My Henley Postgrad

Having completed my undergraduate degree in 2017, the reality dawned that I had to make another major life decision which would affect me for the next few years: where to undertake my postgraduate degree? Having done much research and searching for programmes from various institutions and universities, I came across the Business Technology Consulting programme…

What it’s Like Taking an Exam During Lockdown

While some students may have experienced take-home exams in their time, most will find the current online exam system strange and new. The exam I took as part of my third year final assessments was a completely novel experience for me, and it taught me a lot about confidence and discipline when it comes to…

Lockdown and fear for the future

Fear, happiness, hope and dejection. Nada Kakabadse, Professor of Marketing and Reputation at Henley Business School, calls 10 friends and acquaintances for a snapshot chat on how people are coping with lockdown. Even before Covid-19 the UK, Australia and Canada were concerned about the impacts of loneliness and social isolation, especially amongst the elderly. In…

Rona Radio: Entertaining during lockdown

By Harvey Dryburgh, Henley Business School student Upon reflection, during these past few weeks as a student it could have seemed difficult to find solace in anything other than textbooks and revision. These unprecedented times of isolation have left us all feeling disengaged from our daily networks, on top of fearing the devastating impacts of…

Democratised leadership or dependency?

Professor David Pendleton The U.K. government seems to be feeling the absence of its leader.  At the start of the coronavirus emergency, a slew of actions were taken that seemed decisive.  Information flowed, lockdown was announced, vast sums of money were put aside to help, all in a succession of actions that were designed to…

Deputising in a crisis

Dominic Raab is leading the UK through coronavirus hurdles as the “designated survivor.” With Boris Johnson in intensive care, the foreign secretary is required to run the country during the most significant public health crisis in a generation. This will include chairing Cobra and cabinet meeting for the time being, until Johnson’s health and his…

Looking after me

With many of us feeling the effects of the lockdown in different ways, one thing most of us can relate to is the struggle of maintaining good mental health while adapting to a new way of working.A global pandemic is stressful enough without having to worry about looming deadlines, and as a student, this is…

Keeping the Sense of Time

When the UK’s government started advising the social-distancing and self-isolation measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those measures didn’t feel totally alien to me. It’s just a reminder of a previous experience more than a decade ago, when I spent nine months back home (in Cairo) from September 2007 to June 2008 to document my…

Coping in a crisis: routine, routine, routine

By Dr Rebecca Jones I have always been a big fan of routine. I generally find that having a routine helps me to form healthy habits and to get things done, therefore making me as efficient as I can be. Having a routine around things like exercise makes it easier to consistently achieve my goals…