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1 Manchester Business School The University of Manchester Wednesday 28 September 2011 IM & IMABS Reintegration meeting for returning students Original Thinking Applied

2 AGENDA Welcome Back! – Professor Michael Luger, Director, MBS Dr Helge Hoel and Sue Fidalgo: Academic References, Student Reps, Supporting your Programme Graham Keating, Careers Consultant, Careers & Employability Division Sue Fidalgo, Photo Competition Winners

3 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. 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. Feedback – How you receive feedback. This will be in various formats – please be aware of this and take advantage of this.

4 REMINDERS FOR YOUR FINAL YEAR Your Academic Advisor - Re-Establish contact with your Academic Advisor/Personal Tutor Forgotten the name of your Academic Advisor? Log into the Student System via your student portal 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.

5 REMINDERS FOR YOUR FINAL YEAR 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. Blackboard 9 - The Blackboard Learning System has been upgraded. You will be able to access all of your course details through Blackboard as well as posting any queries that you may have to fellow students or lecturers. Make sure you access your Blackboard site regularly for any course announcements.

6 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 we hope to respond to any feedback we receive from you. Please make sure that you read this fortnightly publication which will be sent to you via your university email address! Christmas Social Event - Keep your eyes (and ears) open for the Christmas social event which took place at the Hard Rock Cafe in Manchester last year and was a great success! Free food and drinks were on offer and students had an opportunity to put questions to the Director of Manchester Business School. Further information to follow in e-Bulletin.

7 IM/IMABS FEEDBACK Changes that have been made based on feedback from Year Abroad and activity of Student Reps in Programme Committee 1.Information on Intranet on health insurance requirements abroad and any extra costs incurred during the year 2.Cancellation of exchange relationship with University of Navarra – now replaced by ESADE, Barcelona 3.Tec de Monterrey suspended for 2011/12 and 2012/13. 4.Streamlined IM and IMABS programmes –Standard international options in final year for IM and IMABS Your feedback (in all forms) is valuable and helps us to improve the programme for you and for future students

8 REMINDERS FOR YOUR FINAL YEAR IM/IMABS student representatives – Apply to become a representative for your programme in your final year. Contact Gail Hall for more information: NSS National Student Survey

9 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 We are looking to improve the student experience year on year with the aim of achieving top scores Your input into this is invaluable

10 IMPORTANT DATES Supporting your Programme -MBS International Fair -Helping with Second Year Students -Mentoring incoming exchange students Dates for the diary Wednesday 19 October 2011 – 15.00 MBS International Fair Wednesday 7 March 2012 - 14.00 Meeting with second year students to give guidance on year abroad destination Friday 11 May 2012 – 15.00 – 17.00 Exchange Leavers Event with Final Year MBS IM and IMABS students

11 SUPPORT NEEDED MBS INTERNATIONAL FAIR Wednesday 19 October 2011 – 15.30 – 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 Liam Hynes, President MBS Int Soc and his Team

12 INTERNATIONAL CASE COMPETITIONS 2011-12 University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA February 13 – 19, 2012 University of Washington, Seattle, USA April 9 - 15, 2012 DEFI Bouygues Paris November 29 – December 2 2011 L’Oreal Brandstorm International Final in Paris June 2012

13 REGISTRATION, FEES, LETTERS Deadline for Academic & Financial Registration 30 September 2011 £50 late fee applied. This rises to £200 if registration is not completed by 10 October 2011. Exam dates: –16 - 27 January 2012 –17 May – 8 June 2012 –Reading Week: 31 October 2011 - 4 November 2011 Student Service Centre – Burlington Street For registration/fees, documentation including letter requests, loans and grants, exams and graduation

14 CERTIFICATES,TRANSCRIPTS TO COLLECT Tal Afek Alexander Allen Paras Arora Neda Avramova Joanne Baldock Katie Bassett Natasha Bhana Iskren Blagov Richard Butters Lloyd Curtis Sophie De Nunzio Rachel Elsegood Sebastion Galperti Lara Ferguson Sarah Gibson Shahili Gomes Laura Grundy Nicholas Hayes Yvonne Hua Nicole Hunger Joshua Joyner Joseph Kanka Joshua Keegan Jessica Kershaw Dominic Kohler Ray Sum Lee Ellena Martin Adam Masters Fionnuala McHugh Gabriela Metodieva Joshua Mullally Cassie Quarless Monika Petrova Adam Philippsohn Joanna Punch William Runciman Rachael Saffer Sevda Savas Evelyn Spencer Alexander Stanhope Theodor Talpasanu Lauren Thomas Yolanda Villafuerte Abrego Jonathan Whittle Lin Zhang

15 Undergraduate Enquiry Office D20 MBS East OPENING TIMES – 10.00 – 16.00 DAILY Email contact: Use Intranet as your guide: Timetabling information Handbook Programme Structures Progression Rules Online course unit database Course Unit Selection Changing courses – deadline 7 October Coursework Submission Penalties apply for late submission UG SERVICES

16 IM AND IMABS YOUR PROGRAMME DIRECTOR Dr Helge Hoel MBS East Room D12 Phone Number: 0161 306 8784



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