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 Here’s my take on how returning to university will benefit me… Breathing new life into my career: Outdated skills can end the most promising of careers.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