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    Hi,
    I am so lost. I found out that I got below 40% in one of my exams for human rights, meaning I failed. However, the policy is if you get over 30% you don't have to retake. I don't know what my exact mark is but I am in a bit of a situation. I haven't seen my family in years so I've booked flights for this summer to see them without being informed that summer retakes take place in July this year instead of August. So if I got below 30 marks I will have to retake my exams but I can't as I won't be in the country. I have emailed my programme leader but got no reply.
    What happens if you fail at your first attempt and then don't show up for the retakes in the summer?
    Btw, I have passed everything from term 1.
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    (Original post by Evilraccoon)
    Hi,
    I am so lost. I found out that I got below 40% in one of my exams for human rights, meaning I failed. However, the policy is if you get over 30% you don't have to retake. I don't know what my exact mark is but I am in a bit of a situation. I haven't seen my family in years so I've booked flights for this summer to see them without being informed that summer retakes take place in July this year instead of August. So if I got below 30 marks I will have to retake my exams but I can't as I won't be in the country. I have emailed my programme leader but got no reply.
    What happens if you fail at your first attempt and then don't show up for the retakes in the summer?
    Btw, I have passed everything from term 1.
    well i this case you should get extenuating circumstances and you'll probably get a rescheduled date when you'll be in the country or have to resit them next year .
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    (Original post by Evilraccoon)
    Hi,
    I am so lost. I found out that I got below 40% in one of my exams for human rights, meaning I failed. However, the policy is if you get over 30% you don't have to retake. I don't know what my exact mark is but I am in a bit of a situation. I haven't seen my family in years so I've booked flights for this summer to see them without being informed that summer retakes take place in July this year instead of August. So if I got below 30 marks I will have to retake my exams but I can't as I won't be in the country. I have emailed my programme leader but got no reply.
    What happens if you fail at your first attempt and then don't show up for the retakes in the summer?
    Btw, I have passed everything from term 1.
    What happens would depend on your uni, however they won't consider you going home as an acceptable reason for missing the resit.
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    (Original post by jonathanemptage)
    well i this case you should get extenuating circumstances and you'll probably get a rescheduled date when you'll be in the country or have to resit them next year .
    going away doesn't count as extenuating circumstances unless it was to visit a dying relative. Extenuating circumstances are for illness or bereavement.
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    If you live far enough away you can take the exam in your home country or a nearby one. It costs a good amount (~£300 per exam from what I remember, but it can be done)
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    (Original post by Evilraccoon)
    Hi,
    I am so lost. I found out that I got below 40% in one of my exams for human rights, meaning I failed. However, the policy is if you get over 30% you don't have to retake. I don't know what my exact mark is but I am in a bit of a situation. I haven't seen my family in years so I've booked flights for this summer to see them without being informed that summer retakes take place in July this year instead of August. So if I got below 30 marks I will have to retake my exams but I can't as I won't be in the country. I have emailed my programme leader but got no reply.
    What happens if you fail at your first attempt and then don't show up for the retakes in the summer?
    Btw, I have passed everything from term 1.
    How many credits was the module worth? Some unis have a policy that you can fail up to 20 credits

    If you dont turn up for the retake then 1 of a few things can happen

    1. if it is a pass for progression module you will fail the year and have drop out
    2. if the module is greater than 20 credits or your uni doesnt have the policy I stated about you will fail the year
    3. if it is 20 credits or less and your uni has the policy I mentioned then you should be able to progress to year 2 with no issues

    No offence but staying to do the retake is more important then going to see your family (unless they are ill etc) so you should stay tbh I mean youre at uni to get a degree so it should be your priority and also its probably your fault you failed it (unless you have EC) so chances are uni wont have much sympathy for your situation
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    (Original post by madmadmax321)
    How many credits was the module worth? Some unis have a policy that you can fail up to 20 credits

    If you dont turn up for the retake then 1 of a few things can happen

    1. if it is a pass for progression module you will fail the year and have drop out
    2. if the module is greater than 20 credits or your uni doesnt have the policy I stated about you will fail the year
    3. if it is 20 credits or less and your uni has the policy I mentioned then you should be able to progress to year 2 with no issues

    No offence but staying to do the retake is more important then going to see your family (unless they are ill etc) so you should stay tbh I mean youre at uni to get a degree so it should be your priority and also its probably your fault you failed it (unless you have EC) so chances are uni wont have much sympathy for your situation
    Thanks
    I'm in my 2nd year already and the module is worth 30 credits.
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    (Original post by Evilraccoon)
    Thanks
    I'm in my 2nd year already and the module is worth 30 credits.
    then chances are if you fail the module and dont attend the resit youll be kicked off the course (even if you have EC for the first attempt as youd still be skipping the resit attempt without a good enough reason)
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    (Original post by jelly1000)
    going away doesn't count as extenuating circumstances unless it was to visit a dying relative. Extenuating circumstances are for illness or bereavement.
    it does if it was booked before you knew the exam or resit period like if you booked before freshers week.
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    (Original post by jonathanemptage)
    it does if it was booked before you knew the exam or resit period like if you booked before freshers week.
    No it doesn't. The resit periods are made available on university websites. Just because no one told OP when it was, doesn't mean the information wasn't available. Full time students are expected to be available full time in order to meet their degree demands, that includes the resit period.
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    (Original post by GoingToBurst)
    No it doesn't. The resit periods are made available on university websites. Just because no one told OP when it was, doesn't mean the information wasn't available. Full time students are expected to be available full time in order to meet their degree demands, that includes the resit period.
    you've miss understood me if he booked before he was accepted or before freshers week when he would have got the information then he would get ec at least he would where I went.

    it's like in a job if you booked a holiday then got offered the job they would honour that booking like a uni will.
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    (Original post by jonathanemptage)
    you've miss understood me if he booked before he was accepted or before freshers week when he would have got the information then he would get ec at least he would where I went.

    it's like in a job if you booked a holiday then got offered the job they would honour that booking like a uni will.
    I can't see the uni doing that but even if they do that means the op would have to wait until the next examination period to do the paper which would be in may of next year so they would have to take a year out effectively which is useless too
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    (Original post by jonathanemptage)
    you've miss understood me if he booked before he was accepted or before freshers week when he would have got the information then he would get ec at least he would where I went.

    it's like in a job if you booked a holiday then got offered the job they would honour that booking like a uni will.
    I haven't misunderstood at all. OP is in second year, I very much doubt they booked this trip before they knew they were going to university 2 years ago.
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    (Original post by GoingToBurst)
    I haven't misunderstood at all. OP is in second year, I very much doubt they booked this trip before they knew they were going to university 2 years ago.
    I hadn't realised that in that case he made really dumb decision and he deserves to lose his money.
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    (Original post by Evilraccoon)
    Hi,
    I am so lost. I found out that I got below 40% in one of my exams for human rights, meaning I failed. However, the policy is if you get over 30% you don't have to retake. I don't know what my exact mark is but I am in a bit of a situation. I haven't seen my family in years so I've booked flights for this summer to see them without being informed that summer retakes take place in July this year instead of August. So if I got below 30 marks I will have to retake my exams but I can't as I won't be in the country. I have emailed my programme leader but got no reply.
    What happens if you fail at your first attempt and then don't show up for the retakes in the summer?
    Btw, I have passed everything from term 1.
    Hi Evilraccoon,

    Does your University have a centralized administration team? If they do, they will be able to help you likely a lot easier that the Programme Leader, who's focus would normally be on the academic provision of the whole programme. Also, they may not yet have your official result yet either depending when your exam boards take place.

    How many 'chances' do you get at a module?

    Dave (Enquiries, Wrexham Glyndwr University)
 
 
 
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