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I am an international student doing my masters in Biomedical Sciences.

Looks like I have to re-submit one of my assignments as I did not meet the expected criteria to pass the module. I have been asked to apply for a re-sit and re-submit my assessment in the same topic.

I had misunderstood the question asked the first time and had not realised until I received an email from my coordinator a couple of days back. My results(for the second semester) are not out yet, but she has asked me to register for the re-sit.

I was also told that my marks will be capped at 50% and I know that this will definitely affect my overall; although, I have all merit and one distinction in my other modules from the autumn semester. I have not been assessed for my dissertation yet and it is ongoing(submission at the end of august).

Right now, I am worried about how this re-sit will be mentioned in my transcript(will it be mentioned as second attempt or the capped mark of 50% and that's it?) and would this hinder my progress in the field? (I want to take up a job in the industry and eventually move on to doing a PhD)
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(Original post by pooja_s)
Hi,
I am an international student doing my masters in Biomedical Sciences.

Looks like I have to re-submit one of my assignments as I did not meet the expected criteria to pass the module. I have been asked to apply for a re-sit and re-submit my assessment in the same topic.

I had misunderstood the question asked the first time and had not realised until I received an email from my coordinator a couple of days back. My results(for the second semester) are not out yet, but she has asked me to register for the re-sit.

I was also told that my marks will be capped at 50% and I know that this will definitely affect my overall; although, I have all merit and one distinction in my other modules from the autumn semester. I have not been assessed for my dissertation yet and it is ongoing(submission at the end of august).

Right now, I am worried about how this re-sit will be mentioned in my transcript(will it be mentioned as second attempt or the capped mark of 50% and that's it?) and would this hinder my progress in the field? (I want to take up a job in the industry and eventually move on to doing a PhD)
You will have to ask your university if their transcripts carry the number of attempts on them (some do, some don't). If you want to do a PhD in the UK, a merit is usually the minimum requirement at master's level for entry.
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You will have to ask your university if their transcripts carry the number of attempts on them (some do, some don't). If you want to do a PhD in the UK, a merit is usually the minimum requirement at master's level for entry.
Cheers, this helps. Due to COVID19, we have a new scheme called the Safety Net, this prevents me from dropping a grade class.
It is applied if I pass all modules and no matter what my grade is, it will not drop from the overall I had in my first semester (which is merit).
Good to know that I still have a chance of pursuing my career in the same field.
But will it stop me from getting a job too? As I understand I will have competitors and they would have done much better than I did in exams.
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Cheers, this helps. Due to COVID19, we have a new scheme called the Safety Net, this prevents me from dropping a grade class.
It is applied if I pass all modules and no matter what my grade is, it will not drop from the overall I had in my first semester (which is merit).
Good to know that I still have a chance of pursuing my career in the same field.
But will it stop me from getting a job too? As I understand I will have competitors and they would have done much better than I did in exams.
It depends on how competitive the job market is, but generally they typically value experience and transferable skills over exact marks for modules.
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