Mentoring is service which is provided by a Registered Mentor, working as your personal contractor. Many Mentors may charge for providing this service. We recommend that you draw up a contract with your mentor, agreeing what support is provided, what you will pay and when.
Students who are submitting their RAP must have a Registered Mentor. You will be asked to enter your mentor email details when you submit your RAP.
Your mentor can be:
- a senior colleague at work (e.g. your line manager)
- your tutor at college or university
- or a qualified chartered certified accountant.
Oxford Brookes University do not endorse or recommend Mentors.
There are lots of ways to find a mentor. You can ask fellow students, your learning provider or you can search online.
Browse the list of contact details for Registered Mentors who have agreed to make their details available to students. Please use this list to:
- Identify a mentor you would like to contact
- Check the mentor you intend to work with is Registered with Oxford Brookes University
Some Registered Mentors have asked that their information is not made available publicly, so if you would like to know whether other mentors are available in your region, or you want to check that your mentor is Registered please email email@example.com
If you have identified a possible mentor and they have not completed the online training, please ask the mentor to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are considering becoming a registered mentor to a student who wishes to complete a Research and Analysis Project, you must be one of the following:
- A Full ACCA Member (we cannot accept Affiliate Members unless they meet one of the following)
- The student's Tutor at an ACCA Learning Provider (we need to know which Learning Provider the mentor works for)
- The student's Line Manager or Senior Colleague (we require a work email to be registered)
To become a Registered Mentor, you must complete the Oxford Brookes Online Mentoring Course. We have designed this online course to support the growth of professional mentoring skills in the practitioner community, and to provide you with a knowledge and skills base, and learning materials, so you can mentor students through the RAP. The course comprises of four modules:
- Understanding the BSc Applied Accounting
- Understanding Mentoring
- Mentoring Competencies
- Models for Mentoring
It will also provide skills and additional resources that support your personal development and can be applied in normal working contexts.
Once you have successfully completed the training course you have the option of being included in the global database of mentors this would enable us to pass your details to students.
If you are an ACCA member, studying this course may count towards CPD as long as the material is relevant to your training and development needs. ACCA advises, as a guide when allocating your CPD units, that one hour of learning equates to one hour of CPD. Upon successful completion of the programme, you can be awarded with a certificate which may qualify for up to 6 hours of CPD credits. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
You do not have to meet your mentor face to face but may, if more convenient, use some form of Video link (such as Skype). You are required to make a PowerPoint presentation to your Mentor and so telephone and email are not acceptable options.
False statements in application which are found at any stage will result in a mentor being barred from Mentoring. We demand and expect full professionalism at all times. It must be noted that Mentoring is NOT intended to be a full time job, Mentors are expected to be in full-time employment elsewhere.
Mentors are not employees of Oxford Brookes University and we do not set or control any fees that they may charge students.
Oxford Brookes will retain the right to remove a mentor from the registered list of mentors if they consider the standard of mentoring shown by the mentor falls below the professional qualities that Oxford Brookes University would expect. This would be the case where a mentor is implicated in a series of proven student Academic Misconduct Cases.