Oxford Calling

A blog about working full time and studying part time

Just back from my first module at Oxford with new friends, new perspectives and new skills! Here’s my take on how returning to university will benefit me…

Breathing new life into my career: Outdated skills can end the most promising of careers. No matter what your age, knowledge is king, and embarking on fresh learning cycles is a key part of maintaining success in the new digital workforce.

Networking: It’s a great place to meet people who want to meet you back! My classmates’ companies ranged from global heavy hitters through to one man enterprises, all of us linked by the desire for self-improvement. Bringing such professionals into the classroom to threw up fascinating insights and perspectives that I simply would not have encountered anywhere else.

Finish what you started: I was a pretty poor student the first time round, but i’m now more mature, motivated, and determined to do things right. In addition, my teenage years were dominated by my parents divorce, and coping with this came well ahead of scoring top grades. Winning a scholarship was therefore extra special for me, making up for potential that I couldn’t fulfil back then. So if you’re thinking of going to study, don’t hesitate! The benefits are already kicking in, and I’m enjoying every second!

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