Be happy it’s better than a third class honours.
You've done everything you can, hopefully your career prospects can be ameliorated with a Masters, or relevant experience! Congratulations on graduating though, that in itself is an achievement and a half.
if you are lazy and got a 2.2 =
learn from your mistake, work harder next time
if you worked your hardest, and tried your best, but still got a 2.2 =
what ever subject you were studying, its probably not for you as you are not capable enough at it. Try a different line of work/study. Understand your strengths and how your mind workds, and pick a field that better matches you.
my sister was the second example. She studied photography at university - worked very hard throughout, but only got a 2.2. Clearly she wasn't suited to it (something all the rest of us knew from the begining.. she was an artist not a photographer) - so she changed course, did a masters in fine art, got a distinction in that, and now teaches are at one of the best private schools in the country.
She didn't work any harder for her masters, but she got a better grade because she was playing to her strengths, rather then pushing down a path that didn't suit her.
For me, I was group 1, but without the 2.2, I got a 2.1 (barely) - but I did basically no work for my last 2 years at uni. All I did was focus on my own projects and things I was working outside of my studies. It was my fault - even a half attempt, and I could have got a better 2.1, or a 1st. These days I am studying for my masters alongside working, and I am a much more diciplined and focused student.
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2.2 is still a great achievement, you should be proud of yourself!
You can get a job with a 2.2. Perhaps volunteer or gain more experience somehow.
You can always do a masters. Open uni masters are £5.5k which you cab pay monthly.
I put hours in everyday on my dissertation, had to stalk my supervisor at one point as she wasn't responsive and think I worked much harder than my course mate who did hers last minute. Yet we both got the same mark (62). It makes me feel thick, as though I have to work extremely hard just for mediocre grades. I got a 2.1, just scraped it, but I feel I have to work much harder than the average person for things. Op I wouldn't worry, 5 years from now. or even 2 years, it won't matter one bit.
Just do a masters best way to make up for it, but make sure its something you really want to do, i mean you must have realised these year 3 marks matter alot...maybe you left it too late?
Please dont just get on a masters thinking its an easy path, because that can be failed or (barely passed) just the same.
I know you are feeling rough OP but at least you made it, uni did not finish you! Lots of people drop out but at least you will make it across that stage. Right now there is nothing you can do to change your grade. If you are still unsure of exactly what you want to do then look at applying for internships or do some volunteering alongside part time work. Start building up your experience and those softer skills. Academia isn't for everyone and that's fine, you gave it your best shot! Honestly take a few days and feel like **** if you want but start planning ahead and thinking about how you can make yourself employable. A degree isn't the be all and end all, experience is also massively important. Just take heart op and think about what you have managed to achieve!