Navigating Semester Results: Congratulations and Support for All

Hey there, Everyone! Yesterday, the long-awaited results for the first semester were finally released, marking a significant milestone in our academic journey. Whether you received outstanding results or faced unexpected challenges, I want to extend my heartfelt congratulations and support to each and every one of you.

For those of you who received stellar grades, bravo! Your hard work, dedication, and perseverance have paid off, and you should be proud of your achievements. Your success not only reflects your academic prowess but also your determination to excel in your studies. Take a moment to celebrate your accomplishments and bask in the satisfaction of a job well done.

However, I also want to acknowledge that not everyone may have received the results they were hoping for. If you find yourself disappointed or struggling to come to terms with your grades, please know that you are not alone. It’s okay to feel disappointed, but it’s important to remember that grades do not define your worth or intelligence. Your value as a person extends far beyond your academic performance, and there are always opportunities for growth and improvement.

So, what can you do if you’re feeling disheartened by your results? Firstly, don’t be afraid to reach out for support. Whether it’s talking to a trusted friend, seeking guidance from a faculty member, or accessing support services offered by the university, there are plenty of resources available to help you navigate this challenging time. Remember, asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness.

Here at the University of Surrey, we are fortunate to have a wide range of support services and resources to assist students in times of need. From academic advisors and peer mentors to counselling services and study skills workshops, there is something for everyone. If you’re unsure where to start, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Student Services team for guidance and assistance.

So, what can you do if you’re feeling disheartened by your results? Firstly, don’t be afraid to reach out for support. You can always arrange a drop-in session with the Union or your personal tutor, who can provide guidance and direct you to the appropriate resources. Additionally, consider reaching out to the exam board via email to inquire about any issues with your grading.

One significant option to explore is “pass by compensation,” where a student who has failed to attain the pass mark (40%) in a module may, at the discretion of the Examination Board, pass the examined module by compensation. This can be a valuable opportunity for students who may have faced challenges during the semester.

For those of you who may feel disheartened by your results. One significant opportunity is the chance to retake modules. If you believe that external factors or personal challenges may have affected your performance during the exam period, don’t hesitate to explore the possibility of retaking your exams during the late summer assessment period. This gives you another opportunity to showcase your understanding of the material and achieve the results you desire.

For those of you who are still awaiting your results, I understand that this can be a nerve-wracking time filled with uncertainty and anticipation. Remember to take care of yourselves and practice self-care during this period of waiting. Whether it’s indulging in your favourite hobbies, or simply taking a moment to relax and unwind, prioritise your well-being above all else.

In conclusion, whether you’re celebrating your successes or facing challenges, know that you are not alone. We are all in this together, and together, we will overcome any obstacles that come our way. Congratulations once again to all students on completing the first semester, and here’s to a bright and successful academic journey ahead!

Have a Wonderful second semester!!

– Ammar