Oxford Brookes University Research and Analysis project (RAP) for B.Sc (Hons) Degree

For Updated Details regarding this project visit the official link: https://www.brookes.ac.uk/acca/


Submission periods:

Period 41 - 1st Nov to 11th Nov 2020

Period 42 - 1st May to 12th May 2021

As per OBU Information Pack 2020-21 (Click Here for full Information pack), All students submitting a project on topic 8 or topic 15 in November 2020 (Period 41) or May 2021 (Period 42) MUST use sector specific organisations based on the Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB). Please note this rule is only applicable for Topic 8 and 15.

4010 Automobiles & Parts (3350 in older version)

4010020 Automobiles (3353 in older version) - Makers of motorcycles and passenger vehicles, including cars, sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and light trucks. Excludes makers of heavy trucks, which are classified under Commercial Vehicles & Trucks, and makers of recreational vehicles (RVs and ATVs), which are classified under Recreational Products

40101025 Auto parts (3355 in older version) - Manufacturers and distributors of new and replacement parts for motorcycles and automobiles, such as engines, carburetors and batteries. Excludes producers of tires, which are classified under Tires.


40101015 Tires (3357 in older version) - Manufacturers, distributors and retreaders of automobile, truck and motorcycle tires.

4030 Media (5500 in older version)

40301010 and 40301035 Broadcasting & Entertainment (5553 in older version) - Producers, operators and broadcasters of radio, television, music and filmed entertainment. Excludes movie theatres, which are classified under Recreational Services.


40301020 Media agencies (5555 in older version) - Companies providing advertising, public relations and marketing services. Includes billboard providers and telemarketers.


40301030 Publishing (5557 in older version) - Publishers of information via printed or electronic media.

502060 Industrial Transportation (2770 in older version)

50206010 Trucking (2779 in older version) - Companies that provide commercial trucking services. Excludes road and tunnel operators, which are classified under Transportation Services, and vehicle rental and taxi companies, which are classified under Travel & Tourism.


50206020 Railroads* (2775 in the older version) - Providers of industrial railway transportation and railway lines. Excludes passenger railway companies, which are classified under Travel & Tourism. (Topic 8 or 15 * see note below).


50206025 Railroad equipment (2753 in the older version)


50206030 Marine Transportation (2773 in the older version) - Providers of on-water transportation for commercial markets, such as container shipping. Excludes ports, which are classified under Transportation Services, and shipbuilders, which are classified under Commercial Vehicles & Trucks.


50206040 Delivery Services - Operators of mail and package delivery services for commercial and consumer use. Includes courier and logistic services primarily involving air transportation.


50206060 Transportation Services - Companies providing services to the Industrial Transportation sector, including companies that manage airports, train depots, roads, bridges, tunnels, ports, and providers of logistic services to shippers of goods. Includes companies that provide aircraft and vehicle maintenance services.


* if you are considering topic 8 or 15 please be aware that this sub-sector may be difficult as much infrastructure is publicly owned. There may not be sufficient information to support your analysis, or the accounts may be very complex.


Details and terms and conditions regarding my mentoring


The mentoring will be conducted by Mr. Gaurav S. Vaidya. Apart from being an Registered Mentor for Oxford Brookes University (OBU) Project, he is highly qualified international chartered professional, with five prestigious IFAC recognised international qualifications like FCCA (Fellow member of Chartered Certified Accountant by ACCA UK), ACMA (Chartered Management Accountant by CIMA UK), CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant), and Formerly CPA-CGA (Chartered Professional Accountant Canada), as well as MCSI (Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment CISI UK). He is also a tuition provider for various professional courses like ACCA, CIMA etc. at Pune, India.



Minimum 3 meetings are required for the OBU RAP. The frequency and/or duration of the meetings may be increased, at the sole discretion of the mentor. The timings of the meeting will be mutually decided. The time table for meetings mentioned / discussed are only indicative and subject to change. The face-to-face / telephonic / online mentoring will be done using a suitable mode of communication.



The use of mentoring and study material, if any, is restricted to the enrolled student only. No part of the mentoring, tuitions, lectures or course material may be copied, photocopied, reproduced, distributed or republished in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise. It is strictly prohibited. The opinions expressed are tutor / mentor’s own views and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the professional bodies or universities concerned. Any completed RAP / RR / SLS shared with mentee are only for the reference of the student or mentee (i.e. samples) and must not be copied in final submission to OBU.



1. It is your responsibility to confirm that you are eligible for the Oxford Brookes University BSc in Applied Accounting before registering for my mentoring service.


2. Full payment of mentoring fees is required before the mentoring can begin.


3. The mentor operates zero tolerance policy towards plagiarism and cheating in general, and expects the mentee to be honest and ethical. If the mentor were to find out that your work is not your own, or that you have cheated any other way on your RAP, then the mentoring service will be terminated and no refund will be provided.



The RAP project material or part thereof mentored by Gaurav Vaidya and/or Vaidya tutorials may be used for guidance / illustrative example for future mentees.



Every effort has been made to ensure complete and accurate information is given during the mentor meetings. However, the mentor and/or Vaidya Tutorials cannot be held legally responsible for any mistakes / faulty instructions / misinterpretations contained within the mentor meetings. Vaidya Tutorials and/or the mentor will not be responsible if mentee copies parts of sample RAP / RR / SLS in the final submission to OBU, in such case it will be the responsibility of mentee to prove to OBU that it is his/her own work, and the mentor and/or Vaidya Tutorials will not be responsible for any action, legal or otherwise, taken by OBU and/or ACCA against the mentee. Vaidya Tutorials and/or the mentor do not give any pass guarantee.



The mentor may recommend suitable e-books, authorised study material etc. which the student may purchase at his own cost. The mentoring fees do not include exam fees or any other fees or costs, that are payable to OBU and/or ACCA.



Vaidya Tutorials and/or the mentor reserve the right to terminate the contract, at any time, by refunding the fees.


Refund of Fees, if any, will be at the sole discretion of Vaidya Tutorials. If you wish to defer your project to the following submission period, revised mentoring fees may be applicable. If you fail your RAP, the mentoring fee for resubmission may be payable. The opinion of Vaidya Tutorials will be final and binding on the student / mentee, in case of any disputes.



The classroom teaching / office address is Vaidya Tutorials located at Kothrud, Pune, 411038, India.



Various options are available to pay for mentoring service. Click here for details.


These terms and conditions shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with Indian Laws, and shall be subject to Pune jurisdiction to resolve any disputes.


If for whatever reason, the ACCA and/or OBU ask for details regarding our mentoring relationship, I will of course comply.