Wednesday, June 14, 2006

And the winners are...

A night of suspense, intrigue and entertainment. In case you missed it (how could you?), here is the list of winners…

Party Animal

Mike M
Life and Soul
Best Dressed Male

Class Spirit

Joe Rice & James Porter
Home to Parents Male
Felipe & Oleg

Dean's Pet
Who is That? Stephanie Shih
Player Mac
Helicopter Nikesh
Home to Parents Female Marty
Filterless Jeremy
Class Joker Mike M
Best Dressed Female Kuntha
Jock Richard Webb
Loved Lecturer James Taylor
Sleeping Beauty Yanev
Substitute Teacher Ben Carswell

Winners that didn't make the stage:

King/Queen of Spam Ali Waqar
Word Bingo Mike McFadden
Best Couple Rebecca and Keywan
Unlikely Snog Johannah and Ioannis
Tabloid Jeremy Miller
Butterfly Jeremy Miller
Surprise Jeremy Miller
Coolest Partner Kelly McFadden
Hottest Lecturer Dolores
Best Costume Marco
Better Late than Never Rachael Wagner
Teacher's Pet Hester
Best Dancer Ioannis
Best Quote Howard Jones

Monday, June 05, 2006

Tickets now on sale £5

See Pierce, Chris or Vaniah for your ticket to the Sylvesters this Saturday:

Ticket includes:
  • Champagne reception
  • Award Ceremony
  • Buffet Dinner
  • Dancing

Get yours early - they will sell out. More on nominations to follow...

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Save the date

- Saturday, June 10 - Sylvester Awards -

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Happy Birthday SBS

This year, the Saïd Business School celebrates its 10th anniversary. Yep, that's right, the school is only 10 years old but how it has grown. Here are some intersting facts that you may not have known.

  • Students in the first year had classes in the Radcliffe Infirmary, students passed patients in the hallway on their way to learn about business.
  • The site on which the current business school was built used to be the home of the Oxford Rewley Road railway station. This station was taken down gently and transported to the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre where model railway enthuasts can enjoy the architecture of this old building
  • The mound in the garden of the business school is the visible part of an archieogical of the ancient abbey, Rewley Abbey where Cistercian monks once studied back in the 13th century. The business school is not allowed to build there so instead we have a beautifully landscaped garden where we can play croquet in the summer. Lovely.

Last night, a small group of us attended the reunion dinner as a representative of the current class. It was a little weird to be dressed in a posh frock and have a three course dinner at tables in the Common Room which had been the location of the roudy South America night at Happy Hour the night before. But it was great to meet some of the students from the class of 1996 and hear their stories and to speculate with each other from our year what we will be like when we come back for our 10 year anniversary.

Well done SBS, I hope that your next 10 years are a successful as your last ones.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Stay in touch

There is now an OBA Group on LinkedIn. It's easy to join, just follow this link if you already have a LinkedIn account.

If you don't have an account, LinkedIn is a social networking tool which most of our class have signed up to. If you've ever done a class taught by Marc Ventresca then you will understand its usefulness. It's free to use, there are clear network effects and a nifty toolbar which will sync your Outlook contacts with what people have entered about themselved in LinkedIn.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Football training schedule


We will be training on Wednesdays 5-6:30 pm and on Sundays 11:30 – 1pm am at the University Parks.

We have the Cambridge match on May 6th for which we will pull the best 11 from the MFE and MBA

And the MBAT on May 25th-28th for which we will pull the best 11 MBA.

There are no guaranteed spots and the best 11 will start, however, if you want to give yourself a chance you will have to start coming to training now.

Please contact Richard Webb for more information or just turn up for training.

MBA Photo Competition

Calling all photographers - time to dust off those cameras and get clicking - announcing the launch of a super friendly MBA photo competition!

Please see below for the terms and conditions. The top three entries will be picked by a student panel. Many thanks to Charmaine Hutton, Jason McAllister, Natalia Vainer and Pierce Louis for agreeing to pick the top three. Stephan Chambers has kindly agreed to pick the winner from the final three. The school has also kindly agreed to provide space in the school such that we can hang a framed print of the winning photo.

The theme for the competition is your MBA experience; if this seems a little vague and you are looking for inspiration then additional ideas could include celebration, friends, discovery or maybe even weather!

We plan to exhibit as many of the entries as possible at SBS during graduation week. Further, if there is interest, a book including as many entries as possible will be published ready for graduation. The winning picture would be on the front cover of the book. Any profits from the sale of the book will go to Oxfam.

Should you wish to get involved with the competition then please let me know – any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Terms and Conditions
1. All entries should be sent/pidged to Paul Rode, SBS, 1 Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HP.
2. All entries must be received at SBS by 10am on June 1.
3. Each MBA student may submit up to three pictures.
4. Each entry must be printed on 8in.x 10in. photographic paper. Apologies but due to the large number of expected entries e-mail submissions cannot be accepted.
5. Please mark your entries with your name and the approximate date the
picture was taken. Please indicate on your entry whether you are able to provide a digital copy of your entry (to reduce the publishing costs of the proposed book, only digital images will be accepted for inclusion in the book). Digital photographs must be in a high quality JPEG format, a minimum size of 1600x1200 pixels at 300dpi, and taken on at least a 2 Megapixel camera.
6. Due to the proposed exhibition during graduation week, please note that entries will not be returned.
7. Any captions accompanying your entry must be no more than 20 words long.
8. Please ensure that you get the permission of anyone in the picture to reproduce their image.
9. By submitting your picture, you give the organizers the right to reproduce the image and/or exhibit the pictures electronically and/or in print. Further, you give the organizers the right to maintain a private record of your entry during the period up to and including graduation week, and to share the pictures with the SBS 2006 Year Book team.
10. We cannot guarantee that all entries will be exhibited or published in the proposed book.
11. Entrants will be informed as to whether their picture is to be included in the proposed book. The organizers will then request the digital copy to be submitted.
12. Please note that photography of the entries will be permitted during the exhibition.
13. Feel free to enter your pictures into other competitions, should you so wish.
14. All judges' decisions are final.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any queries.

Let us leave the school a legacy of the class of 2006

Monday, April 03, 2006

Send a postcard

Have a great holiday!

The Boat Race

Oxford Rocks!!

Congratulations to the boys who rowed in this years annual boat race against Cambridge in London yesterday and won by 5 boat lengths. A fantastic result!

A special congratulations to the MSc students in the boat. Well done for keeping the tradition of having a rower from the business school in the race.