(Original post by Wongers)
Right, I'll start from the beginning. Sorry this is going to be a long post. I'm a current first year doing Msci Natural Sciences (Maths, Chemistry and Physics) looking to do the Maths and Physics pathway next year.
In my January exams, I failed a 10 credit module in Probability with 36%. At the time my tutor's words were "Don't worry about it- No one will care." I failed because I have never done Probability before but a lot of knowledge was assumed by my lecturer as I had done A level Maths and Further Maths (I avoided all statistic modules.) Later in the year, I voiced my concern about it to my course coordinator who reiterated as long as I did not want to do the subject next year, I can soft fail (30-40%) 30 credits worth of modules and still pass the year provided I pass the year with an average of 50%. This was already written in my course handbook but I was just checking I understood.
In my Summer exams, I began to have severe emotional difficulties, which involved having no appetite and I developed insomnia. I locked myself in my room for about two months- only leaving for the bathroom, the kitchen or to actually attend an exam! I just put it all down to exam stress and ignored it.
I passed the rest of my exams and averaged over 50% so I wasn't worried about uni.
However, during these past months, I've just gotten worse and I have just been diagnosed by my doctor to have moderate depression. I am now on a cognitive behavioural therapy course and I am to return in 3 weeks to assess whether I'll need antidepressants.
Last week I received a letter from the uni saying I had a resit. Of course I was horrified and thought it was some mistake. But after checking my uni emails (which I had not thought to do since results where I believed I had passed) my course coordinator confirmed I had a resit and was in fact a bit rude to me for not checking my emails sooner.
She said while it is true I have passed the year, I have to resit Probabilty to do Maths next year despite the module not being a perquisite to any modules I want to do next year and I should have read the regulations more closely! Even though this was not mentioned to me by my tutor, her, in my course book but is on some obscure document online that I agreed to by accepting my place at the uni!
So I am now thoroughly under prepared to sit an exam I could not do while erm 'mentally sound' when I could have had since January to prepare! I have told them about my depression and have been sent a Extenuating Circumstances Form (ECF) to be assess by the Board of Examiners but I'm not sure how much it will help?
I am pretty much convinced I will fail the exam again as I really cannot do the module at all and all my depression means is I'll probably fail worse than I did last time so I don't think I'll still be allowed to do the modules I want next year. Unless, they look at my whole case and see it's a bit unjust saying I'm not allowed to do any Maths next year because I can't do one subject within Maths that I'm not required to do ever again so just let me have a place. But then my ECF will not make any difference! This is unlikely seeing as they would have said so by now.
Basically anything less than 'She just failed her resit by a little and she does have a ECF so we will let her stay', is pretty much worthless to me but I can't imagine them saying so. If that's the case, I might as well terminate my course now, save me the stress of this exam and concentrate on recovering.
Any advice will be great. I have already contacted my tutor, course-coordinator, doctor so I don't know who else could help :/