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Posted by: on January 10, 2021

Get to know Sanya Rajpal, Oxford MBA Class of 2020-2021

Tell us a bit about yourself I am a Development and Policy Expert, Entrepreneur and Lawyer. Passionately dedicated to creating impact and facilitating change through creating opportunities for people’s excellence to shine – usually through education, entrepreneurship and cognitive skills. Most recently I was working at the UN, working on trade&development issues. I’m driven by […]

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Posted by: on November 24, 2020

Has your world changed this year? How do you feel going into the MBA in a COVID-...

“My world hasn’t changed at all this year”… … said no-one ever about 2020. As we hurtle towards the end of Michaelmas term (already?!) and we are less than six weeks away from closing the door on 2020, it seems like a great opportunity to address the question; “Has your world changed this year?” I […]

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Posted by: on November 11, 2020

“Was it worth it getting an MBA during the pandemic?”

The #1 question I’ve gotten from prospective SBS students in my short time at Oxford has been, without a doubt: “Was it worth it getting an MBA during the pandemic?” The answer is, resoundingly, yes. Don’t get me wrong, going to school during a pandemic has an evolving set of challenges – a hybrid educational […]

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Posted by: on March 30, 2020

The MBA so far

With COVID19 in the air, we’ve moved to digital classes. That means our MBA is now completely online and we have to rely on our devices to keep us connected. Classmates have moved back to be with their loved ones, and we’ve had to come up with new ways to communicate, plan events, and learn […]

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Posted by: on January 9, 2020

Changing and staying the same: 3 lessons from a term in Oxford

While in Oxford I’ve grown quite fond of Libraries. The combination of book-lined walls and the silence that betrays the energy of imagination and thought create a specific type of intensity. Oxford libraries magnify this intensity. It is in one of Oxford’s 100 or more libraries that I find myself reflecting on three lessons that […]

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Posted by: on January 2, 2020

Reflections from Michaelmas

Supersonic. One word to describe time in Oxford. The last few months have flown past! I cannot believe that Michaelmas term is done. I’m twenty-five percent through with my MBA. I need to take a deep, long breath and pinch myself to believe it’s true. It took me longer than I expected to settle down […]

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Posted by: on December 19, 2019

Play better work better

During the very intensive assessment week, when your paper is due and you will have to take two exams in a row, Oxford MBAs may seem stressed. Why not spend a day at Blenheim Palace, a world heritage site which lies only about 30 minutes bus ride from Oxford? The palace is not only a […]

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Posted by: on December 16, 2019

Only five days left until the end of Michaelmas!

And yes, it all just flew by. It was only a few months ago when I was sitting in Nelson Mandela Lecture theatre listening to our dean, Peter Tufano, give a welcome speech to the class of 2019-2020. It was surreal. I had seen that lecture theatre while streaming the Responsible Business Forum and other […]

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Posted by: on November 25, 2019

Michaelmas musings

As I write this blog post, 9 weeks have gone by since I started at Saïd Business School. It feels like it was months and months ago because my weeks since then have been so packed with activity. On that first day, I arrived excited but anxious, wondering what the future held for me and […]

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Posted by: on August 26, 2019

Reflecting on the last year at Oxford

As I currently sit in the magical Duke Humfrey’s library trying to finish my last assignment of this year, I feel a suspension of disbelief. It seems like only yesterday when I arrived to this magical town steeped in history and literature and was surrounded by 300 odd unfamiliar faces on the first day at […]

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