IM & IMABS
REINTEGRATION MEETING FOR
RETURNING STUDENTS
Manchester Business School
The University of Manchester
Wednesday 25 September 2013
Original Thinking Applied
AGENDA
• Welcome Back –
Professor Catherine Cassell, Deputy Director, MBS
• Caroline Everson - Careers Consultant- Careers Consultant,
Careers & Employability Division
• Dr Antony Potter – IM and IMABS Programmes Director
and Sue Fidalgo:
Supporting your Programme, Student Reps, Academic
References, Online Undergraduate Handbook
• Sue Fidalgo - Photo Competition Winners
CHANGES DURING THE YEAR
Change of Programme Director
IM AND IMABS PROGRAMME DIRECTOR
Dr Antony Potter
MBS West - Room 3.54
Email:
[email protected]
Telephone:
0161 275 6466
Congratulations!
… you have made it to your final year at MBS!
CHANGES DURING THE YEAR
• Undergraduate Intranet – Now redesigned and called the
Online Undergraduate Handbook
https://ughandbook.portals.mbs.ac.uk/Myprogramme.aspx
• Use Intranet as your guide for:
Timetabling information
Programme Structures
Progression Rules
Feedback
Study Skills
• This is the source for all information relating to your
programme
CHANGES DURING THE YEAR
• New ‘My Manchester’ weblink
https://my.manchester.ac.uk/uPortal
• Student Charter
http://www.studentnet.manchester.ac.uk/enhancing-myexperience/charter/
CHANGES DURING THE YEAR
New Alan Gilbert Learning Commons
This will be focal point for learning offering a stimulating and
comfortable 24/7 environment for study
The space will offer a variety of flexible individual and group
study facilities as well as provide access to computers,scanning
and printing facilities
For a virtual tour:
http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/projects/aglc/
CHANGES DURING THE YEAR
C11 in MBS East has been converted to a new Group Study
Room that can be booked via D20.
Note that students will have to leave their student card with
D20 for the duration of the booking. The room is available
10.00 am – 4.00 pm
The Learning Commons has more rooms
REMINDERS FOR YOUR FINAL YEAR
REGISTRATION
Deadline for Academic & Financial Registration is
30 September 2013
A £50 late fee will be applied after this date
This rises to £200 if registration is not completed by 31
October 2013
REMINDERS FOR YOUR FINAL YEAR
• Your Academic Advisor –
Re-establish contact with your Academic Advisor – academic guidance,
references etc
Forgotten the name of your Academic Advisor?
Log into the Student System via My Manchester
then click on Student Centre.
Your Academic Advisor’s / Personal
Tutor’s name should be under the
‘Advisor’ heading. You can also email
them by clicking on their name
Academic Staff will have ‘Office Hours’
This is a designated time that they are free to meet with students
REMINDERS FOR YOUR FINAL YEAR
For IM and IMABS programmes, the weightings are:
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Year 1: Zero
Year 2: 25%
Year 3 Zero
Year 4: 75%
The third year (abroad) is graded pass/fail and is not included in
the final degree classification
REMINDERS FOR YOUR FINAL YEAR
• Course choices - Make sure you have your quota of international
options - 120 credits of which at least 60 credits must be chosen from
the International courses
• Prerequisite Rule
– Remember that students will not be allowed to take courses that
they have not taken the relevant pre-requisite courses for during
their second year at MBS. Courses taken on exchange cannot
count as pre-requisites
– Pre-requisites must be passed at 40% or more (not by a
compensated fail)
• Feedback – How you receive feedback on assessed and non-assessed
work and feedback from students at committees. There is a section in
the online handbook on feedback of assessed/non-assessed student
work:
https://ughandbook.portals.mbs.ac.uk/Myassessment/Feedback.aspx
REMINDERS FOR YOUR FINAL YEAR
• Importance of attendance at classes and engagement with
studies including preparation for lectures and interacting at
seminars
• Academic malpractice, plagiarism etc
• Sources of support:
– Academic Advisors, Course Coordinators, Programme
Director, Assessment and Student Support Centre in D14
and Undergraduate Services in D20
REMINDERS FOR YOUR FINAL YEAR
• Online course unit database
http://courses.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/#mbs
• Course Unit Selection
Changing courses – deadline 4 October
This includes semester two courses as well
• Move to a timetabled seminar/workshop if you are in a
holding class (SEM0 or WSP0)
• Coursework Submission
Penalties apply for late submission
• Manchester Global Award is a new initiative for students
entering second year in 2013/14 and is not available to
current final year students
REMINDERS FOR YOUR FINAL YEAR
• Exam dates:
– 13 - 24 January 2014
– 15 May – 6 June 2014
– Reading Week: 28 October 2013 - 1 November 2013
REMINDERS FOR YOUR FINAL YEAR
PDP – Personal Development Plan
• Your PDP is an ongoing reflection of your four year degree
programme at MBS
• It is important to continue completing this during your final
year
• It can be used as the basis for your CV
REMINDERS FOR YOUR FINAL YEAR
• Disability Support Office (D.S.O.) Please make sure that you
make contact with the Disability Support Office if necessary.
The DSO is located on the 2nd floor of University Place. The
DSO works with a large number of students including those
with dyslexia and anxiety
• Blackboard 9 - The Blackboard Learning System has been
upgraded. You will be able to access all of your course details
through Blackboard as well as posting any queries that you
may have to fellow students or lecturers. Make sure you
access your Blackboard site regularly for any course
announcements
REMINDERS FOR YOUR FINAL YEAR
• E-bulletin - The e-Bulletin will serve as our way of
communicating relevant and important information to you and
through it MBS responds to any feedback received from you.
Please make sure that you read this fortnightly publication
which will be sent to you via your university email address
• MBS Social Event – watch out for details of this upcoming event
on the e-bulletin
• Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/mbsundergraduate
• Twitter - Remember to follow MBS UG on Twitter at:http://twitter.com/mbsundergrad
• Careers Service - In September 2013 the Careers Service will be
moving to The Atrium on the first floor of University Place.
Take advantage of all they have to offer.
• The National Student Survey will open in January/February
• Please take the time to complete this taking into account all
your years at MBS - first, second, year abroad and final
• You should rate your whole experience across your
programmes and consider all the elements including the
opportunity to experience different education systems
• We are looking to improve the student experience year on
year with the aim of achieving top scores
• Your input into this is invaluable
REMINDERS FOR YOUR FINAL YEAR
• IM/IMABS student representatives
Apply to become a representative for your programme in your
final year.
Deadline for applications is 4 October
Contact Gail Hall for more information: [email protected]
IMPORTANT DATES
YOUR SUPPORT NEEDED
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MBS INTERNATIONAL FAIR
Wednesday 16 October 2013 – 15.30 – 17.00
Please attend and represent the institution you studied at during
your third year abroad.
Promotional material has been requested from all partner schools.
Final Year Students needed to come along early to help set up.
Exchange students will also be attending.
Snacks and drinks provided!!
MBS INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY
• Please support International Society events and help to give the exchange
students a memorable time at MBS and Manchester
• Thanks to Eva Schulze, President MBS INT SOC and her Team
IMPORTANT DATES
• Supporting your Programme
MBS International Fair
Helping with Second Year Students
Mentoring incoming exchange students
UCAS Visit Days
• Dates for the diary
Wednesday 16 October 2013 – 15.00
MBS International Fair – MBS Atrium
Wednesday 5 March 2014 - 13.00
Meeting with second year students to give guidance on
year abroad destinations – IM – B10 and IMABS B3
Friday 9 May 2014 – 15.00 – 17.00
Exchange Leavers and Final Year IM and IMABS Event
MBS Atrium
UG SERVICES
Undergraduate Enquiry Office
D20 MBS East
OPENING TIMES – 10.00 – 16.00 DAILY
Email contact: [email protected]
STUDENT SERVICES CENTRE
Student Service Centre – Burlington Street
For registration/fees, documentation
including letter requests, loans and grants,
exams and graduation information
TRANSCRIPTS, PDP
• Please collect a copy of your year abroad
transcript and your PDP (Personal
Development Plan) for your final year at the
end of the meeting.
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