Testimonials from previous students and graduation photos
‘I had a wonderful mentoring experience. I am sure not many of the students are privileged to have so. I did not realise how effective a mentor could be until I had my first meeting with Gillian. Unlimited support, fruitful advice, insightful subject knowledge, prompt replies and the list continues. I felt she was just an email away from me. Selecting a mentor is critical to passing the OBU project and I am lucky that I got it right.’
Md Polash Ahmed, France – BSc Applied Accounting
Gillian demonstrated genuine personal interest and passion about our engagement. She contributed with valuable suggestions and motivated me with her enthusiasm to take the extra step. Her guidance and constructive feedback challenged me to dig deeper into my field of research. She made the overall experience a pleasant and unforgettable journey!
Elena Dourou, Malta, MBA dissertation [submitted June 2018]
” I passed the dissertation at last. Thanks are due to you for your kind, great guidance and encouragements. I would have given up long before! The dissertation is very challenging for me and I am proud of my completing my MBA under your great guidance and encouragements”
Gillian was my supervisor [mentor] on a dissertation to an MBA in Oxford Brookes University.. From the first encounter, I found Gillian very open and approachable person. She was punctual and well prepared for meetings. She was fully committed and equally engaged in the project. Listening patiently was her special quality which motivated me in all our conversations. She created conducive environment for dialogue. She was notifying me her schedules in advance and was willing to adjust to my convenience. She simplified her ideas to the level of my understanding. Through the process, she equipped me with essential capability to carry out the research and made me confident and focused. She was always there for me with positive attitude and constructive feedbacks, directed me to relevant literatures and data sources to further support the research. She thought me how to analyze and interpret data and visually represent to reinforce my arguments. I learned to keep the coherence of findings, data and literature review in order to provide the right perspective to the research outcome.
FCCA, Association of Certified Chartered Accountants
MBA, Oxford Brookes University – MBA dissertation – Distinction [submitted 2018]
“Gillian thank you for your help! Without your support and inspiration I would never have passed that terrible work”
Oleh Bazaliiskyi, Ukraine, MBA dissertation [submitted 2018]
Congratulating Oleh at his MBA graduation ceremony, 21 June 2018
“I previously failed my first attempt on topic 16 [using a different mentor]: I felt that my previous mentor was not familiar with the marking scheme and the support I received was very limited. In particular Gillian is very familiar with the Oxford Brookes BSc Applied Accounting marking scheme and was able to provide valid feedback throughout in terms of research structure, research methods, accounting knowledge and writing skills etc. I felt that my progress ran smoothly and benefited from the structured support I received from Gillian, who was very approachable and thorough during our mentorship. I am very grateful that I was recommended to approach Gillian for supporting my resubmission.
Sam G, BSc Applied Accounting student, UK
“Dear Gillian, It was an honour to be your student. I really enjoyed your Corporate governance class”
Ghadeer Abu Al-Shawareb, Jordan, MSc June 2018
With Ghadeer after her MSc graduation ceremony, June 2018