The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law International Exchange & Occasional students Welcome Talk An overview of the Faculty… • • The University of Surrey Faculty of Business, Economics and Law – – – – – – The Surrey Business School School of Hospitality and Tourism Management School of Law School of Economics Department of Health Care Management and Policy The Surrey MBA The Surrey Business School Both the Surrey Business School and School of Hospitality and Tourism Management are based in the Rik Medlik Building (MS on map). Computer labs, student common rooms, student support, Lakeside Coffee Shop and the Lakeside Restaurant are also found here. The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Ranked 1st in the UK for five years in a row by the Guardian University Guide, the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is a leading centre for research and teaching. The School of Law The School of Law is based in the Austin Pearce Building (second floor). The Law corridors have recently undergone a refurbishment with new teaching and computer rooms now available. There is also a dedicated Law Library. The Student Common room (where student pigeon holes are located) and the Law Reception are also to be found here. School of Economics Students studying Economics, Business Economics or Economics and Finance at Surrey learn an exciting, relevant subject in a friendly, wellregarded department in the UK. The School is based in the AD Building on Spine Road. Academic offices can be found in the AD building. General queries for economics students should be directed to the Student Support Office in the foyer of the Rik Medlik Building. Undergraduate Programmes Surrey Business School BSc Accounting & Finance BSc Business Management BSc Business Management (Entrepreneurship) BSc Business Management (Human Resource Management) BSc Business Management (Marketing) BSc International Hospitality Management BSc International Business Management School of Hospitality & Tourism Management BSc Business & Retail Management BSc International Hospitality Management BSc Tourism Management Economics: Law: BSc Business Economics BSc Economics BSc Economics and Finance BSc Economics and Maths LLB Law LLB Law with Criminology LLB Law with International Studies Your Studies • Exchange agreements are usually School specific. However, we will allow you to take one or two modules offered from other Schools within the Faculty as long as you have the necessary pre-requisites, and there are no timetable clashes. The majority of your modules must be taken from the School the agreement is with. • You are not able to take more than 4 modules in one semester. • Undergraduate modules are worth 15 Surrey / 7.5 ECTS credits each. • Postgraduate modules are worth 15 Surrey / 7.5 ECTS credits each. Choosing Modules • For a list of modules available to exchange students, please refer to your Welcome Handbooks, SurreyLearn, or you can look at the FBEL Exchange website: www.surrey.ac.uk/fbel/study/exchange • Read the module description available via the module catalogue link or ask the Exchange Administrator to provide you with a copy via email. • Check with your Home University whether or not specific academic requirements apply to your time on exchange. Teaching Methods • All modules are taught by a combination of lectures and tutorials/seminars. • Lectures usually run for 2 hours, tutorials/seminars for 1 hour or more. • Tutorials and seminars are smaller groups of students discussing topics at length. Tutorials tend to be more interactive whereas seminars involve more presentation from the teacher. • The University of Surrey encourages independent learning. You will be expected to read around the subject using your own initiative. Lectures and tutorials are just the start! • You must attend the SurreyLearn induction. Important information will be posted on this virtual learning tool, so please check it regularly. Timetables • Changes to your learning agreement are permissible after you arrive only if you have clashes on your timetable or other extenuating circumstances which will necessitate a change. • Choosing from different levels of study may mean your modules clash. We cannot permit you to enrol on modules where clashes occur. • Up to date timetables can be found on SurreyLearn. Students should check Surrey Learn at the beginning of every weekday to check for announcements/ changes to times or venues. • Tutorials for Law will not commence until week 3. Management tutorials start in week 1 and Economics tutorials start in week 2. All other tutorials start in week 1. Further information will be sent to students via email and posted on Surrey Learn. Where large slots are seen on the timetable, students should be aware that each tutorial will be for one hour. Timetables an easy guide Business Finance LECT 03MS01 Weeks 01-11 1. 2. 3. 4. 1 2 3 4 Title - name of the module Type – lecture/tutorial/seminar Location – room number, building, level Scheduling – weeks running (i.e wks 1-11 or 2, 3, 4, 6) Good tip > Each module should have a 2hr lecture slot and a 1-2hr tutorial/seminar session. If you see a number of tutorials/seminars on the timetable it means you can choose which one to attend. Where lectures last for 3 hours a tutorial/seminar will be added into this time slot. Module Assessment • Typically coursework and/or an examination at the end of the semester. Some modules also have in-class test and group projects during semester. • See the module descriptor or the module welcome handbook for weighting of assessments. • Marks are available via SurreyLearn at the end of each semester. Transcripts are sent to your Home University for your collection following the Board of Examiners (Feb/March for semester one and July/August for semester two) • Full credits are awarded for passing modules. The pass mark is 40% for Undergraduate modules and 50% for Postgraduate modules. • You are entitled to re-sit, but you need to be present during the re-sit sessions. These are in August for both UG & PG modules. Module Assessment Important things to note • Mark deadlines are strictly observed. You must submit your work on time. It is your responsibility to make sure you know the submission deadlines. 10% is deducted for every 24hrs late. Work submitted later than 72hrs will not be marked and a mark of 0% will be entered on to the student’s record. • If you know you are going to struggle to submit your work on time you must make an application for extenuating circumstances before the deadline. You can make an application by visiting the Student Advisors in 36MS02 or by emailing [email protected] • PLEASE make sure you read the Undergraduate Handbook for Academic Regulations for examinations and coursework. These apply to you! Learning Agreement • You should have already submitted a learning agreement. If you find you need to make changes a new agreement will need to be completed and submitted. This must be done no later than two weeks after the semester commences. Following this date you will not be able to change modules. • If you need to submit a new learning agreement you should visit the Exchange Office in the Rik Medlik Building, 13MS01. If you are unable to visit please email us at [email protected] More Information For more information on modules and general exchange queries • Look at the Faculty exchange website: www.surrey.ac.uk/fbel/study/exchange To discuss issues/contact other exchange students > • Look at the Facebook page for exchange students: www.facebook.com/pages/University-of-Surrey-Exchange Administrative Support The Exchange Office (13MS01) is open for students to drop-in with queries and is open between 9.00am – 4.30pm. Please feel free to visit the office. If the office is closed, then the Student Support helpdesk in 34MS01 will be able to assist you. You can contact us via email on: [email protected] Ms Deborah Edwards Ms Catherine Goodman Room: 13MS01 Room: 13MS01 Tel: 01483 686187 Tel: 01483 686322 E: [email protected] E: [email protected] Exchange Academic Coordinators School of Hospitality & Tourism Management School of Economics Ms Eunice Eunjung Yoo Dr Irem Bozbay Room: 18MS02 Room: 02aAD00 Tel: 01483 683081 Email: [email protected] Email: [email protected] School of Law Surrey Business School Ms Noreen O’Meara Dr Filip Agneeseens Room: 43AP02 Room: 52MS03 Tel: 01483 689143 Tel: 01483 686322 Email: n.o’[email protected] Email: [email protected] Other Sources of Support… • Student Support Helpdesk - 34MS01 • Student Advisors Law & Economics - Katrina Dunbar SBS & SHTM - Paul Coward 36MS02 [email protected] • Module convenors (see module descriptor online: (http://modcat.surrey.ac.uk/search_provisional.asp) • International Relations Office – 6TH floor Senate House. Email: [email protected] • University Student Support Services (see your UG/PG handbooks) We hope you enjoy your time at Surrey!