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Posted by: on June 29, 2020

What is the Oxford experience?

My journey towards the University of Oxford began in the Southern Hemisphere in the scenic city of Perth, Australia. On a warm January evening in 2018 I boarded a flight to London Heathrow. After an exhausting over-twenty hour flight, I finally set foot on Oxford ground, excited to have arrived at the oldest university in […]

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Posted by: on May 26, 2020

7 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Oxford Experience

At the time of writing this, my cohort is patiently awaiting the release of our final grades for the Diploma in Strategy and Innovation. Perhaps you’ve found yourself here reading these blog entries, as I did two years ago, hoping to better understand the school, the program, and the people. Or maybe, you’re a nostalgic […]

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Posted by: on November 21, 2019

Don’t be afraid to fit in as an Oxonian

When asked to write a blog about my Oxford experience I thought back to the very first hurdle, the decision to apply. Sure, you automatically think about the daunting aspects first – the funding, the time commitment on top of a full-time job, time away from your family, the exams. But then you think about […]

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Posted by: on November 20, 2019

The Pursuit of Excellence

A noticeable sense of nervous anticipation spread throughout the lecture theatre of Saïd Business School, like osmosis on a cold January morning. With forty-seven highly experienced professionals gathered from the far corners of twenty-eight differing countries, each eager to debunk the complexities of emerging markets and evolve their understanding of business at a global level, […]

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Posted by: on August 14, 2019

MBA or Global Business Diploma Dilemma? My experience might help you decide

When I was asked by the Saïd Business School Marketing Team to share my experience on a blog, I agreed to do it without a second thought given that a similar blog a year ago moved me to start my own application. So, if you are an experienced professional who is either thirsty to learn, […]

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Posted by: on April 16, 2019

The start of my Oxonian journey

One of the scariest and nerve-wracking events for a 40-year old lady, apart from being aware that I hit 40 and also that I’m disclosing it here, and being a mother to a teen, a wannabe teen (hubby) and a puppy entering his teens, is getting back to studies!! Of course, you know that when […]

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Posted by: on October 11, 2018

Team Impulsum-Lesson Learned from the University of Oxford’s Post Graduate Dip...

The expedition of senior managers from around the globe for Post Graduate Diploma in Organizational Leadership at the University of Oxford’s Said Business School did come to a finale in the month of October 2018. Today, I’m sharing my reflections from the Module 4 and reiterating some thoughts from previous modules to emphasize the overall […]

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Posted by: on April 12, 2017

Oxford: the land of Pixies, Elves, Harry Potter and a Korean Restaurant

So I was off to Oxford for my first contact week, the lectures run from first thing Wednesday morning until mid-afternoon on Saturday. To make the best of my time I flew from Seoul to the UK on the preceding Saturday so that I could spend a couple of days at my Uncle and Aunt’s […]

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Posted by: on April 11, 2017

The Road Well Traveled

Robert Frost’s stirring allusions about the necessity of choices and divergent pathways is emblematic of my eventual journey up the High Street to the University of Oxford. People ask me all the time if this was a good move for me. Did I make the right decision? A decision to attend Oxford is neither difficult […]

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Posted by: on March 31, 2017

Grand Hall Dinners, Lectures and Participants

The plane is landing after a short flight from London Heathrow Airport to Schiphol (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). My head still buzzing with experiences of lectures, participant stories and grand hall diners of the previous 5 days. It was only a short bus ride to the world famous and second-oldest university in the world: Oxford. I […]

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