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BornOnBondiBeach Mon 20-Jun-16 13:45:19

To be here today or tomorrow shock

I am aiming for a 2.1 and have achieved this throughout, as well as a few firsts. But final year exams reduced me to a blubbering mess and now I feel like a 2.2 may be on the cards. I do have a job lined up, which will accept a 2.2 (which I am v grateful for) but much as I try to tell myself this will be fine, I do know that deep down I will be really gutted. Mainly due to the fact I achieved quite a few 70+ results and all 2.1s in first two years and all final year coursework.

Anyway, just wondering if anyone can reassure me about the 2.2 thing - that life will go on, it's not the end of the world etc etc. I'll be a sobbing mess I think. Have been constantly anxious throughout exams and ever since finishing blush

IAmAPaleontologist Mon 20-Jun-16 13:57:52

Horrible isn't it. Fingers crossed for you. Soon you will be able to celebrate cake wine

readytorage Mon 20-Jun-16 14:38:28

Fingers crossed for you! I was convinced I was getting a 2:2 but ended up with a 2:1 so be positive!

Please come back and tell us how you get on smile

Tiggles Mon 20-Jun-16 14:42:25

Good luck! Life will go on even if you do get a 2:2. I calculate students' degree classifications as part of my job so I feel your pain!

Life will go on, the sun will still rise, you've still made an incredible achievement whether you get a first, 2:1, 2:2, plain pass or fail. You've made your way through uni and you've clearly put in a lot of effort; it's no mean feat.

I was where you are now last year; convinced I'd barely scraped a 2:2. I got a first. DP is also convinced he's failed (he'll get his final result on Friday), I'm confident he's got a solid 2:1.

What have you got planned to celebrate? smile

BengalCatMum Mon 20-Jun-16 14:55:51

My mate who got a pass conceded (which is worse than a 3rd) has the best paid job in our uni group. He works in military equipment testing. It really isn't the end of the world!

LouBlue1507 Mon 20-Jun-16 15:03:45

My partner got a 2:2 in his degree and wanted to become a teacher. All Uni's wanted a 2:1 or higher to get onto a PGCE course but he got onto a SKITT course (In my opinion - A lot better as its school based learning) and he is now finishing his teacher training with a job lined up for September grin I'm very proud!

2:2 Isn't the end of the world! x

Mouikey Mon 20-Jun-16 15:16:04

I have a 2:2 and my life has been great, good job, worked my way up in the profession I studied, went on to do a post grad, then a further MA. I have specialised and love what I do. My 2:2 has never been an issue.

ShtoppenDerFloppen Mon 20-Jun-16 15:37:50

2:2 is still absolute success. You have set your mind on a goal, and with hard work you have stuck with it and completed your degree.

Try to stop stressing over the wait and spend that energy planning how to celebrate your success.

scaryteacher Mon 20-Jun-16 15:40:58

Dh has a 2:2, an MA and a C.Eng. He has had a successful career in HM Forces and now has a very good job post retirement from the RN.

Any news OP? Everything crossed for you! smile

velourvoyageur Tue 21-Jun-16 20:07:17

Oh goodness OP, lots of luck! I'm not sure there's anything you can do to magic away your worrying but it is temporary - even if you don't get what you want, you'll adapt to it. Maybe an uncomfortable day of disappointment and then it'll pass and you'll feel better. But I know what it's like to dread feeling bad even if you know it won't last forever.

I get mine on Friday and my dad be quite upset if it's not a 1st....I couldn't give a shit if it's not a 1st but I can't bear the thought of my dad crying over it! Oh FUCK.
We've discussed it and he's agreed to cry privately if it's a 2.1 (!) but if it's a 2.2....I'm not sure what will happen. Shouting, I think. He is an absolute sweetheart but worried about my generation, the job market, the list goes on....oh fuck oh fuck. Ok I need to go and sob on a shoulder now, that or wine

LadyIncuntliaButtock Tue 21-Jun-16 20:33:01

Life will definitely go on. I was convinced I'd fucked up my last exam, but came out with a first. It was in the second half of my first year I really screwed up an exam (got 52 for it) and almost gave up then, but whatever your grade, you've worked your arse off and have done well no matter what.

BornOnBondiBeach Tue 21-Jun-16 20:37:39

I got a 2.1, thanks all!!! My best friend (who I'd been getting similar marks to throughout) got a 1st though which is amazing and I must admit, very unreasonably, to feeling twinges of jealousy blush But am happy!

BornOnBondiBeach Tue 21-Jun-16 20:39:50

Also can't shake off the feeling that I didn't do my best. It wouldn't have changed my degree class but I'm annoyed at myself re some module results. But I'm being ridiculous I know blush

Euphemia Tue 21-Jun-16 20:41:40

Don't be daft! A 2:1 is great - well done! wineflowers

Gummydrops Tue 21-Jun-16 20:46:04

Just to say a massive good luck, O got a 2/2 and I am doing the job I love and he has not hindered my career. smile You will be fine, honest

TowerRose Tue 21-Jun-16 20:56:07

Well done OP, you deserve it and it's an amazing feeling to see your hard work paid off grin

frazmum Tue 21-Jun-16 20:58:06

Just getting through uni is a massive achievement. A 2:1 is a very good mark.

Orda1 Tue 21-Jun-16 21:11:52

Seriously OP, I got a first and I don't feel it's helped me much over someone with a 2.1.

Well done.

velourvoyageur Tue 21-Jun-16 21:47:00

Massive well done OP!! Champagne time smile))
Totally understand the twinges of jealousy but I'm hoping it's not clouding your relief/happiness too much? Am sure your tutor/lecturers know you were capable of a 1st and they'll be writing your reference so that's something at least.

I have a friend, the smartest and most original and creative person I know, she told me that she just scraped her first with .5% or something - so she could have just as easily had a 2.1, I was surprised she didn't have a really high 1st, it just shows that degree class doesn't come close to holding the key to who you are! I think in general people know that degree results also come down to luck to some extent, it can't help being an imperfect method of testing. Well, it wouldn't be if people generally recognised that it's a test of 'how well you've performed on this, this and this occasion', in which case it might not be as respected as a measure of capability in e.g. a certain profession or area of study, but it's more like (erroneously) 'how clever you are on the whole'. Um. I just contradicted myself didn't I. Time to stop the half drunken rambles :-p
again big congrats! enjoy it

n0ne Tue 21-Jun-16 21:50:19

My xh got a third without honours (never finished his thesis) and earns buckets of money doing programming. Don't worry!

IAmAPaleontologist Tue 21-Jun-16 21:56:50

Congratulations! wine

AuntJane Tue 21-Jun-16 22:24:34

As an employer, the university and subject are more important than the class of degree.

Congratulations OP! Time to celebrate now - you've done fantastically! star

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