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1 Financial University presentation, 2013 Nick Horsewood (Director of Internationalisation)1
2 Talk to cover… The University of Birmingham Economics and Money, Banking and FinanceEmployabilityAccommodationInvestments on campusSportBirmingham – The City
3 British Universities – diversity and choice Huge choice - over 100 institutionsAncient - Cambridge, Oxford, St AndrewsCivic / Redbrick- Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds1960’s campus - Aston, Bath, Warwick, York, SussexNew - Oxford Brookes, WestminsterOver 80,000 courses to choose fromDiverse range of subjectsTraditional: Law, Business, Engineering, MedicineDiverse: Forensic science, Geology, Zoology, Urban studiesDiverse Course structures - single subject, joint honours- sandwich courses (work placement), internshipsProfessional Accreditation/Exemptions – Medicine, Engineering, Dentistry, Law, Accounting
4 Issues to considerReputation, History and TraditionProgrammesCampus facilitiesCityCostsLocation
5 University of Birmingham Founded 1900 / Russell GroupUniversitas 21Over 4,500 international students from150 different countries.The Times Higher Educational (THE) WorldUniversity Rankings: 66 in the world (2009)RAE 2008: 12th in the UK for research excellenceTeaching Quality: Almost 70% students receive first or upper second class degreesOne of the top 6 universities that major companies target
6 Why study at Birmingham? The economics department:36+ academics and 8+ admin staffWithin the Business SchoolEconomicsManagementAccounting and FinanceMarketing
7 The department Current Location : JG Smith Building 900+ undergraduate students300+ MSc students50+ PhD students
8 What programmes do we offer? BSc EconomicsBSc Money, Banking and FinanceBSc Economics with languageBSc Economics with minor subjectMSc EconomicsMSc International EconomicsMSc Development EconomicsMSc Environmental and Natural Resource EconomicsMSc Mathematical FinanceMSc International Money and BankingMSc Money, Banking and Finance
9 General structure of Undergraduate programmes Economics or Money, Banking and Finance120 credits taught courses each year6 modules per term2 hours of lectures per week for each module1 class every 2 weeks15 contact hoursWhich modules?2nd Year Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics, options3rd Year: Topics in Economics, Extended essay, options
10 General structure of Postgraduate programmes 120/140 credits taught courses each year6 modules per term2 hours of lectures per week for each module1 or 2 class every 2 weeks14 contact hoursWhich modules?Core modules: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics Econometrics,Options
11 MSc MONEY, BANKING AND FINANCE Semester 1MacroeconomicsEconometrics with Financial ApplicationsInternational Banking and FinanceTopics in Money and BankingSemester 2Risk, Uncertainty and InformationEconomics of Financial MarketsOptionDissertation
12 OptionsInternational Trade PolicyInternational Banking: Regulation and SupervisionGame TheoryDevelopment Economic PolicyPolitical Economy and Economic PolicyNatural Resource EconomicsSecurity Analysis and Portfolio theory (20)
13 Study methods Enquiry-based learning Range of teaching methods Actively engage in learning processResearch questionsRange of teaching methodsLecturesClassesSeminarsTutorialsIndependent learningRange of assessmentExamsAssignmentsPresentations
14 What about assessment?All modules have an end-of-year written examinationMost modules will have some elements of continuous assessmentEssaysClass TestsMarked Problems SetsProjects
15 Employability£3.5 million investment in sector-leading employability services3000 students enrolled on Personal Skills AwardAlumni Leadership Mentoring SchemeGlobal Challenges Internships7 Major Careers Fairs55th in the International Herald Tribune (the global edition of The New York Times) in the world and 9th in UK for post qualification employabilityBirmingham is investing in a wide range of internships and funded work experience placements that will enhance students professional and personal skills, whilst giving practical experience. Each College will have a dedicated employability team.Personal Skills Award is an award winning scheme recognised by a range of employees including PwC, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust and TeachFirst.Alumni Leadership Mentoring Programme- a number of high profile Birmingham alumni will provide one-to-one mentoring to selected students throughout their final year.Global Challenge Internships will provide student placements with major graduate recruiters worldwide. They will comprise six to eight week funded placements during the summer vacations.Birmingham is investing in a range of internships and funded work experience placements that will enhance both your professional and personal skills, whilst giving you practical experience. Each College will have a dedicated employability team, including a careers consultant and advisor to offer you specialist advice and help in securing placements,internships and jobs.15
16 Investing in our campus £175 million transformation of Edgbaston campus in the next 5 yearsBramall Building to open in 2012 with 450 seat music auditorium
17 Sport 2nd in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) League A sport for everyone2nd in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) LeagueAthletic UnionIntra LeagueActive lifestylesStudents can get involved in sports at a level that suits them. At Birmingham we are very proud of our sporting achievements and are currently 2nd in the BUCS League which is a league of UK Universities and Colleges. Students have Wednesday afternoon free and can join sports teams to compete at a high level against other Universities. Alternatively students can play in the Intra-mural league which is a less competitive league between subjects, halls of residence etc.Intra League is a huge programme of recreational sport within the University. It provides an opportunity to take part in competitive sports without the commitment of training. Emphasis is put on sportsmanship, team spirit, fair play and above all enjoyment.Active Lifestyles- The University of Birmingham Sport’s programme of fitness classes, is the largest of its kind in the UK and offers such a huge variety of aerobic, toning, holistic and dance classes that students will be spoilt for choice. Active Lifestyle gives everybody an opportunity to get involved in exercise in a fun and friendly environment. Classes are available to suit all levels so you can try something new or develop existing skills.
18 Campus University Rated as one of the top 3 campuses in the UK Located 10 minutes away from the City centreVery own train station, art gallery, concert hall, Botanical gardensOpen, green spacesSafe, secure and friendly environmentInvestment of £1 million each week on developments
20 Campus facilities Learning resources 9 open access computer suites, free internet access13 library’s and resource centres2.5 million books, 90,000 added each yearBankingHSBC, Barclays, Lloyds TSB, NatwestShoppingSupermarket, cafés, bars, hair salon, bookstoreHealthcareMedical and dental practice, opticiansSports centreOne of the top 3 universities for sport in the UKOver 40 different sportsFitness suite, swimming pool, squash courts, sports hall, athletics track, football pitchesGuild of studentsStudent societies – over 160International groups, Film, Debating, sports, chess, human rightsVolunteering – over 100 opportunities (international)
21 Entry requirements Potential problems English IELTS 6.5 no less than 6 in any category (or equivalent)Good scoresPotential problemsAdjusting to UK university systemJoining inAdjusting to UK way of lifeGradesThe weather!!!
22 And when not studying? Subsidized language courses at Language Centre Dedicated Careers Centre for Bham studentsStudent societiesThe Banking societyThe Economics SocietyAnd lots more in the Guild of Students
23 What sort of careers?Further degrees in economics or similar (e.g. Cambridge, LSE, UCL, Warwick)Financial sector (merchant and investment banking, stockbroking, financial analysis, retail banking)Accounting and Audit (PWC, KPMG etc)Management consultancyGovernment (HM Treasury, DFID, FSA)Teaching
24 Accommodation Guaranteed £70 - £140 per week Options for: En Suite/ Shared BathroomCatering/ Self CateringInternet connectionSocial HubUniversity supported private sectorLiving Taster DaySaturday 21 April 2012Fresher Guarantee SchemeThe University guarantees a place in university accommodation to those first year undergraduates who want it, subject to the following conditions:The student must be applying for a University place through the main UCAS scheme (i.e. not through Clearing);The student must accept our offer firmly and the application for accommodation must be received by Accommodation Services no later than 31 May;The student must undertake to remain in University accommodation for the whole of their first year.The University of Birmingham may use 3rd Party Providers e.g. Liberty Living and Victoria Hall as part of the Freshers’ Guarantee Scheme.Living Taster Days allows future students to view all of the accommodation available to Undergraduate students arriving in 2012 and look around the facilities our student villages have to offer and talk to students currently living there.
25 Birmingham City Vibrant city First class Arts venues It is the largest financial and creative district outside LondonOne of Europe's largestshopping developmentsMore then 500 restaurantsVibrant night lifeHost to international sporting eventsSports teams
26 Birmingham- a City reborn An international centre for retail, commerce and culture£9 billion spent over last 20 years on regenerationGenerates more wealth than Glasgow, Manchester and LeedsAround 40% of students choose to stay in the region following graduationHalf of all jewellery sold in UK is made in BirminghamHome to the CBSO and Birmingham Royal BalletThe city has shaken off its industrial image with investments of around £9 billion and has emerged as a confident, modern, commercial centre. Around 40% of our students choose to stay in the region following graduation – and for good reasons. The largest financial services and creative sectors outside London are located here, offering excellent career prospects.The city boasts excellent entertainment for all tastes with a range of leading theatres, museums and galleries, including music venues from the O2 Academy to the NIA. It is also host to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) and the Birmingham Royal Ballet.
27 What sort of careers?We think our graduates are our best advertisement!
28 Andrew BSc MBF (2006), 2i Honours Degree Gap year btw 2nd and 3rd year for year-long internship with State Street Bank, LondonSince July 2006: Options Trader, State Street Bank, London
29 Aimee BSc MES (2007), First Class Honours Degree Summer internship with JP Morgan Chase, LondonSince Sept 2007: Cash Equities Sales and Trading, JP Morgan Chase, London
30 Nauman BSc Econ (2005), 2i Honours Degree Summer internship with Procter & Gamble, Geneva and Credit Suisse, LondonMSc Management, University of Cambridge (2006)Language gap year, Bejing, ChinaSince Sept 2007: Associate Consultant, Marakon Associates, London