Oxford Calling

A blog about working full time and studying part time

I’ve finally hit the road and am on a coach bound for Oxford! Pre-reading is done, and case study prep is safely in the bag. It’s been super helpful to treat this initial study as practice, trying out different note taking techniques and testing out mind mapping apps to see which work best for me. …

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Less than two weeks to go until I start lectures at Oxford! I’ve been getting stuck into my (rather lengthy) pre-course reading list, and putting together the case study I’ll need to bring to class. The case study will be on my own employer, and since starting work on it i’ve learnt more about my …

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A late Christmas present had arrived when I got back from my New Year break, a fat textbook-filled envelope from Oxford with my name on! In addition, I discovered that the pre-reading list for the course had been published, with instuctions to get through a number of articles and chapeters before kick off. So with …

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In November 2019 I received the fantastic news that I had been awarded a scholarship to help fund my studies while at Oxford. Since then I’ve had a number of people asking how I did it, and what advice I would give to other professionals looking to complete applications for courses and funding. If this …

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Happy Hogmanay! I’m in the Scottish highlands for a week to celebrate the new year, and to take some time out from my hectic London schedule. December was a whirl of social events and family gatherings, so a week in a remote log cabin on the ‘bonny banks’ of Loch Lomond was just what I …

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