A cultural welcoming week for our new Master Students
Challenge and be challenged! If you can engage with this message, you will feel at home at The Oxford Union, a place where you can breathe the thrilling atmosphere in the air. Many British politicians like the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, learned here how to negotiate in the political scenario.
From the German physicist Albert Einstein to the American actor and film director Morgan Freeman, many celebrities, ground breaking intellectuals and political visionaries have been in this Chamber.
Every Thursday evening during term, there is a debate in which world experts argue passionately about their conflicting beliefs.
Some PHBS UK students have already joined the membership of this Oxford Union that has been hosting debates and speakers since 1823.
This was just one of the exciting places we wanted to share with our Master students that just arrived for the cross-border programs of Management and Finance.
They went for a tour to get to know some of the highlights of the historical city of Oxford like the Sheldonian Theatre, the Old Bodleian, Bridge of Sighs, the Divinity School, the Radcliffe Camera, St Mary the Virgin, The Covered Market, among other.
Like the Oxford Union, we also had a quiz with our Master students. Which came first: McDonalds or KFC? What is the national dish of Hungary? In Austria, what is the most commonly regarded as the national dish? And in Russia, Moscow, what building houses the Russian Government? International general knowledge questions for international students.
They created teams, shared ideas about movies, food & drink, China & around the world, discussed the subjects and the “PHBS UK Quiz Winner Certificate” went to? The “Burger King” team! This was also a way of giving them a chance to know more about each other’s cultures, preferences and historical background.
Also, during the first week, they went to Oxford Brooks University for the Library induction that includes a brief walk around the Library, explanation of its services, the Library webpages and how to find/access resources, both online and print.
During the weekend they could also benefit from the Oxford Open Doors. From colleges to council buildings, it is an event that offers free access to sights (about 150 venues) that are usually kept behind closed doors.