My final year at Reading

Kunhui (Aaron) Luo, BSc Finance and Investment Banking student discusses his final year studying at the ICMA Centre

My MSc Experience at the ICMA Centre

By Mohsin Parvez, MSc International Shipping and Finance student. The goal of pursuing a master’s degree was to switch my profession from engineering to research. I feel extremely lucky as well as glad to write this blog about my experience here at the ICMA Centre which led me to achieve my dream job as a…

Another win for the ICMA Centre!

By Dina Ghanma, PhD Student at the ICMA Centre For the third year in a row, the winner of the Reading University Student Union Graduate Teaching Assistant Excellence Award (I know; it’s a mouthful!) is an ICMA Centre PhD student – and we’re hoping to keep the streak going! What are these awards? RUSU grants…

Study trip to Athens

By George Colgan, MSc International Shipping and Finance student. One of the things that most intrigued me when contemplating taking the master’s program at Henley Business School, was the offer of a field trip to one of the most influential maritime cities in the world. Athens. With Greeks controlling 20% of the world’s merchant fleet…

The Lawyer studying Finance

My name is Ana Maria and I’m a lawyer. I’m currently studying the Masters in International Securities, Investment and Banking at the ICMA Centre, which is a part of Henley Business School. It may seem crazy enough to some people, but I decided to do a Masters in Finance! As a lawyer, I have always…

My journey to becoming the CISI Educational Trust Award Winner

By Akshat Vyas, MSc Financial Risk Management student at the ICMA Centre Studying at a educational institution like the ICMA Centre not only allows you to learn in a well-renowned environment but also gives you the opportunity to participate in competitions and exams of some of the prominent professional organisations in finance. This includes the…

My first term at the ICMA Centre

By Sophie Eleftheriou, MSc International Shipping and Finance student at the ICMA Centre Truly lucky! This is how I felt once my first semester at the ICMA Centre had come to an end. Having spent 4 amazing months here, it’s safe to say that joining the ICMA family was the right decision. From the course…

From Fresher to FCA

Set to graduate this summer, we caught up with Georgia Nicklin as she reflects on her time at the ICMA Centre before she embarks on her career in finance. Read the interview below to find out how she has changed since her return from Venice, and her favourite memories from her time at the ICMA…

Capturing the Student Experience

The ICMA Centre is home to a diverse student populace from all over the world, with different interests, degrees, and backgrounds in finance, and all with promising futures in the working world. We spoke to two such students, Nick Pilkington and Ellis Murley, about what they think sets their degree at the University of Reading…

Student Volunteering Week

Monday 11th February marks the start of Student Volunteering Week. Lasting until 17th February, the week is run by the Student Volunteering Network, a support network for anyone in higher or further education participating in volunteering activities. Entering its 18th year, SVN collaborates with various institutions across the UK to arrange events and encourage students…

Celebrating Chinese New Year in the UK

By Kunhui (Aaron) Luo, third year BSc Finance and Investment Banking student at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School. Chinese New Year (CNY) is on Tuesday 5th February this year. I am busily planning how to celebrate this day, which is the most important and exciting day in the Chinese calendar. As an international student studying abroad,…