Failed MA Degree - Next Steps? Watch

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Received results back from final portfolio (equivalent to a dissertation, I suppose) for my two year MA degree - marked as a fail.

Due to a series of extenuating circumstances (mostly mental health issues stemming from my mum dying at the end of the first year of the course and then witnessing sexual assault within the family), I had an awful time on the course.

Mental health issues aside, I also had a poor support experience during the professional placement I was on for the final year of the degree, which I believe has led to me not being able to fully demonstrate my ability.

I have read about appeals processes at this university, but I don't think I 'have a leg to stand on', as the mark is deemed an academic judgement which is irrefutable. However, I still don't necessarily agree that the mark is a fair judgement of me - I got good results throughout the first year.

Should I just accept this as a failure on my behalf and resubmit as best I can (accepting the risk that I will still fail), or would it still be worth putting an appeal together?

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Extenuating circumstances procedure due to bereavement and mental health. Assuming you saw the doctor etc.
You could also see if you can transfer year 1 marks to another uni.

If you wnat to stay then ask to resit they year.

Talk to tutor and student advisor at uni.

You can also try CPR claim to student finance to get the financing back assuming you used the postgrad loan.

They want evidence.

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