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…

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…

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 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…