Hot in the city
Posted by Adcoms on 18 July 2006
Well the English summer has well and truly arrived! The MBA Programme Office was melting as temperatures hit 33C (91F) on Monday, the hottest day of the year so far, and it looks set to continue with the BBC Weather Centre predicting London temperatures to reach 37C (99F) on Wednesday, breaking the July record of 36C. (While lecture theatres and study spaces benefit from air-con, some administration offices still go without! Although it does fuel our national obsession of talking about the weather!)
At least with official engagements finished for the time being we can come in casual dress, and we also have the bonus of being based just across the road from Regent’s Park in case anyone wants to top up the suntan during lunch. (Regent’s Park is one of 8 Royal Parks that provide 5,000 acres of green space to Londoners. Put in context, that is around 6 times bigger than NYC’s Central Park.)
On a “work” front, summer is usually the quiet(er) time of year for the admissions team. The calm before the storm of the autumn fairs and information sessions. The new promotional brochure is being designed, the events schedule is being finalised, the application form is edited, and the final few places for this year’s class are being allocated. The final admissions deadline passed last Friday, so 95% of the new class is now known, but there will still be a little movement from the Wait-list right up until the beginning of class in late August.
That's enough for now. I'm off to get an ice-cream!