- May 9, 2018 at 1:22 pm
Dear Trephena, could you tell me when the RAP topics will be published for the November 2018 submission please? I am now sure how and when to start… Do I find a mentor first? Or do I wait for the topics then find a mentor? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.May 9, 2018 at 7:12 pm
Only the INDUSTRY SECTORS for Topics 8 and 15 will change and all of the other topics remain the same.
They should be available when the 2018/2019 Information Pack for P37 and P38 is published the end of June /beginning of July
A mentor is only supposed to offer guidance and direction they are not expected to be experts on the company. However I would expect them to offer advice on research methods and things like referencing skills (having said that I suspect our ‘OT Ultimate Guide to referencing your RAP’ is so good many mentors probably use it for themselves – especially the Golden Rules).
Depending on your skill set if you are intending to do Topic 8 and you are waiting to know the sectors you could in the meantime practice producing presentation slides and developing your PowerPoint skills. Ditto with ExcelJune 14, 2018 at 6:48 am
Dear study mates
I’m having difficulty to download the most updated mentor list. Can anyone help to share one latest registered mentor list to me.
If you have it, pls share with me at email: email@example.com
OscarAugust 13, 2018 at 2:22 pm
I’ve got a few questions:
1- How to check if the mentor is reputable with good pass rates? Do the students have any way to tally with while selecting a mentor?
2- Which topics from Period 37 Topic list require only secondary data?
3- Like for topic 17 there is a forum on OT, are there forums on all or a few more topics aside from T17?August 13, 2018 at 6:29 pm
GillianM – OBU Registered MentorModerator
1.Yes that is the tricky thing as OBU does not produce the pass rates for each mentor. Open Tuition apparently always has a results forum every six months to co-incide with the release of results and students may view these (use the search facility and key words such as P35 results or P34 results for example to find these past results threads).
2. The topics only requiring secondary data are Topic 5 (Islamic Banking), Topic 8 (A Business and Financial Analysis), Topic 15 (Cash and Working Capital Management) Topic 17 (Corporate Governance), Topic 18 (Marketing) and Topic 20 (Corporate and Social Responsibility).
3. There are forum threads for most of the most popular topics such as 17, 18 and 20 (as well as Topic 6 Motivation -although this topic requires Primary Data). You can either access these either via the search facility or look at pages 2 and 3 of list of topic threads and you should easily be able to locate them.
I hope this helps you with your topic and mentor selection
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