IM & IMABS REINTEGRATION MEETING FOR RETURNING STUDENTS Manchester Business School The University of Manchester Wednesday 24 September 2014 Original Thinking Applied AGENDA • Welcome Back – Dr Antony Potter - IM and IMABS Programmes Director • Professor Paul Cousins - Case Competitions • Caroline Everson - Careers Consultant, Careers & Employability Division • Dr Antony Potter – Reminders for your final year • Sue Fidalgo - Photo Competition Winners Congratulations! … you have made it to your final year at MBS! REMINDERS FOR YOUR FINAL YEAR • Undergraduate Intranet – Online Undergraduate Handbook https://ughandbook.portals.mbs.ac.uk • Use Intranet as your guide for: Timetabling information Programme Structures Progression Rules Feedback Study Skills • This is the source for all information relating to your programme • Student Charter – copies available in D20, MBS East http://www.studentnet.manchester.ac.uk/enhancing-myexperience/charter/ DURING THE YEAR • C11 in MBS East is a Group Study Room that can be booked via D20. Note that students will have to leave their student card with D20 for the duration of the booking. The room is available 10.00 am – 4.00 pm The Learning Commons has more rooms • £20 print credit REMINDERS FOR YOUR FINAL YEAR REGISTRATION Deadline for Academic & Financial Registration is 30 September 2014 A £50 late fee will be applied after this date This rises to £200 if registration is not completed by 31 October 2014 REMINDERS FOR YOUR FINAL YEAR • Your Academic Advisor – Re-establish contact with your Academic Advisor – academic guidance, references etc Forgotten the name of your Academic Advisor? Log into the Student System via My Manchester then click on Student Centre. Your Academic Advisor’s / Personal Tutor’s name should be under the ‘Advisor’ heading. You can also email them by clicking on their name Academic Staff will have ‘Office Hours’ This is a designated time that they are free to meet with students REMINDERS FOR YOUR FINAL YEAR For IM and IMABS programmes, the weightings are: • • • • Year 1: Zero Year 2: 25% Year 3 Zero Year 4: 75% The third year (abroad) is graded pass/fail and is not included in the final degree classification REMINDERS FOR YOUR FINAL YEAR • Course choices - Make sure you have your quota of international options - 120 credits of which at least 60 credits must be chosen from the International courses • With the large range of course choices, bear in mind that timetable clashes are inevitable. • Prerequisite Rule – Remember that students will not be allowed to take courses that they have not taken the relevant pre-requisite courses for during their second year at MBS. Courses taken on exchange cannot count as pre-requisites – Pre-requisites must be passed at 40% or more (not by a compensated fail) • Feedback – How you receive feedback on assessed and non-assessed work and feedback from students at committees. There is a section in the online handbook on feedback of assessed/non-assessed student work: https://ughandbook.portals.mbs.ac.uk/Myassessment/Feedback.aspx REMINDERS FOR YOUR FINAL YEAR • Importance of attendance at classes and engagement with studies including preparation for lectures and interacting at seminars • Academic malpractice, plagiarism etc • Sources of support: – Academic Advisors, Course Coordinators, Programme Director, Assessment and Student Support Centre in D14 and Undergraduate Services in D20 REMINDERS FOR YOUR FINAL YEAR • Course Unit Selection Changing courses – deadline 3 October 2014 This includes semester two courses as well • Move to a timetabled seminar/workshop if you are in a holding class (SEM0 or WSP0) • Coursework Submission Penalties apply for late submission REMINDERS FOR YOUR FINAL YEAR • Exam dates: – 12 - 23 January 2015 – 11 May – 5 June 2015 – Reading Week: 27 October 2014 - 31 October 2014 REMINDERS FOR YOUR FINAL YEAR PDP – Personal Development Plan • Your PDP is an ongoing reflection of your four year degree programme at MBS • It is important to continue completing this during your final year • It can be used as the basis for your CV REMINDERS FOR YOUR FINAL YEAR • E-bulletin - The e-Bulletin will serve as our way of communicating relevant and important information to you and through it MBS responds to any feedback received from you. Please make sure that you read this fortnightly publication which will be sent to you via your university email address • MBS Social Event – watch out for details of this upcoming event on the e-bulletin • Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/mbsundergraduate • Twitter - Remember to follow MBS UG on Twitter at:http://twitter.com/mbsundergrad • Disability Support Office (D.S.O.) Please make sure that you make contact with the Disability Support Office if necessary. The DSO is located on the 2nd floor of University Place. The DSO works with a large number of students including those with dyslexia and anxiety • Careers Service - The Careers Service has now moved to The Atrium on the first floor of University Place. Take advantage of all they have to offer. • The National Student Survey will open in January/February • Please take the time to complete this taking into account all your years at MBS - first, second, year abroad and final • You should rate your whole experience across your programmes and consider all the elements including the opportunity to experience different education systems that Manchester Business School has given to you • We are looking to improve the student experience year on year with the aim of achieving top scores • Your input into this is invaluable REMINDERS FOR YOUR FINAL YEAR • IM/IMABS student representatives Apply to become a representative for your programme in your final year. Deadline for applications is 3 October Contact Gail Hall for more information: [email protected] IMPORTANT DATES YOUR SUPPORT NEEDED • • • • • MBS INTERNATIONAL FAIR Wednesday 15 October 2014 – 15.15 – 17.00 Please attend and represent the institution you studied at during your third year abroad. Promotional material has been requested from all partner schools. Final Year Students needed to come along early to help set up. Exchange students will also be attending. Snacks and drinks provided!! MBS INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY • Please support International Society events and help to give the exchange students a memorable time at MBS and Manchester • Thanks to Lewis Cane, President MBS INT SOC and his Team IMPORTANT DATES • Supporting your Programme MBS International Fair Helping with Second Year Students Mentoring incoming exchange students UCAS Visit Days • Dates for the diary Wednesday 15 October 2014 – 15.15 – 17.00 MBS International Fair – MBS Atrium Wednesday 4 March 2015 - 14.00 – 15.00 Meeting with second year students to give guidance on year abroad destinations – IM – Crawford Lecture Theatre 1 IMABS – Crawford Lecture Theatre 2 Friday 8 May 2015 – 15.00 – 17.00 Exchange Leavers and Final Year IM and IMABS Event - MBS Atrium UPCOMING EMPLOYABILITY EVENTS • 1 October – Accounting Opportunities for Chinese students – ICAEW Regional Director for China • 27 October – MyFuture – whole day event providing opportunities to meet employers, recruitment professionals, obtain careers advice and practise elements of application process • 12 November – Women in Accountancy – ICAEW event – inspirational speakers talking about their experiences in the commercial world and hear about opportunities in accountancy • Watch out for sign-up in the e-bulletin and on university communications or ask [email protected] UG SERVICES Undergraduate Enquiry Office D20 MBS East OPENING TIMES – 10.00 – 16.00 DAILY Email contact: [email protected] YOUR PROGRAMME DIRECTOR Dr Antony Potter MBS West - Room 3.54 Email: [email protected] Telephone: 0161 275 6466 STUDENT SERVICES CENTRE Student Services Centre – Burlington Street For registration/fees, documentation including letter requests, loans and grants, exams and graduation information TRANSCRIPTS, PDP • Please collect a copy of your year abroad transcript and your PDP (Personal Development Plan) for your final year at the end of the meeting. 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