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    Ok, I've finished university but am utterly lost for a variety of problems.
    I keep beating myself up over my 2.2.
    I unfortunately developed depression in third year of a four year course and was given antidepressants. They made me feel better but I lost all focus and went through final year in a sort of daze.
    Since stopping the tablets, I have much clearer thinking, better concentration, am "in the real world"
    Consequently I'm devastated that I didn't take a leave of absence, or stop taking the tablets to see what happened.
    I feel trapped with this 2.2. I know that sounds ridiculous but I want to apply for grad schemes. I'm good at maths and numerical/logical reasoning tests but how can I apply now.
    What could I do to help myself in the future, prove to emplyers that I am intelligent and hard working?
    thanks
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    I was in a very similar position to you, I had depression at university and got a 2:2 because I refused to take time out. I know some people are against this but have you thought about further study? You said you're feeling better now so you could try doing a masters degree perhaps to show your ability? A distinction or merit would look pretty good.
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    I would love to do further study,but until postgraduate loans are made available I won't be able to, and I'd need to think carefully about what subject to choose.
    Would that help me get onto grad schemes? - are there many that take 2.2 plus Masters:confused:
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    I would love to do further study,but until postgraduate loans are made available I won't be able to, and I'd need to think carefully about what subject to choose.
    Would that help me get onto grad schemes? - are there many that take 2.2 plus Masters:confused:
    To be honest I have no idea if it would get you onto a grad scheme, it's something you'd need to look into. You could try asking in the relevant section of TSR?
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    I know what you mean about anti-ds affecting your abilities. If you wanna get onto a grad scheme you have no way with a 2:1 (sorry). You could try to plead with them 'this is the reason I got a 2:2 and I'll do this to show I'm of a better standard' e.g. doing a postgraduate qualification or aptitude tests, but I highly doubt this could work. All applicants are rejected if they do not have a 2:1. You'd either need to redo a ba/bsc or look elsewhere for work.
 
 
 
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