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Our just IMAGINE if… 2024 finalists

The 10 finalists of this year’s just IMAGINE if… competition have been revealed. Read on to discover who is in the running to win £100,000 in research and business support from the University of Reading and...

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just IMAGINE if… Shreya Aneja

Shreya Aneja is an architect and environmental designer, who won just IMAGINE if… 2022 with her work at Nostos Homes, which builds homes for forcibly displaced people. Applications are now open for just IMAGINE...

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just IMAGINE if… 2024

Solving the world’s problems, one business at a time. That’s what the University of Reading’s flagship business innovation showcase is striving to do and applications are now open. just IMAGINE if… is...

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Keeping It Local

Entrepreneurs Katie Falcon-Uff and Andrew Ingle met through mutual friends towards the end of their first year at Reading. Now partners in a successful local escape room business, CONNECTED finds out how they are making...

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Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants

Carl Asamoah studied a Business Economics master’s at Reading, and while here he also participated in the University of Reading Thrive Mentoring Scheme. He tells CONNECTED how impactful the scheme was on his life...

Creating My Own Playing Field

Blane Perrotton – Reading graduate, Quantity Surveyor and winner of the RICS ‘UK Young Surveyor of the Year’ award – shares his inspiration, his success in the industry and his passion for helping others. Blane is a...

Preparing For A Pandemic

Since graduating from the University of Reading with a degree in agricultural economics four decades ago, Chris Helm appears to have been on a predetermined path towards helping the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic...

Business Boot Camp

Applications are now open for the Henley Summer Start-Up Boot Camp – a week-long course to help students, alumni and local budding entrepreneurs learn how to set up a business from scratch.  This annual workshop event...

Culture Shock

The global pandemic has had a huge impact on the cultural sector – both in the UK and around the world – as venues were forced to close their doors. In the third event of our online Alumni Lecture Series, COVID –...

Update: Henley Business Angels

Apply by 26 April to access the Henley Business Angels network of experienced business leaders, successful entrepreneurs and investors who are ready to support you in growing your business. Henley Business Angels (HBA)...