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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 Here’s my take on how returning to university will benefit me… Breathing new life into my career: Outdated skills can end the most promising of careers.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 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 October 28, 2019

Oxford Nostalgia

“After you climb a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb” – Nelson Mandela As the oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford University could be described as both the foundation of academia and apex of innovation. As an unique and historic institution dating back to 1096, it’s a […]

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Posted by: on August 14, 2019

Strategy and Innovation – What do I wish I had known before I started the course?

I thought a lot about attending this course before I applied and mostly I thought about all the barriers and concerns, of how little free time I already had, and how selfish would it be to spend less time with my young son; how would I juggle my work commitments and still be able to […]

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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 24, 2019

Where were you when you were accepted into Oxford?

I will always remember where I was when I decided to apply to study at Oxford, a bit like remembering what you were doing when the world lost Princess Diana or anyone else of remarkable position and calibre- those significant times in your life when something happens and changes you or your thinking in a […]

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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 October 23, 2018

Only just the beginning

We just finished our last Module 4 and the main word I can find is Inspiration. Every time I come back from Oxford I feel great inspiration for achieving, experiencing and, the most important, contributing into live, business and studies. It comes from a very interesting, comprehensive and thoughts-provoking programme of Diploma in Global Business, […]

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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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