on the BBC News website, BBC R4 Today (10 mins in), BBC R2 Breakfast (1hr 12 mins in), BBC News channel, Daily Mail, Express, GetReading and others. Read our news story here.
Visa pilot: The University of Reading has joined a pilot to make visa applications for international masters students being run by the Home Office. The news has been covered in Times Higher Education, MSN India, Hindustan Times, PIE news, The Breeze Radio, and Vincenzo Raimo (PVC, Global Engagement) was interviewed by BBC Berkshire (1hr 20 mins in). Read our news story here.
Valuing rights of farmers: A technical guide led by Prof Pete Wyatt (REP) has provided practical advice on valuations of land in developing countries, after a broader set of guidelines was endorsed by the UN Committee on World Food Security. RICS reports on the new guide, which was also picked up in Public Now.
- Three HE sector boards have agreed to merge following a report chaired by Sir David Bell published earlier this year, reports Times Higher Education.
- Heart Berkshire spoke to Dr Rob Thompson (Met) about the possibility of a white Christmas. His comments also were reported on LBC News.
- ITV Anglia have announced their new weather presenter, Chris Page, who studied at the University of Reading.
- Matt White (Catering) has written about the skills gap in University catering, for University Business.