- October 14, 2017 at 11:40 pm
Fortunately, I passed OBU RAP 34 period.. and I’d like to attend thr graduation ceremony.
Anyone knows the dates?October 15, 2017 at 10:52 am
Depends where in the world you live. The UK ceremony is normally June, Dubai is February and there is usually a ceremony held in the Far East sometime in October (although I am not sure if there is one there this year). There used to be some basic info in the Information pack about these. Invitations are sent out and you have to book a place.November 5, 2017 at 2:59 pm
According to what i read on some comments, one of the people said OBU grade is assessed by the first attempt score, whether you fail or not.
Is it true?
so under that theory, on assumption that a student was absent in sitting the exam that is one of the appraised exams like F456789, this guy would get zero mark in that absent subject?
if it is true, it would be pathetic…
The ACCA average mark will be calculated by taking the numerical average of the marks achieved in the Fundamentals Skills papers (F4–F9) that you have sat and passed.
above is one of the written posts by OBU degree pdf contents.
I think the score which they use to generate the average score is based on passed exams….November 6, 2017 at 10:30 am
Exactly -only the mark for a pass is used to calculate the average when deciding which class of degree is awarded (along with the relevant pass grade for the RAP)
Note: we already have a forum topic for dealing with grading questions and therefore this new thread was not required and has subsequently now been closedJanuary 15, 2018 at 12:41 am
Hey guys, just got my final F1 to F9 exam result today and found out that my average would come to 59.5
Will they round it up to 60?January 15, 2018 at 1:36 pm
Marks are always rounded up.January 21, 2018 at 12:50 am
My average comes up to 62.16 and have made up my mind to go for the oxford bookes degree.
The only concern I have is what can I do after I have attained this degree. Can one go for a masters degree?
On a side note, if one does not wish to complete the remaining papers, what options would I have?January 24, 2018 at 10:04 am
Yep if you get the BSc it should mean that you can the go on to do a Masters
There should be a link to these via our homepage http://www.opentuition.com/OBU under ‘News from OBU’
However I thought you only got the degree when you had completed all the papers. I would have thought regardless it would be worth finishing all the papersMay 23, 2018 at 11:20 am
I went through the ACCA partnership route for OBU BSc degree, and was awarded a 2.2 based on my ACCA pass marks. Is there anything I can do to get a higher class, like submit another research project or some additional work? I’m qualified ACCA now, and found that having 2.2 degree limits my jobs opportunities as some employers ask for higher gradesMay 23, 2018 at 1:58 pm
No, unfortunately not. Your best option if you want to advance your career and need a good academic qualification is to do a Masters degree (an MBA would be complementary to the ACCA qualification). Although most universities may say you need a 2.1 or above to get on a Masters programme, I am sure with your ACCA and a 2.2 they would not turn you away.
Sometimes there are additional professional qualifications that you can study for depending on what your goals are and where you live. For example in the UK there are exams for the Institute of Taxation. I myself did a Masters in Forensic Accounting
Try not to be too despondent as there are alternatives it’s a case of exploring them. Unfortunately good courses do cost but see it as an investment in your future. Good luck!August 8, 2018 at 11:01 am
I wanted to know if those who attended the graduation before , do they announce your degree class etc when you go on stage ? I did not manage to get a great degree class : lower second class…August 8, 2018 at 2:16 pm
Although some universities do announce it when a student achieves First Class honours (or place a special asterisk against their name on the list of graduates), this has never been the case as far as I can ascertain with Oxford Brookes.
In fact I have attended graduation ceremonies at four different UK universities (including OBU) and although 2 did distinguish between First Class honours and the remaining degrees for bachelor level degrees and also announced the Distinction grade for a Masters level degree no mention was made of the particular grade achieved for any of the students who fell outside the First Class / Distinction level.
I have attended many OBU graduation ceremonies (including three in June 2018 albeit in Oxford, not Kuala Lumpur) and even for Masters degrees students achieving a distinction were not singled out (much to the disappointment of one of my own students). I am fairly certain therefore that you will be announced just by name and no reference will be made to your honours classificationAugust 24, 2018 at 10:14 pm
Hello, I am wondering if the papers that I failed will show in the degree transcript, for my final result (after the RAP).September 23, 2018 at 8:52 am
You have not had more than 2 unsuccessful previous attempt
i have a question regarding OBU requirements.
Does this mean from f1-f9 we should not fail in more than 2 exams or we should not fail any particular subject more than twice?
MananSeptember 23, 2018 at 8:56 am
this is not mentioned on the OBU website, so im confused on this.September 23, 2018 at 2:48 pm
The issue about F7/8/9 relates to the fact that ‘prior learning’ comprises part of the degree qualification so if you have not satisfied the English requirements before passing these then they cannot be accepted as prior learning. This then means you do not have sufficient credits for the degree.
So everyone needs to sort out the English language requirements before addressing F7/8/9
Yes perhaps you are right that more should be in the Info Pack about this.September 24, 2018 at 7:31 am
Thank you for your reply.
but what im looking for is, its mentioned on the open tuition OBU section that
“You have not had more than 2 unsuccessful previous attempts”
what does this mean? does it mean if i fail twice in the ‘F’ papers i will not be eligible for the OBU Bsc?September 24, 2018 at 4:41 pm
I think you may be confusing 2 different things.
Regarding the F papers only passes count and OBU does not take into account any unsuccessful attempts so I am not sure what you are referring to in relation to 2 unsuccessful exam paper results and the degree.
When it comes to the degree you are allowed 2 unsuccessful attempts and perhaps this is what you mean? In other words you must pass by the third attempt to be able to get the BSc Applied Accounting.November 18, 2018 at 4:15 pm
Amir Abdul SalamParticipant
I will be attending the ACCA OBU Graduation ceremony in Dubai on 23 Feb 2019.
Is anyone else going to attend it?
I would like to know and meet fellow graduates.December 4, 2018 at 10:00 am
Hi amirsalam , I will also be attending the Dubai graduation from South Africa
and would like to meet and exchange contacts as I am planning of moving to UAE in the near future.
You can app me on +27817379259May 2, 2019 at 12:39 pm
So I will like to know how a fail score will affect the calculation of your OBU average. Will it be ignored and the pass mark used or it’ll be added to get an averageMay 4, 2019 at 10:39 am
It is ignored.. We have a special thread on grading so please post further queries regarding this topic there (use the search facility to find it but is likely to be on page 1 or 2 of our list of topics)May 21, 2019 at 8:06 am
For students who were successful in P37 here are your graduation ceremony dates (set out in email I recently received”
“Following discussions, it has been decided that P37 students will receive an invitation to Kuala Lumpur, October 2019, Dubai Febraury 2020, or Oxford June 2020. Which ceremony a student will be invited to will depend on the home address that the student provided. Invitation letters will be sent in due course”
I am sure UK students will be extremely disappointed that after their shabby treatment during P37, they are now being further inconvenienced in having a ceremony a year and a half after they submitted their work.May 21, 2019 at 12:14 pm
This does seem very unfair. Will June 2020 now be for Periods 37, 38 & 39, or do they have bi-annual graduations – would Period 38 get their graduation before Period 37?
Thanks in advance.May 21, 2019 at 3:24 pm
Yes, our sentiments exactly! The final insult for Period 37 students who are yet again being penalised for something that was not their fault to begin with. And yes it will be for P37, P38 and P39 graduates.
You could register your displeasure by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and voicing your displeasure
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