While there are many things to like about the course, I think that my top spot has to go to the variety of perspectives - and I mean here both among students and staff. Coming from the region, I had certain preconceptions already established in my mind, but two years here were great for challenging these points of view and allowing me to have a broader, balanced look on the past, present, and future of Central and Eastern Europe and Russia.
My MPhil at Oxford was my first contact with the British academic-level educational system. While it was different from my previous experiences in Canada, I came to enjoy the individual approach offered by the tutor system and the opportunities for in-depth discussions both with tutors and within small-sized seminar groups.
In my work following graduation I deal a lot with international relations and internal politics. Tools for analysis of these fields that I was taught at Oxford, as well as the need to always look at each case from multiple perspectives, have allowed me to create balanced and in-depth work, which provide my readers and clients with the most insight and answers their questions fully.