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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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Posted by: on April 30, 2018

Oxford – The Journey Continues

Returning to Oxford for Module 2 was filled with anxiety and mystery unlike my initial journey.  My first sojourn to Oxford was filled with excitement and a sense of accomplishment of having been accepted to this prestigious institution.  I now faced the initial assessment after having experienced Module 1 and spending five short weeks at […]

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Posted by: on April 24, 2018

A Renewal Opportunity

The application process was long and in the middle of it I ended up losing my password for the application, but long story short, I applied, and got accepted. Uff! A year ago, not even in my wildest dreams could I imagine that I was going through a formal exam in one of the most […]

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Posted by: on April 9, 2018

A U.S. Army Veteran’s Journey to Saïd Business School

Have you ever sat with leaders from more than 30 countries during a course? Do you know what it is like to visit the prestigious Oxford University? Have you imagined the value a post-graduate diploma at Saïd Business School brings you? Are you a member of the United States Military and wondering if you can […]

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Posted by: on March 20, 2018

Reaching

There are times when life presents you with a curiosity and opportunity collectively and the end result leads to something very special. I have experienced this scenario a few times in my life but most recently it required an expertise level completely out of my wheelhouse.  If by definition of being compensated means being a […]

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Posted by: on March 13, 2018

Take that! I am in Oxford

As a finance and accountancy professional, I believe one determines a certain career path through gaining experience, exposure and the right qualifications. My ACCA qualification opened doors for me but choosing the right door was a matter of making choices with considered foresight. When Oxford accepted me into its wings, I was certain of not only gaining the […]

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Posted by: on February 7, 2018

Back to the future

They say you should never go back.  Certainly José Mourinho, twice the manager of philosophy Professor Mark Wrathall’s beloved Chelsea FC, would agree. Second time round, it just didn’t work out for him. But would it for me?  30 years after I first arrived at Oxford train station suitcase in hand, to study French and […]

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Posted by: on October 30, 2017

Farewell and Welcome

I received recently an email link containing our pictures during our last black-tie dinner at St. Cross College. As I browse through all the pictures, I can’t help but feel nostalgic about the whole Oxford experience, thinking how time flies really fast.   It was only late last year when I decided to pursue a […]

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Posted by: on July 11, 2017

In the battle of town and gown, it was gown that won

This is my third trip to Oxford. As I write I’m on the bus. I remember the first time I caught this bus. I walked all the way from terminal 2 to terminal 5, today I got it from terminal 2 because I learned when I took the bus back after we finished module 1 […]

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