In partnership with Reading University Students’ Union (RUSU), back in 2014 Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship launched Reading Entrepreneurs, the University’s Entrepreneurship Society. The aim of the Society is to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship amongst students.
Whether you're aiming to start your own business, join an SME or work for a big corporation, Reading Entrepreneurs can help give you the tools, resources and confidence you need.
The Society is entirely student-led and is co-ordinated by HCfE. It is the biggest non-sport society on campus and runs several events throughout the academic year, including guest speakers, lectures and more. Most significant is the Entrepreneurship Conference, a networking event launched in 2020 that featured several successful business leaders as guest speakers sharing their insights on starting and growing a business. The full news release from the event is available to read here.
The Society Presidents for the 2020/21 academic year are Karin Zhang-Wei and Sarah Mohd-Hasilizan, a BA Business and Management student.
Speaking about her appointment as President, Karin said: "From an entrepreneurial perspective, the ongoing pandemic offers more opportunities than obstacles. We intend to bring together the most innovative, creative, and open minds, which will equip the students for their coming entrepreneurial journeys."
Sarah added: "Running the Entrepreneurship Society will be a huge responsibility and challenge. Everyone should have the essence of an entrepreneur – I believe what makes an excellent entrepreneur is someone who gives back to the community in different aspects such as money, education, knowledge."
The announcement of the 2020/21 Entrepreneurship Society President, along with the Society's schedule of events for the coming academic year, will be made in the near future.