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I just got my results back today from my Autumn exams in uni and I failed one of them-35%

I'm feeling gutted. I passed the other 2 (60%) but it's really making me wonder about uni and if I'm failing exams in 2nd year should I even be here. I mean these ones actually go towards my degree. I don't know what to think I guess I'm just feeling a bit down now.

Maybe someone can cheer me up.
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University isn't for everyone and even if you did well at school or college does not mean you will do well at university. Assess your options other than university and decide if there is another route you can take that is more beneficial than your situation with uni at current.
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Hmmm..What course is this?
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Hmmm..What course is this?
Biomedical science


I don't think there is anything I want to do that I could get to without being at uni. I've had a pretty hard time, with depression and that recently so I suppose that might have been why I didn't perform to my full potential.
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Everyone can fail exams, it doesn't mean you shouldn't be there.
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to much party and drink, blame no one else but your party self
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most people who fail first year is because they party to much and take it for granted, there loss tbh
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You've failed one exam - it's not the end of the world. Your other marks are 60% - in line for a 2:1, a respectable degree, especially in something like BioMed Science.

Talk to your personal tutor about resitting the failed examination - it's only a soft fail, and nonetheless, counts towards your degree. Your last year usually counts more than your second year anyway, so again, it's not like you're on track to fail. Some people don't like particular modules, and it can't be helped, but as long as you make it up in other modules

Also reflect upon how much work you put in. Putting in the effort up until exam season and then not doing much revision is a common cause for not doing too well in exams. Don't be afraid to ask questions in lectures and seminars, and ask people for help in labs and with coursework (without copying work of course..). It's all good
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Perhaps talk to your tutor about this? He/she can look over the exam script with you and analyse where you went wrong.

I'm doing a similar subject to you in uni and haven't been doing as well as I thought I would. I'm just going to keep going so at least I can get a degree at the end (despite feeling as though I just failed my Finals. Ah well.)
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Come on you failed ONE exam why would that lead you to doubt even being at uni especially since you got 60% in the others, you cant achieve anything in life by falling down at a hurdle then quitting. Keep going, see this as just a blip, aim for 70% in your next exam, try and rectify your mistake.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I just got my results back today from my Autumn exams in uni and I failed one of them-35%

I'm feeling gutted. I passed the other 2 (60%) but it's really making me wonder about uni and if I'm failing exams in 2nd year should I even be here. I mean these ones actually go towards my degree. I don't know what to think I guess I'm just feeling a bit down now.

Maybe someone can cheer me up.
Think about it this way...if you do four years of university, that's about two semesters a year. so that's eight semesters in all. say you do four units a semester--that's 32 units across your whole degree, roughly. failing 1 out of 32, provided that you take care to not fail again to the best of your abilities, isn't so bad in perspective.

I know you'll probably feel terrible about it, and failing's no fun, but it'll only get worse if you let it. You should sit down with yourself and pinpoint (list, mindmap, whatever) all of the factors that allowed you to fail. if you skipped classes or didn't hand in work, that's an issue to fix. if you found the work hard, etc. I think the most important thing is to give yourself a small amount of time to wallow and agonize and feel terrible, but you have to pick up the pieces to ensure that you get your degree and do well.

You said that you had some problems with depression, that's also something to factor in. could you have applied for special consideration?

I think that if you've gone through high school and secured a place at uni in this course--you are capable. don't think otherwise. failing a unit's not a small thing to just brush off, but with some hard work, it'll be nothing but a memory. in the future you'll be giving employers your transcript and trying to get a job. if you pick yourself up and do well in what's left of your degree, I think you can rectify this.

Good luck!
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just work harder for the next one, you have good scores in the other 2. i know people who did absolutly shocking the first time round then did really well when they took there next ones or took them again you will be fine
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to much party and drink, blame no one else but your party self
I don't think that's the problem. I've not really been out much this year and when I do I rarely drink.


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You've failed one exam - it's not the end of the world. Your other marks are 60% - in line for a 2:1, a respectable degree, especially in something like BioMed Science.

Talk to your personal tutor about resitting the failed examination - it's only a soft fail, and nonetheless, counts towards your degree. Your last year usually counts more than your second year anyway, so again, it's not like you're on track to fail. Some people don't like particular modules, and it can't be helped, but as long as you make it up in other modules

Also reflect upon how much work you put in. Putting in the effort up until exam season and then not doing much revision is a common cause for not doing too well in exams. Don't be afraid to ask questions in lectures and seminars, and ask people for help in labs and with coursework (without copying work of course..). It's all good
Thankyou. You've made me feel a lot better. I guess it's just the imediate feeling of disappointment and the thought that I have to resit a module that I didn't really like.

As it's not a bad fail I'm hoping I may be able to get a conditional pass if I can make my summer exam marks high enough.

I suppose in the grand scheme of things it really is nothing. Just easy to take to heart.
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you have failed one of them, you can retake it.
"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” So just keep going, and you can do it
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Biomedical science


I don't think there is anything I want to do that I could get to without being at uni. I've had a pretty hard time, with depression and that recently so I suppose that might have been why I didn't perform to my full potential.
Dude, its biomedical science. Cut youself some slack, thats a touch subject, and the fact that you wen't through depression is something that you should emphasise upon.
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has your tutor returned your paper to you with feedback on why you failed? If he hasn't you should ask for it. Ask what you needed to do to pass.
There could be a remote chance that the marking was wrong anyway, so no harm done in checking.
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"I passed the other 2 (60%)"
If there was equal weighting for each of the three papers then you have got an overall percentage of over 50%. Isn't that an overall pass?
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I failed one module exam (22%) and got a borderline pass (30%) in another module exam. Granted it was out of about 32 modules but I still got a 2:1 overall so I wouldn't be worried unless you're consistently failing.
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You've failed one exam - it's not the end of the world. Your other marks are 60% - in line for a 2:1, a respectable degree, especially in something like BioMed Science.

Talk to your personal tutor about resitting the failed examination - it's only a soft fail, and nonetheless, counts towards your degree. Your last year usually counts more than your second year anyway, so again, it's not like you're on track to fail. Some people don't like particular modules, and it can't be helped, but as long as you make it up in other modules

Also reflect upon how much work you put in. Putting in the effort up until exam season and then not doing much revision is a common cause for not doing too well in exams. Don't be afraid to ask questions in lectures and seminars, and ask people for help in labs and with coursework (without copying work of course..). It's all good
Yeah I agree.
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Try not to be disheartened. You can still learn from the experience. If you have been allocated a personal tutor, make an appointment to see this member of staff. They should be able to explain to you what your options are. At most universities, the final year is weighted more highly than the second year - and, providing you are performing well in your other modules, there is still the opportunity to achieve a good degree. If you have mitigating circumstances, ensure that these are known. This could lead to the University granting you a re-take where an uncapped mark is still attainable.
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