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    I have just got my exam resit marks back and seen that I have failed by 0.9%, I got 39.1% when you needed 40%, I have been looking at progression and it shows that I definitely will not be able to progress but I was just wondering if it was worth fighting this because I didnt fail due to lack of trying, I had been suffering with my mental health for the past year, since I started the course and have mentioned it to my tutor a few times and seen a doctor about it twice but I am not sure if I have a case for allowing them to helo me repeat the year because I know that I could do it and I feel like I didnt really benefit the first time because i had all this other stuff happening tin my mind that stupidly I didnt get a mitigating circumstances form for when i knew i should. so i was just wanting your advice to see what i should do and now i feel like i should have tried harder but i really enjoyed my course and the uni i just dont want this one thing thats happening to me to get in the way of this. what should i do? should i appeal and also i went to see my doctors and sort of chickened out when i came to discussing with a mental health professional because i didnt feel it was important enough to watse someones time with when at the time it was really bad.
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    I definitely wouldn't just accept it. First of all, can you not get a compensational pass. My department lets you pass 20 credits with just 30% as long as you still average 40%+ across all your modules. Talk to your tutor and perhaps others at the department to explore your options. In the end, you just failed and uni wants to get that £9k from you so I bet they might be inclined to let you pass .
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    (Original post by rhathaway2016)
    I have just got my exam resit marks back and seen that I have failed by 0.9%, I got 39.1% when you needed 40%, I have been looking at progression and it shows that I definitely will not be able to progress but I was just wondering if it was worth fighting this because I didnt fail due to lack of trying, I had been suffering with my mental health for the past year, since I started the course and have mentioned it to my tutor a few times and seen a doctor about it twice but I am not sure if I have a case for allowing them to helo me repeat the year because I know that I could do it and I feel like I didnt really benefit the first time because i had all this other stuff happening tin my mind that stupidly I didnt get a mitigating circumstances form for when i knew i should. so i was just wanting your advice to see what i should do and now i feel like i should have tried harder but i really enjoyed my course and the uni i just dont want this one thing thats happening to me to get in the way of this. what should i do? should i appeal and also i went to see my doctors and sort of chickened out when i came to discussing with a mental health professional because i didnt feel it was important enough to watse someones time with when at the time it was really bad.
    Hiya,

    I've contacted the Student Support Hub for advice on your situation.

    They advise that if you wish to appeal, you should first read the Guidance document and then complete and submit a Formal Stage Appeal Form, both of which can be found here. You should make your appeal within four weeks of the date of the decision you are appealing against. It should be sent electronically if possible to [email protected]. If you do decide to appeal you will need some medical evidence, so it would be worth contacting your doctor about this.

    It would be useful to contact the Academic and Welfare Co-ordinators in the Students’ Union, for advice on completing the form, who can be contacted on [email protected]. YUSU are very experienced in helping students with the appeals process, and most students now go to them for support, so I very much recommend getting in touch with them. Finally, take a look at this document which explains the appeals process, including grounds for appeal and the way in which appeals are considered.

    With regards to compensatable passes, this depends on the student's spread of marks. If a student has any marks under 30, these cannot be compensated. If they have up to 40 credits of marks between 30 and 39, then these can usually be compensated. How close a student is to an overall passing grade is not the relevant consideration. All departments apply the same compensation and progression rules, with a handful of exceptions where there are professional requirements, e.g. for Nursing students.

    I hope that's helpful,
    Katie
 
 
 
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