How to find your way around campus in your first weeks.

A large campus Uni can be very daunting to a new student. From department buildings to study spaces, to food, drink and relaxing hubs, the campus as a lot to offer, and thus a lot to navigate! Here is a guide to finding exactly what you need in time for Welcome Week. Navigation No matter…

Masters day at Greenlands

Being a master’s student for eight months so far, I have experienced a lot of incredible, unexpected and exciting moments. But what happens when the most difficult part of the master’s life (exams) comes to an end? Celebrating!   The perfect combination for me as a student is to finish my exams and spend a whole day…

SET for life!

When I first applied to be a part of the Student Engagement Team, for Henley Business School, I was not really sure what to expect. However, as it was my third year and final year of university, I felt it would be a unique opportunity to learn new skills, whilst building on my prior experience….

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…

Machines (Back to Humans) or: Who leads whom?

At this year’s Henley Global Masterclasses, I was immediately pulled in by the motto “Championing humanity in a Digital World”. That’s due to two factors: I recently submitted my Henley MBA on the impact of digitisation on the music industry with its benefits (data transparency) and threats (staff redundancies) and the need for freelance or…

Once in a lifetime – doing an MBA (part 1)

Are you smart enough? I spent more than 10 years in C-suite jobs in the music industry. I didn’t get there by being smart, or using my know-how alone. A lot of it involved using my heart, not just my head, trusting my gut and also a little sprinkling of luck.  Being in the right…

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…

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…