Sam Meets… Simon Grosse

Whiteknights at the University of Reading is a home for many; students, academics; small businesses, even ducks and swans. One organisation that truly considers Whiteknights as home is a business called Foundation SP, a business based at the enterprise centre in Early gate. Foundation SP is an award-winning Technology Company that provides dynamic technology solutions….

Attitude of Gratitude in Leadership

I was recently browsing The Five Minute Journal, a tool developed to inspire us to reflect on the things we are grateful for at the start and end of each day. Its creators envision increased happiness and better relationships through this form of journaling (Intelligent Change, 2018). This got me thinking of gratitude in the…

How can a drone and hot weather help us find medieval Greenlands?

If you follow the stories in the UK media, you would not imagine that anything good could come from a period of dry and sunny weather. But there are some surprising benefits to the heatwave that we can share which provide valuable insights into the history of our Greenlands campus. An ongoing project is investigating…

Results day plot twist? Don’t panic.

I’m Sam, an undergraduate studying Business Management, currently on placement with the Henley Marketing & Communications team. I know Clearing and Adjustment can be stressful, so I’ve had a chat with the 2017-18 Reading Student Union President, a recent Henley graduate, Tristan Spencer. Tristan and I have been through the same traumatic experience of results…

Summer Fun In Reading

Staying in Reading over the summer? Our campus is a beautiful place to walk, relax and even picnic, but don’t be afraid to explore the town too! Here are some exciting events going on this summer! If you’re a movie buff, Reading has lots of choices besides going to the cinema. Want to enjoy the…

Blurring the divide between human and machine

Maddy Woodman, the Learning & Development lead for Henley Careers, asks where is the line between human emotion and artificial intelligence? The main thing we can all agree on is that the difference between humans and machines is emotion. Robots can’t feel hurt, anger, happiness or joy and don’t care about how they are treated…

The year that changed my life – reflections of an MBA

I entered the room on a Monday morning, sat down and expected to be given a direct walkthrough of the program and the journey ahead of us, but instead a gentle but firm voice started with: “Welcome! This is all about you, your development and your goals”, and that is exactly what it was. The…

What kind of leader do we now need?

There has been a great deal of noise on the streets of the UK.  The two main causes have been football and the visit of President Trump, and while the scope of these topics is vastly different, there is an interesting comparison to draw between them in terms of leadership. bullish directness… There can seldom…

Where is the world in the World Cup?

Ahead of the semi-finals this week, Professor Adrian Bell, Head of the ICMA Centre and football finance expert, reflects on the World Cup so far… Don’t get me wrong, I have loved this World Cup, and perhaps for once this is a universal feeling, but there is something missing, and it isn’t the lack of…

The Map that is your life – doing an MBA (part 3)

Is it what you know or who you know? As part of my MBA Blog triptych, this final instalment deals with the part of my MBA journey that included researching, writing my dissertation and implementing my newly-found know-how into my daily life (yes, not just into my life as a solopreneur, but also areas that…