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#1
Hey guys,

So recently I finished university and the results are out and I managed to get a 2:2 for my overall degree which is still a BA (Bachelor Honours Degree).
For those from outer England who don't really know, this is a pretty average degree and not the best.

How to I tell my parents I got a 2.2? As they have all got a lot higher qualification than me and am really scared of disappointing them.

Thanks guys,

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#4
I don't understand how your goofy British system works so I have no idea. In the first world you go to school for a degree and as long as you complete all of the required classes you get a degree. I suppose you could just tell them that they just didn't love you enough or one of your teachers genuinely had it out for you.
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#5
Break the news with something harder first, then say it was a joke.

"Mom I, I just stabbed my neighbor to death last night. I'm so afraid, what do I do? He was laughing at the 2.2 I just received and I couldn't take it mom, it happened so fast. I still see his blood on my hands, oh god what did I do"

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#8
well, unless you're planning on going to grad school, i don't think it matters... at least not in the usa/canada
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well, unless you're planning on going to grad school, i don't think it matters... at least not in the usa/canada

Some jobs ask for your college GPA
#13
Families can be shitty with stuff like this. You just gotta be straight-forward with them. Tell them, and they might be happy that you graduated but disappointed slightly. Or they'll be pissed and you'll never hear the end of it.

So, you gotta decide how you want to react to either of those scenarios. If they're happy, congrats, everything will be peachy. If they're shitty about it, cut them out for a bit and tell them to get the **** over it. It's your life.

The thing that matters is that you're happy with who you are, what you've done, and what you have. If you are, you've done more with your life than most can say. If you're not, change something.
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I don't understand how your goofy British system works so I have no idea. In the first world you go to school for a degree and as long as you complete all of the required classes you get a degree. I suppose you could just tell them that they just didn't love you enough or one of your teachers genuinely had it out for you.

So it doesn't matter how well you did in the classes? Or have I missed something?

OP, just tell them. You're right, it's not the best, but it's not a total disaster. I know a few folk who got 2.2s (I think even Jeremy Paxman got one ) and it's not the end of the world. Just means you'll have to put a bit more effort in to get interviews etc.
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Families can be shitty with stuff like this. You just gotta be straight-forward with them. Tell them, and they might be happy that you graduated but disappointed slightly. Or they'll be pissed and you'll never hear the end of it.

So, you gotta decide how you want to react to either of those scenarios. If they're happy, congrats, everything will be peachy. If they're shitty about it, cut them out for a bit and tell them to get the **** over it. It's your life.

The thing that matters is that you're happy with who you are, what you've done, and what you have. If you are, you've done more with your life than most can say. If you're not, change something.



Thank you very much
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So it doesn't matter how well you did in the classes? Or have I missed something?

OP, just tell them. You're right, it's not the best, but it's not a total disaster. I know a few folk who got 2.2s (I think even Jeremy Paxman got one ) and it's not the end of the world. Just means you'll have to put a bit more effort in to get interviews etc.


It's far from a disaster. In fact, I know more people with 2:1 and 2:2 degrees in jobs related to their field of study than those with 1st degrees. Probably something to do with the fact that the vast majority of firsties I know holed themselves up for three years gaining no life experience, whilst a lot of those with second class degrees got side jobs, experience, socialised more, and actually grew up over the three years.
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Thank you very much

Cheers buddy. Good luck.
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#19
I got a 2:2, or a Desmond if you like.

If you impress in an interview, it can actually work in your favor. 1st's and high 2:1's, depending on the position you're going for obviously, can work against you sometimes.

Some employers will see a very high grade and think "Spends too much time studying, no social life, isn't going to fit in and work well in a team".

Of course, this doesn't apply to highly skilled stuff like brain surgery or law, but for most professions and to most sensible people it shows you're a balanced individual who can clearly achieve, but enjoys other things in life than studying 24/7.

I know this to not be bullshit having many friends in HR departments. You'll be fine, congrats on your degree!
#20
It's very simple. Tell them you've graduated, don't tell them the degree. When they ask, champagne. When they ask again, more champagne.
#21
I've heard a lot of people say the whole 'employers don't like people who got 1st's because it showed they spent too much time studying' but has that in any way ever shown to be true, or is it just a myth from people who didn't get 1st's?
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#22
did you pay for your fees or did your parents?

if it was you then who gives a shit what they think
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I've heard a lot of people say the whole 'employers don't like people who got 1st's because it showed they spent too much time studying' but has that in any way ever shown to be true, or is it just a myth from people who didn't get 1st's?

As far as I know, unis in America don't have Valedictorians like high schools do. They just have separate categories with different types of honors that go on your degree.
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#24
First option
You: "Hey mom, I got 2.2 for my degree."
Mom:"We thought you were better than this! I have no son! Get out!"

Second option
You bawl your eyes out, tears everywhere, you're crying so hard you need to gasp for air, your face is all red and soaked.
"2.2... I got only 2.2 I'm sorry!" you scream while the sadness forms grotesque lines on your face.
Your mom seeing her son in pain, rushes over, grabs you into her arms and hugs you.
"That'll do, son... that'll do."

Make your choice.
#25
I got a 3rd

Start my first job out if uni at £16k next week.

It's not the end of the world and it's still a degree.

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Hey guys,

So recently I finished university and the results are out and I managed to get a 2:2 for my overall degree which is still a BA (Bachelor Honours Degree).
For those from outer England who don't really know, this is a pretty average degree and not the best.


No, it's below average. A 2:1 is average.
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#27
Brutally assault a police officer. Get sent to prison. Start whoring yourself out to other inmates in exchange for drugs and cigarettes. Get a prison tat on your lower back saying "I suck filthy convict dick".

Then when it's physically impossible for your family to be any more ashamed of you, tell them "Mum, Dad. I graduated with a 2:2."
#28
Did you go to a shit university?
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I've heard a lot of people say the whole 'employers don't like people who got 1st's because it showed they spent too much time studying' but has that in any way ever shown to be true, or is it just a myth from people who didn't get 1st's?

Professor Lord Robert Winston says that he deliberately doesn’t hire graduates who gained a first-class degree to work in his science labs. Why not? Because he thinks that people who have spent time at university doing more than just swotting turn out to be more useful and productive colleagues.



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#33
Just tell them that you graduated. Then, when they ask you how you did, start crying. After that, die.
#34
...You know, fuck everything.

You spend your entire life being told that getting good grades is a good thing, you work hard to pass classes you hate, then you have all good grades in college, and suddenly some British guy reveals that all that stuff that you've been told for years was a good thing is actually hurting your career chances.
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#36
Wait, is it 2:2, or 2.2? What system do you use that has 2:2? A 2.2 GPA in BC means you finished just above a C for the average of your grades. C is the grade for average work.

4.0 - A - Excellent
3.0 - B - Good
2.0 - C - Average
1.0 - D - Below Average
<1.0 - F - Fail
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Degree don't matter.

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#39
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Break the news with something harder first, then say it was a joke.

"Mom I, I just stabbed my neighbor to death last night. I'm so afraid, what do I do? He was laughing at the 2.2 I just received and I couldn't take it mom, it happened so fast. I still see his blood on my hands, oh god what did I do"

good luck

Or just say you're gay.
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#40
Learning to live with the consequences of your own actions is your next great test in life. Don't get a 2.2 this time, do it right. If they act dissappointed and make you feel like crap, then they get a 2.2 in parenting skills.
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