Accounting Degrees at the University of Glamorgan Elaine Shellard firstname.lastname@example.org WHERE ARE WE ? HOW TO FIND US UK South Wales UNIVERSITY OF GLAMORGAN Getting There: 1. By Plane: Nearest airport is Cardiff. Scheduled services to Amsterdam and Paris. BMI baby flights to Gdansk, Warsaw, Krakow & Prague. 2. By car: Cardiff connected by motorway to all major cities and ports. Two and half hours from London,& Portsmouth, two hours to Birmingham 3. By Bus National Express provides comprehensive bus service to all British cities and airports and European cities 4. Train Regular train services to all British cities (London two and a quarter hours) WALES: WHERE’S THAT ? MILLENNIUM STADIUM CARDIFF UNIVERSITY OF GLAMORGAN GLAMORGAN: A MODERN UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF GLAMORGAN EVEN THE WEATHER CAN BE GOOD The University Environment South Wales offers great value for money, and the British Tourist Authority recently cited Cardiff as one of the best value cities in the world. Food, entertainment, accommodation, and other day-to-day costs are likely to be lower than in many other parts of the UK. As a student you will also get lots of concessions on everything from cinema tickets to haircuts. UNIVERSITY OF GLAMORGAN LIFE AT GLAMORGAN: Accommodation 1. We have an accommodation service that helps students find somewhere to live and helps with any queries and problems regarding living arrangements. 2. Accommodation Services coordinates information on halls of residence or private accommodation in the local community for new students and can continue to provide assistance in finding safe, suitable places to live throughout their academic life. UNIVERSITY OF GLAMORGAN LIFE AT GLAMORGAN: Accommodation 1. Glamorgan boasts two halls of residence, each with single bedrooms that are self-catering and fully-furnished. Accommodation fees are different for each room type. 2. Our halls are super-convenient, situated on a compact campus 3. Hi-speed broadband internet services available in all halls (if they have suitable equipment to connect). There is no additional charge for this service UNIVERSITY OF GLAMORGAN LIFE AT GLAMORGAN: Accommodation Halls of Residence 1 Glamorgan Court This development offers residents excellent self-catering facilities Studios are arranged into clusters of six study bedrooms with shared kitchen and dining space. En-suite facility consists of a shower, wash basin and toilet. The layout of the study bedrooms and kitchens offer the latest in design. Fees for 2007/08 are £75:00 per week self catering 2. Phillip Evans & Phillip Squire Halls Accommodation for male and female students in single study bedrooms, all of which are fitted with wash basins. The kitchens on each floor include microwave oven, fridge-freezer and cooker. Communal facilities include showers and toilets. Each house has a lounge with a TV. Fees for 2007/08 are £62:00 per week self catering UNIVERSITY OF GLAMORGAN LIFE AT GLAMORGAN: Accommodation Other Accommodation Options An array of private accommodation is available on Glamorgan’s doorstep. A range of housing is just a five-minute walk away, within a one-mile radius, from as little as about £45 per week, and the university will help you find a suitable place. The majority of university students live in the local community, where accommodation usually consists of shared houses in which individuals have their own room with communal areas such as kitchen, bathroom and lounge. Some students prefer to live in Cardiff and commute to the University (20 minutes by train) UNIVERSITY OF GLAMORGAN LIFE AT GLAMORGAN: Students Union The Students union is the focal point for social life on campus Discos, live bands, cabaret, and comedy are just some of the events hosted at the union’s own nightclub, Shafts. With regular weekly favourites and special events like the Battle of the Bands and Stars in Students’ Eyes The Union has two pubs: Baa Bar, a favourite for Big Screen sporting action Smiths, the lively downstairs café bar area – an ideal spot for a quiet relaxing drink and famous club sandwich. The union operates a free minibus shuttle service from the campus every night to ensure you get home safely. STUDENT SERVICES Self Service Shop ATMs Travel Centre Laundrette Health Centre Counselling & Advice Finance Centre Specific Needs/ Disability Chaplaincy LIFE AT GLAMORGAN –GENERAL There are lots of pubs nearby that are popular with students and many hold regular events from quizzes and karaoke to disco and DJ evenings A multiplex cinema is just a few miles from the University. In Pontypridd you'll find twice-weekly indoor and outdoor markets alongside a range of familiar high street stores. There's also a venue that is cinema, theatre and music hall in one. LIFE AT GLAMORGAN –GENERAL World-class theatres, galleries and museums are within easy reach of Glamorgan. The National Museum and Gallery in Cardiff houses a superb collection of Impressionist work, including Renoir, Cezanne and Monet while the Museum of Welsh Life and Cardiff Castle are among the UK's top visitor attractions. Excellent sports facilities exist on campus. You can play basketball, rock climb, aerosalsa, boxercise, work out, relax in the sauna, learn to play golf, weight lift.... pretty much whatever you fancy. Also excellent outdoor facilities exist for football, rugby, hockey and tennis. LIFE AT GLAMORGAN –GENERAL Whatever your interests there is likely to be a University society for you to meet people who share them. University societies include: Aikido, Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Canoeing, Cycling , Football, Golf, Hockey, Horseriding, Jiu Jitsu, Karate, Netball, Rugby , SubAqua,, Tennis Volleyball, Windsurfing, Dance, Ski & Snowboard,Christian Movement , Women's Group THE GLAMORGAN BUSINESS SCHOOL SOME FACTS The Business School has received three EXCELLENT ratings in Government inspections. The subject areas are · 1. Accounting 2. Business and Management Studies 3. Public Sector Studies We are: One of the largest and most diverse Business Schools in Wales Have firmly-established links in the public and private sectors Internationally focussed UNIVERSITY OF GLAMORGAN Study Programmes: The Business School offers the following study programmes 1. B.A. (Honours) Business Excellence 2. B.A. (Honours) Business Excellence with Business Information Management 3. B.A (Honours) Business Excellence with Entrepreneurship 4. B.A. (Honours) Business Excellence with Economics 5. B.A. (Honours) Business Excellence with Human Resource Management 6. B.A. (Honours) Business Excellence with International Studies 7. B.A. (Honours) Business Excellence with Marketing 8. B.A. (Honours) Tourism Management 9. B.A. (Honours) Accounting & Finance 10. B.A. (Honours) International Accounting UNIVERSITY OF GLAMORGAN B.A. (Honours) Accounting & Finance Advanced Financial Reporting Financial Management Strategic Performance Management Accounting Research/dissertation + Two options from Global Governance, Risk & Ethics UK Tax Planning and International Taxation Advanced Management Accounting Business Modelling International Issues in Accounting & Audit Cases in Auditing UNIVERSITY OF GLAMORGAN B.A. (Honours) International Accounting Advanced Financial Reporting International Issues in Accounting & Audit Accounting Research/dissertation Global Governance, Risk & Ethics + Two options from UK Tax Planning and International Taxation Strategic Performance Management Business Modelling Cases in Auditing Financial Management http://www.comp.glam.ac.uk/modb2/ Subject to validation and demand, 2008-9 BA FORENSIC ACCOUNTING Forensic Accounting Advanced Digital Investigation Techniques Cases in Auditing Accounting Research/dissertation Two options from: Advanced Financial Reporting Financial Management International Issues in Accounting and Audit Advanced Information Systems & Audit Techniques Global Governance, Risk and Ethics A PROFESSIONAL START Many of our courses are the first rung on the ladder to professional qualifications. Obtaining the degree will often give you exemptions from the examinations of the professions: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Chartered Institute of Marketing Chartered Institute Purchasing & Supply Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development UNIVERSITY OF GLAMORGAN A Word on Quality In Great Britain quality is measured in two ways. •Teaching Quality. Courses are scored on a three-point scale; unsatisfactory, satisfactory and excellent. Accounting and Business and Management teaching has been rated as excellent • Research. The Business School is committed to applied business research so that all our staff and courses are up to date. UNIVERSITY OF GLAMORGAN Studying in Glamorgan and the UK 1. All teaching and assessments are in English 2. The British approach is different from many universities in mainland Europe in that there is much less class contact. Typically 12 to 15 hours per week. 3.Thus, much more preparation and work required outside lectures to prepare for seminars/tutorials/workshops 4. Note: Total Expected Workload Is the Same 5. You will use an electronic learning platform called “Blackboard” which will give you easy access to learning material, chat rooms, and academic staff 6. Deadlines for handing in work are deadlines. If you have any difficulty, keep your personal tutor informed UNIVERSITY OF GLAMORGAN What will it cost me? The Welsh Government has decided not to follow England and impose fees of £3000 per year. Glamorgan will charge fees for the 2008/09 session of about £1250 per year. This fee does not have to be paid at the start of the year, though you may wish to do so. You can apply for a student loan, which becomes repayable when you start earning a salary equivalent of over about £15000 per year. www.glam.ac.uk/money Any questions?