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Issue 1 Volume 3 September 2015

Scoil Ghnó Lochlann Uí Chuinn UCD UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business

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NEWSLETTER Welcome

to the first edition of the Quinn Programme Office newsletter for academic year 2015/16. This regular newsletter is a key part of how we communicate with our students and aims to share details on student events and news, along with a reminder on the help and support you can get from the Programme Office staff. Please feel free to suggest items for sharing across the Quinn Community – we look forward to hearing from you. We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome new and returning students to the School. We hope you find the year ahead challenging and rewarding. As always, we encourage you to participate in some of the great clubs and societies in Quinn and the wider University environment but don’t forget to investigate some of the rewarding volunteering opportunities open to you in your new environment!

Staff/Student Forum Internships & Careers Guest Speaker Series Study Supports

@UCDQuinnPO The Quinn Programme Office is on Twitter- follow us to keep up to date on news, deadlines and competitions!

Reminders

Bienvenida добро пожаловать Bienvenue Willkommen Fáilte Huānyíng

Business ELearning Business eLearning have developed a range of supports for students including guides to getting the most out of Blackboard, using the Bloomberg machines and accessing the Financial Times online. for more details visit http://buselrn.ucd.ie.

Quinntastival! This year during Orientation week we held our very first Quinntastival; our festival of school social activities. Among the many activities, we had monopoly challenge, film screenings, body and soul, pancakes and popcorn! There were numerous competitions with great prizes to be won. We are delighted to congratulate the following winners and invite them to collect their prize at Reception: C&E Survival at Sea Felix Hemmerling and Daniel Flynn (BComm)

L&H Debate Max Hernandez (Study Abroad student)

Connect 2 Chinese Games Hui He (Exchange student)

Monopoly Challenge Daniel Cullitonn (BCIT)

Peer Mentor Film Quiz The Social Network Andrew Moriarty (BComm)

Peer Mentor Film Quiz Monsters Inc: Ajla Smjic (BComm)

I&E Stock Exchange Gamble Aaman Mostofa (BComm)

Congratulations!

Volunteers needed for Staff/Student Consultative Forum Every year a number of Quinn students and staff get together at the Staff/Student Consultative Forum to discuss what is going well for students and what needs attention.  They are an excellent way of ensuring that your voice is heard in relation to issues that affect you. We are looking for students from each stage of the Business programmes. ALL students are welcome to apply. There will be one meeting for each programme each Semester. The Semester 1 meetings will take place at the following times: BComm

BCIT

Quantitative Business (incl Ec &Fi)

BBL

12 October 8:00-9:00

16 October 13:00-14:00

12 October 16:00-17:00

TBC

If you would like to volunteer, please email Jacqueline Levine, Student Adviser at Jacqueline.levine@ucd.ie by 21 September. Scoil Ghnó Lochlann Uí Chuinn UCD UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business

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Scoil Ghnó Lochlann Uí Chuinn UCD UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business

QPO NEWSLETTER ISSUE 1 VOL 3 SEPTEMBER 2015

B.Comm Start-Up Speaker Series Semester 1 2015/2016 Dr. Ciaran Heavey, B.Comm Academic Coordinator would like to invite students to the Guest Speaker series. These talks, outlined below, are open to all students. Please contact ciaran.heavey@ucd.ie for further information. Stephen Quinn, CEO and Co-Founder, Jobbio.com Jenny Taaffe, CEO and Founder, iZest Marketing Group Venue: William Fry Theatre (L143), Sutherland School of Law Venue: Q015, Lochlann Quinn School of Business Date: Monday, September 21st 2015 Date: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 http://bit.ly/1Ja2fna http://bit.ly/1KkvWCQ BI Norwegian Business School International Case Competition Calling all full-time registered undergraduate students! Are you intrigued by the idea of participating in an International Case Competition? Can you assemble a fantastic team of four? Are you available to go to Oslo from February 13-19, 2016? If so, the BI Norwegian Business School International Case Competition is for you! Full details will be available on Monday September 21 at 10am on Blackboard. Internship Programme – Stage 2 BComm / Stage 2 Economics & Finance The Internship Programme provides BComm and Economics and Finance students with a unique opportunity to put theory and skills learned in the classroom into practice. Students who undertake an internship, extend their programme by 1 year. Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Apply Internship Return to Studies Further details are available on Blackboard. Any queries can be directed to the Internship Manager - quinninternships@ucd.ie Career Development Centre – Information Sessions: The UCD Career Development Centre will run a number of information sessions over the coming weeks aimed at final and penultimate year students applying for graduate and internship positions. Further details are available on Blackboard. Careers Area on Blackboard: All Quinn School students have been enrolled on the QSBCareers area on Blackboard. Here you will find information in relation to career talks and events taking place in UCD, graduate positions, postgraduate study and summer internship opportunities. Maths Support Centre The UCD Maths Support Centre (MSC) is an informal drop-in centre available as a free service to all UCD students irrespective of their programme of study. The MSC aims to enhance your knowledge of mathematics. If you feel totally lost or are perhaps seeking to reach a higher grade then the MSC is the place to come! The MSC is located in the Library Link in the James Joyce Library and their timetable us available on their website. School of Business Academic Writing Centre The Business Academic Writing Centre is a free, drop-in service. The Business AWC will talk to you about your writing processes and address any recurring issues you might have with your writing that are holding you back or not allowing you to communicate as effectively as you would like. Drop-in hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between 14:00- 16:00 in Q120. To schedule an appointment, email megan.mcgurk@ucd.ie. You can also follow the Business AWC on Twitter @COBAWC! Quinn Facilities Did you know that you can book the presentation studios next to the Collaborative Work Room (Q116) to practise your presentation skills using the plasma screens, camera and media capture systems? To book a room go to the Student Online Booking System. More Events and Reminders !! Registration will close on Friday September 18 at 17:00. !! The deadline for dropping any extra modules you no longer wish is take is October 16. So too is the deadline for withdrawing from your progamme. If you have any questions or need guidance contact your Programme Manager or drop into the Programme Office. !! Check out PO04: Quinn Undergraduate Programmes on Blackboard for more news and updates specific to your programme! Scoil Ghnó Lochlann Uí Chuinn UCD UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business

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QPO Newsletter Vol 3 Issue 1 September 2015