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…

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…

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… 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….

It’s ‘T’ Time – let’s put the Technology into STEM

There has been a lot of focus on STEM subjects over the last few years, and rightly so. The government in its Industrial Strategy Green Paper published earlier this year has drawn attention to the importance of the subjects and the need for skills in these areas, highlighting STEM skills as one of the ten…

Sam Meets… Reading University Business Society

Freshers fortnight can be a busy time, whether you are just starting your first, second or final year. But one thing most students make time for, is seizing the opportunity to try something new. I had the chance to catch up with some of the committee members for the Business Society (RUBS) to see what…

Inevitable

What we REALLY believe as inevitable in this digitally-charged age is something we hope to bring to light at this year’s ‘World of Work: 2030’ conference hosted by Henley Business School.   Who would have predicted that 10 years hence, we would have a device in our pocket or bag so critical to our lives…