Leeds University Business School Welcome to Leeds University Business School Peter Moizer, Dean, Leeds University Business School Larissa Bdzola, Head.
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Leeds University Business School Welcome to Leeds University Business School Peter Moizer, Dean, Leeds University Business School Larissa Bdzola, Head of First Year Naomi French, Undergraduate Admissions Manager
Welcome! Introduction to the School What do we offer and how will you benefit? Admissions / Access schemes What else is going on today?
Leeds University Business School Consistently highly ranked, world’s top 100 business schools according to The Economist 2010 and The Financial Times Global Rankings 2011 1,500 undergraduates + over 900 PG students from over 60 countries (includes MBA) 2008 institutional audit expressed confidence in the University’s provision The department’s research was given a prestigious ‘5’ rating in the most recent research assessment exercise
Quality matters A research-intensive business school The department’s research was given a prestigious ‘5’ rating in the most recent research assessment exercise Students benefit from being taught by academics who are creating knowledge Strategic commitment to give equal priority to teaching and research
Our programmes Single Honours programmes in Accounting Economics International Business Management, including Human Resource Management and Marketing Joint Honours programmes with other subjects Programmes are for 3 years with opportunities for study abroad / year in industry
Parented by Business The programmes parented by the Business School are: BA Geography and Management BSc Geography and Management BA Economics and Geography
Joint Honours Huge range of choice with Modern Languages, Humanities, Social Sciences and Science Parented by the non-Business combination Opportunity to combine your two subjects to complement your understanding and knowledge. Opportunities to take electives modules Full details of combinations & entry requirements in the common room
Teaching & Assessment Teaching time is divided between lectures, tutorial classes, seminars and workshops. These average a total of 10-12 hours per week and, as at all UK universities, much of your time will be spent in independent study. A variety of assessment methods:
Investing in the Student Experience Applicant portal Head of First Year Personal Tutorial Module PASS Student ambassadors PASS leader Student interns Student ambassadors Study year abroad Year in industry Research interns Student interns Student ambassadors
Head of First Year There are four Heads of First Year: Accounting Economics (including Economics & Management) Management & HRM (including Management with Marketing) International Business (including International Business & Economics and International Business & Finance) Support the transition to independent learning Personal tutor Lecturer for compulsory modules in the first year Together, oversee and develop the first year experience
Impact Our students have: Awareness... of the University’s values and employability skills from the outset. Opportunities... to recognise, develop and articulate the skills that they gain. Choices... which/how many opportunities to take? Support...from regular and tailored meetings with their personal tutor. First year satisfaction with personal development 31% (#1) First year satisfaction with academic support 17% (#6) Improved academic performance 94% of all first years attended all 3 personal tutor meetings
Larissa is hoping to add a surprise element in here but cannot do this until Wednesday (if it comes off)
Making graduates employable Career / professional development incorporated in undergraduate programmes Employer involvement in delivery. Provision of co-curricular opportunities such as PASS and internships Employability Hub We have the largest programme of one-year placements in the University. Graduate level employment rates above the national average
Admissions Places at the Business School are in high demand and entry requirements reflect this Your personal statement and predicted grades will play a key role
Entry requirements All Business Courses: AAA (except for Transport Studies & Geography AAA-AAB) Finance, Economics GCSE Maths A Management, Marketing GCSE Maths B HRM, International Business GCSE Maths C All courses GCSE English Language B No Critical Thinking, General Studies or Extended Project
Personal Statement tips Evidence of enthusiasm and aptitude for the subject you wish to study. Provide evidence of skills, knowledge and attributes that will enable you both to benefit from and to make a positive contribution to the programme of your choice Demonstration of how relevant extracurricular activities and work experience have enhanced your knowledge and skills in your chosen subject Display strong literacy skills with the ability to write clearly and construct sentences and paragraphs effectively including spelling, punctuation and grammar. Be yourself!
Access to Leeds An alternative admissions scheme to help those students whose personal circumstances may affect their ability to demonstrate talent & potential through grades alone Eligible applicants receive special consideration from admissions tutors For further information, see www.leeds.ac.uk/a2l or ask one of the Admissions team todaywww.leeds.ac.uk/a2l
Exciting Developments New Economics & Finance degree Redesigned BSc Management degree CIPD accreditation + 7 exemptions for ICAEW/CIM Strategic partnership with ICAEW (Accounting degrees) New modules to enhance employability e.g. volunteering, ‘business’ into schools Creation of student experience / research interns Expansion of our Student Ambassador scheme
What else is going on today? Drop-in – Undergraduate Common Room, all day Study abroad / Industry year talks Which Business Degree? Talks Your Questions answered All subject talks Finance talks on campus