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…

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…

A Week in the Life of a Visiting Lecturer – Part 2

By Dr Carol Padgett SFHEA, Associate Professor in Finance, Head of Undergraduate Programmes, Henley Business School, Programme Director: MSc Corporate Finance. Day 3 Today was even busier than yesterday, once again I taught for six hours, but this time spent lunchtime in a meeting where we discussed future opportunities for student and staff mobility between…

A Week in the Life of a Visiting Lecturer – Part 1

By Dr Carol Padgett SFHEA, Associate Professor in Finance, Head of Undergraduate Programmes, Henley Business School, Programme Director: MSc Corporate Finance.   Most people associate Erasmus with opportunities for students to study overseas. The programme also allows staff members to visit and work at partner universities; thanks to Erasmus I am spending a week at…

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…