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We also host regular alumni events, and this year we were honoured to welcome Sir Andrew Dilnot, economist and broadcaster, who gave us an exclusive talk on the economics of social care at Chatham House.
Anahita is an OUBEP alumna from the 2021 online course when she was a consultant at the United Nations.
Anahita is now an MPhil Technology Policy student at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.
What they say:
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO ENROL ON THE OUBEP SUMMER PROGRAMME?
“I had already attended the Covid lecture series of OUBEP when the Summer Programme for 2021 was announced. I was already aware of the high quality of the content and the applicability of the taught material. This would fill the gap between what I had studied and the real world.”
HOW HAVE YOU USED YOUR LEARNING FROM OUBEP IN YOUR WORK?
“The group project we worked on was about Universal Basic Income in the context of post-Covid. In my work in United Nations, this topic was discussed multiple times in different contexts and my learning from OUBEP and the group work (not just from our group, but also from other groups), helped me think beyond what the general understanding on this topic was.”
WHAT IMPACT HAS COMPLETING THE OUBEP SUMMER PROGRAMME HAD ON YOUR CAREER? AND FOR YOU PERSONALLY?
“The OUBEP Summer Programme helped me get to know many professionals from different industries, it helped me learn about their work and the applicability of Economics into each of those fields, and helped me navigate more easily in my career path.”
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE SOMEBODY ENROLLING THEMSELVES OR AN EMPLOYEE ON THE OUBEP SUMMER PROGRAMME 2023?
“To those enrolling themselves in the programme I would say: it ends earlier than you might expect. Make the most out of it! Take the group work seriously and try to think outside the box.”
What People Say
‘As I had hoped, the carefully chosen contributors to the breakfast series brought new insight based on in-depth research and well-presented data. Very thought-provoking.’
‘I found the lectures very informative. It challenged my thinking in terms of my day-to-day role, and gave me reinforcement of my ideas and work to make data-based decisions.’
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