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Posted by: on May 10, 2022

My diploma experience: A fantastic and magical journey

This blog will interest many executives and senior managers who, after several years of successful career progression, have the ambition to advance their knowledge, leave their comfort zone and are excited to put on their ‘student shoes’ once again.  Equally, if you are interested in artificial intelligence (AI) and eager to understand how it works […]

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Posted by: on March 18, 2022

Everything Starts with a Question

With almost three weeks and 4,000 miles between me and module one of the 2022 Executive Diploma in Artificial Intelligence for Business experience, I have been thinking a lot about our learnings and interactions. I was impressed with the international diversity of the cohort coming from 16 different countries representing both the private and public […]

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Posted by: on February 28, 2022

Reflecting on my rewarding journey in Oxford

I’ve always dreamt of studying at Oxford University, and that dream came true when I began my studies at Saïd Business School. After being accepted on to the Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Leadership, I was initially reluctant to start the course immediately due to work and family commitments, as well as the cost of the […]

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Posted by: on September 13, 2021

Returning to Oxford

Having studied for my MSc in Oxford over 20 years ago and worked in China for the past 18 years, I was so thrilled about going back to Oxford to experience the wonderful student life again when I was accepted on the Diploma in Strategy and Innovation programme in November 2020. Never had I expected […]

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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 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 February 5, 2021

The Oxford Experience: An experience that brings out the best in you

What do leadership lessons with LEGO, Quidditch in the park, and Varsity ski races have in common? They make you feel great and excited. They cheer you on to success. – The friendly, inspiring and welcoming atmosphere at Oxford was a game-changer for me.  Choosing Oxford As a commander of the Austrian Armed Forces, I […]

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Posted by: on February 5, 2021

Tackling the Hardest Part

When you start a programme at Oxford, you’re convinced you know what the hardest part will be. Surely, it will be the exams, you think.  Oxford-level exams will be the toughest I’ve ever seen. Or maybe it will be speaking up in class.  How will I ever work up the courage to raise my hand […]

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Posted by: on November 11, 2020

Oxford Experience- Metamorphosis!!!

After having successfully completed the Oxford Postgraduate Diploma in Strategy and Innovation (DipSI), I was recently invited to share my experiences with the new class starting in November 2020. It was my absolute honour and pleasure to be invited by my alma mater. Talking to the new class who are starting their exciting journey amidst […]

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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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