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    If they're not ill, no family problems, no worries why do people still fail?
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    They're on the wrong degree or they only planned to stick it for a year or so
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    (Original post by UNSAID)
    If they're not ill, no family problems, no worries why do people still fail?
    Lack of motivation, not caring enough, they went to uni because their friends did, they don't enjoy the subject etc.
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    It's pretty hard to fail a degree. With the exception of courses that focus heavily on the pass/fail threshold (e.g. medicine) and those that you can readily score "0%" if you don't "get it" (e.g. maths), most people that fail didn't work very hard. This is sometimes because they have an underlying illness (e.g. depression) but often just because they are immature, don't enjoy their subject, or have been let off the leash are doing what they want to do (drinking, drugs, sex, sports).
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    They may not care about their degree, because they only went to uni because their parents made them or to put off getting a job. Although it is hard to actually fail a degree, in these cases a student may not even turn up to lectures.
 
 
 
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