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No, I'm not trolling.

I got my results back today and when I told my friend what I got they seemed shocked and said ''don't worry, you'll do better next year'' (they got a first).

I was happy with it until they said that and now I just feel a bit meh.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
No, I'm not trolling.

I got my results back today and when I told my friend what I got they seemed shocked and said ''don't worry, you'll do better next year'' (they got a first).

I was happy with it until they said that and now I just feel a bit meh.
that wasn't very supportive of them.
i think thats a brilliant start, you could get to a 1st with that
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Yes, you are never too old to start Uni. Well done!
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what?!?!? A 65 is so good for first year! I had the same issue, you really can't compare yourself to your friends I know its easier said than done but i have found second year is quite a jump! I got a 65 first year and It it a good solid grade, be proud of yourself and DO NOT compare!
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65 is a little old, but it’s ok

Learning never stops

Most ppl would he in their late teens and early 20s
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65 is brilliant!

Besides 1st year doesn't even count so if you're disappointed at not getting a first then don't stress.
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Tbh, it really isnt. It’s like the definition of average nowadays

It would be a brilliant mark maybe 30 years ago
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65 is brilliant!

Besides 1st year doesn't even count so if you're disappointed at not getting a first then don't stress.
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Yeah but realistically most companies are not bothered as long as you get a 2,1 which is 60 or over. So I still think it's good going of OP!
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Tbh, it really isnt. It’s like the definition of average nowadays

It would be a brilliant mark maybe 30 years ago
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It is a good mark. But it’s like the average mark nowadays, given that 75% of grads get at least a 1st/2:1
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Are you implying that 65 isn't good? your definition of average may not be someone else's.
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Indeed, you have spoken the truth
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Yeah but realistically most companies are not bothered as long as you get a 2,1 which is 60 or over. So I still think it's good going of OP!
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(Original post by Anonymous)
No, I'm not trolling.

I got my results back today and when I told my friend what I got they seemed shocked and said ''don't worry, you'll do better next year'' (they got a first).

I was happy with it until they said that and now I just feel a bit meh.
65% is very good for your 1st year at uni. Well done on your result. Wish your friends were a bit more supportive.
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Also OP don't compare yourself to others if possible. There's no point everyone's different, just do what you can do!
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I love how the majority are being supportive of the 65 average and others think it’s to do with age
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I'm so confused by this thread.
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(Original post by Quick-use)
I'm so confused by this thread.
:rofl: if you read the OP, it's not confusing. The replies tho, wth?
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First year doesn’t count so anything above a pass is fine... First year is the best time to make mistakes no need for perfection yet

Assuming it doesn’t count for your course
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(Original post by FakeNewsEditor)
:rofl: if you read the OP, it's not confusing. The replies tho, wth?
Yes. I read the OP's post and gathered they were talking about 1st year grades and then as I was scrolling down, the comments made me wonder if I had suddenly become severely dyslexic or something... :lol:

To the OP - 65 is an excellent grade for 1st year. Your friend sounds like they're up themselves.
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Its really good for first year and it also gives you something to work towards later on. Its better you get a higher mark overall after finishing your degree than a higher mark in year 1
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It's okay. You got 65 in the first year, which is the most easiest year. Whereas the second and third year, the difficulty multiplies immensely.
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Let us not kid ourselves. Check out the thread about grade inflation. It may be more difficult, but i’m sure OP can talk his/her way to a 1st
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It's okay. You got 65 in the first year, which is the most easiest year. Whereas the second and third year, the difficulty multiplies immensely.
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