Admissions and Life at the School

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Students

My first day at school

My first day at school

I can’t remember writing a ‘first day’ essay when I first entered primary or high school; but I did write one when I entered Government office for the first time. As I am getting accustomed to the academic words such as library, attendance, assignment all over again after 6.5 years, […]

by × 08 October 2013 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Students

A Dance to the Music of Time

A Dance to the Music of Time

Last Friday, a milestone was reached in the Blavatnik School’s development, as its first MPP cohort reached the end of the teaching-year with a final Policy module. As the students – myself among them – disperse to the four corners of the globe to undertake our Summer placements in government, […]

by × 17 June 2013 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Students

David Petraeus: Lessons in Leadership

David Petraeus: Lessons in Leadership

“Reflecting on what some term the ‘counter-insurgency era’… I want to argue that this era is far from over, for the simple reason that the era of insurgency is not over.” – Gen. D. Petraeus. On Tuesday 11th June, students of the Blavatnik School of Government (BSG) welcomed General David Petraeus […]

by × 14 June 2013 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Students

The Cabinet Table at Downing Street

The Table

The Blavatnik School today took a field trip to No.10 Downing Street – one highlight of which was a chance to sit at the famous Cabinet table. Downing Street is a short row of Georgian town-houses situated a small cul-de-sac off the main thoroughfare of Whitehall in central London.  As […]

by × 31 May 2013 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Staff

The Admissions End Is Nigh

The Admissions End Is Nigh

The admissions process of the school is nearing the final stages. It truly has been a tough and lengthy process; involving some long days for my colleagues and I.

by × 27 March 2013 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Staff

Admissions Half-Way Update

Admissions Half-Way Update

The initial admissions stage is now complete and things are slightly less busy in the Admissions Team, which gives me time to update you on the admissions process. Just as I predicted in my last post the last few weeks have been very busy ones; as expected we received the […]

by × 18 February 2013 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Students

Choosing to Go to the Moon

Choosing to Go to the Moon

A note for all you potential BSG mature students out there… Just under a year ago, I received an email from the Blavatnik School of Government admissions team updating me on the progress of my application to the school.  It had been a number of months since I’d carefully put together […]

by × 29 January 2013 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Faculty

Coming up in Hilary Term

Professor Monica Duffy Toft looks ahead at the upcoming core teaching and guest speakers joining us at BSG over Hilary Term.

by × 11 January 2013 ×