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They’re letting us back in!

Blue skies at the Business School We’re starting with good news today, people, as this is a positive space and as much as Covid really does try it’s best to get us down (and don’t get me wrong, sometimes it really does), we have some positive news to start the blog. The Business School is… Continue reading They’re letting us back in!

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Lockdown 3.0 + Assessment Week 3.0 = a brutal combination…

Another one down... This week has felt like the longest week yet, whilst simultaneously feeling like I was rapidly running out of time. Monday seems an awful long time ago, but I distinctly remember panicking on Tuesday that I didn’t have enough time to finish my paper. It’s been a strange one... “5th week blues”… Continue reading Lockdown 3.0 + Assessment Week 3.0 = a brutal combination…

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Distinction…and proud!

First essay back deserves some bubbles Who can remember way back when, many months ago, “Lockdown 2.0” had just taken its grip on the country, I was obsessed with making pancakes for weekend breakfasts, and we celebrated handing in a 3,000 word essay on British Airways...? My blog post for the week was entitled; “I… Continue reading Distinction…and proud!

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How is it February already? Boss Women take on EP and a 100km cycling week…

A rare sunny day overlooking our friends 👻 I think I prefaced last weeks blog with “this is going to be a long one” (or if I didn’t, I meant to...) So this weeks blog, I’ll preface with the opposite; this is going to be a pretty quick read because let’s face it, nobody is… Continue reading How is it February already? Boss Women take on EP and a 100km cycling week…

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Lessons from Buddha and getting the heels out…

Where do I begin? Firstly, and most importantly, is to say thank you to each and everyone of you who sent messages, cards, flowers, chocolate, books, and everything else after last weeks blog post. Honestly, the response has been unreal. This is my 42nd blog post (how crazy is this?!) and the post last week… Continue reading Lessons from Buddha and getting the heels out…

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Oxford gets its first snow of the season and I get snacks in the post ☺️ 📩

Snow day in Oxford (any excuse to wear the hat 😂) The first thing I have to do when starting a new blog post each week is go back through my calendar and remember everything I’ve done. This evening I just had a moment of “was that really this week??” as this week seems to… Continue reading Oxford gets its first snow of the season and I get snacks in the post ☺️ 📩

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Back into the swing of things: Hilary Week 0 done at 100mph…GOTO, Workouts & Lockdown 3.0…

I’m still not entirely sure why we have a Week 0 at the start of term. My guess is because our core classes haven’t actually started (Strategy and Firms & Markets this term) and Week 0 is always a bit “different”. Week 0 in Hilary Term is all about GOTO (Global Opportunities and Threats: Oxford)… Continue reading Back into the swing of things: Hilary Week 0 done at 100mph…GOTO, Workouts & Lockdown 3.0…

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Hello 2021…it can’t get much worse, can it…?

This holiday it was all about the rest Happy New Year dear reader, and welcome back to my weekly blog from inside The University of Oxford! I do hope you managed to have some family festivities over the Christmas period. I had a few days post-end of term where my body was still running on… Continue reading Hello 2021…it can’t get much worse, can it…?

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12 weeks, 3 more assignments and 4,500 words later…Michaelmas Term is complete

Christmas cookies from Dean Tufano And just like that, Michaelmas Term is done and dusted. What. A. Term. And what a past two weeks...a real test of endurance, mental and physical strength! With three assignments due on Friday 18th, I made the decision to get them done as soon as possible, so I could start… Continue reading 12 weeks, 3 more assignments and 4,500 words later…Michaelmas Term is complete

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I’m sorry but where has this term gone…?! The end of Michaelmas is looming along with some big deadlines…

Christmas in Oxford So this is technically it. Michaelmas term is done. All that remains is to hand in three papers and boom, our first term at Oxford is complete. Absolute madness if you ask me. Literally, where has this term gone?! This week absolutely flew by, again. We had our last in-person classes as… Continue reading I’m sorry but where has this term gone…?! The end of Michaelmas is looming along with some big deadlines…