March 4, 2017 at 5:49 pm
My friend says that passes are easier and quicker as there is nothing to feedback. In that sense she says there would be an incentive to pass as many as possible as a fail takes her up to 4 times as long (depending on how bad it is because of the amount of feedback), however as a professional she states she would never pass something that in her opinion does not meet the Assessment Criteria.
Seems the worst thing with a resubmission is to find the student ignored the feedback (and then failed again). She said she has occasionally wanted to write in their new feedback ‘I spent a great deal of my time writing my feedback to you last time and I am now wondering why I bothered as you obviously didn’t bother to read it’… but again as a professional she says she can’t do this – even though the temptation is great! 🙂March 5, 2017 at 2:58 am
Thanks Trephena for that bit of insight. That sure is some encouraging stuff!!! lol 18 more days until…….. 🙂March 5, 2017 at 7:45 am
P33 results start to be released at 00.01 GMT on Wednesday 22 March. We discovered why it sometimes takes hours to be able to access individual results – this is because they are released in batches to stop the whole system from crashing. This process means it can take up 6 hours before some results are available (but on average 3 hours).
We have yet to discover whether it is done on registration number (which would seem most logical) with the earliest registration numbers first. Maybe it might be interesting if students when they report their results on our P33 results forum (which will launched to coincide with the release) include the first three digits of their reg. Number and then we could see if there is a discernable pattern or whether it is completely random and more just like a lottery…..March 5, 2017 at 3:39 pm
Damn, I am so afraid of seeing my result on result day. 50/50 for me.March 6, 2017 at 1:13 am
the same here. I am getting more nervous every day, and still two more weeksMarch 6, 2017 at 9:37 am
Those who should be quaking in their boots are the students who didn’t do all of their work themselves (including spreadsheets and presentation slides). OBU is having the biggest crackdown ever on mentors who provide so called ‘samples’ and templates to use as these are in direct contravention of the University’s Academic Conduct rules. They are,also looking at fictitious work as they believe in some countries some mentors are engaging in inventing companies and facts (for topics 6, 13 and 18 for example) and producing bogus questionnaires.
The team to examine suspicious RAPs has been increased including use of a forensic investigator who analyses files for similarities. Even students who were previously passed can be investigated and stripped of the degree. This apparently is partly the result of the UK Government’s Department of Education putting pressure on all UK universities to put greater efforts into investigating and punishing plagiarism and also the belief that mentors in some parts of the world are virtually doing the projects for payment. Anyone caught could find themselves facing the penalty resubmission fee GBP 550 (with proposals to increase this to GBP 600) and notification of the incident to ACCA for further possible investigation. If stripped of the degree at best similar penalties will be imposed.
Even the use of a spreadsheet ‘sample’ can result in an investigation and reduction in grade – someone who was in line for an A for example would have their result deferred, be given a fail and possibly incur the penalty resubmission fee if they then resubmitted. Because of the fail they could only ever then get a C grade pass on resubmission.
However everyone who has done their work themselves need not be concerned. Even if deferred you should be cleared if you have honestly done the work and not used a sample and you will eventually get the grade the markers awarded it.March 6, 2017 at 9:56 am
Not afraid of ACO at all. Just concerned of little stuffs that can cause failure.March 6, 2017 at 10:47 am
Do stop worrying! 🙂 At the very worst you fail and resubmit. (Yeah I know it costs GBP 250 but overall a first fail is not the end of the world!)
Unlike with exams you are told the weaknesses. Some markers will give you some tips on how to approach these areas better so anyone who does fail needs to read the feedback carefully and read my article on How a good Resubmission statement is your key to success
This can be found on our homepage http://www.opentuition.com/OBU
(Along with the OT Ultimatel Guide to Referencing your RAP and an article on what Evaluation means and other useful help)March 7, 2017 at 12:52 pm
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Period 33 Research & Analysis Project RESULTS
Verification of your postal address details:
Before we issue the results we would like to ensure that the address that we have on file for you is correct.
Please log in to the submission site http://obusubmissions.co.uk using your ACCA Number and password and go to ‘My Profile’.
Check that the address that you have registered with us is correct.
If it is not correct, please click on ‘Change Address’ (you will need to insert your password again), update your address and then click on the ‘Change Address’ box. You will then be taken to a confirmation screen called ‘ Change Address Success’ .
The deadline for updating your address is Sunday 12 March 2017
Notification of results, Wednesday 22 March 2017:
From Wednesday 22 March onwards, all students will be able to log into the submission site to view their result online. Please log in to the submission site http://obusubmissions.co.uk and then click on ‘Results/Grades’. Then:
If you have passed: your online result will confirm that you have passed your Research & Analysis Project and you will be informed of your degree classification. You will be able to print your results letter. On 22 March 2017, we will also post a copy of this letter to you along with one copy of your transcript.
If you have failed: Scroll down to the line which says “You may view your grade sheet here” and click on “Here” to access your feedback. Your online result will be the only notification that you will receive. Your feedback will be available online. You will NOT receive notification by post. You will be able to print your result.
If your result is deferred: your online result will be the only notification that you will receive until your final result is confirmed. This will be explained to you in your letter. (Results are deferred when an academic member of staff has concerns regarding the originality or academic practice of your work). You will be able to print your result.
Please note that whilst we do not anticipate any problems with access to the system, we will have approximately 2,000 students all trying to access their results that day so there could be some delay. Please be patient and try again if you are unable to access the site first time.
We thank you in advance for your co-operation.
The ACCA Administration Team
ACCA Office/BSc in Applied Accounting
Faculty of Business
Oxford Brookes University
Wheatley Campus, Oxford
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