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IBFE Programme Director Talk for Returning Students. Manchester Business School. Dr Danielle Lyssimachou. IBFE Programme Director Danielle.Lyssimachou@mbs.ac.uk. Some Updates for 2012/13. New: Online Undergraduate Handbook https://ughandbook.portals.mbs.ac.uk /

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dr danielle lyssimachou

Dr Danielle Lyssimachou

IBFE Programme Director

Danielle.Lyssimachou@mbs.ac.uk

some updates for 2012 13
Some Updates for 2012/13
  • New: Online Undergraduate Handbook
    • https://ughandbook.portals.mbs.ac.uk/
  • New: Alan Gilbert Learning Commons
    • http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/projects/aglc/
  • New: Group Study Room in C11, MBS East
    • Can be booked via D20, available 10am-4pm
reminders
Reminders
  • On-line Registration:
    • Deadline for registering for this academic year is the end of September, after which there will be a fine!
reminders1
Reminders

Changing optional course choices:

  • Instructions are available via the online UG handbook
  • Co-requisites: you must take these courses as well
  • Pre-requisites: you must have passed at 40% or more (not a compensated fail)
  • Deadline for choosing courses is Friday 5th October 2012

Choosing seminar groups:

  • Move from ‘holding seminar’ (SEM0 or WSP0) to the slot of your choice
reminders degree weightings
Reminders – Degree weightings
  • Year 1: Zero
  • Year 2: 25%
  • Year 3: 75%
how to do well academically
How to do well academically
  • Mindset – Student vs. Professional
  • Attending lectures/workshops – Passive vs. Active learning
  • Self-discipline / Work consistently
  • Form Study Groups
  • Make use of “Office Hours”
  • Don’t be afraid to make “mistakes” – that is how you learn!
receiving feedback on your work https ughandbook portals mbs ac uk myassessment feedback aspx
Receiving feedback on your workhttps://ughandbook.portals.mbs.ac.uk/Myassessment/Feedback.aspx
career development thinking of the future
Career Development – thinking of the future?
  • Meeting with your Academic Adviser
  • Careers Service (events, presentations)
    • Ground Floor, Crawford House
    • Website: www.manchester.ac.uk/careers
  • Other opportunities (see next slide)
exciting opportunities
Exciting Opportunities
  • International Case Study Competitions (3rd year students only)
  • Bloomberg Investment Competition (2nd / 3rd year students)
  • Library Training – E.g. Bloomberg Essentials Training Programme
  • Network / Join Societies (IBFE society, MUTIS)
bloomberg investment competition
Bloomberg Investment Competition
  • Inter-university Trading Game: Buying/Selling shares in the FTSE 350 over a limited period (6-8 weeks in Oct/Nov 2012)
  • 4 groups x 2 students representing MBS
  • Some training on how to use Bloomberg will be provided
  • Prizes: Winning teams will be offered:
    • 2013 Summer Internship Interview
    • Insight Day in Bloomberg (including lunch with senior managers)
  • More details in the next 1-2 weeks via email
where to seek info help
Where to seek info/help:
  • Online Undergraduate Handbook
    • https://ughandbook.portals.mbs.ac.uk/
  • Undergraduate Office (D20, MBS East) or email:
    • undergraduate@mbs.ac.uk
  • UG Student Support Office (D14, MBS East)
    • For mitigating circumstances
other sources of support
Other sources of support:
  • Academic Advisor
  • Course unit Co-ordinators
    • for module – specific issues
  • IBFE Programme Administrator & IBFE Programme Director
    • for general IBFE – related questions
finally
Finally…..

Work hard – your grades all count towards your final degree classification

If you find yourself in need help or support – PLEASE ASK