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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 July 19, 2019

My new reality – The Diploma in Global Business

I could not help but think, as I circled the desks of the Radcliffe Camera to find a free study spot, of those who came before me.  What would I give for some of Tolkien’s creativity, the prescience of Aldous Huxley, the courage of Gertrude Bell, or Oscar Wilde’s wit? Was it enough that I […]

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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 March 12, 2019

My journey to Oxford University.

My journey to Oxford University seemed to have begun even before I knew it!! A couple of summers ago, I was visiting Oxford, it was a Sunday and as we walked along I saw a college with a huge courtyard. When I attempted to go in I was stopped and told no one can enter […]

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Posted by: on March 1, 2019

At Oxford with Superheroes

Aristotle said that courage is the virtue that enables all other virtues, and as an entrepreneur, it is important to show a lot of courage but to balance it with temperance. At the age of 24, I incorporated my first business, EGV Recruitment, which was active in medical recruitment. We expanded it internationally after one […]

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Posted by: on February 18, 2019

A life game-changer at Saïd Business School

Life between myth & reality It’s really funny how the majority of us fall into the “I know it all” trap. This is a totally delusional belief framed by our mastery of our routine job, the people we usually deal with, the prevailing culture and traditions of our society and most importantly our egos. The […]

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Posted by: on December 6, 2018

Oxford Saïd pushed me further up the ladder of life

“To develop my own leadership skills in a diverse learning environment and expand my global network” – this was my goal when joining the postgraduate diploma program in Organisational Leadership at Saïd Business School. The school provided me with valuable experiences greatly exceeding my expectations. Upon participating in my first module in March 2016, I […]

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Posted by: on July 23, 2018

Ubuntu – I am because we are

Ubuntu is a beautiful and complex word from the Nguni language, which is difficult to translate into English. Its meaning embodies the ideas of connection, community, care and human kindness. At the heart of each definition is the bond that exists or should exist between people. Interdependence and interplay between the self and the other(s). […]

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Posted by: on May 16, 2018

Moving ahead with my new venture

After completing the rigorous application process and subsequently finding out that I had been accepted into the Diploma of Organisational Leadership, the extent of what I had signed up for slowly started to sink in. It is natural at times for everyone to have some degree of self-doubt, and as a ‘very’ mature aged student […]

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Posted by: on May 10, 2018

The Wisdom of the Tribe

As I join this course the National Health Service my employer turns seventy years old. The NHS was created out of the ideal that good healthcare should be available to all, regardless of wealth. When it was launched by the minister of health, Aneurin Bevan, on July 5 1948, it was based on 3 core […]

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