- 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
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 challengeJuly 12, 2017 at 4:21 pm
@trephena sorry for posting it here but I read somewhere that you take Masters mentees. if so, how can someone contact you directly for advice on that?July 13, 2017 at 1:14 am
I have mentored students for their Masters dissertations (for MBAs). I am contactable at email@example.com in the first instance. Please let me have the details of the course you are doing (or thinking of doing) and any proposal / suggestions for the dissertation if you have got around to formulating this.July 18, 2017 at 7:10 pm
No matter what topic you choose please demonstrate your spreadsheet skills as this is compulsory. Some of the topics can be theoretical in nature, even if this is the case OBU new rules require that spreadsheet should be attached as an appendix. Please refer new info pack section 7.d.viii) Information Technology.March 23, 2018 at 2:43 pm
Hello trephena, I have an issue in which I need your help.
In 2017 annual report, the 2016 and 2015 figures are different from those stated in 2016 and 2015 annual reports. The problem that I am facing is that which figures shall I use to carry out my analysis.May 27, 2018 at 2:31 pm
And lastly I want to make conclusion the reference which u provide on your research paper should be understandable and searchable otherwise they could fail you in presentation
Note: I know I shouldn’t talk this thing right now but my comment could be useful for those people who are new.August 2, 2018 at 2:06 pm
Hi guys I am resubmitting my old rap I want to ask as I already know the basics of rap I have not contacted my mentor since the first week of July because my mentor has said to me that I should submit him my final project when it is completed now I want to ask some questions
1 is single email containing my final project for final review enough for evidence (as suggested by my mentor) or should I send him multiple emails containing my project at different stages?
2 my phone was broken and I am unable to restore WhatsApp chat and messages with my mentor I want to ask are these WhatsApp chat messages and call history with my mentor important or not I mean to say should I contact my mentor again and ask the questions again I already know(for evidence purpose only) or not
Please reply me i would be very thankfulAugust 21, 2018 at 9:26 am
GillianM – OBU Registered MentorModerator
I have produced an article on the things to avoid when doing your Research & Analysis Project based on my 14 years as a OBU former marker of the Research & Analysis reports.
This is available FREE on my website absolutementoring.ukMarch 5, 2019 at 1:00 am
can anyone give me some advice on the outlay of the project in terms of headings and sub headings. in using the suggested structure for the research report in OBU Information pack. do i outlay it by rewriting the different requirements as headings and sub headings ? gracious for your support in advance.March 5, 2019 at 8:26 am
The Information Pack suggested structure though helpful is ‘one size fits all’ in that it is trying to set a layout for all 20 topics.
Headings and subheadings are all very important in giving a good structure to your work and these will vary from topic to topic. Work should be well set out with ample use of appropriate headings and subheadings. These should be used to group an idea together and to make your work easier to follow. Use of different size fonts, bold and underlining are also used to help create a coherent structure within the report.April 2, 2019 at 4:03 am
Hi all 🙂
I am writing up the analysis for Topic 8.
So I have this doubt which I need to get clarified.
If I’m writing a paragraph for gross margins, and I have used figures from the annual report and figures from my ratio calculations, how do I properly reference them.
I understand how to reference the annual report figures.
but what about the ratio calculations? For example, Do I say..”In 2016, gross margin improved 60 basis points to 32.5% (Spreadsheet) ?
God blessApril 2, 2019 at 10:32 am
Yes you more or less reference it as you have suggested but try to be specific. Tell the reader which table to look at to find your calculation so either (Appendix 4) say, if you are numbering the tabs or give the name of the worksheet. Some people reference the graphs as “Source: Appendix 4”
As long as the reader can find the calculation that is the important thing.
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