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    (Original post by PonchoKid)
    Failed my degree :woo:


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    Oh dear! :hugs: :jumphug:
    But you're doing really well considering your situation. You should still be proud of yourself! Just managing to stay in uni is a great achievement (even people without your problems don't manage that!). I am still proud of you and so should you be! :yes:

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    (Original post by PonchoKid)
    Yep failed my dissertation quite amazingly aswell. Least i fail in style i guess :/


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    Like kindred says, its a lot more difficult for you than most people, because of things you suffer from that are not your fault :hugs:

    Whatever you do next, use this as a catalyst to help you succeed in whatever you choose to do next. Use it to strengthen your resolve. :hugs:

    I'll be around in the evening if you want to chat, but i know you have Rory and other people that care for you too you will be fine :jumphug:

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    (Original post by PonchoKid)
    Say hello to a failure :hi:


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    Sorry to hear that :hugs: they should let you retake though if you have medical reasons for not passing, and SFE will fund an extra year. You'd be likely to do way better since you wrote your dissertation in only a few days iirc - at least this time round you'd have something to work with and edit and hopefully be able to attend placement more.

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    Finding things quite tough atm, had a bit of a meltdown last night. Just trying not to do anything stupid.

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    Retaking the year would cost me more, and I think I'd have to go on the new tuition fees, which I can't afford. Also I really don't think I could hack another year.

    Resisting would mean a very stressful month of completing my placement file and sorting my Daisy's out as well as another essay... And only then it would only get capped at 40%


    I'm gonna talk to my mum, she's not pushing me to resist or anything, but I inestly don't know what I'll do. Trying not to cry about it and go into melt downis hard enough as its without thinking about something I ****ed p on my own...


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    (Original post by PonchoKid)
    Yep failed my dissertation quite amazingly aswell. Least i fail in style i guess :/


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    Really sorry to hear that hun :hugs: I know it's hard but don't beat yourself up - it's amazing you were even able to finish, I don't think I could have done it. You have lots of people to support you, and whatever happens, we'll be here.

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    Finding things quite tough atm, had a bit of a meltdown last night. Just trying not to do anything stupid.

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    :console: Hope you're okay, you can do this :hugs:
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    (Original post by 08batee)
    Really sorry to hear that hun :hugs: I know it's hard but don't beat yourself up - it's amazing you were even able to finish, I don't think I could have done it. You have lots of people to support you, and whatever happens, we'll be here.



    :console: Hope you're okay, you can do this :hugs:
    Cheers hun.

    But i didnt finish :/ i still have 2 bits of outstanding work to complete and now my dissertation to re do


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    Do you have any family close by you can fall to?
    No friends. No family. Just me and ...oh yeah no one.
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    (Original post by zonkfrog)
    No friends. No family. Just me and ...oh yeah no one.
    Maybe you could adopt a pet to keep you company, if you have the funds. Just a thought.

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    And the depression is back. Looks like I'm going to go back on antidepressants again
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    (Original post by james1211)
    Maybe you could adopt a pet to keep you company, if you have the funds. Just a thought.

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    I recently got a kitten. Its conversation is a little lacking.
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    (Original post by PonchoKid)
    Failed my degree :woo:


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    True for now, however the degree is only one aspect of your life, and you have many many more things which prove how utterly un-failsome you are (totally a real word I just used there :yes:). You're a good person who does her best to help others, and that makes you awesome.

    (Original post by PonchoKid)
    Retaking the year would cost me more, and I think I'd have to go on the new tuition fees, which I can't afford. Also I really don't think I could hack another year.

    Resisting would mean a very stressful month of completing my placement file and sorting my Daisy's out as well as another essay... And only then it would only get capped at 40%


    I'm gonna talk to my mum, she's not pushing me to resist or anything, but I inestly don't know what I'll do. Trying not to cry about it and go into melt downis hard enough as its without thinking about something I ****ed p on my own...


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    I'd have a word with Student Finance/your uni about fees and stuff for retaking - when I've took extra time or redone years it's been at the same fee rate plus inflation, so way way cheaper than most current students pay. It's also possible to take a year or two off and then go back, which I also did (in fact, if you need someone to talk to about the many millions of ways you can inconvenience your uni but make your own life much simpler, then that person is me!). And you might get to resit things as a first attempt if you ask, since you've been ill all this time.

    (Original post by asdfgah)
    Finding things quite tough atm, had a bit of a meltdown last night. Just trying not to do anything stupid.

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    :hugs: Feel better soon.

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    And the depression is back. Looks like I'm going to go back on antidepressants again
    :console: Sorry to hear that - do you think there's a cause, or just life being life?

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    I recently got a kitten. Its conversation is a little lacking.
    PICTURES!!!!
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    (Original post by zonkfrog)
    I recently got a kitten. Its conversation is a little lacking.
    I guess so, i admit i used to talk to mine sometimes

    Though i was about 11 years old...
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    And the depression is back. Looks like I'm going to go back on antidepressants again
    :jumphug: Really sorry to hear that, hun. You know where my inbox is, if that would help :console:
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    (Original post by PonchoKid)
    Retaking the year would cost me more, and I think I'd have to go on the new tuition fees, which I can't afford. Also I really don't think I could hack another year.

    Resisting would mean a very stressful month of completing my placement file and sorting my Daisy's out as well as another essay... And only then it would only get capped at 40%


    I'm gonna talk to my mum, she's not pushing me to resist or anything, but I inestly don't know what I'll do. Trying not to cry about it and go into melt downis hard enough as its without thinking about something I ****ed p on my own...


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    A completed degree is going to be more use to you than a Certificate of Higher education, or simply a non-completed degree, even if your classification is low. Yes you will almost certainly be capped unless your university has provision for you to apply for special consideration (due to extenuating circumstances) at this point in the year; university policy differs in this respect with particular reference to the time frame in which you must operate, so you will have to explore a little.

    Assuming you have no history of financial support with HE courses beyond the three years I assume you have you will be entitled to one more year of support and will be charged at the persistent rate for your course as - if I am not mistaken, but it has been a long time since I have ensured I am continuously correct about these things - your fee amount is determined by when you began your course. Even then, assuming you have your tuition paid for by SF it would be paid in a commensurate fashion to how it has been for you historically meaning that it would be free at the point of access (or as free, circumstance depending).

    I'm sure it all seems pretty bleak right now and I don't know the specifics of your situation but it is probable that you have more avenues open to you then you realise.

    Best,

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    (Original post by james1211)
    I guess so, i admit i used to talk to mine sometimes

    Though i was about 11 years old...
    I'm 23 and I talk to my neighbours' cats. They are outdoor cats so shy of humans and I've made it my mission to get them to allow me to pet them. With one I have made some progress she doesn't run as soon as I start towards her but she doesn't quite let me touch her yet.

    And yes I know that touching part sounds kind of creepy. But I'm used to dogs and they love your affection...
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    (Original post by PonchoKid)
    Retaking the year would cost me more, and I think I'd have to go on the new tuition fees, which I can't afford. Also I really don't think I could hack another year.

    Resisting would mean a very stressful month of completing my placement file and sorting my Daisy's out as well as another essay... And only then it would only get capped at 40%


    I'm gonna talk to my mum, she's not pushing me to resist or anything, but I inestly don't know what I'll do. Trying not to cry about it and go into melt downis hard enough as its without thinking about something I ****ed p on my own...


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    I'm very sorry to hear this, I myself have talked to uni people and recently applied for an extension for my dissertation which hopefully will be granted.

    Have you talked to all the relevant people? I know that I myself could have had the option to do a completely different topic by just not handing the one in one time (for us we get a second chance for dissertation), but couldn't have managed it. Starting again. So I would advise to not repeat a year if you can avoid it, if you are anything like me.

    Would you be happy with a cap at 40%? What would that mean for your overall degree classification?
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    But I'm used to dogs and they love your affection...
    It wasn't creepy until you said that part :laugh:

    My neighbors cats won't even look at me unless its through glass. I used to have 2 cats but one was killed by a ******* with a BB gun 5 years ago and the other was traumatised and had to be put down.
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    (Original post by ByronicHero)
    A completed degree is going to be more use to you than a Certificate of Higher education, or simply a non-completed degree, even if your classification is low. Yes you will almost certainly be capped unless your university has provision for you to apply for special consideration (due to extenuating circumstances) at this point in the year; university policy differs in this respect with particular reference to the time frame in which you must operate, so you will have to explore a little.

    Assuming you have no history of financial support with HE courses beyond the three years I assume you have you will be entitled to one more year of support and will be charged at the persistent rate for your course as - if I am not mistaken, but it has been a long time since I have ensured I am continuously correct about these things - your fee amount is determined by when you began your course. Even then, assuming you have your tuition paid for by SF it would be paid in a commensurate fashion to how it has been for you historically meaning that it would be free at the point of access (or as free, circumstance depending).

    I'm sure it all seems pretty bleak right now and I don't know the specifics of your situation but it is probable that you have more avenues open to you then you realise.

    Best,

    Paddy
    Everything here is correct as far as I know, such as continuing on the same fee scheme, and so-on.
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    (Original post by PonchoKid)
    Yep failed my dissertation quite amazingly aswell. Least i fail in style i guess :/


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    First of all - don't freak out! It can happen to everyone and you've done so well to get this far. Talk to your tutors at university, contact your disability services at university and start the extenuating circumstances process. You can have the 40% cap removed if you can provide evidence of illness.

    I failed a year at uni due to illness. I felt dreadful at the time and wanted to curl into a ball (and I'm pretty sure I had another messy breakdown). I received a certificate of higher education and then transferred to a closer, less stressful university and now I'm back on track for a first. Bad things happen but they are not the end of the world and if you need time to recover, and then come back to focus on your dissertation then do that. You are much more important than your degree so do whatever you think will be best for you right now.

    If you haven't used any additional years of finance then you'll be entitled to that automatically and you'll be charged at your current rate. If you have used your year, then there's an appeals process for additional years. You're going to be completely fine, k?

    *huge hugs*
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    Sooooo. My viva date has been set for 'sometime after the first week of August'. Starting to worry I'll miss some sort of set time limit but I'm too scared to ask anyone more senior than my supervisor in case I get him or myself into some sort of trouble.

    Student finance are refusing to fund me even though I should be entitled to 6 years of funding and have only used 5 so far. I need one more semester of funding to complete my degree but they can't comprehend the concept of a split academic year. I studied level 5 in one semester, and moved to level 6 in January for a semester. The university is going out of its mind trying to sort student finance out and I'm at my wits end. It's not like 1.7k magics itself out of thin air to pay my fees.

    Worried that I've taken too much stuff on as I'm mentoring at a local NCS scheme throughout August and I can feeling myself getting tired and depressed again. I still have work to complete for August too so I'm just scared of burning out and cracking when mentoring a bunch of teenagers. And I'm in the process of applying for teach first and it's so scary competitive that I'm nervous about being super useless about it all.
 
 
 
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