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Manchester Business School The University of Manchester Wednesday 26 September 2012 IM & IMABS REINTEGRATION MEETING FOR RETURNING STUDENTS Original Thinking.

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1 Manchester Business School The University of Manchester Wednesday 26 September 2012 IM & IMABS REINTEGRATION MEETING FOR RETURNING STUDENTS Original Thinking Applied

2 AGENDA Welcome Back – Professor Michael Luger, Director, MBS Dr Antony Potter – IM and IMABS Programmes Director and Sue Fidalgo: Supporting your Programme, Student Reps, Academic References, Case Competitions, Online Undergraduate Handbook Graham Keating - Careers Consultant, Careers & Employability Division Sue Fidalgo - Photo Competition Winners

3 CHANGES DURING THE YEAR Change of Programme Director IM AND IMABS PROGRAMME DIRECTOR Dr Antony Potter MBS West - Room 3.54 Email: Telephone: 0161 275 6466

4 CHANGES DURING THE YEAR Undergraduate Intranet – Now redesigned and called the Online Undergraduate Handbook Use Intranet as your guide for: Timetabling information Programme Structures Progression Rules Feedback Study Skills



7 CHANGES DURING THE YEAR New ‘My Manchester’ weblink Student Charter

8 CHANGES DURING THE YEAR New Alan Gilbert Learning Commons This will be focal point for learning offering a stimulating and comfortable 24/7environment for study The space will offer a variety of flexible individual and group study facilities as well as provide access to computers,scanning and printing facilities For a virtual tour:

9 CHANGES DURING THE YEAR C11 in MBS East has been converted to a new group study room which all MBS UG students can book via the Undergraduate Office in MBS East Room D20

10 REMINDERS FOR YOUR FINAL YEAR REGISTRATION Deadline for Academic & Financial Registration is 30 September 2012 A £50 late fee will be applied after this date This rises to £200 if registration is not completed by 31 October 2012

11 REMINDERS FOR YOUR FINAL YEAR Your Academic Advisor – Re-Establish contact with your Academic Advisor/Personal Tutor – 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

12 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

13 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 –Pre-requisites must be passed at 40% or more (not by a compensated fail) Feedback – How you receive feedback. This will be in various formats – please be aware of this and take advantage of this. There is a section in the Online Undergraduate Handbook which can be found under ‘My Assessment’:

14 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

15 REMINDERS FOR YOUR FINAL YEAR Online course unit database Course Unit Selection Changing courses – deadline 5 October Move to a timetabled seminar/workshop if you are in a holding class (SEM0 or WSP0) Coursework Submission Penalties apply for late submission

16 REMINDERS FOR YOUR FINAL YEAR Exam dates: –14 - 25 January 2013 –16 May – 7 June 2013 –Reading Week: 29 October 2012 - 2 November 2012

17 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

18 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 Christmas Social Event - Keep your eyes (and ears) open for the big Christmas social event! Last year the event was held in Hard Rock Café and a fun time was had by all. Further information to follow in the e-Bulletin Twitter - Remember to follow MBS UG on Twitter at:-

19 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

20 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 5 October Contact Gail Hall for more information:

21 IMPORTANT DATES YOUR SUPPORT NEEDED MBS INTERNATIONAL FAIR Wednesday 17 October 2012 – 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 Alicia Waite, President MBS INT SOC and her Team

22 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 17 October 2012 – 15.00 MBS International Fair – MBS Atrium -Wednesday 6 March 2013 - 13.00 Meeting with second year students to give guidance on year abroad destinations – IM – B10 and IMABS B3 -Friday 10 May 2013 – 15.00 – 17.00 Exchange Leavers and Final Year IM and IMABS Event MBS Atrium

23 IMPORTANT DATES Careers Placement Event – 3 October B10 – 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm Tesco drop-in session – 4 October MBS Atrium

24 INTERNATIONAL CASE COMPETITIONS 2012-13 Marshall International Case Competition University of Southern California Los Angeles USA February 12 - 17, 2013 Sauder Summit Global Case Competition The University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada March 11 - 15, 2013 Belgrade Business International Case Competition (BBICC) University of Belgrade, Serbia April 2 - 7, 2013

25 INTERNATIONAL CASE COMPETITIONS 2012-13 DETAILS Teams of 4 students (final year, any course) Compete against students from the world’s premier business schools CV and cover letter to Viv Browne by 12pm on Monday 1st October 2012 Send to:

26 INTERNATIONAL CASE COMPETITIONS 2012-13 SELECTION Monday 1 October – CV and covering letter to be e-mailed to Viv Browne by 12.00 pm Tuesday 2 October – Shortlisted students who will go forward for selection process will be advised Wednesday 3 October – 1:00pm – 6.00 pm Student Selection Process will take place Wednesday 10 October onwards – formal training sessions will commence

27 INTERNATIONAL CASE COMPETITIONS 2012-13 SELECTION CRITERIA Course grades to date Initiative Aptitude Communication and presentation skills Ability to work in a group Leadership/ambassador role Organisational skills Please note that students must have a valid passport/visa for travel to USA, Canada and Serbia

28 Undergraduate Enquiry Office D20 MBS East OPENING TIMES – 10.00 – 16.00 DAILY Email contact: UG SERVICES

29 STUDENT SERVICES CENTRE Student Service Centre – Burlington Street For registration/fees, documentation including letter requests, loans and grants, exams and graduation information

30 CERTIFICATES,TRANSCRIPTS TO COLLECT James Al-Saffar Oliver Barratt James Barrie Eleanor Bass Francesca Belletty Adam Boespflug Damaris Brown Sarah Brown Stuart Coombe Thomas Cresswell Michael Doake Sajni Durve Damian Foppa Ivan Galabov Stuart Heath David Jenkins Wing-Sie Kam Achilleas Kolonas Laura Kopelciw Rebecca Leddy Charlotte Manojlovic Joseph Mathias Kaveesha Mirissa Galbocke Hewage Mared Owen Kirsten Pettigrew Diana Raicu Arthur Richier Philippe Schuler Jack Steele Bianca Strasser Victoria Seymour Stathopoul Chloe Swycher Keshvi Thakrar Andrew Whiteside Todor Zlatev

31 STUDENT CARDS All Student and Staff cards have been replaced during the 2011/12 academic year. Please collect your new card after the meeting.



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