Sam Meets… Joe Doak

To those students currently studying, or interested in studying Real Estate and Planning, one man that you will undoubtedly come across is Joe Doak. Joe is an Associate Professor and has been affiliated with the University for over 25 years. I had a chance to catch up with him and get to know about his…

How Jacinda Ardern is paving the way for Women In Leadership

Last week, Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s youngest ever Prime Minister, announced that her first child is due in June. This will be only the second ever baby to be born to a serving female Prime Minister, the first being to Benazir Bhutto, some 30 years ago. Furthermore, Ms Ardern told the press on Friday that…

My first term at Henley Business School

The end of the first term at Henley Business School came quicker than I thought. Looking back, the past few months were certainly eventful, from socials to field trips and of course, the end of term deadlines that will definitely not be missed! The transition from being a Geography Undergraduate student at Royal Holloway, University…

6 Festive Ways To Have Fun this Holiday Season

Staying in Reading over the holidays? Fear not, you aren’t alone. Plenty of people will still be kicking around campus, and just because school is out of session doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of Christmas activities for you to take part in. We’ve rounded up six activities for you to enjoy in the next…

How to support students with their recruitment and early career anxieties

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a breakfast in central London kindly hosted by GTI. The discussion mainly centred around supporting students with their mental health. We talked about the latest piece of research by Trendence UK which looked at supporting students whilst in the application process and with their transition to the world…

Visit Days – Who, what, where?

Congratulations on your hard work so far and receiving your offer from Henley Business School! Your To Do List Secure your grades! Think of some questions. Write down these questions about University courses, life and experience. Decide if Henley is the place you would like to spend the next best three years of your life….

Insight to Monday Night Employer Panels

The Henley Careers Monday Night Employer Panel series is an opportunity for students to learn from, and question panellists representing companies from different industries. The event is hosted and organised by Ed Nicholls, Employer Relations Account Manager from Henley Careers. Ed sources a mixture of experienced professionals and recent graduates, who offer different perspectives on…

4 tips on how to secure your dream job!

The Reading University Business Society held a panel, “Tech Insight Night”, on the 22nd November 2017. The session brought together students and professionals from the IT industry to discuss the possibilities and opportunities that the new digital sphere has for new graduates. Here are my key takeaways from the evening. Who were the speakers? Simon…

Three steps to a great CV

I was struck recently by an article which quoted a survey of 400 employers which revealed that three out of five discovered that a candidate’s CV had been “embellished”. There’s a really competitive market for what candidates believe are the best jobs, so they are very keen to sell themselves well in their CVs. Unfortunately,…

My Reflections…

As I reflect on over 30 years at the University, and the last 10 or so helping to build the Business School, there is much to look back on – lots of memories and things that not only have shaped my life but hopefully also left a legacy at the institution.  I can’t claim credit…