Is diversity just a buzzword?

We all bring rich dimensions of diversity to an organisation where we work or study at, such as our backgrounds, life experiences, our individual, religious and cultural differences, the languages we speak as mother tongue, our visual identity and other aspects. It seems that in recent years diversity became a popular concept, gaining importance in…

A life-affirming experience in South Africa

During the application process and first few days of the Executive MBA at Henley, the “South Africa Trip” was billed as the highlight of the programme by alumni and faculty alike. I was eager to find out why. Our NGO Our group of 6 was paired with an NGO working to treat, heal and educate…

Women in Business

Last week I attended the ‘Leadership without gender’ event hosted by Henley Business School and the ICMA Centre. The event was all about the changing role of women in business, and as a final-year undergrad who has just completed a year’s placement in the traditionally male-dominated tech industry, I was excited to hear about leadership…

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…

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…

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 postgraduate field trip experience!

Our Marketing postgraduate students are currently on a study field trip in Lugano, Switzerland. We caught up with Maria-Anna, one of the students, to find out how she is finding the opportunity to work with international companies… What preparation did you have to do before the trip? We had to prepare for two presentations; one…

Building Digital Culture: What we thought

The CMI Management Book of the Year Awards, sponsored by Henley Business School, took place on Wednesday 7th February. Building Digital Culture: A practical guide to successful digital transformation by Daniel Rowles and Thomas Brown won the 2018 ‘Management Futures’ category. We asked both Sam, a third year Business & Management student, and Dr Rodrigo…

Why it was right to sack Claudio Ranieri (with added hindsight)

Two weeks on from the third most shocking event of 2016/17 – obviously after Brexit and Trump (according to urbane Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp) – and pausing for reflection, what do we now think about Leicester’s decision to dump their Premiership winning manager? The news that the previous season’s genius and FIFA coach of the…