Academic and Cultural programme at NUIST

By Ollie Jarvis, BSc Finance & Investment Banking student. During my first year at University of Reading, I was looking to explore as many opportunities and experiences that I possibly could to enhance my employability later on down the road. I came across a placement that was being advertised on a student newsletter from the…

My final year at Reading

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

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…

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…

My Year in Venice, Part 7: Things You MUST Do and See

By Georgia Nicklin, BSc Finance and Management with the University of Venice at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School. 1) Along with the Aperol Spritz, the Bellini is very popular among the locals and actually originates from Venice. It is also a must to try! It’s a cocktail made up of peaches and Prosecco and…

My Year in Venice, Part 6: The Best Bits!

By Georgia Nicklin, BSc Finance and Management with the University of Venice at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School. The best part of my experience was the fact that I was waking up in the centre of a beautiful city everyday. It was amazing that I could just go on a walk with amazing surroundings…

My Year in Venice, Part 5: Travel

By Georgia Nicklin, BSc Finance and Management with the University of Venice at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School. As I’ve mentioned before, I chose to get around Venice everyday by foot. This was the cheapest form of travel and I was able to admire the views and discover new places too! A lot of…

My Year in Venice, Part 4: Ca’ Foscari

By Georgia Nicklin, BSc Finance and Management with the University of Venice at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School. Whilst a lot of students at Ca’ Foscari have their lectures spread around the city, the Economics and Management students have their very own campus to themselves called ‘San Giobbe’. The campus is at the very…

My Year in Venice, Part 3: Student Life

By Georgia Nicklin, BSc Finance and Management with the University of Venice at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School. Student life is very different in Venice compared to Reading. The major differences to consider are: where to do your supermarket shopping and how much you should budget, what to eat, where to socialise, and getting…