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Posted by: on December 17, 2018

RE:creation triumph at C4Bi competition

Its 6:45pm, we have 15 minutes to finalise a presentation to FC Barcelona, copy check a letter on Chef Ferran Adria’s ‘creative audit process’ and make sure our strategic recommendations make sense. This moment of the ‘Creativity for Business Innovation’ competition arrived ten hours after sitting around a boardroom table, trying not to be overheard […]

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Posted by: on November 29, 2018

315 students, 62 nationalities, 1 Home

It’s nearly December, which is hard to believe even as I write it. The first three months of my MBA endeavour have been exciting, challenging, and have flown by. An opportunity to perform a self-inventory arose during a Thanksgiving (Friendsgiving) dinner last weekend. I took a moment to pinch myself that this journey I had […]

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Posted by: on November 20, 2018

A Band of Brothers

Since arriving to Oxford, I have been fortunate to join the Oxford University Men’s lacrosse team. We are more than a team. We are a band of brothers, ranging from Ph.D candidates to undergraduates to fellow Oxford MBAers. Lacrosse is unique as a sport in that it attracts not just the desire to be great […]

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Posted by: on November 5, 2018

Life inside and outside Oxford

As our first exam and assignments approach and I attempt to settle into a routine while balancing the demands of this term, I have been reflecting on the great place Oxford is, but also the joy and need to get out of the business school and city at times. This year – and the MBA […]

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Posted by: on October 25, 2018

An old friend

“There they are, just follow them my dear.” I thanked the reassuring waiting staff member before turning my back on the Pembroke dining hall. I was one of the last ones out, having lingered to catch up with some fellow graduates. Tonight we were guests at the High Table, perched on the dais opposite the […]

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Posted by: on October 8, 2018

Beginning the MBA Journey: Lessons on Global Surgery

Prior to starting the Oxford MBA programme launch at Saïd Business School, I had the opportunity to attend a global health conference at the iconic Blavatnik School of Government, run by the Global Anaesthesia, Surgery & Obstetric Collaboration (GASOC) in Oxford – a trainee-led group of junior doctors committed to promoting access to global surgery – by […]

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Posted by: on August 13, 2018

The Aspen seminar and the value of self-reflection

My main objective for studying the MBA was to give myself the opportunity to benefit from a time of self-reflection and introspection. As counterintuitive as it may seem, coping with the fast pace of an MBA programme makes the real you, your strengths and your weaknesses come to the surface. I do not underestimate the […]

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Posted by: on July 16, 2018

Oxford Saïd came to play and play we did.

Bringing home the MBAT trophy for the second year in a row was an amazing experience. If you’re an incoming MBA, mark your calendar now and make attending this a priority! Oxford Saïd came to play and play we did. Some (winning) highlights: 1. Battle of the Bands Our multi-instrumental KILLER talented band, Alex in Wonderland, […]

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Posted by: on December 16, 2016

Letters home – I am so so sorry

Dear Mum, I am so so sorry, I’ve sat down so many times to write, actually that’s not entirely true – I’ve thought about sitting down to write so many times! But I can’t even begin to describe how busy the term ended up being – far more so than I ever imagined! A few […]

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Posted by: on October 25, 2016

The Space Agency in Your Backyard

I like thinking about the future. I like things that feel like they could come out of the pages of a science fiction novel. Some of you know this about me. Some of you even share this interest. If you do, then you know that there are few futuristic sectors more interesting to a scifi […]

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