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“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards”: Reflections on a year that changed my life

This week I moved out of my flat in Oxford for two weeks back at home in Yorkshire. I had an annoying trip to London this week searching for a flat, but alas, unsuccessful. For this weeks blog, I am sharing the final post I wrote for the Business School website. I wrote blog posts… Continue reading “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards”: Reflections on a year that changed my life

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Nearly 1,000 views of the last blog; exciting news and feeling much better…another crazy week!

Welcome to all my new readers… I wouldn’t normally say this, but since the Business School published my last blog post all over its social media last week, I have had an influx of readers. My last post now tops the charts as my most read blog; reaching nearly 1,000 people in a few days.… Continue reading Nearly 1,000 views of the last blog; exciting news and feeling much better…another crazy week!

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MBA? Completed it…💪🏼

Submitting the final assignment Exactly one year ago today, I happened to be six days into my cycling trip to Vienna. It was a 100km day from Koln to Koblenz. If I think back to that day, riding along the EuroVelo, I wonder if I ever imagined the day one year from now? How different… Continue reading MBA? Completed it…💪🏼

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Pouring from an empty cup…

Balliol College dinner If I wasn’t so stubborn or disciplined or intent on writing a blog post every week, tonight is definitely the night I would have given it a miss. However, in order to capture the full picture of my time at Oxford and the plethora of experiences and emotions I feel, it’s only… Continue reading Pouring from an empty cup…

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A week off, a trip to Yorkshire and back to the old stomping ground

💙 After a busy weekend in Newcastle, it was nice knowing I had a week off class. Trinity term has officially finished and we are now into the term they call “Long Vac”. In this summer term everyone has a choice of either taking two elective classes or doing an internship. I have chosen the… Continue reading A week off, a trip to Yorkshire and back to the old stomping ground

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Theresa May bags us a Distinction, fancy dress for class and formal dress for dinner…

My Monday morning started off in a rather unusual way. I can now say I have attended a MBA Private Equity lecture dressed as Super(wo)man, in the Sheldonian theatre in Oxford. Not many people can say that, eh. Superman for the morning To start our week of final classes for Trinity term, our Professor asked… Continue reading Theresa May bags us a Distinction, fancy dress for class and formal dress for dinner…

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Finally we get a formal! And an entire week crutch-free…

Rowing dinner Tomorrow marks mine and Brian’s 10th anniversary, and to mark the occasion I have had a whole week of walking without him or my crutches. After last week’s devastating news that the fracture was still there, I’ve been working hard on all things rehab and I’d like to think they are starting to… Continue reading Finally we get a formal! And an entire week crutch-free…

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It’s not all plain sailing with Brian…

Learning about Private Equity is much easier outside I think we need to take a moment to appreciate the great British summer we are currently basking in. I am writing this sat on my balcony, in shorts and T-shirt; welcome to Costa Del Oxford. The only negative about this weather, is the level of complaints… Continue reading It’s not all plain sailing with Brian…

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Brian is nowhere to be seen; starting new courses; and some big life decisions…

Big news people: for the first time in 7 weeks, I have managed a FULL WEEK without Brian! He is positively gathering dust now in the corner of my room; looking on longingly as I waltz around the place without him. It just wasn’t working between us; I’m too independent and he was way too… Continue reading Brian is nowhere to be seen; starting new courses; and some big life decisions…

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8,000 words later we make it through Trinity…part 1

Thank you sunshine 🤩 It was so lovely that the sun graced us with its presence, just as I was crawling out of my assessment hole on Friday afternoon. 12:45pm on Friday, fifteen minutes before the deadline, I submitted my group’s 5,000 word paper, and swiftly went out for a celebratory lunch. These past two… Continue reading 8,000 words later we make it through Trinity…part 1