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    (Original post by Bubbles*de*Milo)
    Well, erm no, because I joined this forum during my A levels.
    And, well again no, because I'm pretty average on here compared to most users.

    So, well, wrong overall. Congrats.
    maybe I should rephrase for you - did you comment on this thread just to boast?
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    (Original post by Parrotstock)
    maybe I should rephrase for you - did you comment on this thread just to boast?

    Nope, I came into this thread to ask how anyone could get a third. My grades aren't even particularly impressive.

    Really not difficult is it?
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    (Original post by yoyo462001)
    actually im already at uni, im not sure as it'll depend on uni and course but you are allowed to repeat years depends on circumstances though.
    Yeh you can only do it with exceptional circumstances, referrals to resits are capped at 40% and again anything else is only for exceptional circumstances.
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    (Original post by Jennie1987)
    Yeh you can only do it with exceptional circumstances, referrals to resits are capped at 40% and again anything else is only for exceptional circumstances.
    After graduating?
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    (Original post by Dr. Jan Itor)
    So what is the equivalent of a third? D?
    You cant really draw an equivalent in grade form as there are more grade forms than classes (if you need to know these use the forum search function).
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    (Original post by Quady)
    After graduating?
    What do you mean? you cant redo your degree once youve accepted the certificate through graduating.
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    (Original post by Jennie1987)
    What do you mean? you cant redo your degree once youve accepted the certificate through graduating.
    I know, thats what I was saying.

    You said you could resit with exceptional circs...
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    (Original post by Quady)
    I know, thats what I was saying.

    You said you could resit with exceptional circs...
    Yeh but youd have to submit these before graduating - graduation takes place after youve taken your exams and got the results. You dont wait for the results then decide to put in exceptional circs, if you had these why would you wait. Plus unis have rules and regs about award board meetings.
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    (Original post by Jennie1987)
    Yeh but youd have to submit these before graduating - graduation takes place after youve taken your exams and got the results. You dont wait for the results then decide to put in exceptional circs, if you had these why would you wait. Plus unis have rules and regs about award board meetings.
    Not useful to the OP then.

    The discussion was on resits. The person you replied to was under the impression you can resit the final year.
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    (Original post by Quady)
    Not useful to the OP then.

    The discussion was on resits. The person you replied to was under the impression you can resit the final year.
    Thats why I corrected them they were blindly recommending something that doesnt exist (in the context he was saying).
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    A friend of mine from university was given the choice of either graduating with his year with just an ordinary degree, i.e. no honors. Or to retake one (or two depending if you failed them) subject and graduate the following year with honours. This obviously meant taking an extra year / half year at uni either full or part time along with the costs to be allowed a degree class at graduation.

    I guess failing modules during final year can be classed as "exceptional circumstances."

    Moreover, only one person got a 3rd at my faculties graduation ceremony [Department of mathematical sciences]. He was an international student (Asian) so maybe he found the language barrier harder than others which led to poor grades?!
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    A 3rd is the university's way of saying "thanks for playing"
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    (Original post by Knowslian)
    A friend of mine from university was given the choice of either graduating with his year with just an ordinary degree, i.e. no honors. Or to retake one (or two depending if you failed them) subject and graduate the following year with honours. This obviously meant taking an extra year / half year at uni either full or part time along with the costs to be allowed a degree class at graduation.

    I guess failing modules during final year can be classed as "exceptional circumstances."

    Moreover, only one person got a 3rd at my faculties graduation ceremony [Department of mathematical sciences]. He was an international student (Asian) so maybe he found the language barrier harder than others which led to poor grades?!
    No failing modules cannot be classed as exceptional circs - its what makes you fail and then you need evidence like doctors letters. He would have had referral to resits on those two modules with capped grades which would have been more than a failed grade allowing him to graduate with a low honours degree.
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    (Original post by Bslforever)
    A 3rd is the university's way of saying "thanks for playing"
    Lol Id say an ordinary degree without honours is that as its the lowest degree you can get.
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    on the other hand though, i can think of plenty of examples of people who got 1st and 2.1 classifications who have struggled with the job hunt after university.

    Just to put the whole thing in perspective, i think this is worth mentioning
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    (Original post by Jennie1987)
    No failing modules cannot be classed as exceptional circs - its what makes you fail and then you need evidence like doctors letters. He would have had referral to resits on those two modules with capped grades which would have been more than a failed grade allowing him to graduate with a low honours degree.
    Yeah, I see what you mean. I don't know the exact details but I think that if he were to pass those subjects at the second attempt the mark would be capped at 40% only.

    Being allowed to resit failed modules is "at the Universities discretion" kinda thing.
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    (Original post by Knowslian)
    Yeah, I see what you mean. I don't know the exact details but I think that if he were to pass those subjects at the second attempt the mark would be capped at 40% only.

    Being allowed to resit failed modules is "at the Universities discretion" kinda thing.
    No, everyones allowed to resit if they fail if they pay but theyll be capped always.
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    (Original post by Dude Where's My Username)
    £50,000 and 3 years out your life to get a third? I'm going to pos you OP 2mo for giving me the biggest laugh of the year so far :rofl2:
    How did you end up paying double for your degree?
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    (Original post by Jennie1987)
    How did you end up paying double for your degree?
    Taking into account money you could have made working in a low skilled job then potentially moving up the ladder that way and non-tuition fee related uni/maintainance expenditure. I just realised I was a right ******* in my original post and was about to delete it till you insta-quoted me :yikes:
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