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Old 12th May 2008, 04:52   #1
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Question Failing uni?

What happens if you fail one or all of your modules at uni?

Do you get to redo them over the summer or is that it?

I don't think I'm going to fail but i know I'm not going to be happy with my mark.

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Old 12th May 2008, 05:06   #2
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What happens if you fail one or all of your modules at uni?

Do you get to redo them over the summer or is that it?

I don't think I'm going to fail but i know I'm not going to be happy with my mark.
They make you move to sunderland.


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Old 12th May 2008, 05:07   #3
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For my University, if i fail a compulsary module i have to re-sit in September and if i fail it again, i am 'suspended' for a year and i have to take the exam next Spring.
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Old 12th May 2008, 06:01   #4
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depends how many modules you fail, at Aberystwyth Uni it depends on the weighting of the module or if you fail more than 60 credits worth.

In which case you would have to resists for a pass.

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Old 12th May 2008, 06:26   #5
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Also depends what year you're in.
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Old 12th May 2008, 06:55   #6
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At our uni you can only resit if you actually fail a unit, so if you get 40% or above you can't resit you just end up with a really bad degree. You can only resit the year if your overall mark for that year was below 40%.

This is why they don't give dissertations back before exams, they were marked months ago but if people did badly in that then they could miss their exams and qualify for a resit of the whole year.

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Old 12th May 2008, 07:28   #7
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my uni went like this.

If you fail you can resit the exam or resubmit the assignment in the summer but you get a maximum of 40% in the resit (unless you have a good reason for missing the first sitting)

If you cant pass it in 2 goes (first attempt and resit) you can take one module over to the next year. If you totally fail two you have to stay back a year and complete those two modules again.

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Old 12th May 2008, 20:18   #8
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I failed most of my module and still got a degree.... think they just wanted to get rid of me
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Old 12th May 2008, 20:20   #9
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There were no re-sits at my Uni. Get a 3rd at the end of the first or second year, and they dump you down into an "easier" subject. Or... at the very best sit you down and strongly advise you that you won't succeed in the subject the next year (if you have a soft director of studies).

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Old 12th May 2008, 20:24   #10
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They make you move to sunderland.
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Old 12th May 2008, 20:29   #11
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which uni in the toon are you at ? and what course ? think it varys between them. on mine (1st year) we can still pass the year after failing a module but have to redo it next year. can do resits in august too.
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Old 12th May 2008, 23:02   #12
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my uni went like this.

If you fail you can resit the exam or resubmit the assignment in the summer but you get a maximum of 40% in the resit (unless you have a good reason for missing the first sitting)

If you cant pass it in 2 goes (first attempt and resit) you can take one module over to the next year. If you totally fail two you have to stay back a year and complete those two modules again.
glad im at teesside uni then!
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Old 12th May 2008, 23:15   #13
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Im a uni failure and can assure you that uni will try their hardest to pass you for the year. I dropped out of my 2nd year last year after failing 5 modules, came back this year to redo them and failed 5 more in january. I have 3 exams in the next 3 days but have been assured everything will be ok and will pass the year with a few resits in the summer.

It's just comon scarmongering that the uni say all of this "no second chance" or "you wont be able to carry on the year." It's the f***ups like myself who do terrible that get to see the minimum you can pass with. You should worry about it at all............................................ unless your a final year student, then all of the above doesn't apply and your screwed


edit. I can't even spell or construct sentances im that bad.
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Old 12th May 2008, 23:29   #14
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It varies per university, so I would suggest you speak to your personal tutor and ask him/her what the procedure is. If your tutor is any good, he/she should be help and reassure you

However, universities really want you to stay because you make them a lot of money, so you should have opportunities to resit modules etc.

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Old 12th May 2008, 23:32   #15
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my uni went like this.

If you fail you can resit the exam or resubmit the assignment in the summer but you get a maximum of 40% in the resit (unless you have a good reason for missing the first sitting)

If you cant pass it in 2 goes (first attempt and resit) you can take one module over to the next year. If you totally fail two you have to stay back a year and complete those two modules again.
Northumbria goes like this, which theres a 50% the OP goes to.

If you [COLOR="Yellow"]*[/COLOR][COLOR="Yellow"]*[/COLOR][COLOR="Yellow"]*[/COLOR][COLOR="Yellow"]*[/COLOR] up certain modules that are worth enough credits or dip below a 40% average you will most likely get bumped onto the none honours degree too.

Iv failed stuff in first year and second year, im now in final year and iv never had a decent average, i have never been very bothered for uni, im only here because of parental pressure, iv got 10days left to go and hope to god i dont fail anything this time round because i dont know what that means due to the fact im final year.
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Old 12th May 2008, 23:33   #16
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Lincoln uni is:

40% Minimum to pass a unit
First year = Must pass 4 units, can do in-course retrieval/Resit in summer for max 40% Grade
Second year = Must pass all units, resit options apply
Third year = Must pass all units to pass, can resit a maximum of one unit in summer, if fail, do not pass go, do not collect $200, return to year 1...
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Old 13th May 2008, 00:51   #17
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There were no re-sits at my Uni. Get a 3rd at the end of the first or second year, and they dump you down into an "easier" subject. Or... at the very best sit you down and strongly advise you that you won't succeed in the subject the next year (if you have a soft director of studies).
You're a 'tab .
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Old 13th May 2008, 02:25   #18
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I know i've failed a moduel already this year, is a complete Mickey Mouse moduel that was for all the socialy inept compuer science geeks. It was assessed on attendance to a one hour weekly lecture and a few presentations, which i didn't do, due to a poor attendance of that one lecturea week.
Not to sure what the uni will do about it, i'm confident i'll pass all my other moduels, so i'm sure they'll let it drop.

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Old 13th May 2008, 07:47   #19
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In my second year I was half a module below what I needed to get into third year and had to wait a year before I could resit my exams so in the mean time took up another course which I am now enjoying much more. I went back to repeat the exams, passed them and decided not to go back.

In my case I was failing the exams and doing poorly because I just wasn't enjoying the course, Aeronautical Engineering, and am now top of the class in my current field of study, Mechatronics Engineering.

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Old 13th May 2008, 07:53   #20
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perhaps ask your uni?

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Old 13th May 2008, 09:32   #21
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You at Newcastle? If so, I can help...
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Old 13th May 2008, 09:36   #22
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When I was at uni I was always paranoid of failing but never did fail one exam anyone else like this?
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Old 13th May 2008, 09:37   #23
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What happens if you fail one or all of your modules at uni?

Do you get to redo them over the summer or is that it?

I don't think I'm going to fail but i know I'm not going to be happy with my mark.
It will depend entirely on your uni - ask them.

Knowing what happened to person X on course Y at university Z is utterly useless to you, so I wouldn't pay any attention to the answers in this thread.

(This post excepted, obviously, as its written by me, and so is EXCELLENT )
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Old 13th May 2008, 09:45   #24
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You're a 'tab .


Maths.

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Old 13th May 2008, 09:46   #25
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They make you move to sunderland.
Random but made me lol


Edit: ah didnt see the guy is from Geordie Land

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Maths.
And a 'mo at that. College?
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Old 13th May 2008, 10:12   #27
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And a 'mo at that. College?
Clare. Graduated back in 2003 though.

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Old 13th May 2008, 10:39   #28
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Suppose it depends on Uni, i failed one of my modules last year and they gave me the option of repeating it in August, thought I could not get any higher than the 40% average in the module
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