Oxford MBA

After the hardest 50 weeks of my life, we head into the final one…

It’s party time

I actually can’t believe this has been week 50 of 51 and tomorrow heralds the beginning of Capstone week, our final week as Oxford students. It has been another busy one; starting the week in Yorkshire, visiting London twice and kicking off the final parties and nights out.

On Tuesday, Jas and I had a productive day working in the Business School and excitingly, this week, we made our business official! It’s very exciting to be graduating this week, with a Companies House registered business to our names. That definitely felt like a big milestone when the confirmation came through on Wednesday.

Official business owners

Wednesday was also the day I made one of two trips this week to London. It was a full day; I’m pretty sure I was dead on my feet by the end of it. I had around ten flat viewings lined up; most of them were terrible. I really hate how half of these flats don’t look anything like the photos; what’s even worse is when the agent greets you with: “Now, you just need a good imagination with this one…”

At the end of my intense flat viewing afternoon, I put in an offer on a flat, for it to be rejected the next day. It’s so annoying but I have a few days after Capstone week left in my Oxford flat, so fingers crossed, I’ll be able to line up some more places to see then. And even better, I might find somewhere that would let me move my belongings in right away.

For the rest of the week, Jas and I spent working together. We had a party on Thursday night which was “Coachella/Burning Man” themed and then Friday was Diego’s birthday, so we had a party for him too. This is only just the start of our nightly parties now; everyone is making the most of being together as a cohort for the last time, so Capstone week is going to be full on.

Looks like a child decorated it 😂 (it was 01:30am!)

On Saturday I made my second trip into London to meet up with the fam to watch “Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat”; it was such a great musical, however, I have never seen so many middle-age women go as crazy as when Jason Donovan was wheeled out. They went mad for him!

And just like that, another week is done. I managed to clock up 17 miles of running this week, which has been the most for a long time. So I am very happy about that. Long may it continue. I’m hoping I will be able to fit a few runs in around our packed schedule this week.

We kick off Capstone week with drinks at the Ashmolean museum tomorrow; drinks with the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum on Tuesday; followed by the graduation ceremony, Union debate and formal dinner at Keble College on Wednesday. Then on Thursday we have our full year group photo, black tie MBA Ball and then the closing party on Friday night. Will we survive? Who knows….

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