February 15, 2016 at 10:39 pm
@hammad ahmed qureshi
i was looking for a mentor.Could you kindly provide me with your contact details.
thanks in advanceFebruary 16, 2016 at 8:33 am
You should consult a mentor by logging on to the OBU mentoring website and using the system there to contact a listed mentor in the first instance.
Mentors are reminded that they must not post their email addresses or contact details on the Open Tuition website as this is against our RulesMarch 13, 2016 at 6:59 pm
Can anyone give me top tips on how to get started?March 15, 2016 at 1:22 pm
Hammad Ahmed Qureshi – OBU Registered MentorParticipant
Here is a summary of TEN steps towards BSc (Hons) in Accounting Degree:
Ensure that you have opted for BSc (Hons) programme at the time of registration to ACCA
Pass first nine exams of ACCA (exemption(s) is only allowed for first six exams)
Ensure you meet English language requirement of OBU i.e. you have either passed F4 by attempting written (not computer based) examination or have equivalent qualification supporting your English language skill
Complete your professional ethics module by the deadline of OBU i.e. March 2016
Read BSc Information Pack.
Select your topic and choose the organization.
Choose your project mentor
Arrange three meetings with mentor and prepare RAP documents
Submit your at http://www.obusubmissions.co.uk and get it signed-off
Pass your RAP and get the degree
If you need RAP specific tips please let me know.
Hammad Ahmed QureshiMarch 29, 2016 at 8:19 pm
A Bibliography is indeed not necessary but there is no penalty for producing one. However bad/ poor referencing will nearly always end in a fail. See all 3 parts of our article The Open Tuition Ultimate Guide to Referencing your RAP on our homepage to understand what is required.March 31, 2016 at 10:12 am
Kindly assist. The word limit is 7500 including words in graphs and tables. i realised that the word count given by MS word at the bottom of the page does not include words in bar graphs and pie charts. Do i have to count manually the words in graphs and add them to those that are already given?March 31, 2016 at 10:57 am
@xolani – words in embedded graphs and charts will probably be ignored as they are ancillary. However if in addition you have many tables and textual information in embedded images then a marker will look at your total word count and assess approximately how much text is in the tables and diagrams and whether this has been embedded to manipulate the word count.
If there is an excess of embedded images of this type and they would have contributed significantly to exceeding the total word count then they will normally fail it on (5) Communication and possibly (3) Evaluation, Analysis & Conclusions as your Conclusion will fall outside the 7,500 word count limit (so will not be included and marked) so in theory you have not produced a Conclusion within the RAP requirements.
So don’t worry about the graphs but if you have embedded table images add them back to the word count and STATE that the word count includes words in embedded tables.July 18, 2016 at 5:40 am
I am looking to complete my last paper but any factors to consider when choosing the topic areas…..July 20, 2016 at 10:06 am
A topic and company that interests you.
However also consider availability of information and whether you will need to collect primary data or whether secondary data will be sufficient.
Although it may seem odd to say this now I would suggest you read the article on Evaluation and Analysis on our homepage http://www.opentuition.com/obu. This is because you need to consider how you will go about producing original analysis and this may affect your choice.July 22, 2016 at 12:24 pm
How did people find the Oxford Brookes BSc project generally in comparison to the difficulty of the ACCA exams?
I have F9 in Sept then want to commence my RAP but feel a bit lost on where to start with it all.
I did produce a project for a credit qualification that i completed a few years ago which provided an analysis of the threats that my company faces and what internal controls are implemented to prevent or reduce those risks and provides summaries on the effectiveness on said controls. My question is whether this project would fulfil the criteria on the Oxford Brookes BSc in applied accounting and whether there is any ethical issue with my adapting this report to use as my RAP rather than starting something from scratch?
Thanks.July 23, 2016 at 7:13 am
Trying to compare the exams and the RAP is difficult and people’s experiences vary. Many students fail on the Evaluation, Analysis & Conclusions section and/or Referencing but we have articles on both these on our homepage http://www.opentuition.com/obu The quality of the projects also varies a basic C grade is much easier to achieve than an A.
Yes there are ethical issues as all university work should be original. You can refer to your previous work where appropriate but ‘duplication’ is a disciplinary offence and submitting something that essentially was submitted previously for an award is considered to be academic misconduct and carries penalties (see the Information Pack)July 28, 2016 at 6:04 pm
Can one research on a company s/he is working for?July 29, 2016 at 11:07 pm
Yes as long as you do the all the work and original analysis yourself.
Sometimes students have got their hands on work projects completed by someone else at their company and submitted it as their work. It is usually obvious apparently as the work they submit does not quite match the RAP requirements. In these instances it can then end up as a Misconduct case and this means that not only has the student been failed they are then subject to the GBP 550 penalty resubmission fee for their next submission.September 29, 2016 at 10:05 am
We shall always help . sure thing. though time may be a challengeDecember 22, 2016 at 6:52 pm
I started my RAP a week ago and will submit it by May ’17. I want to ask if need to be registered somewhere before giving my RAP?
I am opted in for the RAP with OBU and i have found a mentor, pass last august the ethics module and now doing the RAP. Do i need to registered again or said to someone from the university that i am doing and submit it on May?
Please help… thank you.December 22, 2016 at 7:34 pm
or pay something?December 23, 2016 at 10:07 am
my average marks in F-4 to F-9 is 52 %. i want to know should i proceed to get the degree, because on this basis, i ll be awarded “third class Honours”. and one of my colleague told me that its a sort of “Fail”. Please guide me i am so confused about.December 23, 2016 at 4:49 pm
No, you do not register however ensure you familiarise yourself with the 2016/2017 information pack. You will need to login to the student submission portal to upload your work when Period 34 submissions start on 1st May 2017 and be able to pay your submission fee in GBP (the amount is set out in the Information Pack). Those are the only formalities.December 23, 2016 at 4:54 pm
@muhammd – your query belongs on the degree grading topic forum.
Third Class Honours is still a pass and you will be able to put BSc after your name. Admittedly it is the lowest honours classification but each session there are students who do not pass the RAP either at their 3rd attempt or within the 10 year registration period who do not get the degree at all.
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