Currently a final year university Student on track for a 2:1 in social sciences honours degree.
The past year (final year) I’ve had awful attendance (below 50%) for my final terms because I had terrible personal circumstances that meant I had to move out of my Student home (I nearly dropped out). The university and all the staff knew of this (myself and my parents kept them informed) and they aided me by allowing me to do distance learning. I would come in once every few weeks if I really needed to.
I was very active on emailing my lecturers and always did the work at home and made sure I received feedback over email/phone so I knew how I was doing.
I’m due to graduate in 2 months but I’m worried potential employers see attendance? My engagement status within University is good because I go on my course website and email everyday, always sign into library log ins via journal websites etc, so they can see I’m doing the work and using resources.
My first 2 years I had really good attendance too anyway and have always achieved 2:1s or 1st’s.
My tutor said that the staff can vouch for me if my attendance ever got flagged up because it would get registered under “accentuated circumstances” and not just seen as laziness etc.
But I’m still constantly worrying that it’ll just be disregarded by an employer who might not understand what I went through in my final year.
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