5 Documents you need to submit to OBU

It might seem early to talk about the RAP submission, but I do think it is beneficial for the students to know exactly which documents they need to submit on the OBU submission portal.

I had a few students who thought that all they needed to submit was their Research Report and the SLS. Wrong!


Mentor meeting 3 includes a 15 minute PowerPoint presentation that you give to me and other students who are undertaking their RAP. You are required to submit your presentation slides. If you don’t, you will fail the Communication Skills part of the SLS.

One of the OBU degree requirements is to show evidence of using a spreadsheet and/or other software in preparing your Research Report. This could be done by using a spreadsheet to calculate financial ratios/performance indicators and to prepare graphs/tables/pie charts. You need to include a spreadsheet file as an appendix.

Last but not least, you need to submit an alphabetically ordered list of references. I recommend keeping the list as part of your research report document and moving it to a new document once you have finalised the report. That way you can be sure your list of references is up to date, especially if you are using the Word Referencing tool. For more details, check out my OBU RAP Referencing Tips article.

In summary, when you come to submit your RAP, you will need to upload the following:

  • RAP in Word document
  • SLS in Word document
  • Presentation in PowerPoint format
  • Any financial statements can be uploaded as pdf documents in the Appendices
  • Any supporting spreadsheets should be uploaded as Excel documents in the Appendices
  • List of References in Word document
Please ensure that all of the files you want to upload and submit online are less than 10MB. The SLS has to be less than 250Kb.

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Anna