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…

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,…

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…

Top 10 things to do at Christmas

So classes are all finished, and you have a few weeks to kick back and relax in the festive spirit. Well, look no further as we have brought to you a list of the top 10 festive things to do in Reading and beyond! 1. Reading: Oracle Christmas Parades On every Saturday in December, the…

How can a drone and hot weather help us find medieval Greenlands?

If you follow the stories in the UK media, you would not imagine that anything good could come from a period of dry and sunny weather. But there are some surprising benefits to the heatwave that we can share which provide valuable insights into the history of our Greenlands campus. An ongoing project is investigating…