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.

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…

Universities Business Challenge: the Grand Final

This article was written on the day of the final by Dr Carol Padgett, Head of Undergraduate Programmes at Henley Business School. The journey to the final began at the start of the autumn term when I met students to tell them about the benefits of competing in the Universities Business Challenge. I promised them…

Varsity: what is it & who takes part?

As the end of term creeps up on us, one of the biggest events at the University of Reading is about to take place, Varsity! Every year we compete against Oxford Brookes in a gruelling day of sporting competitions, from Rugby to Archery, everybody gets involved in the team spirit. To get excited for the…

Sam Meets… Eltoria

Students from the University of Reading have a wide variety of options and modules available to them. Many choose to take Henley modules to branch outside of their course and broaden their horizons. For one student, this led to the creation of her own business as a blogger and influencer. I had the opportunity to…

Student Volunteering

Whilst studying at the University of Reading I have had the opportunity to work for Henley Business School as part of the student digital engagement team. Within this blog I hope to share my experiences of volunteering at Reading University whilst also being a student… As a fourth year student, I wanted to make the…

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….

6 Festive Ways To Have Fun this Holiday Season

Staying in Reading over the holidays? Fear not, you aren’t alone. Plenty of people will still be kicking around campus, and just because school is out of session doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of Christmas activities for you to take part in. We’ve rounded up six activities for you to enjoy in the next…

How to support students with their recruitment and early career anxieties

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a breakfast in central London kindly hosted by GTI. The discussion mainly centred around supporting students with their mental health. We talked about the latest piece of research by Trendence UK which looked at supporting students whilst in the application process and with their transition to the world…