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University Result Anxiety

Hi all,

I'm due to get my final year results on Wednesday and to state I am anxious is an understatement.

I have completed my LLB at Durham University and achieved 2.1 results consistently across my first year.

For my 2nd year I obtained 68%, 62%, 62%, 60%. I am awaiting a result for an exam affected by the marking and assessment boycott and also received a 40% in one module due to being a resubmission exam.

My years are weightier 40% for 2nd year and 60% for 3rd year.

I'm disappointed as it would appear that it's nigh on impossible now to achieve anything higher than a 2.1 degree but I'm worried at just how much the 40% capped module will pull down my grade. It's annoying really as I actually obtained 65% in the exam.

Any advice or help on dealing with the anxiety would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
Hello, I'm sorry to hear that you are struggling with anxiety surrounding your results! From the sounds of it, it seems like you are able to get consistently good grades across your degree, so I would be surprised if one single module that was capped at a 40 would stop you from getting a 2:1 in your degree overall. In terms of dealing with the anxiety, my best advice would honestly just to find as many distractions as possible. Whether that is socialising, finding a new hobby or continuing a current one, finding a job, starting work towards your third year, etc. Anything to make time go faster is always a good thing!! I am also waiting for my second year results currently, so I can relate on how frustrating the waiting time is.
Best of luck for your grades and with your next year!
-Kat (2nd Year Psychology Undergraduate @ Lancaster Uni)
Reply 2
Original post by Lancaster Student Ambassador
Hello, I'm sorry to hear that you are struggling with anxiety surrounding your results! From the sounds of it, it seems like you are able to get consistently good grades across your degree, so I would be surprised if one single module that was capped at a 40 would stop you from getting a 2:1 in your degree overall. In terms of dealing with the anxiety, my best advice would honestly just to find as many distractions as possible. Whether that is socialising, finding a new hobby or continuing a current one, finding a job, starting work towards your third year, etc. Anything to make time go faster is always a good thing!! I am also waiting for my second year results currently, so I can relate on how frustrating the waiting time is.
Best of luck for your grades and with your next year!
-Kat (2nd Year Psychology Undergraduate @ Lancaster Uni)


Thank you so much for your advice πŸ™‚

Apologies, I'm currently waiting for my final year results I'm just worried that my 3rd in 2nd year will drag the overall grade down substantially, however I feel a bit better now after your comment. Again, thank you 😊
Original post by AaronMock
Hi all,
I'm due to get my final year results on Wednesday and to state I am anxious is an understatement.
I have completed my LLB at Durham University and achieved 2.1 results consistently across my first year.
For my 2nd year I obtained 68%, 62%, 62%, 60%. I am awaiting a result for an exam affected by the marking and assessment boycott and also received a 40% in one module due to being a resubmission exam.
My years are weightier 40% for 2nd year and 60% for 3rd year.
I'm disappointed as it would appear that it's nigh on impossible now to achieve anything higher than a 2.1 degree but I'm worried at just how much the 40% capped module will pull down my grade. It's annoying really as I actually obtained 65% in the exam.
Any advice or help on dealing with the anxiety would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.

Hi there,

I'm sorry to read that you're worried about your final-year grade. I'm in the exact same situation right now, awaiting my final year grades after them fluctuating quite a lot. The best that I can recommend it to trust that you'll figure things out no matter what, and a 2:1 is not at all a bad grade and you can do a lot with it.

I'm sorry that I can't help more.

All the best,
Jaz - Cardiff student rep
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Original post by CardiffUni Rep
Hi there,
I'm sorry to read that you're worried about your final-year grade. I'm in the exact same situation right now, awaiting my final year grades after them fluctuating quite a lot. The best that I can recommend it to trust that you'll figure things out no matter what, and a 2:1 is not at all a bad grade and you can do a lot with it.
I'm sorry that I can't help more.
All the best,
Jaz - Cardiff student rep


Thank you 😊
Original post by AaronMock
Hi all,
I'm due to get my final year results on Wednesday and to state I am anxious is an understatement.
I have completed my LLB at Durham University and achieved 2.1 results consistently across my first year.
For my 2nd year I obtained 68%, 62%, 62%, 60%. I am awaiting a result for an exam affected by the marking and assessment boycott and also received a 40% in one module due to being a resubmission exam.
My years are weightier 40% for 2nd year and 60% for 3rd year.
I'm disappointed as it would appear that it's nigh on impossible now to achieve anything higher than a 2.1 degree but I'm worried at just how much the 40% capped module will pull down my grade. It's annoying really as I actually obtained 65% in the exam.
Any advice or help on dealing with the anxiety would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.

Hi there

Sorry to hear that you are worried about the capped module, I know it can seem quite bad, however, since 3rd year is weighed more, and you have been achieving 2:1 consistently across second year, your grade probably will not be pulled down too much by this.

I definitely understand the nerves, as I am also waiting for my final year LLB results. I would echo the comments above, try to distract yourself, enjoy your holiday. A 2:1 is still a really good achievement for a law degree, and I also know of students who have achieved 2:2s and managed to enter good jobs and secure qualifying work experience (if that is something which interests you in the future). Sorry that I cannot be of more help.

Good luck with your grades! πŸ™‚
Chloe
University of Kent Student Rep
Reply 6
Original post by University of Kent
Hi there
Sorry to hear that you are worried about the capped module, I know it can seem quite bad, however, since 3rd year is weighed more, and you have been achieving 2:1 consistently across second year, your grade probably will not be pulled down too much by this.
I definitely understand the nerves, as I am also waiting for my final year LLB results. I would echo the comments above, try to distract yourself, enjoy your holiday. A 2:1 is still a really good achievement for a law degree, and I also know of students who have achieved 2:2s and managed to enter good jobs and secure qualifying work experience (if that is something which interests you in the future). Sorry that I cannot be of more help.
Good luck with your grades! πŸ™‚
Chloe
University of Kent Student Rep


Thank you 😊

I will definitely take what you've said on board, I think I may just be overthinking it but one way or another I will know at 3pm tomorrow πŸ™‚

Best of luck on your results also 😊
Reply 7
Just an update.

I managed to secure a 2:1 in my degree so more than happy 😊
Original post by AaronMock
Just an update.
I managed to secure a 2:1 in my degree so more than happy 😊

Hi @AaronMock ,

A huge congratulations!! πŸ₯³

Do you have any plans to celebrate or relax?

Again, a huge well done as it sounds like you have put a lot of work in and got a fantastic end result! Remember to relax because you start your next adventure.

Alia
University of Kent Student Rep
Original post by AaronMock
Hi all,
I'm due to get my final year results on Wednesday and to state I am anxious is an understatement.
I have completed my LLB at Durham University and achieved 2.1 results consistently across my first year.
For my 2nd year I obtained 68%, 62%, 62%, 60%. I am awaiting a result for an exam affected by the marking and assessment boycott and also received a 40% in one module due to being a resubmission exam.
My years are weightier 40% for 2nd year and 60% for 3rd year.
I'm disappointed as it would appear that it's nigh on impossible now to achieve anything higher than a 2.1 degree but I'm worried at just how much the 40% capped module will pull down my grade. It's annoying really as I actually obtained 65% in the exam.
Any advice or help on dealing with the anxiety would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.

Hi there,

I understand how you feel as it can be so nerve-racking waiting for results.

Hopefully as all of your grades are high and consistent, one grade that was capped at 40% will not pull your grade down too much, especially as it was in second year and your grade will be more weighted towards how you did in your third year. It is disappointing when you don't get the grade you feel you deserve, but try not to worry too much and just trust that you have done well enough in the other modules to get a good grade!

I agree with others that the best thing you can do is try and distract yourself! If you have a job try and focus on this, or maybe get a job if you don't have one as this will keep your mind off your grade. Try and see your friends and family and do things that will distract you so you aren't just sat in the house worrying!

Good luck with your final grades,

Lucy -SHU student ambassador.
Reply 10
Original post by University of Kent
Hi @AaronMock ,
A huge congratulations!! πŸ₯³
Do you have any plans to celebrate or relax?
Again, a huge well done as it sounds like you have put a lot of work in and got a fantastic end result! Remember to relax because you start your next adventure.
Alia
University of Kent Student Rep


Thank you 😊

My plans are to now take some time to relax but at the same time try to obtain a position within a firm to start my QWE alongside my masters.

So far so good, iv managed to attend a few interviews whilst I was waiting on results and a few more since receiving confirmation.

Time to let my applications/interviews run there course and take some much needed R&R after a very intensive 3 years.

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