- 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
GillianM – OBU Registered MentorModerator
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 classification
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