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Posted by: on September 13, 2021

Saïd Business School with a baby on board

2020 was a tough year for me, as it was for most of the world. I found out I was pregnant in February, and the excitement was quickly replaced by anxiety as it became increasingly clear that COVID was going to mean that this year of milestones would be spent far from friends and family […]

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Posted by: on August 27, 2021

The life-altering program: Be ready to grow not only professionally but also per...

I can describe my time at Saïd Business School to be extremely engaging as I was involved in the learning process that helps me in acquiring new skills in close collaboration with students from other countries. Despite the challenges that Covid-19 has created for all the areas of our lives, I was able to enjoy […]

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Posted by: on August 19, 2021

On the subject of strong ties…

I am writing this on the eve of A-Level results day, and I have an 18-year-old daughter who is anxious about tomorrow. What I am thinking about is how, whatever plan comes together tomorrow, she is about to embark on one of the most formative adventures of a lifetime. And having finished my Executive Diploma […]

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Posted by: on August 5, 2021

Understand the G.A.P – That’s all it takes

“To be or not to be, that’s the question!”, as Shakespeare famously wrote, I think decision-making subsequently boils down to it. When I got the opportunity to write for the Oxford blog, and as I began to contemplate what to write about, it strikes me what am I doing right now? – I am in […]

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Posted by: on August 5, 2021

Bringing diploma students together

This week is a busy one for diploma programmes, with three separate modules all taking place, two for the Diploma in Strategy and Innovation, and one for the Diploma in Artificial Intelligence for Business. Although lots of students are still joining us virtually, the gradual easing of travel and quarantine restrictions means we have also seen more […]

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Posted by: on July 30, 2021

The Covid Cohort: Study in challenging times

As my train pulled out of Oxford at the end of Module 1 in January 2020, little did I know that it would be 18 months before I set foot in its lovely streets again. As someone living with a hidden disability, I had embarked on my studies with a mixture of delight and apprehension.  […]

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Posted by: on July 30, 2021

When Science meets Global Business …

Antarctica: how it all started! I was selected among a cohort of women leaders across STEM disciplines to be part of an expedition to Antarctica in November 2019. This trip was one of the most life-changing experiences in my life so far. The Antarctica expedition offered me a crucible moment, a moment of clarity when […]

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Posted by: on June 28, 2021

Unlocking Potential

I finally made it to Oxford! As the United Kingdom began to depart lockdown, we were able to meet with about half our class in person for a hybrid Zoomies & Roomies Module 2: The Business of Data and Machine Learning at Saïd Business School. It was truly a world-class experience – the opportunity to […]

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Posted by: on March 12, 2021

A Very Different Return to Oxford

Two things are important to know in the context of this blog. The first is that I am a lead facilitator and consultant. It is my very profession to engage with groups of people to extract information from them, or provide information to them. My work is often executed through design thinking workshops and other […]

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Posted by: on February 25, 2021

It is not just another Zoom meeting…

A week has passed since my first module at Saïd Business School. When I got accepted for the Diploma in AI for Business, I was both extremely excited and scared. I was excited to fulfil a dream of mine to study in Oxford, one that I have had since high school. I wanted to be […]

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