Russian journalists visit Whiteknights campus

5 February 2016

Russian journalists visit Whiteknights campus

On Tuesday 12 January 2016, four leading Russian journalists visited Henley Business School and the University of Reading as part of a tour organised by the British Council.

On Tuesday 12 January 2016, four leading Russian journalists visited Henley Business School and the University of Reading as part of a tour organised by the British Council, with the aim of building their awareness and understanding of what UK education can offer Russian students and their parents. The journalists represented top titles in the areas of business, education, travel, language and general interest.

The delegation were welcomed by the University's Vice-Chancellor, Sir David Bell, and a number of colleagues from Henley Business School and the University of Reading.

Russian journalists photo

The Henley team gave the journalists an insight in to its unique style of teaching and learning and the existing research partnerships it has with leading Russian universities and organisations including: the Moscow State University, MGIMO University, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Plekhanov University and Kazan State Medical University. The journalists were "…highly impressed" by the ICMA Centre presentation made in the state-of-the-art trading rooms, where they learnt about the ICMA Centre’s unique combination of psychology with financial training to develop better, more responsible city traders.

Visits to the university's Schools of Law and Biological Sciences, and the Department of Film, Theatre and Television and School were also enjoyed by the journalists, who commented that they felt that the University and campus "…combined a friendly and strong community with a focussed, no nonsense atmosphere."

The visit ended with a number of Russian students sharing first-hand why they chose to study at the University of Reading and what it is like to be an international student in the UK.

 

Photos: 1) Russian journalists meeting the Vice Chancellor. 2) Visiting the trading rooms at the ICMA Centre.
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