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  1. BSc Information Technology Management for Business Nikolay Mehandjiev, ITMB Programme Director Ali Owrak, Placement and Employability Tutor – ITMB Programmes Rashida Timol, ITMB Programme Administrator

  2. Congratulations!

  3. Now the hard work starts

  4. … the hard work will be worth it in the end

  5. The Basics

  6. Who are Undergraduate Services? • Professional Support Services; • Undergraduate Office – D20 • Assessment & Student Support Office – D14 • International Office – via D20 • Admissions Office – via D20 R

  7. Your Arrival Pack • Welcome Week Timetable; • Teaching Timetables – lectures and Academic Advisor seminars; • Seminars via the student system; • Student Peer Mentor information; • Personal development plan documents; • Health & Safety course information. R

  8. SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGE 1.45pm Wednesday 17th Sep University Place, Lecture Theatre A (3rd Floor) Meet first years from other courses Fun + Interactive Compulsory

  9. IT Information • IT Account; • Register via the Student System; • Note your University of Manchester email address and check it every day! • Storage – p-drive 200mb of space; • Printing - £20 print credit; • PC labs; especially C10 • Student Group Study Room – C11; • Wifi – eduroam; • IT Support – R

  10. Where to find information • My Manchester; • Student System (Campus Solutions); • Online Undergraduate Handbook; • Blackboard; • Facebook – facebook/mbsundergraduate; • Twitter - @MBSUndergrad. R

  11. Communication from Undergraduate Services • e-Bulletin every fortnight • emails • Texts • Online Undergraduate Student Handbook • Blackboard • Notice boards • Plasma screens R

  12. The Programme

  13. ITMB Background Research revealed: Poor visibility of IT project status Lack of management control over projects costing UK a quarter of a billion £s each year; Projects frequently go over budget. Typical overspend between 10% and 20%; Increased complexity of IT projects – typical company running 29 projects; Typical IT budget between £1m and £5m.

  14. Use of Technology in Context Innovate Technology Implement People ITMB learning outcomes Promote Organisations Predict Business

  15. Your Programme 1 year = 120 credits

  16. Need extra help with maths? There are extra drop in maths surgeries each semester for students who want more help. Look out for details in the e-Bulletin

  17. Assessment and Progression

  18. Assessment: What to Expect • Semester 1 exams take place in January • Semester 2 exams take place in May/June • Some courses are assessed by exam only, some by coursework and exams and some by coursework only. It is your responsibility to check your coursework deadlines and your exam dates, times and venues.

  19. Resits Resits take place in August in Manchester Resits are for progression only. They are not a second chance to get a better mark If you fail resits you may be allowed to take additional courses in your second year, may have to retake exams and wait a year to join the second year, or be excluded from the university

  20. Prizes • There are several prizes for high achieving students at the end of each year. • Recognition of achievement • Useful for your CV

  21. In coming to MBS you have not bought a degree. You are paying for the opportunity to earn one.

  22. Approaches to teaching and learning • University teaching is different from school/college • Some very large lectures • Some small group seminars/workshops • A range of teaching styles • Lecturers, senior lecturers, professors, graduate teaching assistants (GTAs), seminar leaders • You are expected to be an independent learner • You are responsible for your own learning

  23. Attendance and Engagement You are expected to attend all scheduled teaching session (lectures, seminars, labs, workshops etc) You are expected to engage in all scheduled teaching session (lectures, seminars, labs, workshops etc) You are expected to avoid any behaviour that would interfere with the learning and engagement of others. Seminar attendance will be monitored, and spot checks may be conducted in lectures.

  24. Academic Advisors • Every student will be assigned an academic advisor • An academic advisor is a member of staff who you will get to know over your first year, and who will remain with you throughout your time on the programme. • You will meet your academic advisor every fortnight as part of the Business and Management Skills course (BMAN10780) • Your academic advisor will provide you with: A point of contact regarding academic issues Support in developing a personal development plan (PDP) Feedback on your progress A reference should you need one for a job, internship or further study

  25. Feedback Feedback is developmental and should enable you to enhance your knowledge and understanding, personal qualities and intellectual, transferable and practical skills.  • Informal advice and discussion during a lecture, seminar, workshop or lab. • Online exercises and quizzes delivered through the course Blackboard space • Responses to your emails and questions from a member of staff, including feedback provided to a group via an online discussion forum • Specific course related feedback sessions • Written and/or verbal comments on assessed or non assessed coursework • Written and/or verbal comments after you have given a group or individual presentation • Generic feedback posted on Blackboard regarding overall examination performance • Group and individual discussions/meetings with your Academic Advisor • Discussions and meetings with your Programme Director

  26. Office hours • Office hours are times when academic staff are available to meet students • Academic staff should display their office hours on their door.

  27. And finally…

  28. Student Reps • Flyer in your Arrival Pack; • Meet current reps at the Student Fair; • Apply via D20; • Deadline: 3 October 2014. R

  29. Contacts for the ITMB Programme • Undergraduate Office (D20 MBS East) • Email: • • Assessment and Student Support Centre (D14 MBS East) • Email: • Professor Nikolay Mehandjiev, Programme Director (3.24 MBS West) • Email: R

  30. Competition • Look out for an email giving details about a competition to win your first semester books! R

  31. Good luck for the forthcoming year(s)

  32. Any questions?