T-3 weeks

T-3 weeks????

MBA Induction Week begins on 12 September 9am at the Business School, 29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh.

Here, three weeks before the new MBA class arrives everything still seems calm. It is of course the quiet before the storm. Although that sounds rather negative given that the arrival of a new MBA class is one of the more pleasant events of the academic year. MBA Induction Week is a hectic time, especially behind the scene, and every year you sort of collapse at the end of the week. But it’s a great time.

Hsin-Lin, Mizuki, Alfredo, Jun and Takao are here already. Next week we will have the first of our “early-bird” receptions and by then I hope more will have arrived.

Semester 1 will look different this year. Instead of teaching all courses at the same time, we’ve split the semester up in two blocks. We will teach half the courses in each block but in a more intense format. We have also extended the length of the sessions thus allowing for much more flexibility in the delivery of the materials and also the inclusion of presentations, case studies, guest speakers and other activities to enhance the learning experience. I’m sure it will be very exciting.

On a different note, tomorrow I go to see Sarah Millican. She should be a laugh! As you will know we have the the Edinburgh Festival on our doorstep. Literally. Glancing out the window I note that it seems less crowded – a typical final-week-of-the-fringe occurrence. It is as if the Fringe “deflates” towards the end and slowly but surely the resident of Edinburgh will get their city back. Well at least until December when Winter Wonderland takes over. There is always something on in Edinburgh and that’s one of the nice things about this city.

P.S. No, I didn’t forget about Libya. Things are changing by the minute so keep your eyes peeled.


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