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Posted by: on June 13, 2014


Summertime (if you want to hear Norah Jones’ version of Summertime while reading this, please click here) We can now find tasty and cheap strawberries in the supermarket, which is the best sign summer has arrived in Oxford. The long days – we have daylight until 10pm – and good weather – averaging 21 C […]

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Posted by: on April 29, 2014

Spring Doctoral Conference

A few weeks ago, Saïd Business School hosted its fourth annual Doctoral Conference. This conference aims to showcase and celebrate the work of our DPhil community and to facilitate the exchange of ideas between students and faculty members. Organised by Prof Thomas Noe (Director of the DPhil Programme), Dr Felix Reed-Tsochas (Associate Dean of Research), […]

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Posted by: on April 1, 2014

Teaching as a DPhil

The never-ending pile of exams and projects on my desk is a reminder that teaching has been an important part of my academic training during this term. I have helped as a Teaching Assistant on an MBA course and I tutored an undergraduate student. Being a TA is something common in doctoral programmes, as it […]

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Posted by: on February 12, 2014

Learning mode

The main objective of the DPhil programme at Saïd Business School is probably being trained to be an outstanding academic and the basic legs of this learning process are taking courses, carrying out your own research, and usually doing (or helping with) some teaching. Today I wanted to say a few words about the first […]

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Posted by: on November 29, 2013

Labels and meanings

Here in Oxford, traditions are important. That is why, among other things, we wear gowns for formal examinations, we say grace at dinner in Latin, or we refer to fall/winter, spring, and summer terms as Michaelmas, Hillary, and Trinity. When something has survived for 800 years, it is not that easy to change. These labeling […]

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Posted by: on October 22, 2013

One year as a DPhil student

A few days ago we had the induction dinner for new DPhil students at Saïd Business School. However, this time I was not one of the newcomers asking practical things about living in Oxford or trying to understand the variety of research interests at the school. Instead, I was one of the second-year doctoral students […]

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