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Failed a Module with 32.5% at University of Bristol

Hi everyone,

I'm a final year student at the University of Bristol, and I recently received my grades for my final semester. Unfortunately, I failed an optional module with a score of 32.5%. This is quite dramatic because, at the same time, I received a distinction (70%+) for my management dissertation. Anyways I'm really concerned about how this might affect my graduation and I'm wondering if there's any possibility to resit:frown:

Has anyone here knows what the university policy is regarding retaking failed modules in the final year? Any advice or information on how to proceed would be greatly appreciated.

And before I even checked my grades, I was already informed by a friend that many students (we are international students) didn't score very high in this module and one of my friends also failed this module.

Thank you in advance!
Hello, I am sorry to hear about you failing this module. I am a third year student at the university of Portsmouth (though the term is currently over so not for very long). I was in a similar position with two of my main modules on my second year. I was allowed to resit them and ultimately pass, but what really helped me to ultimately succeed is talking to the university support services. This was their general student support and I kept in regular contact with my first and second year tutor about my worries.

I am not familiar with how the academic system works at the university of Bristol, but I will assume that you had a faculty member that you kept in regular contact with over the years you spent studying. Any concerns that you have with failing the module I would email them about, and if not, I would talk to any student support that your university may have, or to the faculty that ran the module.

If I were you, I would mostly just copy and paste that first paragraph of your post into an email to the faculty (especially the faculty that ran the module), as they would be the best informed. If you do end up resitting the module, I wish you the best of luck. You got this!
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Original post by Immerayon
Hello, I am sorry to hear about you failing this module. I am a third year student at the university of Portsmouth (though the term is currently over so not for very long). I was in a similar position with two of my main modules on my second year. I was allowed to resit them and ultimately pass, but what really helped me to ultimately succeed is talking to the university support services. This was their general student support and I kept in regular contact with my first and second year tutor about my worries.
I am not familiar with how the academic system works at the university of Bristol, but I will assume that you had a faculty member that you kept in regular contact with over the years you spent studying. Any concerns that you have with failing the module I would email them about, and if not, I would talk to any student support that your university may have, or to the faculty that ran the module.
If I were you, I would mostly just copy and paste that first paragraph of your post into an email to the faculty (especially the faculty that ran the module), as they would be the best informed. If you do end up resitting the module, I wish you the best of luck. You got this!

Thank you so much for your thoughtful and encouraging response. It really helps to hear about your experience and how you managed to get through a similar situation.

I contacted faculty as soon as my results came out and their response to me was that it is up to the exam board to decide whether you will be reassessed or not and you will get a decision when the final results are released. However, the final results will not be released for almost a month and I am feeling anxious. I will also be contacting my personal tutor and student union on Monday for help.

Thanks again for your support and advice!

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