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Biz Buzz

Finance is at the heart of every business decision, but business leaders are no longer satisfied solely with financial performance – ethical behavior, sustainable procedures and environmental care are now just as important. Accountants of the future can expect to be involved in a wider range of activities such as embedding company’s impact on nature and being ethical even when no one is watching! To completely prepare accountants for the future, the theme for biz*buzz 2020 is sustainability and ethics.

biz*buzz is a bouquet of activities that span developing skills to gaining experience to getting jobs. The festival is on in February and March 2020 and will give extra-ordinary opportunities to students to showcase their expertise and to gain new insights. 

Corporate Social Innovation Competition

Corporate Social Innovation (CSI) helps corporations integrate social innovation in line with their objectives, into their corporate activities. CSI is a relatively new term, but has gained significance in all corporate sectors for sustainable growth. 

Theme: Corporate Social Innovation Competition (CSIC) for the DP World

Cash prizeAED 400 for the best idea and AED 300 for the runners’ up 

Participation: CSIC is open to M.Sc. Investment management, M.Sc. Banking and Finance, and Year 3 Accounting and Finance students in a group of 2-3 members

Timeline: Link: https://forms.gle/EJf68YeCFxe1Xb8C7 

Registration closes: Sunday Nov 8th 

Submission Deadline: Friday Nov 20th 

Submission Format: 3-4 minutes’ video, use your creativity for the video presentation. 

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CSR Image

DP World is one of the largest multinational logistics company based in Dubai, UAE that is actively involved in CSR activities. Using the information available in company’s annual report for the year ended 31st December 2019 and other information available on its website, create a poster highlighting the entity’s CSR activities using the Triple Bottom Line Framework. Please see further instructions below: 

  1. There is information available on company’s website and other internet sources. Your task is to creatively present it in the form of a poster. 
  2. Poster must be one page (A4 size – portrait or landscape). 
  3. You can use Canva or Microsoft word. 

Prizes: 1st prize: AED 300 

2nd prize: AED 200 

Team: The competition is open exclusively to IFP and Year 1 students of Accounting and Finance. A team comprises of two students

Task: Create a poster highlighting the CSR activities of DP World using Triple Bottom Line. 

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CSR Week

 As Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) auditors, you have to perform an audit of the CSR activities of DP World for the year ended 31st December 2019. You may refer to all published information available in the annual report, investor presentations, company website, and any other resources available on the internet. An outline of the tasks is given below. 

  • Classify the existing CSR report available within the annual report as basic/advanced/game changing. Justify your classification. 
  • Conduct the audit, highlight good practices, and identify gaps. 
  • Provide recommendations for improvement. 

Prizes: 1st prize: One-week online internship (unpaid) in CSR at DP World + Certificates. 

2nd prize: Certificates 

Team: The competition is open exclusively to Year 2 and Year 3 students of BA(Hons) Accounting and Finance. A team comprises of two students

Task: Perform an audit of CSR activities of DP World and present your audit findings. 

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#AccountingMondays

#AccountingMondays is a place to connect, engage and talk about all things Accounting & Finance!

All events will be scheduled on Mondays at 12.30pm over Summer 2020 and it could be a quiz, a competition, a professionals advice on careers in these times or simply an information session on how to go about a professional qualification (of course all virtual).

The activities are broadly classified in three segments:

Meet the Professionals

Online webinars with Accounting and Finance Professional Bodies and Industry Experts

Covid-19

Competitions spreading awareness, understanding and coping in the current times

Cash Prizes to be won!

Ace your Game

Extra resources for students to access in their own time and sharpen their skills over summer

June 1: Continue your Education. Secure your Future.

 

June 8: Career Opportunities with an ICAEW Qualification.

June 22: Excel for Finance, a student led initiative

June 29: How to make an effective CV, workshop by IMA.

June 15: Corona Crackdown

A quiz to test how much you know about Covid-19. To prepare, you should follow current news about the pandemic. BBC, CNN and Reuters are some good sources.

1st Prize: AED 200

2nd Prize: AED 150

3rd Prize: AED 100

Register Here

Resource links will be emailed to you

July 6: Career Opportunities and Life at KPMG

 

July 13: Exploring Power BI, a student led initiative

July 20: Marauders Map to Middlesex, with Seniors, Alumni, University Staff!

July 27: Bring Life to Numbers

Do a financial data analysis, present on Power BI dashboards and communicate your investment decision in a 2 minute video recording in teams of 3 or 4.

1stPrize: AED 400

2nd Prize: AED 300

3rd Prize: AED 200

Register Here

 

Resource links will be emailed to you

Session links will be emailed to you - Stay tuned for more information.

"Who wants to be a CGO?" 

The Middlesex Multiple Intelligence Test

Round 1: Sustainability Awareness Test - 6 February 2020 from 1 – 2pm

Round 2: Quiz Contest - Tuesday,11 February 2020 from 11 – 1pm

Round 2 will be a Quiz format Game Show including questions on Accounting, Finance, Business, General Knowledge, Audio and Visual.

Accounting and Finance Career Day

Session 1: Accounting & Finance Sessions by Professional Bodies - 19 February from 10 – 12pm

Session 2: Guest talk by Industry Expert - 19 February from 1 – 2pm

"Ethics Consultant of the Year" 

Round 1: Ethics Awareness Test - 23 February 2020 (in class)

Round 2: Debate & Rebuttal - 17 March 2020 from 12pm – 2pm

Top 4 teams will qualify to round 2 and win

1st Prize: AED 1000

2nd Prize: AED 700

3rd Prize: AED 300

4th Prize: AED 200

   

Field trip to Liv Bank - For IFP A&F students 

Field trip to Nasdaq - For PG A&F students

On campus recruitment UHY James Chartered Accountants - For PG A&F students

Date and Time: TBC

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