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Degree Classification 2:2 to a 2:1

I recently got my results and it ended up being a 2:2 59.54% (0.46% from a 2:1), I have emailed almost all the staff members related to my department and they said there was nothing they could do. I pleaded to atleast have my case discussed by the board of committee and they all denied me saying that wasn't possible.

I have since launched an appeal with mitigating circumstances, please note that 135/240 credits in my second and third year were in the 2:1 range including my dissertation. I am currently an offer holder at the University of Law for the bar practice course with LLM and they are considering rescinding my offer due to this and I am so stressed out please is there any way anyone can help me with this?

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Hi Lalaland02,

Congratulations on finishing uni! What an achievement! You shouldn't be hard on yourself. Perhaps you could message or email a personal tutor of yours. A personal tutor might be able to offer additional support for your appeal. Make sure to detail your mitigating circumstances clearly and provide any relevant evidence.

Additionally, it might help to reach out to the University of Law and explain your situation, including your strong performance in the majority of your credits and your dissertation. They may be willing to consider this context when reviewing your offer.

Stay positive and persistent. You have already shown great resilience and determination by launching an appeal and reaching out for support. Best of luck!

Hope this helps,

Sophie, University of Exeter Student Ambassador
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Original post by Lalaland02
I recently got my results and it ended up being a 2:2 59.54% (0.46% from a 2:1), I have emailed almost all the staff members related to my department and they said there was nothing they could do. I pleaded to atleast have my case discussed by the board of committee and they all denied me saying that wasn't possible.
I have since launched an appeal with mitigating circumstances, please note that 135/240 credits in my second and third year were in the 2:1 range including my dissertation. I am currently an offer holder at the University of Law for the bar practice course with LLM and they are considering rescinding my offer due to this and I am so stressed out please is there any way anyone can help me with this?

Each university has its own rules for near misses - what does yours say?
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Original post by ExeterStudentRep
Hi Lalaland02,
Congratulations on finishing uni! What an achievement! You shouldn't be hard on yourself. Perhaps you could message or email a personal tutor of yours. Perhaps you could message or email a personal tutor of yours. A personal tutor might be able to offer additional support for your appeal. Make sure to detail your mitigating circumstances clearly and provide any relevant evidence.
Additionally, it might help to reach out to the University of Law and explain your situation, including your strong performance in the majority of your credits and your dissertation. They may be willing to consider this context when reviewing your offer.
Stay positive and persistent. You have already shown great resilience and determination by launching an appeal and reaching out for support. Best of luck!
Hope this helps,
Sophie, University of Exeter Student Ambassador
Thank you Sophie for your kind words, I have reached out to both my university and the university of law for them reconsider my case.

I truly hope I will be receiving good news on this matter
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Original post by Muttley79
Each university has its own rules for near misses - what does yours say?
Unfortunately every staff member in my department I have contacted are either unsure of the near miss degree classification cases or say that’s that and urge me to move on which is so very cruel considering my mitigating factors and that it is less than 1%
Reply 5
Your student union may be able to help support you in your appeal. They normally offer an academic advice service.
You will also be able to look up the policy on 'near misses' or 'rounding up.' If you Google the academic handbook and the name of your university, it should be in there.
Original post by Lalaland02
Unfortunately every staff member in my department I have contacted are either unsure of the near miss degree classification cases or say that’s that and urge me to move on which is so very cruel considering my mitigating factors and that it is less than 1%

The policy will be on your uni moodle or equivalent - go to the SU if you can't find it.
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Original post by MegMog22
Your student union may be able to help support you in your appeal. They normally offer an academic advice service.
You will also be able to look up the policy on 'near misses' or 'rounding up.' If you Google the academic handbook and the name of your university, it should be in there.
Thank you so much for this, I have contacted them. My undergraduate handbook says this : For undergraduate degrees, average marks are truncated to two decimal places, therefore an average of 59.6875 will be recorded as 59.68%; but nothing about rounding up
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Original post by Muttley79
The policy will be on your uni moodle or equivalent - go to the SU if you can't find it.

Thank you for your reply. I’ve looked through and they haven’t mentioned anything about the policy of rounding up, only this: For undergraduate degrees, average marks are truncated to two decimal places, therefore an average of 59.6875 will be recorded as 59.68%; which basically states that i’ll have to deal with it and it’s so very frustrating
Original post by Lalaland02
Thank you for your reply. I’ve looked through and they haven’t mentioned anything about the policy of rounding up, only this: For undergraduate degrees, average marks are truncated to two decimal places, therefore an average of 59.6875 will be recorded as 59.68%; which basically states that i’ll have to deal with it and it’s so very frustrating

Have you tried googling your uni and degree classification?
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Original post by Muttley79
Have you tried googling your uni and degree classification?

Yes I have and they all say the same thing, waiting to hear back from SU to see if they can provide me with an answer
With regards to appealing it’s my understanding that retrospective mitigation is difficult to have approved. You’d have to have a good explanation as to why you didn’t raise it at the time.
Original post by Admit-One
With regards to appealing it’s my understanding that retrospective mitigation is difficult to have approved. You’d have to have a good explanation as to why you didn’t raise it at the time.

You beat me to it (in terms of saying this) :colondollar:
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Original post by Admit-One
With regards to appealing it’s my understanding that retrospective mitigation is difficult to have approved. You’d have to have a good explanation as to why you didn’t raise it at the time.

Hi thank you for your response, I understand it’s hard to give advice not knowing the details of the case. I had made an appeal for the module that dragged my average down in third year last semester but was denied twice, it stemmed from a sexual assault case that happened to me. With this, I managed to get my average back up and almost more than half of my second and third year credits were a 2:1. I am appealing the degree classification rather than the module itself, asking them to let them plead my case by stating that the spike in my mental health because of the previous denial in my appeal last semester, my grades in spite of what happened to me, the chance of my offer being rescinded and many other factors that I urge them to help me with the 0.46% that I am missing to reach a 2:1.
Original post by Lalaland02
Hi thank you for your response, I understand it’s hard to give advice not knowing the details of the case. I had made an appeal for the module that dragged my average down in third year last semester but was denied twice, it stemmed from a sexual assault case that happened to me. With this, I managed to get my average back up and almost more than half of my second and third year credits were a 2:1. I am appealing the degree classification rather than the module itself, asking them to let them plead my case by stating that the spike in my mental health because of the previous denial in my appeal last semester, my grades in spite of what happened to me, the chance of my offer being rescinded and many other factors that I urge them to help me with the 0.46% that I am missing to reach a 2:1.

Which uni?
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Original post by ageshallnot
Which uni?

Oxford brookes
Original post by Lalaland02
Oxford brookes

Is this applicable:

"In addition, where a student has achieved an average between 49.5% and 50%, or between 59% and 60%, or between 68% and 70% and achieved four acceptable credits in a higher class over those semesters in which the last eight graded acceptable credits occur then the next higher class of degree will be awarded."
https://www.brookes.ac.uk/regulations/ump-regulations/honours-degree/
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Original post by ageshallnot
Is this applicable:
"In addition, where a student has achieved an average between 49.5% and 50%, or between 59% and 60%, or between 68% and 70% and achieved four acceptable credits in a higher class over those semesters in which the last eight graded acceptable credits occur then the next higher class of degree will be awarded."
https://www.brookes.ac.uk/regulations/ump-regulations/honours-degree/

Thank you for this, I’ve quoted this to them as well but they denied me because they said the UMP regulations were for students entering before 2020 intake. They said it no longer applies but I don’t understand why they’d have the page up on the website it’s quite misleading
Original post by Lalaland02
Thank you for this, I’ve quoted this to them as well but they denied me because they said the UMP regulations were for students entering before 2020 intake. They said it no longer applies but I don’t understand why they’d have the page up on the website it’s quite misleading

Damn that's a shame. Where are the current regs?
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Original post by ageshallnot
Damn that's a shame. Where are the current regs?
https://www.brookes.ac.uk/regulations/completion/award-classification Do you think including that they still have that information up on the website even though it is outdated for about 4 years now might be grounds for lack of clarity alongside my other mitigating factors?
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