I've Failed My Degree And I'm Very Disappointed. What Can I Do?


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I failed my degree too a few years ago. I realised a long time afterwards that it wasn't the right choice of course for me, and instead of trying to get on with the work I had at the time, I buried my head and decided not to face it. It meant I had a great time socializing! But eventually it made me tired, a lil depressed and envious as I saw in my final year that people were really knuckling down and found passion in what they were working on. Failing my degree was one of the biggest disappointments, but its also been one of the biggest blessings, because its made me realise exactly what I do want - if I hadn't have had that wake up call, I could still just be 'getting by' like I thought I was doing at University.
Maybe you need to sit down, talk to your friends and family about what drives you, what your passionate about - it doesnt have to be something your already qualified for, it could be something you start from scratch! Anything. Just think about all the other opportunities (inc. Going back to uni!) you have. Not everything is supposed to happen in the same order for every person. Best of luck!
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I had the same problem and I agree with the last reply. Did you enjoy the course you were doing? If not then there really is no point in retaking. Okey, maybe you wasted three years of your life but you don't want to waste the other half of your life doing something you don't like! It's like torture! Just think about what you want or enjoy? You can still go back to university and study something else - its never too late!
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Conor O'Brien answered
I also just found out I failed my re-sits on 2 core subjects in engineering, it's not quite sunk in yet and I'm considering the above answers, but for 1 I have far too much debt to both retake the modules or have time to decide on what to do. However, I'm not going to be forced to find a job that I'm stuck with thats paying shit money just so I can survive in life. Its too much loss for so much effort. The best thing that I can suggest and is the way I'm going to go is find a graduate placement. As many except qualified Bsc/Beng etc students.  With this it will be a job that you are passionate about, they will give you training, good gradute pay that you will soon be increasing as you gain experience plus the bonus with this is that unlike studying, you finish work, no late night catching up on assignments and gives you more space to breath. Then when your ready, get out your notes from your failed masters and start studying a couple of nights a week, as if it was homework. Eventually you will just click and become focused when you go through it. Then at this point, consider confronting your manager to support your degree. Many graduate placements are more than willing to support masters programs because of the potential for higher experinced professionals. I hope this gives a different view and perspective. P.s. Good luck on your decisions, you know deep down you want the MSc you studied for otherwise you wouldn't be reading these forums to find a solution, just like I did. Take care all.
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Louise Gorman answered
Think about why it is you failed. It could have been because you struggled with the work, or perhaps you weren't committed enough to the course.

You need to decide whether or not you want to retake the degree. You don't want to feel as though you've wasted three years of your life studying a subject that ended up with you failing, so you may want to persevere and give it another try. On the other hand, you don't want to do any retakes only to fail it again.

If you do decide to do it again, then make sure you study as much as you can and always seek help if you are stuck with any of your modules. There is always going to be a lecturer on hand to help you, so why not ask them to help you through your modules.

Try to do some research using the library at you university. Try reference books and asking the librarian or your tutor for advice on which books will hep you with your course.

If you did fail because you didn't put enough work in, then perhaps it wasn't the right course for you, but if you do decide to retake it then try to fit in more study combined with a few breaks so that it doesn't become too tedious for you.
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Is it possible to pass 4 out of 5 re-sits for a biology degree in the second year and get into third year

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