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Module TitlePerformance Measurement in OrganisationAssignment Number Assessment 2
Module CodeACFI2208Assignment TitleReport
Module LeaderDr Rawinder KaurAssignment Weighting70%
Assignment Release Date:23/01/2023  
Submission Date/Time:On 28th April 2023 by 12:00 (noon-GMT)  
Assessment Information – What you need to do  
This assignment is an individual assignment.    Oxfam is a confederation of 20 independent charitable organizations focusing on the alleviation of global poverty, founded in 1942 and led by Oxfam International.  It is a major non-profit group with an extensive collection of operations. Task 1: Using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicators, calculate and critically evaluate the ONLINE sustainability reporting of Oxfam. See the following links: https://www.oxfam.org.uk/about-us/private-sector/sustainable-fashion/#:~:text=Oxfam%20promotes%20the%20circular%20economy,raise%20funds%20to%20end%20povertyhttps://www.oxfam.org.uk/https://www.oxfam.org.uk/about-us/plans-reports-and-policies/annual-report-and-accounts-2020/           Task 2: Using a legitimacy framework, critically assess the patterns of the sustainability    reporting of Oxfam. In other words, you need to discuss how Oxfam has been       motivated to disseminate its sustainability information by the need to meet societal expectations in order to enhance its survival prospects in the future. Support your    answer with citations from Oxfam’s website and relevant literature.   Task 3: Given the non-profitable nature of charitable organisations, someone might argue that sustainability is not a determinant of Oxfam’s performance as a whole. To what extent do you agree or disagree with that statement?     Please note: There is a further detailed guidance provided to you in separate document  to assist you with these three tasks and report.   
Criteria for Assessment – How you will be marked  
  Part Indicative split of words (10% more or less) % of total marks Introduction 150 5% Oxfam background 150 5% Main body: Task 1 800 26.67% Task 2 800 26.67% Task 3                                800 26.67% Conclusion 150 5% Presentation and referencing 150 5% TOTAL 3000 100%   Further information on University mark descriptors can be found here.          This assignment is designed to assess the following learning outcomes:  Subject specific skills and knowledge Accounting ethics Sustainability and environmental reporting Performance measurement for charities and public sector Non-subject specific skills The ability to work independently. Efficiently plan and manage, including improved time-management and self-motivation skills. Carry out self-managed study and research to extend the boundaries of knowledge.  
Assessment Details   The word count is 3000 words.   There will be a penalty of a deduction of 10% of the mark for work exceeding the word limit by 10% or more. The word limit Indicative: 3000 words, excluding tables, figures and references. You have a 10 percent (300 words) variance allowance. No appendix should be used. All relevant information should be included in the assignment. Please state the word count and your student number on the front sheet.  
How to Submit your Assessment   The assessment must be submitted by 12:00 noon (GMT/BST) on 28/04/2023. No paper copies are required. You can access the submission link through the module web.   Your coursework will be given a zero mark if you do not submit a copy through Turnitin. Please take care to ensure that you have fully submitted your work. Please ensure that you have submitted your work using the correct file format, unreadable files will receive a mark of zero. The Faculty accepts Microsoft Office and PDF documents, unless otherwise advised by the module leader.All work submitted after the submission deadline without a valid and approved reason will be subject to the University regulations on late submissions.If an assessment is submitted up to 14 days late the mark for the work will be capped at the pass mark of 40 per cent for undergraduate modules or 50 per cent for postgraduate modulesIf an assessment is submitted beyond 14 calendar days late the work will receive a mark of zero per centThe above applies to a student’s first attempt at the assessment. If work submitted as a reassessment of a previously failed assessment task is submitted later than the deadline the work will immediately be given a mark of zero per centIf an assessment which is marked as pass/fail rather than given a percentage mark is submitted later than the deadline, the work will immediately be marked as a failThe University wants you to do your best. However, we know that sometimes events happen which mean that you can’t submit your coursework by the deadline – these events should be beyond your control and not easy to predict.  If this happens, you can apply for an extension to your deadline for up to two weeks, or if you need longer, you can apply for a deferral, which takes you to the next assessment period (for example, to the re-sit period following the main Assessment Boards). You must apply before the deadline. You will find information about applying for extensions and deferrals here.Students MUST keep a copy and/or an electronic file of their assignment.Checks will be made on your work using anti-plagiarism software and approved plagiarism checking websites.    
Return of Marked Work   You can expect to have feedback returned to you on 19/05/2022. If for any reason there is a delay you will be kept informed. Marks and feedback will be provided online. It is important that you access the feedback you receive as this will help to make improvements to your later work, you can request a meeting with your Module Leader or Personal Tutor to discuss your feedback in more detail.   Marks will have been internally moderated only, and will therefore be provisional; your mark will be formally agreed later in the year once the external examiner has completed their review. More information on assessment and feedback can be found here.  
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Academic Support and Your Well-being   Referencing is the process of acknowledging other people’s work when you have used it in your assignment or research. It allows the reader to locate your source material as quickly and easily as possible so that they can read these sources themselves and verify the validity of your arguments. Referencing provides the link between what you write and the evidence on which it is based. You identify the sources that you have used by citing them in the text of your assignment (called citations or in-text citations) and referencing them at the end of your assignment (called the reference list or end-text citations). The reference list only includes the sources cited in your text. The main referencing guide can be found here and includes information on the basics of referencing and achieving good academic practice. It also has tabs for the specific referencing styles depending on whether you require Harvard style used in business or OSCOLA style used by the Law school. The University has a wealth of support services available to students; further information can be obtained from Student Gateway, the Student Advice Centre, Library and Learning Services and, most importantly, your Personal Tutor. If you are struggling with your assessments and/or deadlines please do seek help as soon as possible so that appropriate support and guidance can be identified and put in place for you. More information can be found on the Healthy DMU pages.