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    Hi all. I am in my second year at uni and finding it difficult! It doesnt help the fact that I am also pregnant so I am really feeling the pressure. I havent been to uni for nearly a whole month and just relying on reading the guidance. However the tutor for this particular assignment is absolutely useless regardless, her teaching method is awful and most of the class agrees. We even raised the issue with student rep! Anyway I tried really hard on the assignment and followed the guidelines to a T. At the moment I am getting B grades but today I got a D for this! I dont know what to think to be honest. I just cannot believe it. I know I probably have no grounds to appeal but does this mean I am likely to get a 2:2 in my dissertation? I am feeling really low at the moment.
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    (Original post by Butterfly92xo)
    Hi all. I am in my second year at uni and finding it difficult! It doesnt help the fact that I am also pregnant so I am really feeling the pressure. I havent been to uni for nearly a whole month and just relying on reading the guidance. However the tutor for this particular assignment is absolutely useless regardless, her teaching method is awful and most of the class agrees. We even raised the issue with student rep! Anyway I tried really hard on the assignment and followed the guidelines to a T. At the moment I am getting B grades but today I got a D for this! I dont know what to think to be honest. I just cannot believe it. I know I probably have no grounds to appeal but does this mean I am likely to get a 2:2 in my dissertation? I am feeling really low at the moment.
    Your university may have a system of appeal. I once considered a lecturer's given grade to be complete nonsense so explained why to the head of the department, who agreed with me and gave me 20 extra marks. I'm not saying this will necessarily be the case with you but you may be able to consider it.

    There will almost certainly be somebody in your department who is designated to talk to students about hardships they are facing and to help them take meaningful steps forward. I would suggest talking through with them what the implications of this grade will be as without knowing your exact situation, and the exact departmental/university guidelines I cannot help you nearly as well as they can.

    Best of luck.
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    Hi dear i have gone through the same things. Your uni must have advisors who specialise in such issues. try and find out who . i know you can feel lost at uni. but there should be someone who can help!
    does your uni offer daycare? that would be ideal for when the baby is there.
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    I cant see you have much chance/ I would find out why I got a D from an academic point of view. Get feedback.For an assignment you just need to get on with it. Do another one and see if your grade improves.

    If you have a really poor lecturer, then as a group you need to contact the student rep and make the complaint as a group. If some others are not complaining and getting high marks, then it weakens your case.

    If you have been diagnosed with soemthing by the GP, then maybe, but it depends.
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    I am not sure how you will be able to complain about the lecturer, but you dont attend. It is useful to get their handout so you know what the syllabus is and it is a key opportunity you can ask question and pin them down on what they want. Even if they are terrible. its also evidence if you wnat to complain about them.

    No idea if its because you are pregnant, but would you be missing all the other lectures as well? Sorry if am being dense, just distracted.

    Btw raising the issue with the student rep is going to affect nobody, unless the student rep raises it formally with the department.

    Hang in there and if you dont know what to do make them help you (within acceptable limits), dont suffer in silence. you are the one paying them.

    Hang in there.
 
 
 
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