London 2012 Olympians
Many students from the University of Reading have gone on to Olympic success, but in London 2012 our expectations were exceeded when three students and eight alumni were part of Team GB.
Reading students and alumni won two gold and two bronze medals.
The University celebrated the success of all our London Olympians at the December 2015 graduation ceremony by awarding them Distinguished Fellowships.
University of Reading alumni David Watkins (BA Fine Art 1963), who designed the London 2012 Olympic medals, was also a recipient of a Distinguished Fellowship.
Our London 2012 Olympian Sam Townsend (BSc Rural Environmental Studies 2010) is a current rowing coach at the Reading University Boat Club.