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….

Well-being and adaptability: are you ready?

Last week, we hosted our World of Work conference exploring the future of work in the light of technological advancements.  Common themes among the speakers included disruption, agility, diversity, humanity and well-being, and my talk was no different, as I chose to look at the relationship between adaptability and well-being. After many years of studying…

Through the Telescope: Work and Leadership in 2028

Sometimes it is wonderful how an exciting and thought-provoking piece of work can simply land on your desk. Deutsche Telekom and Detecon International asked me and Obiageli Heidelberger-Nkenke at the Henley Centre for Leadership to partner with them and explore how work and leadership might look in 2028.  Our investigations have resulted in a report…

Teaching an Old Board New Tricks

What is the number one indicator of school performance? Teachers. So why is it that less than 15% of UK school boards include an educator in their ranks? Why are school leaders missing out on key insights that could put their school on top for years to come? And what can be done about it?…

Changing attitudes towards LGBT+ in the business world.

By Lin McDevitt-Pugh MBA Both June and August are Pride months. In June we celebrate a brave LGBT+ group who, in a bar in New York in 1969, were fed up with being attacked, derided and outcast so decided to stand up for their rights. August was then possibly tacked on because it’s the best…

What’s it like to study MSc Marketing at Henley Business School?

The transition from an undergraduate to a postgraduate student brings many changes, but this Master’s degree has been a learning process allowing me to develop academically and professionally. My expectations for this course included a formal atmosphere, with lectures based heavily on theory. However, I found lectures were quite similar to undergraduate lecturers, but as…

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…