Admissions and Life at the School

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Staff

Dr Adam Ritchie speaks to the new MPP students on their first day

The Master of Public Policy at BSG: Interview with coordinator Adam Ritchie – part 1

Admissions to BSG are now open so we’ve decided to talk about the Master of Public Policy (MPP) with Dr Adam Ritchie, MPP course coordinator and departmental lecturer in science and public policy. In this first part of the interview we explore the MPP programme, looking at who it is for […]

by × 30 September 2015 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Students

Quratulain Fatima in her Pakistan Air Force uniform

Rewards beyond dreams – From Pakistan to BSG

With almost five days left until my arrival at the City of dreamy spires – Oxford – I am currently finalising my preparations, or to be precise my luggage contents. As I perch my laptop on my lap and sit back writing this blog, I now look back to my […]

by × 09 September 2015 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Students

Preparing for Oxford: an admissions journey

Preparing for Oxford: an admissions journey

Greetings! I am thrilled about joining the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program at the Blavatnik School of Government (BSG) at Oxford in just a few weeks. What’s more exciting is sharing my journey with you. Hopefully you, too, may be inspired to pursue the same path. My career before […]

by × 26 August 2015 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Staff

Sarah and Emily, our hard-working Admissions Team, look at some transcripts from prospective students.

Admissions update: preparing for our new students

  Oxford is a truly beautiful city in the summertime and as the sun finally comes out and current MPP students depart for their Summer Projects, we are looking forward to welcoming a new class in a few short months. With our biggest ever incoming cohort and a stunning new […]

by × 03 July 2015 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Students

A day in the life of a BSG Student – episode 2

A day in the life of a BSG Student – episode 2

You might have read my musings about BSG in my latest blog post. This time I’d like to be a bit more specific about what life at BSG is like – while I was going through my phone’s photo gallery, I realised that many of the photos I had taken in the […]

by × 26 May 2015 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Students

MPP students Mariana and Amina at the Challenges of Government Conference last December.

To BSG or not to BSG?

I’m halfway through the MPP course and a lot of people have been asking me about it, so I thought I’d share some insights about being at BSG. Why study for a Master of Public Policy? My first thought was: “I need a break from work… a change of routine”. The […]

by × 08 May 2015 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Students

Juan David before a race

What I talk about when I talk about running (and doing a doctorate at Oxford)

“Most of what I know about writing I’ve learned through running every day”, wrote Haruki Murakami in his 2007 best seller What I talk about when I talk about running. I cannot be as assertive as the famous contemporary Japanese writer, but running has significantly influenced my life and my […]

by × 06 May 2015 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Students

A day in the life of a BSG Student – episode 1

A day in the life of a BSG Student – episode 1

What does a typical day in the life of an MPP student look like? Ask any of our students and they will tell you that there is no straight answer – every day is different. Our MPP student Pádraig reports via Twitter!

by × 17 April 2015 ×