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    Hey,
    The support team at my university have told me I'm most likely going to fail the year due to my lack of attendance.
    I wasn't there most of the year since my mental health (I'm diagnosed with a personality disorder and depression) got really bad and in the last month I tried to do something stupid (I won't say what since last time I tried to on here they removed the post.) and ended up in hospital for a few days.
    I looked at the previous exam papers and I think I could just about pass them with some intense studying.
    I was wondering whether mitigating circumstances would apply during my exams and if I got slightly (only a few percent!) than 40% I could still somehow pass the year?
    Thanks
    P.S. My course is criminology if that's of any importance.
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    You will not fail... during my first year my attendance was poor probably 10% lol & I was contacted by my uni that it’s dropped crazily & ******** on lack of attendance reflects grades.. WRONG! I went to literally none of my lectures, maybe a few seminars where it was for an exam or test few days after. Pass rate for each module for first year isn’t high so it’s easy to get a pass.

    I passed with a 2:1.

    You have to put a tiny bit of work into passing though.

    Goodluck!!!!
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    (Original post by ChocoRaisans)
    You will not fail... during my first year my attendance was poor probably 10% lol & I was contacted by my uni that it’s dropped crazily & ******** on lack of attendance reflects grades.. WRONG! I went to literally none of my lectures, maybe a few seminars where it was for an exam or test few days after. Pass rate for each module for first year isn’t high so it’s easy to get a pass.

    I passed with a 2:1.

    You have to put a tiny bit of work into passing though.

    Goodluck!!!!
    Thank you ! That's really helpful considering how things are right now. Can I ask, how exactly did you study and did you have essays to do for your exams?
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    (Original post by Lsheep666)
    Thank you ! That's really helpful considering how things are right now. Can I ask, how exactly did you study and did you have essays to do for your exams?
    All my exams were scenario essay based. The seminars I attended for the modules were sly hints on what were to come up in the exam, so it’s important you go to these so you can get an idea of what’s to come up to revise!

    For essays I would literally write out my notes a few times till it’s imbedded in me, so then it’s easy for me to quickly just write it all out in the exam and apply the scenario straight away.

    Mind maps have always helped me a lot, it helps to look and read from it a lot so you get sort of like this photographic memory of it in the exam.

    Even though you are first year, you still need to put in a bit of work to get a 2:2 overall, but that’s only with hopes you get an average of 50-60% in every module.
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    (Original post by rickyrossman)
    If you can't hack uni how will you hack a real job?

    Employer won't buy depression and MH problems.
    Very supportive 👌🏻

    Do you think he asked to be diagnosed for depression?

    How does this mean he can’t hack uni and get a degree...?
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    (Original post by ChocoRaisans)
    Very supportive 👌🏻

    Do you think he asked to be diagnosed for depression?

    How does this mean he can’t hack uni and get a degree...?
    He just said hes going to fail...
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    (Original post by rickyrossman)
    He just said hes going to fail...
    S/he's worried s/he's going to fail.

    What uni student hasn't had that worry.
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    (Original post by Notoriety)
    S/he's worried s/he's going to fail.

    What uni student hasn't had that worry.
    The worry isn't failing anymore... it's making sure you get a 2.1 or 1st otherwise you've p***** £40k+ down the drain.
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    (Original post by Anagogic)
    The worry isn't failing anymore... it's making sure you get a 2.1 or 1st otherwise you've p***** £40k+ down the drain.
    In first year, I had a worry about failing.
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    Being told that they’re going to fail first year by his uni doesn’t mean it’s an automatic fail...what kind of crap is this lol.

    I was told the same rubbish in my first year especially by other students & I study law which is quite a full on course & I came out with a 2:1. At the time I felt symptoms of depression but it’s normal for a student who is going through a stressful time to be sad, hopeless, lonely etc etc.

    Just got to put in the work from now that’s all which I’m sure they are willing to do from now.
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    (Original post by Notoriety)
    In first year, I had a worry about failing.
    Initially perhaps, that's natural given the change of structure and what's expected of you.
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    (Original post by Anagogic)
    Initially perhaps, that's natural given the change of structure and what's expected of you.
    It was four years ago, so I am over it.
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    (Original post by Notoriety)
    It was four years ago, so I am over it.
    Fair, what did you graduate with?
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    (Original post by Anagogic)
    Fair, what did you graduate with?
    55%. But it's from a Russell Group ...
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    (Original post by Notoriety)
    55%. But it's from a Russell Group ...
    Is that what you tell employers?
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    (Original post by Anagogic)
    Is that what you tell employers?
    Don't need to. It is known ubiquitously that 55% from RG is 80%+ at an ex-poly. Further, I am not sure why you're so smug ... you don't even have letters at the end of your name yet. Wait till you've even done your first year exams before getting cocky
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    (Original post by rickyrossman)
    If you can't hack uni how will you hack a real job?

    Employer won't buy depression and MH problems.
    Have you heard of the Equality Act 2010?

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    (Original post by Notoriety)
    It is known ubiquitously that 55% from RG is 80%+ at an ex-poly.
    And yet you'd been doing so well with your other posts...

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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    And yet you'd been doing so well with your other posts...

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    Sorry, I was trying to extract why that poster suddenly asked for my classification. Usually people asking for specifics is foreplay to them saying something smug. I don't really think that! More importantly, I don't really have bloody 55%!

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    Have you heard of the Equality Act 2010?

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    Difficult to use in practice, especially at smaller firms with poor archives (i.e. the ones most likely to be discriminating). I think the main issue with that person's post is thinking that employers are that prejudicial towards their employees. Naivete in the extreme.
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Have you heard of the Equality Act 2010?

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    Is it enforceable? If someone arrived to your office 15 minutes late and said 'feeling depressed' what would u do?
 
 
 
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