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Business School Meeting for Admission with Credit students Claire Jones Admission with Credit Tutor (EU) Paul Dudley Admission with Credit Tutor (International)
Business School Welcome to Oxford Brookes University! Leading modern university in the UK 2001-2009 Business School – Subject Centre for good practice in teaching Scored 24/24 by QAA Business Futures – Research – Academy links Multi-million pound award for Simon Williams learning centre Truly international learning experience
Business School Todays Outcomes Course introduction - How to get the most out of the Modular Programme Breakout sessions: Programme planning, answering your questions Introductions
Business School The Good, The Bad and The Modular! Continuous Assessment Flexibility Choice of Modules
Business School How many and which modules do I need to take? The number of modules that you have to do at the Business School depends on the number of prior credits that you have been awarded. Which modules you need to take and are allowed to take will also depend on this (pre-requisites) Important – check your credits (click on summary), completion date and mode of study
Business School Types of Modules Stage 1 (usually the first year) Basic Modules Stage 2 (the second and final year) Acceptable (advanced) Compulsory Modules Minimum of 4 Honours Components
Business School Your Final Degree Classification Class of degree is based on the number of number of acceptable (advanced) modules that you have to take to complete your honours degree at the Business School. A minimum of 4 Honours components will always be included e.g. Honours on best X modules.
Business School Classifications 70%+ First (A) 60-69% Upper Second (B+) 50-59% Lower Second (B) 40-49% Third (C) 30-39% Resit (Easter, July) Below 30% - Fail
Business School Possible Problems Failing a module Resit awarded if your mark is between 30% and 39% Less than 30% = Retake – same module if compulsory Illness or other issues affecting your performance Act promptly Act correctly Contact Academic Adviser
Business School Planning Your Programme Basic Modules Acceptable Modules Compulsory Modules Honours Components Prerequisites - Restrictions Slots – Slot clashes Some modules count as two credits Use your PIP – it gives full details of Field requirements, pre-requisites etc. 8 Modules per year (can do 9)
Business School Single Honours / Combined Honours Single Honours – one field Combined Honours – two fields
Business School Deadlines Add modules by Friday Week 0 latest Delete Modules by Friday week 2 latest
Business School Key Points Understand the rules Plan Ahead to take advantage of the flexibility Check your PIP regularly Look out for error messages – act promptly It is your responsibility to ensure that your programme is correct Make sure that you save any changes that you make.
Business School Some key people Academic Adviser Field Chair Module leaders Seminar leaders
Business School What does all this mean in terms of your learning? Modularity does not mean insularity Take your learning from one module to another Teaching and learning Lectures, seminars and workshops Plus independent study/preparation
Business School Academic Support Academic Adviser – what is s/he for? U95000 Academic Orientation for Credit Entry students Tuesdays 10-12 Wednesdays 10-12 Thursdays 10-12 Weeks 1-3 1 st floor Simon Williams building
Business School What next? TODAY Regensburg – meeting in EL11 with Carol Taylor All other students – 2 nd floor Simon Williams building PCs – programme planning TOMORROW 1pm – meetings to finalise your programme UK/EU students: W200 International students: W208
Business School What else? TODAY UniSmart 2.30pm Dora Cohen Hall, Wheatley TOMORROW 2-4pm Meet your Academic Adviser Wheatley Carnival – free sunshine and ice cream!