Online Undergraduate Handbook

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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:
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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
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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.
CHECK YOUR UNIVERSITY EMAIL
ON A DAILY BASIS
ANY QUESTIONS?

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