Freshers! Don’t snooze after the blues

“First year doesn’t count”. You may have heard this phrase thrown about the place, partnered with “you only need 40% to pass”. Don’t get fooled into believing this. To some extent, you can spend your first year getting used to being at university and finding your feet. However, don’t just do the bare minimum to get by with that 40%, because your first year could have more of an impact than you originally thought.

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…

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…

Meet Norma, Henley’s IdeaFest 2018 winner

A delicious, innovative and healthy business idea that surprised all of the 6 judges was this year’s IdeaFest winner! Imagine the best brownie you’ve ever had, made out of water, oil, Norma veggie mix and… salad!Yep, you read right, Norma brownies are vegan, have about 50% less calories than a normal brownie (466 calories per…

Team Henley wins 3rd Prize in Global Business Plan Competition BeeUp!

Team Henley (Mahin Redlin, Yen Chi Le, Dennis Kercher, Rohith Biju, Jilna Solanki and Smuruthi Kesavan), 3rd Place (Cash Prize of CHF 500 (equivalent to around £370)) Our group, Team Henley, completed the BeeUp Consulting Project as part of the postgraduate MSc module MMM121 “Understanding Emerging Markets”. We selected our individual group members to form…

My Postgraduate study visit to Moscow!

A cultural and study visit to Russia was not something I expected when I chose Henley Business School for my Master’s degree. However, on 25th March 2018 a group of Henley Business School Postgraduate students went to Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). Students came from various backgrounds including Digital Marketing, like myself, to…

My Flexible MBA: 6 Months In

Around this time last year, Facebook (which seems to know me unnervingly well) insisted that I answer a question. I say it “insisted” because I tried to resist: yes, I’d been browsing MBA programmes and researching the effects of identity in the workplace, but no it was not a good time. In fact, by any…

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…