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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 April 12, 2022

Suddenly the world feels much smaller

When I first received the invitation to write about my experience in Oxford, as a Director’s Award Scholar, I was very surprised and overwhelmed. There were so many things I could write about and mentioning only a few of them would do injustice to the others. The opportunity to pursue my postgraduate studies at the […]

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Posted by: on November 8, 2021

To the nostalgic Oxonian that’s addicted to the city of dreaming spires

In 2018, 5 years after I had graduated from Oxford with an MSc , I was at that point in my career when I was thirsty for more knowledge, had several of questions about my career path and what it would take for me to get to the next level. Of course, given the enriching […]

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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 28, 2020

First week, first impressions!

Just back from my first Diploma in Financial Strategy module at Oxford with new friends, new perspectives and new skills! Here’s my take on how returning to university will benefit me… Breathing new life into my career: Outdated skills can end the most promising of careers. No matter what your age, knowledge is king, and […]

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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 October 22, 2018

From graduation to launch – Introducing PutON

If the level of excitement I feel could be measured, it would be close to a ten. Our graduation day is just one week away: class members (dear friends) cannot wait to see each other again and to receive our Global Business Diplomas. But that excitement is doubled by another event: we are about to […]

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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 June 2, 2017

Organisational leadership at Oxford Saïd

Thoroughly enjoying the opportunity I have to study organisational leadership at the Saïd Business School in Oxford. Supported by ISARIC’s (Federation of clinical research networks) Executive Committee and my Oxford scholarship I am being taught a wide range of models and concepts. Already I have been applying these as ISARIC goes through a strategic review […]

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