International Postgraduate Chinese Student Open Forum - 23 June 2009
Careers / Practical Experience
The Faculty is currently working closely with aligned organisations in creating a pilot workplace placement program for Master of Professional Accounting students.
The Faculty advises that the Careers Unit currently offer regular "job ready" seminars to Postgraduate International students at the Newcastle Business School. Students are advised to regularly check the student noticeboards for information on future "job ready" seminars.
The Careers Unit also offer students one-on-one or group sessions, by appointment, on topics such as, checking your job applications, job interview techniques and practice, career choice, career planning and the transition between study and work. For further information regarding the services offered by the Careers Unit, please refer to their website.
Similarity Between Courses/Programs
A Postgraduate Review of all courses/programs is currently being undertaken by the Faculty. The Faculty will endeavour to make sure that there is no content overlap between certain courses/programs.
Please refer to the following websites, which provide you with various resources to assist you with managing your time.
- Newcastle Business School Time Management Booklet
- Centre for Teaching and Learning, Learning Support Program - this website provides you with self access resources, such as, assignment breakdown sheet, overview of time management, Trimester 1, 2 and 3 planners and a weekly planner
Tutorials and Duty Tutoring
The Faculty advises that regular tutorials are offered in 2000 level accounting and 3000 tax courses. In addition, duty tutoring is offered.
Duty Tutors are also available for students requiring extra tuition assistance. Duty Tutors are specifically trained tutors within the Faculty who are able to support students having any difficulties with course content or assessment tasks. The service is available to students on a drop-in basis, is offered at flexible times and is supported by email contact availability (dates and times of the availability of Duty Tutors are noted in student course outlines).
The Faculty advises that Duty Tutors are currently being under utilised by students and encourages all students experiencing difficulties within their courses to utilise this service.
The Faculty will continue to monitor this matter and in future, if further tuition is required by students in the certain courses, the Faculty will look at increasing the number of duty tutorials offered to students.
Teaching and Learning
The teaching and learning issues raised at the Open Forum have been noted and appropriate action has been taken.
Kate (Jun She) to liaise with Emma Blair with regards to organising a Chinese Cultural Night.