7 reasons to come to Open Day

1. Talk to our wonderful students! (Not to be confused with real student!) 2. Be inspired by our Entrepreneurship Society 3. Explore our beautiful Whiteknights Lake (Yes, you can actually have your lunch here and no, not the ducks!)   4. Put your thinking caps on for our sample lectures (Or not…) 5. Take a…

Sticking to Your Resolutions (With Some Help from Modern Technology)

Now that we have spanned in front of us a nicely-planned strategy to achieving your resolutions, we can start planning forward: how do we make sure that we don’t lose motivation halfway through the journey? Thankfully, by combining traditional techniques with the ever-developing world of technology, we have the tools to fight the battle this time. Make…

Being Strategic with Your New Year’s Resolutions

If you are someone who believes in self-improvement or loves trying out new things, you’ve probably set yourself a neat list of resolutions before the clock struck midnight on December 31st. However, the journey definitely did not end there. The ultimate question is actually: will you have them realized by the time the same chimes ring in 366 days?…

What to Do When You’re Stuck in Reading over Christmas

As an international student living nearly 12,000 kilometres away from home, I tend to have no choice but to stay around over Christmas break. That however doesn’t mean that we have no option but to binge watch shows after shows, or to hibernate through the long month! Instead, the festive break is an opportunity to explore…

One year later…

It’s that time of year again, and no, I’m not referring to Christmas; it’s the Henley Challenge season! This time last year, I was contemplating whether enrolling in this competition would be a smart investment of my time and effort. Looking back now, I’m so glad I made the right choice of signing up. As…

What does Christmas mean to me?

The shops are already stocked up with festive goodies, the John Lewis advert is already causing many discussions. How long will it be until the Coca Cola TV advert is aired? The build up to Christmas 2015 is well under way but it’s always been something I’ve tried to avoid, until at least the end…

The secret to better business management – Mum’s the word…

There is a widespread perception that in business you must be ruthlessly competitive in order to survive and more importantly GROW. A constant battle with the competition to have the best products, secure the biggest market share and ultimately win. The result is business culture where competitiveness is rewarded and those who fail to show…

Henley Challenge 2015: My 15 Minutes

On average, a typical University of Reading student receives 6.34 billion e-mails a day… so I must admit that I surprised myself when I actually read the one our department sent-out regarding the Henley Challenge in full! Something about the whole idea seemed very interesting to me, and I made a mental note to get…

WINE AND WORK: Awards and Achievements

“Standing at the right hand side of the stage is a somewhat unassuming man, looking slightly nervous, clad in a black gown with blue and white draped around his neck. He is just within the massive spotlight which is focused, rather unflinchingly, upon Sir Richard Sykes and Professor Julia Buckingham, the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor of…

Food & culture: An international student’s view

First of all I have to admit that I was foolish to assume that most of the people in western countries eat the same food. I was too naive to think that pizza, burgers and fries are norm of the day in this part of the world. But once I got here, within a few…

WINE AND WORK

Oh no. Not again. Another student blog extolling the benefits of a University in the hopes of converting me. Right? Not quite. Whether reading this post leads to your becoming part of Henley Business School or simply bring a smile to your face or a chuckle to your day, I’m happy. So let’s start from…