- October 4, 2019 at 9:39 am
GillianM – OBU Registered MentorModerator
Anyone who did Carillion for their organisation and has been failed and told this was not a suitable organisation for Topic 17 MUST appeal .
In Period 37 I had 3 students who used Carillion and all passed, and in P38 I had 5 people who submitted on Carillion (one of whom 1 got an A) however one was told:
“Because Carillion went into liquidation there was no adequate response to the emerging financial problems. For this reason Carillion is not the most suitable choice of company for RAP Topic 17”.
‘Emerging financial problems’ ???? Excuse me – but there had been signs of weak governance for YEARS and the Board response was to ignore them and pay themselves handsomely and pretend that ‘everything in the garden was rosy’: there was no impairment of goodwill, the deficit on the employees pension schemes were increasing, debts were rising, the cash was decreasing, the Auditors were negligent and failed to spot the aggressive accounting policies, short-sellers were shorting the shares and as my student who failed pointed out, institutional shareholders had for several years been divesting their shares.
No response then from the company at all then?
The House of Commons Report must also have got it all wrong then when they concluded that “The mystery is not that it [Carillion] collapsed, but how it kept going for so longOctober 9, 2019 at 1:34 pm
Today I have received this email from OBU. I have failed to apply formulae in spreadsheet cells as per their initial feedback. I emailed them to update me some information regarding resubmission and they sent me this today.
” I have looked at the excel document and there may have been a problem with downloading the document on the first occasion of marking, as I have manged to find some evidence, albeit very little, of formulae being used. Therefore, I will ask the administrative team to remove the fail grade for the I.T. section of the Research Report, for technical reasons; this means that every section has been given a pass. This will take some time to show on your results sheet. ”
Would you please tell me what that this mean? Waiting for your valuable replyOctober 9, 2019 at 3:30 pm
GillianM – OBU Registered MentorModerator
It means that your fail for IT has been reversed. If that was the only part of your report that failed it means that it will now be passed. If that was the only thing you failed overall then as this is now pass it means that you will have passed – but the last bit of the email is a bit confusing…..
My interpretation of the last bit is that however if you failed the SLS or presentation previously I think it means that although pending the change this may show as pass the changed grade will only affect your report – and any previous fails in SLS and presentation will remain – at least that’s what I think they are trying to say!October 9, 2019 at 4:42 pm
Thank you for your reply. This was my first attempt and I have passed all the elements of RR and SLS except this IT section. In that case can I consider myself now that I have passed in overall RAP? And what will be their next? I mean will they mail my updated RAP result and grade in the next email or they will confirm that I have passed? Pls answer as I am very tensed. thank you again.October 10, 2019 at 9:22 am
Then it looks from all of the evidence that you have passed and they will probably formally confirm this shortly. Let us know the outcome but in the meantime please chill baby, chill!October 10, 2019 at 10:34 am
Thank you for ur reply. I will post the final outcome as soon as I receive it. And thank u for giving me some hope. I am feeling better now 🙂October 12, 2019 at 3:21 pmOctober 21, 2019 at 10:29 am
Can anyone tell me how long does it take to get the answer? I had emailed my appeal last friday so its more than a week now and there is no reply. I am afraid if the appeal is not successful i may not have enough time to edit my RAP for re submission next month.October 21, 2019 at 2:01 pm
It takes up to 10 working days before they tell you whether your appeal is admissible or not. If it is admissible – great, you need to wait extra 20 working days now. so if you sent your appeal on Friday 11th, then you will get:
– initial response by Oct 25th, and
– final response by Nov 22nd.November 12, 2019 at 10:15 am
Does anyone here know how long does administration team take to send you your pass letter with your class of degree once your appeal succeeds i.e. when you are passed by appeals officer decision?
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