Post Tagged with: "Life at BSG"

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Staff

Some of the MPP students (Class of 2015) after their final exam.

Applying to Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government: What makes a good personal statement?

The Personal Statement plays a key role when our Admissions Committee are considering your application file. There is no right or wrong way to structure a statement but you should think carefully about its content: after all, this is your forum to showcase your passion, commitment, achievements, and potential. It […]

by × 13 September 2016 ×

BSG Students, Security and conflict

MPP student Cameron Bell in Iraq

Summer project fieldwork: Between Iraq and a hard place

It was already feeling like a long day when I sat down with Ahmed for a cup of Iraqi sweet tea. He had come from the nearby Kurdish department of foreign relations, but I had come north from Sulaymaniyah, about a 3-hour drive away, in mid-day temperatures hovering around 46C. […]

by × 23 August 2016 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Students

The Blavatnik School of Government building in Oxford. Photo by Hufton+Crow.

Inclusivity through design: accessibility at the Blavatnik School of Government

The new Blavatnik School of Government building has been widely lauded for everything from its environmental credentials to its innovative design. However, the building also breaks ground in a way that is too-often forgotten: it is one of the most physical disability-friendly structures in Oxford. The revolutionary inclusiveness of the […]

by × 19 July 2016 ×

BSG Students, Governance, cooperation and law

Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General, in conversation with Ngaire Woods, dean of the Blavatnik School of Government. Photo by Fisher Studios.

Towards responsible ratification of human rights treaties: Insights from Kofi Annan

Pacta sunt servanda. This is the fundamental principle governing states’ consent to be bound by international treaties. It communicates that treaties must be performed in good faith. In practice however, states often fail to perform their treaty obligations and in so doing, challenge some theories of compliance. On the matter […]

by × 14 June 2016 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Students

A must for mid-career: Master of Public Policy

A must for mid-career: Master of Public Policy

We have different motivations, ambitions, dreams and capabilities but each of us has the same question in our head: “Who am I?”, “What do I want?”, “Why am I here?”. If you had an answer for those questions and if that answer is “I want a better world for everyone”, […]

by × 13 June 2016 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Students

Alice and her fellow MPP students meet HRH the Duke of Cambridge. Photo by John Cairns

Meeting a future king

Weeks before the official opening day of our school, the Blavatnik School of Government, rumors were flying around that a royalty would be attending. Some of us started betting between the Queen, Prince Charles, and the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge. I should have put real money on my pick […]

by × 12 May 2016 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Staff

Current MPP students during the policy simulation earlier this month.

Admissions update: decisions, decisions…

The decisions have been made, the offer emails have been sent and a brand new class of Master of Public Policy students is taking shape. If you’ve applied to study with us in next autumn, you will probably have heard from us by now. So for those of you who have made […]

by × 31 March 2016 ×

BSG Students, Governance, cooperation and law

Shobhana Bhartia (third from left) with some MPP students and dean Ngaire Woods.

Dean’s Forum at BSG: From newsmakers to a ‘news maker’!

The Dean’s Forum at BSG is a great space for candid and often intimate conversations with newsmakers and opinion shapers from different parts of the world. The trend continued last week when we welcomed Shobhana Bhartia, the chairperson and editorial director of the Hindustan Times Group, to an afternoon of […]

by × 11 February 2016 ×