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Posted by: on March 8, 2022

Ten Lessons from My EMBA Experience So Far – A Journey to Self Development

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe More than a year ago, I decided to take a leap of faith and undertake a massive career change while continuing to work on my own journey of self-development. My admission to […]

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Posted by: on January 6, 2022

Silent Reflection

This photo snapped in a flash of a second, took years in the making. The men and women captured in the stillness of this frame made moves from across the globe. A dizzying array of separate journeys collided at Balliol College of Oxford University, sometime in the early part of that year called 2020. I […]

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Posted by: on June 15, 2021

Oxford, a magical place I once dreamed of

When I was studying in Scotland at the University of St Andrews, I visited a friend who attended Oxford Brookes University. The Oxford in my memory of just a few days was historical and mysterious, like the old towns in the European fairy tales that I read as a child, or the magical world of […]

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Posted by: on August 10, 2020

Interesting and Odd Rules at the University of Oxford

Organisations across the world adopt unique and interesting historical practices that define their image and brand in wider society. Arcane procedures and sometimes strange rules have endowed in particular institutions with a rich culture; and in the case of learning institutions with a long history of eccentricity, these are usually associated with exciting and odd […]

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Posted by: on June 16, 2020

Advice to a New Oxford EMBA

Having just completed the taught part of the Oxford Executive MBA, and enjoyed every moment of it, here are some tips and insights aimed at those either about the start the programme, or interested in doing so. Choose your college wisely Colleges are an integral part of the Oxford experience, and the programme is built […]

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Posted by: on May 12, 2020

Doing an Executive MBA

Last week marked the completion of something that was more than a dream for me. In fact, I did not even dare to believe that I would ever become a student and postgraduate at Oxford University. In 2018, following a rewarding career path and growth at Vodafone, I felt like I needed to go back […]

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Posted by: on April 28, 2020

Learning to Excel in the time of coronavirus

What do you do when you arm yourself with meticulous mental notes from a newly read JK Rowling but run into a far more macabre plot, albeit one with a hidden-in-plain-sight deception worthy of an Agatha Christie? Rowling was a well-considered choice. Once the admission offer to the Oxford Executive MBA came through, around six […]

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Posted by: on March 11, 2020

The five things I learned in my first year in Oxford

Following on from the success of my long running, two-part “five things I learned in…” blog series, I thought a year into my Oxford EMBA would be a good time to pause, reflect, and, if I may be so bold, impart some more timeless wisdom to new EMBAs peering into the mist to the path […]

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Posted by: on December 19, 2019

You thought you knew it all

Oxford has to be one of the only few places in the world, aside from that ‘other place’, that requires you to wear a bow tie and academic gown to write an exam. Here I was on a chilly, foggy, and rather quintessential Oxford morning on December 2nd pacing toward St Hugh’s College dining hall […]

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Posted by: on September 16, 2019

Preparing for the Oxford Executive MBA

There are a number of steps between the moment in which a person decides that the Oxford Executive MBA is the best choice and the moment that person starts on the programme. This article seeks to cover some experience based points in this space. The very first step, relevant especially to those with less than […]

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