January 17, 2017 at 5:34 pm
Thanks a lot for such detailed reply. Highly appreciated.
As you mentioned, I’ll get in touch with OBU and try to find out if they can give me any relaxation and I could actually write RAP for T9.
About your other suggestion regarding marketing topic, yes I have previsouly studied marketing as a subject but that was long time ago. No I’m not from UK. I am from Pakistan but living in Gulf countries for more than a decade.
I’ll decide based on response from OBU with regards to T9. Thanks again.
MuhammadApril 20, 2017 at 10:03 am
Hi, can anybody tell me if there is a mentor who provide either free basic mentoring or under $150. I could only find a mentor with lowest charges of $350 and can’t afford it.
Your help is highly appreciated. Thank you.April 20, 2017 at 1:44 pm
They have range of packages…April 24, 2017 at 2:07 pm
Can anybody here tell me if they know someone who provides basic mentoring services with signing off thesis in less than $100?
and what if you can’t afford mentoring services? Does OBU offer any remedies?
Thank youApril 25, 2017 at 12:33 am
i would also really appreciate if someone who has passed the RAP already can share some helping materials and guidance with me on topic 8. I am with a tight budget and would be obliged if someone could share some helpful information and insights.
Thank you.April 25, 2017 at 8:10 am
I would suggest you do not attempt your RAP in a hurry so if you are contemplating a P34 submission and are short of money you are likely to be throwing away GBP 250 if you are only just starting out (as you are likely to fail). Go for Period 35 instead
Please do not ask people to share work with you as this is against the RAP rules and student regulations and could end up as an academic conduct offence (if found guilty of misconduct a penalty resubmission fee of GBP 550 is imposed).
If you are genuinely hard up you can apply to OBU for some form of assistance (but they will need evidence of hardship ) and they will waive the GBP 250 submission fee.
I created the Topic 17 forum specifically to help students who were struggling with lack of guidance and did not have an experienced mentor. Many students have passed T17 at the first attempt (often with a good grade) using this. Any ACCA member can become a listed mentor if they pass the online mentoring course so it might be worth seeking out such a person. Several people short of money have gone down this route (used our T17 forum and inexperienced mentor) very successfully if you look at their comments on both T17 and our results forums (use the Search facility and key words ‘Period 32 Results’ ‘Period 31 results’ etc o to find them)April 25, 2017 at 11:44 am
Thank you for your response.
Well I will be submitting in Period 35 and am waiting for information pack release.
I have previous thesis writing experience so I only need helping material to guide me to success as I want to pass in the first attempt, due to sensitivity of funds. I am not asking for samples but materials that many mentors offer in their paid packages.
Will surely look into T17 forum to get help from fellow students and hope I will be able to find a mentor who is able to provide me with basic mentoring required to by the OBU for at least a cheap cost, if not free.
The thing is everyone has started charging more. learningluminarium is charging around GBP 460 for their basic package which was less than half about a year ago. Given that OBU might also increase their fee for period 35, I am not in a situation where I can choose from such luxurious services.
So if any mentor gets to read it, I will be obliged to hear from them. If someone knows about a mentor who charge within USD 100 for their basic services, kindly let me know.
I just don’t want to give up on this degree opportunity just because of funds. I hope someone will share some valuable information.
Thank you.June 13, 2017 at 9:27 am
I prepare the OBU. I don’t know how to find a mentor. Could you give me some advice?June 13, 2017 at 6:14 pm
People may have posted complementary comments about their mentors on the results forum. Register as a student on the OBU mentoring website to find names of mentors you may email. Our recommended mentors based on all round value and experience are the Learning Luminarium (see our forum) that is not to say other mentors are not suitable and qualifies.
However ensure you choose wisely and beware anyone who offers to write the RAP for you. OBU will impose a a fail in every section and a penalty resubmission fee for anyone found guilty of Misconduct and even takes steps to have the degree withdrawn if they subsequently discover it was not your work. This can come as a nasty surprise and cause a lot of stress especially if employers check the degree credentials with the University and uncover this.July 1, 2017 at 11:26 pm
@rajausama007 just as trephena said, the RAP should be approach with maximum quality.I understand your budget but you also need to understand the positive impact of quality review by an experience registered mentor. irrespective of the information you get online, that review and feedback is more important. A RAP could fail for various little reasons such as not using excel formula or spread sheet or page number and table of content,poor evaluation and analysis (i am saying all this for you to understand and appreciate the impact of an experience dedicated mentors who devote time to review your RAP and engage with you)
However for your budget, lot of my friends achieve success in their ACCA OBU RAP and MSc project from some smart and dedicated registered mentors with a very high pass rate in Africa. Testimonials is still available on their website. Although they charge $300 (You have to pay for quality)
Although they have a CSR arm.lol (A free whatsapp group where they provide answers to your questions instantly completely free) you may need to visit the website. I am 100% sure you will thank me one day for this information
FOOTNOTE FROM TREPHENA – if the person who posted this would kindly inform me (Trephena@opentuition.com) of the actual names of these mentors I will verify the claims made about high pass rates. I have removed the website name pending this verification.July 2, 2017 at 12:55 am
@TrephenaI – believe it is faster to reply you here. The two main mentors in OBUTraining is
I will like to know please if making such recommendations is not welcome as this was to give an awnser to @rajausama007
REPLY FROM TREPHENA: Thank you for your information
The OT rules prohibit direct solicitation of students by anyone (including our recommended mentors, The Learning Luminarium). We welcome informed posts by legitimate good mentors at any time but students are recommended to approach the mentor about potential mentoring via the OBU BSc mentoring website in the first instance (which students may now do as you have now provided names). We offer a mentor on production of their OBU mentoring certificate (to my email address), the ‘Badge’ of mentor appended to the name of the mentor in place of ‘participant’ so this appears against their names in every post they make.
However as a website with its own costs we cannot provide free advertising space for people and the correct place for students to place recommendations is normally on our results forums (so the student post has been reposted there)
We reserve the right to verify pass rates claims made for any mentor
with OBU. This is because we are aware that false claims have been made in the past by unscrupulous individuals seeking to exploit students and we want to protect students from this. We will also check ACO records as recently we have heard of 6 students in Pakistan having degrees taken back as a consequence of the mentor providing templates /writing the RAPs and a similar number of students in Africa (whose mentor wrote work for them on fictitious companies) who now face a GBP 550 resubmission fee. In addition ACCA is informed about all these cases. As student futures are affected Opentuition takes its responsibilities to ensure that everyone can rely on high standards and ethics in our forum very seriouslyJuly 2, 2017 at 1:15 am
Please check the pass rate of this mentors. I will have to invite my friends I have recommended to testify as well. I went through serious pain in my first attempt of the RAP topic 8 because I was mentored by an inexperience mentor.(I understood the value of quality review and feedback in My second attempt was with OBUTraining and I passed. Well I will try best to invite friends to share their real experience.
FOOTNOTE FROM TREPHENA: are you related to one of the mentors or are one and the same person as you seem to share the same name? I would remind you that self-promotion is contrary to our forum rule No. 1July 2, 2017 at 1:30 pm
@rajausama007/ – regarding your query about a suitable mentor for someone needing minimal support at a low fee -you could try Hamad Ahmed Quereshi who has posted answers on this forum previously as a mentor and operates under the umbrella of the Virtual Mentoring Network. When I last checked he had a reasonable pass rate and was reputable (the latter is very important as if you end up using a disreputable one then it might lead to an ACO referral and extra stress and cost for you).
Being on the OBU mentor list is no guarantee of expertise or integrity as OBU cannot monitor every mentor however it will remove those who have low pass rates and high Academic Conduct Office referral rates. Each session many mentors and their students are investigated by the ACO for breaching the University regulations.
In fact a few of the UK markers also may sometimes act as mentors for about GBP350 -400. They tend not to advertise their services and although for professional reasons they can never guarantee a pass (work will be marked anonymously a different marker) they obviously understand the assessment criteria inside out and therefore are the best mentor anyone could have.
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