How badly is a 2:2 going to affect my application?

#1
Don't want to go into details, but suffice it to say I've been shafted by my university more times than a whore on the pull.

Anyway, result is that I'm coming out having retaken a year, with a ******* 2:2. A couple percent away from a 2:1, but still a ******* 2:2.

Bit of a letdown...


Anyway, how is this going to affect my application? Will I be instantly relegated to mong status or are they open to explanations and a strong performance?

Long term what are the ramifications?

Thank you.
 
#2
Long term what are the ramifications?
Nil, unless it's a degree in Film and Media Studies from a former Polytechnic. Even then, nil. You have an honours degree. What matters after that is how you do at your selection board.

I've got an engineering degree; after a couple of years of experience in the wonderful world of work, no-one cared what class it was. After a few more years, no-one cares that you even have a degree. I work at a site that advertises "firsts and 2:1 only", where about a third of the engineers have a Ph.D - and I most certainly don't fit either bill. What I did have was fifteen years of demonstrated track record on my CV...
 
#3
Don't want to go into details, but suffice it to say I've been shafted by my university more times than a whore on the pull.

Anyway, result is that I'm coming out having retaken a year, with a ******* 2:2. A couple percent away from a 2:1, but still a ******* 2:2.

Bit of a letdown...


Anyway, how is this going to affect my application? Will I be instantly relegated to mong status or are they open to explanations and a strong performance?

Long term what are the ramifications?

Thank you.
**** all - they won't even mention it. If they do ask, just say you worked hard and that you enjoyed the course. The army don't give a shit if you are a genius.
 
#5
yeah i blamed my uni as well for my shit maths. until i improved and my wining stopped! what? i'm just being honest!
(just kidding. they can shaft you. we trained for an exam, the wrong one they suddenly realised after we'd spent months on it... and we all had two days left to learn a new syllabus. total mess by them.)
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
#6
Don't want to go into details, but suffice it to say I've been shafted by my university more times than a whore on the pull.

Anyway, result is that I'm coming out having retaken a year, with a ******* 2:2. A couple percent away from a 2:1, but still a ******* 2:2.

Bit of a letdown...


Anyway, how is this going to affect my application? Will I be instantly relegated to mong status or are they open to explanations and a strong performance?

Long term what are the ramifications?

Thank you.
A 2:2 won't harm you but making lame excuses and blaming everyone else for it almost certainly will.
 
#7
Get over it! Say you were drinking beer, playing rugby and shagging birds. You don't even need to have a degree! As long as you impress at AOSB you should be OK.

FFs advice is very sound. Whatever happened, I bet there were people on your course that got 2:1s and higher and who endured similar "shaftings" from the Uni. Therefore making excuses, however valid, just makes you look like someone who can't take responsibility for your own actions and failings. You have a sportsman's degree, so as long as you are a sportsman, you will be fine.

I also got a desmond but I was not shafted by the Uni, I was too busy shafting a couple of tasty young freshers in the run up to the exams. Hasn't done me any harm apart from a recurring rash!

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cpunk

LE
Moderator
#8
It will probably have no effect on your application, unless you do poorly in the mental aptitude tests. Candidates with 1sts and 2:1s can be given a little latitude when their 'intellectual potential' is rated if they've done poorly in the MAP, 2:2s and below don't qualify.
 
#9
Don't want to go into details, but suffice it to say I've been shafted by my university more times than a whore on the pull.

Anyway, result is that I'm coming out having retaken a year, with a ******* 2:2. A couple percent away from a 2:1, but still a ******* 2:2.

Bit of a letdown...


Anyway, how is this going to affect my application? Will I be instantly relegated to mong status or are they open to explanations and a strong performance?

Long term what are the ramifications?

Thank you.

Shouldn't be a lazy ****. Blaming the University for your **** ups is a stupidity in itself. Everyone will know that you didn't put the effort in and as such are a lazy **** as I already stated. Go and whine elsewhere.
 
#10
yeah i blamed my uni as well for my shit maths. until i improved and my wining stopped! what? i'm just being honest!
(just kidding. they can shaft you. we trained for an exam, the wrong one they suddenly realised after we'd spent months on it... and we all had two days left to learn a new syllabus. total mess by them.)
Shit maths? Clearly it wasn't English either.
 
#11
Don't want to go into details, but suffice it to say I've been shafted by my university more times than a whore on the pull.

Anyway, result is that I'm coming out having retaken a year, with a ******* 2:2. A couple percent away from a 2:1, but still a ******* 2:2.

Bit of a letdown...


Anyway, how is this going to affect my application? Will I be instantly relegated to mong status or are they open to explanations and a strong performance?

Long term what are the ramifications?

Thank you.
Personal responsibility, it is you who did not achieve level you wanted, don't blame others.

You got a 2:2 well done be proud.

Just look at the news, Prince Harry is a Officer who is Apache helicopter co-pilot gunner, and he has only got 11 GCSEs, two A-levels (art B, geography D).

I am sure being a HRH did not do Harry any harm in his Officer ambitions, but they don't generally put the incapable in Apaches.

You have the paper qualifications, it is now about you as a person proving you have the ability.

Good luck
 
#16
Nil, unless it's a degree in Film and Media Studies from a former Polytechnic. Even then, nil. You have an honours degree. What matters after that is how you do at your selection board.

I've got an engineering degree; after a couple of years of experience in the wonderful world of work, no-one cared what class it was. After a few more years, no-one cares that you even have a degree. I work at a site that advertises "firsts and 2:1 only", where about a third of the engineers have a Ph.D - and I most certainly don't fit either bill. What I did have was fifteen years of demonstrated track record on my CV...
Excellent piece of advice. Like you I came out of Uni with a 2:2. I was asked if I had a degree at certain stages during the application process, but no eyebrows were raised due to the result ( I was actually quite happy with the result, course was nails). Either Pre commissioning course brief or first day itself I was asked to produce my actual certificate, only to show that again, I actually had a degree (to do with graduate pay, although I gather this has changed now). The only time any comment was passed as to my actual result was on my initial interview with my CO, at my first posting. His comment was along the lines of good, shows your not a geek. Six years down the line, people occassionaly ask what my degree is in, but never what result I've got.
 
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benjaminw1

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#17
Sunny Jim, fess up; you have joined the hallowed ranks of the Bishops (IOW you have a Desmond), be proud!
 

Command_doh

LE
Book Reviewer
#18
Isn't a 2:2 basically a fail in new money? I thought a 2:1 is considered unremarkable in the age of 'everyone has a degree' that we now live in.
 
#19
Isn't a 2:2 basically a fail in new money? I thought a 2:1 is considered unremarkable in the age of 'everyone has a degree' that we now live in.
15 years ago he would have got a Third; in a couple of years the same standard will get an Upper Second. In five years only postgrad degrees will be worth having.
 
#20
Don't want to go into details, but suffice it to say I've been shafted by my university more times than a whore on the pull.

Anyway, result is that I'm coming out having retaken a year, with a ******* 2:2. A couple percent away from a 2:1, but still a ******* 2:2.

Bit of a letdown...


Anyway, how is this going to affect my application? Will I be instantly relegated to mong status or are they open to explanations and a strong performance?

Long term what are the ramifications?

Thank you.
Get your mum to campaign for a 'reassesment'..you know like they do at 'A' level when Justin/Tabitha somehow don't get the grades for the 'Uni' (A.K.A. University) of their choice and its all the nasty exams board fault because they asked a question that possibly was slightly left of field of the current syllabus... 'Tim..very nice but dim' springs to mind....