Oxford Brookes requires that you have at least three meetings with your Project Mentor, each of which would normally be about 30 minutes in length. If your Project Mentor agrees, you could have additional or longer meetings, but you should negotiate this before you start your Research and Analysis Project work.
The Project Mentor meetings should focus not only on the planning and research needed to prepare a good Research and Analysis Project, but also on the opportunity for you to develop skills in listening, questioning and presenting your findings. Oxford Brookes suggest that your planning for each meeting includes the preparation of an agenda of issues which can be covered in the time available to you. Focus on the key issues and identify the desired outcomes from the meeting. Take notes to record the actions needed to progress your Research Report and to contribute to your reflection for your Skills and Learning Statement.
From January 2015 all Project Mentors will have to successfully complete the approved online Mentoring course and be registered as Approved Mentors for the BSc degree in Applied Accounting on the Oxford Brookes website. The mentoring course will be available later in 2014.
Project Mentors who have already completed the previous course will be transferred, subject to approval by Oxford Brookes University, to the new database.
Further information is available on the BSc programme information pack for 2014-2015.