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Posted by: on February 3, 2015

It’s Socratic, interactive, amusing…

So here we are, after months of preparation, application forms, essays, interviews and soul searching, I’ve done it and been accepted to the Oxford Executive programme. Everyone keeps asking me if it was hard to get in and I have to admit that my answer is NO if you want to do it for genuine reasons. You […]

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Posted by: on January 28, 2015

Business complexity and decision making

Amidst heartwarming messages of congratulations and welcome to the University of Oxford, “You can do it!” exclaimed Kathy Harvey, EMBA Programme Director. “The next 21-months will transform you completely,” she promised, telling us emphatically that we would become different people and very different kinds of leaders by the end of the program. An exciting way […]

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Posted by: on January 26, 2015

Becoming Oxonian

Arrival Loaded with anticipation I stepped off the bus at Gloucester Green station last Sunday. A new age in my professional life was about to commence, and Oxford was showing its most convivial side, bathed in golden winter sun. The rich history of the city manifests itself through a great mixture of medieval and current […]

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Posted by: on January 25, 2015

Already missing my EMBA12 friends

On the last day of module one, I am sitting at Heathrow analyzing this eventful week. In one word – excellent. Everyone is attracted by the magic that the brand “Oxford” but everyone also has extremely high expectations for Oxford. A programme of this level must respond to the very high demands of its participants in […]

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Posted by: on October 9, 2014

Why you should launch a start-up during your EMBA

Four months into my Executive MBA I left my previous job to start an online payments business. Five months later we closed our first round of funding from Europe’s leading early stage syndicate, Seedcamp, representing investors like Fidelity Growth Partners, Index Ventures and the European Investment Fund. This is a short story about why starting […]

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Posted by: on May 27, 2014

How to get active in Oxford University sport clubs

When reporting from Sochi earlier this year, Mashable reporter Kurt Wagner remarked, ‘The Olympic Village has long been identified as a place overflowing with sexual tension, considering it brings together mostly young, fit, stressed out athletes from all over the world in one place;’ in order words, it was just like Oxford. Joking aside, all […]

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Posted by: on April 8, 2014

How to choose your Oxford college

Oxford University is a little bit different from other universities in many ways, one of which is the fact that you are not just a member of the University and a member of your department or faculty, but also a member of a College. Once you have paid your deposit you will be sent a […]

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