RULES AND REGULATIONS
You are subject to Oxford Brookes University’s rules and regulations for the preparation, submission and as-
sessment of the Research and Analysis Project and for the award of the BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting de-
The Faculty of Business promotes an inclusive learning environment in which individuals are valued and sup-
ported in achieving their full potential. The Faculty endeavours to meet its duties under the Equality Act 2010
to eliminate unfair discrimination and promote equality of opportunity and good relations among members
of the university community. View the university statement on Equal Opportunity and Diversity by clicking
on the link in the Related Links section.
You may not appeal against the academic judgement of an examiner.
You may request a review of the decision to award a particular grade to your Research and Analysis Project.
However disagreement with the academic judgement of an examiner is not grounds for such a review,
which would normally only consider whether the assessment has been conducted in accordance with the
Research and Analysis Project regulations. Further details of the regulations can be viewed on the Oxford
Brookes University website by clicking on the OBU Regulations link in the Related Links section.
As a student who prepares and submits a Research and Analysis Project, you are subject to the Oxford
Brookes University academic regulations, including those on cheating. The details of the regulations can be
viewed on the Oxford Brookes University website by clicking on the OBU Regulations link in the Related
Cheating and plagiarism
All assessments are intended to determine the skills, abilities, understanding and knowledge of each of the
individual students undertaking the assessment.
Cheating is defined as obtaining or attempting to obtain an unfair academic advantage. Cheating or assisting someone else to cheat (including attempting to assist someone else to cheat) may be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the University’s Disciplinary Procedure.
The University takes this issue very seriously and students have been expelled or had their degrees withheld
for cheating in assessments.
If you are having difficulty with your work it is important to seek help from your tutor rather than be tempted
to use unfair means to gain marks. Do not risk losing your degree and all the work you have done.
Different forms of cheating
The University’s regulations define a number of different forms of cheating, although any form of cheating
is strictly forbidden. Details are given in “Forms of cheating and plagiarism” section.