Is a 2:2 bad???

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So I found out I got a 2:2 for my final year subject.

I was just wondering if that was a bad grade? Would it hinder me in the future?
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So I found out I got a 2:2 for my final year subject.

I was just wondering if that was a bad grade? Would it hinder me in the future?
Hinder you in terms of what? Attracting a potential date?

If you mean in terms of job prospects, what degree do you have? There are graduate programs that accept 2:2s now, in Engineering I've seen which is quite surprising..
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So I found out I got a 2:2 for my final year subject.

I was just wondering if that was a bad grade? Would it hinder me in the future?
A 2:2 is still a pass, a 3rd is still a pass. It means you are still passing university, it's just a lower grade. It's not terribly bad.

If this is the first 2:2 you've got whilst at university and say the rest have been 2:1 or 1st, the 2:2 gets cancelled out. You'll come out with a 2:1 or so - it averages out.
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A 2:2 is still a pass, a 3rd is still a pass. It means you are still passing university, it's just a lower grade. It's not terribly bad.

If this is the first 2:2 you've got whilst at university and say the rest have been 2:1 or 1st, the 2:2 gets cancelled out. You'll come out with a 2:1 or so - it averages out.
Yep and even if you get a 2:2 some masters and other post graduate courses or graduate jobs will accept you it's not the end of the world .

I have a 2:2
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A 2:2 is still a pass, a 3rd is still a pass. It means you are still passing university, it's just a lower grade. It's not terribly bad.

If this is the first 2:2 you've got whilst at university and say the rest have been 2:1 or 1st, the 2:2 gets cancelled out. You'll come out with a 2:1 or so - it averages out.
well I guess yes it is my first 2:2. I usually get 2:1.

Just not been feeling good this final year, didn't feel very motivated.

It looks like I was only 1 mark from a 2:1.
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well I guess yes it is my first 2:2. I usually get 2:1.

Just not been feeling good this final year, didn't feel very motivated.

It looks like I was only 1 mark from a 2:1.
It's disheartening, I appreciate that. I've just got my first 2:2 after getting nothing but 1st and 2:1's and it's really hit me. I understand how you're feeling but you have to remember, you may have just been feeling off when writing it - as you said, you didn't feel very motivated and sometimes we have to get these low grades to give us that push!

Keep pushing!
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Yes, a Desmond is bad.
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A 2:2 is not bad. The grade is only what you make of it.

It varies from subject to subject, but from my experience in engineering employers value work experiences as much as a few percentage points either side of a grade classification.A 2:2 won't stop you doing a Master's or getting a good job, but from here on you might just have to work a bit harder to prove yourself.
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It will limit what jobs you cna apply for and can have a big ipact on your opportunities. Once in a job, though, you cna recover and if successful, then degree grade becomes much less important to irrelevant.
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I'm concerned that I'm going to get a 2:2 this year and at my uni thats really frowned upon....
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It very much depends on the subject you do and where you got it from. I've seen advertisements from smaller companies in in-demand fields asking for only 2:2s e.g. you could definitely work as a paralegal or engineer with just a 2:2 in the relevant subject, on the other hand if you've got a 2:2 in English or Psychology you're going to struggle as you don't have as directly an applicable skillset and 2:1s are given out for those subjects like hotcakes.
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