You should definitely not be downhearted about it. A 2.1 is a great grade.
A lot of people are saying that people with firsts often do 'nothing but study' though. A tad unfair. I did two years of voluntary work, a paid part-time job [up to 30 hours a week during term time] and took an active part in societies and sports teams... The point being made about experience and doing additional things is certainly true, but the idea that someone with a first has not done those things is silly...
OP, your prospects will be as good as anyone's. Things are tough at the moment, but a 2.1 will in no way hold you back.
Congratulations on the grade and enjoy the summer!
Last edited by affinity89; 04-07-2012 at 12:49.