Why many Brits love Boris but hate Donald

How cultural differences shape the perception of leadership styles The Brits have had no mercy for Donald Trump. Thousands of them took to the street to protest against his visit to the UK. The pictures of the balloon depicting him as a huge orange baby have travelled around the world. A 16ft sculpture of him…

Alumni Regatta

On Saturday the 6th of July, I was fortunate enough to attend Henley’s annual Alumni Regatta Day at the Greenlands campus. First and foremost, the weather did not disappoint with the sun glistening across Henley for most of the day – a rare sight in the UK! The weather ensured crowds of alumni flocked to…

My tri-national study trip around Europe

The MSc Management tri-national study trip I was recently fortunate enough to participate in a two-week study visit to the Grand Est Region of France as part of my Master’s programme.  It was the crowning jewel to end to a truly rewarding MSc Management course, and so it is only fitting to share some of…

Masters day at Greenlands

Being a master’s student for eight months so far, I have experienced a lot of incredible, unexpected and exciting moments. But what happens when the most difficult part of the master’s life (exams) comes to an end? Celebrating!   The perfect combination for me as a student is to finish my exams and spend a whole day…

Start-ups, Russian style

Students last year said the trip to Moscow was the best part throughout the whole year.” Prof Yelena Kalyuzhnova, Vice Dean International at Henley Business School, said in the pre-departure briefing session. I totally agree. “MGIMO-Henley Start-up Tour” has enabled us, a group of postgraduate students studying different programmes to visit The Moscow State Institute…

The Top Places to Eat in Reading

When it comes to finding somewhere to eat in Reading, you have plenty of places to choose from, but where do you start? Both on and off campus, Reading is bursting with restaurants and cafés, to suit everyone’s desires. Whether you want something affordable, relaxing, quick, fancy or a novelty edge, I have got you…

How Henley has opened doors for me

After finishing my undergraduate studies, I was left with two options, to go back home and find a job or to stay in the UK and continue my studies. With no jobs secured, I was left stranded with just a degree certificate in hand, an offer to do a Masters course, and a decision to…

How to lead in a Crisis

My work with the Royal Marines concludes that it’s irrational to expect people to perform effectively in a crisis if you’ve never trained them on their roles, responsibilities, and resources. Wise CSOs borrow a technique from the army and pre-emptively employ guided practice sessions to prepare their staff, superiors, and stakeholders on who does what,…

From sketchy to sketcher

Every day while reading the morning newspaper, I’m always intrigued by the daily cartoon jokes in them and wonder whether I would be able to draw any of it myself.  That is until today when I attended an event delivered by Graham Shaw at a careers event. After the two hour workshop, I was astonished…