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    I haven't received my results yet but I'm pretty sure I'm going to fail. Joyous...

    I have wasted my time and money based off my previous thoughts of 'I'll do it later' and later became never. I didn't realise how fast time flies at University and I didn't take it seriously - not going to lectures, tutorials.
    "Who the hell fails first year?! It's first year! You only need to pass" That's exactly what I thought during the year but you need to do some work even to just pass. And I did nada, thinking I would do it at the end. This is the worst performance of my life and it's really disappointing since I was used to having good grades before this year.

    There's no point crying about what I wish I could have done, that time is gone and will never come back. I will make the necessary changes to make sure this doesn't happen again.

    I know I'll have a harder time finding a job after graduating and will probably have to explain why I did badly this year. Will the failed year show up in my final exam transcript?

    It doesn't really count to your overall grade. If you failed the first year but got a 1:1 then I'm sure employers will be impressed by your ability to get back up after failure and accomplish great things

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    Yes, all resits show up on the final exam transcript. I failed a single module in year 1, causing me to fail the year overall and required a resit during summer (ridiculously it was an optional languages module completely unrelated to my actual degree).

    I have that exam on my transcript twice, once showing I failed and again showing I passed.

    As a rough rule of thumb if you've failed more than 3-4 modules (30-40 credits) then you'll typically be looking at resitting the year rather than the individual modules over summer.

    That said, I'm not sure my transcript has ever really been analysed much, they usually just take your final degree classification, so I can't say how much it will actually hurt you in the future.

    Just do better in the future and aim for a first. Good luck.

    Assuming you resit and go on to do ok you have nothing to lose. You have learned a lesson in life and that is worth a lot.

    There was an interesting piece in the Times by the Head of Eton who worries that since his students have had everything handed to them on a plate and never failed, they aren't very resilient. In these days of uncertainty, resilience counts for a lot. Chin up, head down and pull your finger out.

    Good luck!

    Best year to fail if you are going to fail any. You seem to know what to do now. It will have minimal impact.

    You're an idiot for getting in this situation. Luckily, this was first year and you have a perfect opportunity to fix it.

    Resit will show up in the end but the first year doesnt count in overall degree so not to worry

    You uploaded this a little while ago, I'm curious to know, what's happened since? What decisions have you made for the future? Wishing you all the best!
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