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1 Business School 1 Business Management Jo Feehily Programme Director

2 2 Business School Expectations of today  Introduce yourselves in small groups  What are your expectations of the day?  What questions would you like to be answered?

3 3 Business School Today’s Objective  Get to know other students studying the same degree as you  Understand Brookes jargon  Make sure you know where to go for help  Understand your programme of study  Receive Field Guide  Meet Field Chair and some of the teaching staff  Cover anything else raised through discussion

4 4 Business School Getting to know one another  Your Field Chair/Course Manager – for programme advice is Belinda Platt  Your Programme Director is Jo Feehily (Senior Lecturer)

5 Business School Brookes’ ‘Speak’  You are a Double Honours student doing Two Fields  Modules are programmes of study. Modules are worth credits - usually one, sometimes two  You need 8 basic credits in your first year to progress.  Your first year is known as Stage I and your 2 nd, 3 rd and final years are known as Stage II  Compulsory modules are ‘must haves’ and must be taken to progress to Stage II.  Tutors tend to talk module numbers, students talk module names

6 6 Business School the Field Guide  Useful contacts  Year planner  More information about your chosen field & the staff who teach on it  Expectations of us and of you  Sources of help  How to make the most of your degree  Field regulations (including assessment)

7 7 Business School Sources of help  Student Support Co-ordinators  Field Chair  Academic Adviser  Module Leader  Upgrade Service  PAL - Peer Assisted Learning  ISAS - International Student Advisory Service  Counselling and Advisory Service  Student Union  Student Representative

8 8 Business School Remember  We can only help you with a problem if we know about it  The earlier you let us know of any problems, the sooner we can help to resolve them  Your programme is ultimately your responsibility, but we are here to help

9 9 Business School Making the most out of your degree  Exchange programmes/Study Abroad  Personal Development Planning  Student representatives  Become a PAL leader  Brookes Business Society  Student Ambassador  Sandwich placement  Degree choice

10 10 Business School the Field Guide  Module Descriptions  Brookes Assessment Compact  Programme specification  Referencing guide  Glossary of terms  Other basic modules

11 11 Business School the Field Guide  Choosing your Stage 2 programme  Important deadlines  Your choices: Placement Degree title

12 12 Business School the Field Guide Please remember this guide contains lots of information that you will need throughout your degree. Please do NOT lose it!

13 13 Business School Your first year programme (1)  A minimum of 8 module credits this year: 4 modules each semester Free Ninth module if you wish to learn/continue a language (French, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin Chinese for Beginners) cuments/languages-2010-2011.pdf cuments/languages-2010-2011.pdf U70910 Academic Writing for Business  Remember - your results are important

14 14 Business School Your first year programme (2)  U50005 Using Accounting and Financial Information Semester 1 or 2  U51016 Introduction to Business and Management (double) Semesters 1 and 2 Led by Berry O’Donovan and John Prior   Plus the compulsory module credits for your other field 14

15 15 Business School Your first year programme (3)  International Students – we recommend you include: U95002 Overseas Student programme specifically designed for Business School students – DOES NOT count as a module credit! U70910 Academic Writing for Business – DOES count as a module credit  Both should be on your timetable  These are also open to EU students who wish to take them

16 16 Business School Your first year programme (4)  Other modules – chosen or recommended  Check your PIP for Errors and Warnings. If you have any come to one of the Field Surgeries  Module Addition Deadline: End of this week – known as Week 0

17  Change it on line using PIP  Check alterations do not cause slot clashes  Remember to save changes  Check for error messages  See Student Support Co-ordinators if there is a problem If you need, or want, to alter your programme, this is what you should do:

18 18 Business School Surgery / office hours Belinda Platt’s Office hours N415  Week 0 Today: 16.00 – 17.00  Tomorrow: 9.30 – 12.30 and 13.15 – 16.00  Week 1 Monday: 14.00 - 16.00 Tuesday: 9.00 -12.00 and 13.00 - 16.00 Thursday:14.00 - 17.00 Friday: 9.30 - 12.30 and 13.15 -16.00

19 19 Business School Anything else???  Any questions (those we know the answers to!)  And … most importantly …. Do you know where you should be next week? Check your PIP and print your timetable

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