Im 3rd Year - Missed an Exam - genuinely got the wrong day - advice/help needed!!?Watch this thread
So I am in third year (final year) and I have somehow gone and got the wrong date for my exam...I did not miss it on purpose which is obvious, and I have various pieces of evidence to show that I have been working for it, for example I was in the library all of last night when I do not have any other work due in any time soon....so i was obviously working for the exam, in addition i have files on my laptop showing work which I have done in preparation for it. I have other stuff too!
I have told my course administrator what has happened, I have been honest and told the truth about genuinely getting the date wrong - so lieing about illness of something is out of the question...the course administrator basically got me to fill out a mitigating circumstances form which will almost definitely get rejected because it says 'misreading the timetable' is not an excuse (which i obviously realise).
I simply dont accept that due to missing my first ever exam in my life, having never even given a piece of course work in late that there is nothing which the university can do. Due to one **** up on my behalf which will affect my entire degree and make it very hard go get a 2:1 which is the bare minimum you can be really graduating with these days!. They claim that the appeal just goes to the mitigating circumstances board. But i think there must be someone higher up to speak to?
Has anyone else ever had this happen to them? Due to it being 3rd year they say i cant even resit, although I was told about something called a 'first sit'...and something about average marks....if anyone can help it would be much appreciated,
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Don't give up though. Go and talk to tutors and explain the situation and why it occurs. It's an incredibly hard lesson to learn, I know that, but unfortunately it's happened so just try to chat to tutors and see what the best is that you can make out of the situation.
Has anyone else ever had this happen to them? Due to it being 3rd year they say i cant even resit, although I was told about something called a 'first sit'...and something about average marks....if anyone can help it would be much appreciated.
In future, I strongly recommend printing off an exam timetable using the student system - it will spare any misfortune of this happening again.
All the best.
So i have got the name of the person who is the main person on the mitigating circumstances board. I am going to go and see him. As I say I realise its all my fault but im hoping that I will be able to appeal to this mans emotional side. At the end of the day he is human right so theres got to be some way I can get through to him. Thats all I have at the moment, my other option at this stage is to completely change my story and lie...which would obviously look very suspicious, but at the end of the day i have nothing to lose, I would rather fight and know I have done everything I can than graduate with a completely unjust 2:2 which is essentially pointless in todays world...
Plus the fact you have told your tutors about just missing it might not hep.
but as you say, its the case of why have i suddenly changed my story....its just a **** situation, because the way i see it if the mitigating circumstances man says its an invalid reason misreading which he is likely to then i have nothing to lose in saying i was ill the way i see it. i just really really dont want to fail the module