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Posted by: on October 5, 2015

Full steam ahead…

End of module four of the Diploma in Strategy and Innovation, as we learnt, paved the way for newer beginnings. The fact that we all have been through a few exams and 4 modules seems unreal. My thoughts about this programme at the beginning of these modules were quite different to what they are at […]

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Posted by: on August 21, 2015

Back to life, back to reality

While the above always has thrown me back to the 80s when Soul II Soul were swinging their hair around in this captivating music video, it now has a completely different meaning. Exam 2 of the Diploma in Strategy and Innovation has passed, module 3 has passed, all my books are in a corner and […]

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Posted by: on May 1, 2015

A journey to remember, the Oxford way

Being a mother of two very young children can be quite a challenge most days and to be able to commit to additional responsibilities and a change in lifestyle can be a challenging yet an amazing experience. It has been a few months since I enrolled myself on to this course and I have to […]

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Posted by: on April 8, 2015

Where the W’s are…

I wake up in the middle of the night. “Why”? is my first thought. “What?”, is my second. And my third one is “How does not start with a W.” Do I detect some pre-exam stress? The Why, What and How are everywhere nowadays! Especially when I sit in front of my books and notes […]

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Posted by: on March 17, 2015

Three weeks last summer….

Last year I attended the Said Business School’s Advanced Management and Leadership Program (OAMLP).  The course was a three week residential program (at Egrove Park, not the main business school) that did three things: refreshed and updated my business skills (broad highlights of MBA subjects); assessed my leadership style (via 360 degree feedback, plus some […]

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Posted by: on March 16, 2015

Why Oxford?

My first university degree was in a completely different field to the business world I currently find myself in. With a little experience under my belt, about 6 months ago, I started thinking about my next challenge, how can I push the boundaries? How can I stretch myself and get comfortable outside of my comfort zone? […]

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Posted by: on March 9, 2015

My experience of the Diploma in Strategy and Innovation

I was travelling around rural Myanmar for 2 months straight before I got onto the plane to UK to attend the Diploma in Strategy and Innovation or DipSI Program. My mind was still focused on work and on Myanmar. It didn’t hit me until Wednesday morning when I showed up on the class that I […]

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Posted by: on March 3, 2015

What happens between diploma modules?

So module 1 of my Diploma in Strategy and Innovation is over and module 2 is still seven weeks away, so what to do in the interim? Well if you are someone like me who needs a bit of added motivation to hit the books, a study group is the perfect solution. Our class has set […]

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Posted by: on February 10, 2015

Where discussions kick off 10 minutes into the first lesson

#ItsAnOxfordThing Where people from all over the world get together Where after 4 days you feel you have spent weeks with them Where discussions kick off 10 minutes into the first lesson Where lessons can be audiotaped if you broke your arm Where social events are as important as courses Where it is freezing cold, […]

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