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    How severely is having a repeat year at uni likely to affect your chances of getting a job after uni? If you also have done a dissertation a bit remote from your course. How can job prospects be improved in this case? Would previous voluntary work and industrial placements help?
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    How severely is having a repeat year at uni likely to affect your chances of getting a job after uni? If you also have done a dissertation a bit remote from your course. How can job prospects be improved in this case? Would previous voluntary work and industrial placements help?
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    It may affect your chances of getting a job relative to someone who hasn't repeated a year, but if you're repeating a year it's probably because you've failed a year. In that case, ending with something under a 2:1 is going to be far more harmful than repeating a year

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    So if as a result, I can't get a graduate job, will I still be able to get a job where I can progress by developing skills on the job?
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    And when do people start applying for jobs? Is it too later after finishing final year?
 
 
 
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