How to manage second meeting with “OBU Registered Mentor”
OBU has proposed that the student hold at least three mandatory meetings with the Mentor, each at least thirty minutes long. Upon additional agreement, the student and the Mentor can have additional meetings, and this should be defined before the RAP preparation begins. OBU has also made a suggestion about the framework of the three mandatory meetings.
The Mentor serves a role helping the student in planning, research and preparation of a good quality RAP. There is also the opportunity for the student to develop some necessary skills like listening, asking questions and preparing and giving a proper presentation. OBU has made a suggestion that the extensive planning, taking the appropriate notes and preparing a good agenda makes for a quality, productive meeting, and having the appropriate focus on the important actions and desired outcomes. Taking the appropriate notes is important for the identification and the recording of the important actions will help the student in their Research Report and will help them to easily write the Skills and Learning Statement.
In second formal meeting with engaged “OBU Registered Mentor”, The second meeting allows the chance for the student to get feedback from the Mentor about the progress and findings related to the Research Report. The student should gather important information and make notes on some important issues, along with appropriate evaluation of the progress, so the Mentor can provide their feedback and gain some insight into the progress the student has made into their Research Report and their goals and objectives.
The student needs to show their progress to the Mentor. This could be done via a word document outlining the structure of the Research Report. A draft report can contain some early chapters that cover the goals and objectives, and explanations on why the student has selected any particular technique (accounting or business) and their choice for preparing and continuing with the project. The student may yet to find the important information, but this presentation is important to shoe the Mentor that you have a good grasp on the work that needs to be done and the progress the student has made up to that point.
The Mentor may focus on the following issues in the second meeting:
- Does the student’s written work contribute towards meeting their goals and objectives?
- Does the student’s written work meet the Research Report assessment criteria?
- Has the student been able to do everything they have planned?
- If the student has had to change their approach, is it still consistent with the set objectives?
- Is the student’s evaluation of information and data in sufficient depth?
- What further work does the student still have to undertake?
- Is the student still confident that they will meet the RAP deadline?
The student’s desired outcomes from the second meeting may include the following:
- Reassurance that the student’s Research Report is progressing well
- The student is confident that they are fulfilling the Research Report assessment criteria
The student can identify changes that they will make following the Mentor’s feedback
- The student can identify possible improvements to the quality of their work to date
- The student feels confident that they know what else is required of them in order to adequately complete the RAP
- Realisation that the student is able to meet the RAP timetable
- Reflection on the student’s personal skills for the necessity of the Skills and Learning Statement.
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