Manchester Business School - Online Undergraduate Handbook

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IBFE Programme Director Talk
for Returning Students
Manchester Business School
Dr Reza Salehnejad
IBFE Programme Director
[email protected]
Updates for 2014/15
The programme administrator for the
IBFE programme is now Hannah
Cousins
 Contact details;
[email protected]
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Reminders
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Online Undergraduate Handbook (the source of
all information!)
 https://ughandbook.portals.mbs.ac.uk/
Study Spaces
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Alan Gilbert Learning Commons
 http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/proje
cts/aglc/
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Group Study Room in C11, MBS East
 Can be booked via D20, available 10am-4pm
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Reminders
 On-line
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Registration:
Deadline for registering for this academic
year is the end of September, after which
there will be a fine!
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Reminders
Changing optional course choices:
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Instructions are available via the online UG
handbook
Co-requisites: you must take these courses as well
Pre-requisites: you must have passed at 40% or
more (not a compensated fail)
Deadline for choosing courses is Friday 3rd October
2014- this includes semester two courses!
Choosing seminar groups:
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Move from ‘holding seminar’ (SEM0 or WSP0) to the
slot of your choice
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Reminders – Degree weightings
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2nd years
Year 1: Zero
Year 2: 33%
Year 3: 67%
Final years
Year 1: Zero
Year 2: 33%
Year 3: 67%
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How to do well academically
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Mindset – Student vs. Professional
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Attending lectures/workshops – Passive vs.
Active learning
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Self-discipline / Work consistently
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Form Study Groups
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Make use of “Office Hours”
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Don’t be afraid to make “mistakes” – that is
how you learn!
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Receiving feedback
on your work
https://ughandbook.portals.mbs.ac.
uk/Myassessment/Feedback.aspx
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Career Development –
thinking of the future?
 Meeting
with your Academic Adviser
 Careers
Service (events, presentations)
University place
Website:
www.manchester.ac.uk/careers
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Opportunities
1. Library Training – E.g. Bloomberg
Essentials Training Programme
2. Network / Join Societies (IBFE society,
MUTIS)
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Upcoming Employability
events
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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]
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Where to seek info/help:
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Online Undergraduate Handbook
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Undergraduate Office (D20, MBS East) or
email:
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https://ughandbook.portals.mbs.ac.uk/
[email protected]
UG Student Support Office (D14, MBS East)
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For mitigating circumstances
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Other sources of support:
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Academic Advisor
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Course unit Co-ordinators
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for module – specific issues
IBFE Programme Administrator & IBFE
Programme Director
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for general IBFE – related questions
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Finally…..
Work hard – your grades all count
towards your final degree classification
If you find yourself in need of help or
support – PLEASE ASK
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Good luck for the forthcoming
year!
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