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I failed first year what do i do?

I failed my first year at uni. I didn't go to many lectures like 1/4 at best because of my ASC and anxiety I found social aspects of uni very difficult and this took a toll on my mental health. I'm worried even if I pass First year second time around if i find the first year so difficult to manage is there any hope for me in second or third year? i really want a degree but i don't know what to do.
Original post by Anonymous
I failed my first year at uni. I didn't go to many lectures like 1/4 at best because of my ASC and anxiety I found social aspects of uni very difficult and this took a toll on my mental health. I'm worried even if I pass First year second time around if i find the first year so difficult to manage is there any hope for me in second or third year? i really want a degree but i don't know what to do.


Hi!

I am so sorry to hear that you have struggled. In my first year I struggled a lot. I experienced a lot of anxiety and I struggled with uni as a whole. I decided the course was not the one for me so I changed course. I retook my first year on the new course and it was the best decision I have made. I am so happy with my decision and I have learnt a lot from it. Don't give up! If you really want to get a degree you can do it! There is plenty of support out there for you.

I went from barely leaving my room in first year to now going on to do a masters. I am a Course Rep and Student Ambassador and I have grown a lot as I accessed support and pushed through. My anxiety has settled a lot now and I feel much more confident! There is plenty of support out there for you and many options. Maybe look into an online degree if you are really struggling with the social aspect? If you really want something there is a way! You can do anything you put your mind to! You've got this!

Best of luck,
Hannah:bear:
Psychology Student
De Montfort University
Original post by De Montfort University
Hi!

I am so sorry to hear that you have struggled. In my first year I struggled a lot. I experienced a lot of anxiety and I struggled with uni as a whole. I decided the course was not the one for me so I changed course. I retook my first year on the new course and it was the best decision I have made. I am so happy with my decision and I have learnt a lot from it. Don't give up! If you really want to get a degree you can do it! There is plenty of support out there for you.

I went from barely leaving my room in first year to now going on to do a masters. I am a Course Rep and Student Ambassador and I have grown a lot as I accessed support and pushed through. My anxiety has settled a lot now and I feel much more confident! There is plenty of support out there for you and many options. Maybe look into an online degree if you are really struggling with the social aspect? If you really want something there is a way! You can do anything you put your mind to! You've got this!

Best of luck,
Hannah:bear:
Psychology Student
De Montfort University


How are you finding your degree. I returned from summer holidays and now in third year. I forgot all of the materials and my mind is blank. is this normal??? Please help me
Well I mean if you attend such few lectures then you’re likely to fail any year. You may struggle with the social aspects but tbh you don’t need to socialise in lectures if you don’t want to. You can just go, make notes and that way you can still keep up with the work, coursework and so on.
Original post by Anonymous
How are you finding your degree. I returned from summer holidays and now in third year. I forgot all of the materials and my mind is blank. is this normal??? Please help me


Hi!

I have just finished my third year and I loved my degree. I found it so interested and useful. I studied Bsc Psychology at DMU and I am not going on to study Msc Psychological Wellbeing at DMU.

It is normal to forget things! You have had a break and it is completely normal to have a blank mind. I would advise just casually reading over last years notes to familiarize yourself and to put you back in the academic mindset! You will settle back into uni life very soon! Don't worry!

Hannah:bear:
Psychology Student
De Montfort University
Original post by Anonymous
I failed my first year at uni. I didn't go to many lectures like 1/4 at best because of my ASC and anxiety I found social aspects of uni very difficult and this took a toll on my mental health. I'm worried even if I pass First year second time around if i find the first year so difficult to manage is there any hope for me in second or third year? i really want a degree but i don't know what to do.

Hello,

I'm so sorry you had such a hard time with first year, a lot of students go through the same experience when they first start University, so you're not completely alone. If you're struggling with your degree and attending any lectures, maybe revaluate whether this degree is right for you and what you want to pursue. It might be that you're struggling because you're enrolled in a course that you have no interest in being in, and perhaps switching to a different course that you are interested in may help. I would suggest looking into different courses at your University or other Universities if that's your issue.

Taking care of your mental health is extremely important, especially during University. I would advise you to reach out to the University welfare team if you're struggling with your anxiety and mental health; They may be able to offer some support and resources that can help you during your time at University. Or if you feel more comfortable, reach out to a friend.

I wish you the best of luck and I hope this information helps :smile:

-Ghala
(Official DU Rep)
Original post by De Montfort University
Hi!

I have just finished my third year and I loved my degree. I found it so interested and useful.


did you find second year harder than first year. How is the transition??
Reply 7
Original post by Anonymous
I failed my first year at uni. I didn't go to many lectures like 1/4 at best because of my ASC and anxiety I found social aspects of uni very difficult and this took a toll on my mental health. I'm worried even if I pass First year second time around if i find the first year so difficult to manage is there any hope for me in second or third year? i really want a degree but i don't know what to do.

I think you should leave uni for the moment and wait until you feel able and ready to pursue a degree course You can still get full funding for a new degree if you leave now.
Take time to work on your mental health and develop your social skills You probably do not even really know what you want a degree in at this stage.Do not get into massive debt failing a degree that is not for you anyway Go and see your GP and see what help is available.Get yourself a job ,even a part time one would be good When you have worked out who you are and what you want to do with your life you may or may not want to do a degree.They are not for everyone though.
Original post by Anonymous
I failed my first year at uni. I didn't go to many lectures like 1/4 at best because of my ASC and anxiety I found social aspects of uni very difficult and this took a toll on my mental health. I'm worried even if I pass First year second time around if i find the first year so difficult to manage is there any hope for me in second or third year? i really want a degree but i don't know what to do.

Sorry to hear you struggled this year :console:

Have you got enough support at uni? E.g. extra time in exams, exam accommodations like your own room etc. If you haven't already got support in place I'd definitely recommend getting in touch with your uni's disability department. I'm dyslexic and got so much support, and my lecturers were supportive as well.

DSA (disabled students allowance) is also worth applying for if you haven't already. Basically you can get a load of software which helps with study like mindmapping tools etc., laptop, and sometimes a 1:1 tutor/advisor person which I can talk to weekly.
Reply 9
Original post by Anonymous
I failed my first year at uni. I didn't go to many lectures like 1/4 at best because of my ASC and anxiety I found social aspects of uni very difficult and this took a toll on my mental health. I'm worried even if I pass First year second time around if i find the first year so difficult to manage is there any hope for me in second or third year? i really want a degree but i don't know what to do.

After finding out about summer resits. And resitting 60 credits, I passed 1st year with a 2:1. I'm now doing 2nd year and getting more support than last year so it's going much better.
Original post by Anonymous
I failed my first year at uni. I didn't go to many lectures like 1/4 at best because of my ASC and anxiety I found social aspects of uni very difficult and this took a toll on my mental health. I'm worried even if I pass First year second time around if i find the first year so difficult to manage is there any hope for me in second or third year? i really want a degree but i don't know what to do.

Hi there,

I'm sorry to read this but would suggest trying to talk through your struggles and concerns with your academic tutor to discuss what can be done to support you and what you can do to improve. If you're passionate about your subject then it would be such a shame to drop out! Rooting for you!

All the best,
Jaz - Cardiff student rep
Original post by Anonymous
I failed my first year at uni. I didn't go to many lectures like 1/4 at best because of my ASC and anxiety I found social aspects of uni very difficult and this took a toll on my mental health. I'm worried even if I pass First year second time around if i find the first year so difficult to manage is there any hope for me in second or third year? i really want a degree but i don't know what to do.

Hi,

I'm sorry to hear that you have been struggling with university life. Getting started in university can be incredibly difficult so try not to be too hard on yourself.

It may be you are finding it hard to attend lectures as you haven't found what you are truly interested in to study. It may be worth meeting with your course lecturers to discuss whether this course is best suited for you or if there is another course that would interest you more than your current course.

I'd also recommend that you contact your university wellbeing team to look for some support for your mental health. They may also be able to provide you with some guidance and support your overall well-being while you decide as to what to do about your course.

I hope everything works out for you,

Mary
London South Bank University Student Rep (3rd-year Children's Nursing)
Reply 12
**** me do you people even read the thread before posting your replies? The OP themselves updated to say they passed and are now coping much better with some additional support.

Absolutely useless.
(edited 5 months ago)
Reply 13
Original post by Anonymous
After finding out about summer resits. And resitting 60 credits, I passed 1st year with a 2:1. I'm now doing 2nd year and getting more support than last year so it's going much better.

This is great news, and long may it continue. Best of luck.
Reply 14
Original post by gjd800
**** me do you people even read the thread before posting your replies? The OP themself updated to say they passed and are now coping much better with some additional support.

Absolutely useless.

Ik right I forgot about this post for a while bc I was gonna give an update after I'd started a good chunk of my second year. I think they're automated replies??? But idk.
Reply 15
Original post by Anonymous
Ik right I forgot about this post for a while bc I was gonna give an update after I'd started a good chunk of my second year. I think they're automated replies??? But idk.

Bonkers, honestly - they are always at it. In any case. I'm really glad that you have got the support and are doing better with the course.

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