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Henley Business School and Oracle team up to drive innovation and enhance future workforces.

Henley Business School, part of the University of Reading, and Oracle have announced they will be partnering to help prepare students for the workplace, through a series of skill-based workshops, lectures and student mentoring.




By becoming a Henley Business School Corporate Patron, Oracle will work with Henley Business School to ensure that students are not only aware of cutting-edge business theory but are also equipped with the skills required by undergraduates and postgraduates to allow them to thrive in the working world. In partnership with Oracle, Henley Business School students will have the opportunity to:




  • Develop awareness of the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workforce;
  • Improve their communication skills, confidence and business initiative;
  • Access mentorship from Oracle executives and understand potential career or work experience options available to them;
  • Create new relationships and networks;

Oracle and Henley Business School will create a rich programme of activities, focused on skills-based events and workshops, which both organisations will work together on delivering. Not only will students be provided with practical skills for the workplace (in particular, the use of new and innovative technologies), but also with the opportunity to co-work, ultimately helping students to build confidence and awareness of the range of skills needed in the workplace today and looking ahead.

“When businesses are looking at graduate employees they aren’t just looking at their final university grade,” said Jean-Pierre Choulet, Director of Alumni and Development, Henley Business School. “Employers today want students that are not only bright, but have also spent their time getting experience of what it is like to work within an organisation. Working with Oracle, we can help ensure we provide our students with the practical skills they’ll require, but also develop a broader understanding of the fast-evolving workplace of today, beyond their academic studies.”

In addition to the corporate patronage, the partnership between Oracle and Henley Business School will also see collaboration between both organisations, on:


  • Innovation - the co-design of academic research, specifically focused on AI technology;
  • Professional and Continuing Education within the workplace;
  • Industry and Market Knowledge –communication and interpretation of key research insights and their applicability in business today;
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Equality – deepening awareness and engagement;  

Commencing on March 25th 2019, the new partnership will see regular events and initiatives that will excite students and help in the co-creation of innovative working practices.

“Oracle has a long history of working with oth Henley Business School and the University of Reading, and this is the next step in our relationship,” said Richard Petley, Country Leader, Oracle UK. “We’ll be looking to help the students really understand how technologies, such as AI, are changing the shape of the workplace, and helping them develop the skills necessary to make use of them when they enter the workplace.”


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