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1 Business School 1 Welcome to Accounting and Finance Jane King and Catherine Dilnot Field Chairs

2 2 Business School Todays Objectives Get to know one another better Check your programme of study Receive Student Handbook Meet Field Chairs, Student Support Co- ordinator(s) and most of the teaching staff Enjoy Wheatley Carnival

3 3 Business School Getting to know one another 2pm this afternoon please go to EL19 to meet your academic adviser, each other and other members of staff There will be tea and cake! Session finishes at 4pm

4 4 Business School Getting to know one another (5 minutes) In groups of 4 or 5, Introduce yourselves See if you can find things in common Or, see if you can find out something unusual or interesting about one another

5 5 Business School Student Handbook The Field Chairs – Jane and Catherine Student Support Co-ordinators – Michelle and Cathy Academic Advisers Other sources of help (page 42) DG Brookes Virtual – All round Accounting How to make the most of your degree (page 35)

6 6 Business School Student Handbook (2) Read it! (Yes – all of it – properly!) Youve had the general introduction to the modular system Now for the particular rules for the DG Accounting and Finance field Page 10

7 7 Business School Your first year programme 8 modules this year 4 modules each semester First year focus on business, accounting and transferable skills, plus space to include something totally different Your results are important

8 8 Business School Your first year programme DG Compulsory modules(sem 1) U50000 Accounting in Society U50003 Essential Information Skills U50004 Introduction to Accounting (part 1) U51002 Foundations of Business (if without Business A level) (or semester 2) PLUS for international students U70910 Academic writing for Business (or semester 2) (But dont do this if English is your first language!)

9 9 Business School Your first year programme DG Compulsory modules (sem 2) U50004 Introduction to Accounting (part 2) U51002 Foundations of Business (if without Business A level) (or semester 1) U52006 Business Economics and Financial markets PLUS for international students U70910 Academic writing for Business (or semester 1)

10 10 Business School Your first year programme DG – more things to think about If you dont have maths A level but might want to take quantitative modules later in your students, add U52007 Interpreting Economic and Financial Data Check Appendix 11 of Student Handbook for details of exemptions from professional accounting exams – you may want to add particular modules If you want to add foreign languages in your degree in your second and third year, make sure you do the right level 4 modules in your first year. You must start all languages in semester 1. U95006 Learning Skills has been specifically designed for dyslexic students

11 11 Business School Your first year programme Other modules – chosen or recommended (see page 10 of the student handbook and PIP) Check your error messages; if you have any, please see one of us before you leave!

12 12 Business School What about the rest of my course? Youll be invited to a session in semester 2 of this year to help you with: Planning your stage 2 programme Deciding whether to go on Exchange Deciding whether you want a placement Do not miss it! Well you.

13 13 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 Who do you ask about what?

14 14 Business School Reminder – who to ask about what In the first place contact Student Support Co- ordinators Daily drop in 11-2 upstairs in Simon Williams Building Cover personal and academic issues Specific queries about the structure of your DG programme Field chairs – Jane and Catherine Issues relating to academic studies Academic Adviser

15 15 Business School How we communicate Please check your Brookes at least every two days Please check PIP every day this week! It changes as students enrol Look at our virtual office doors Do use to communicate with module leaders, field chairs, academic adviser. We like proper sentences and not text language! Do use Brookes Virtual for each module and the All Round Accounting site to get information

16 16 Business School Student representatives Consider getting involved Represent your fellow students Looks great on the CV

17 17 Business School Surgery (office) hours Week 0 Tomorrow (Friday) SSCs and other advisers 9.30 to 1.30 W201 (upstairs in Simon Williams Undergrad Centre) Weeks Monday12 noon to 2 pm(CD) Tuesday1 pm to 3 pm(JK) Wednesday to 2.30 pm(CD) Thursday10 am to 12 noon(JK)

18 18 Business School Anything else??? Any questions (those we know the answers to!) And … most importantly …. Do you know where you should be next week? Now for some photography..and introductions to a couple of people who cant be with us this afternoon Have fun at the carnival and see you at 2 in EL19


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