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Getting a 2:2, is it even worth it?



  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    minimi38 wrote:
    If they grade your degree by preponderance
    whats that?
  • **helen****helen** Mod malarkist Posts: 9,235 Boards Champion
    PussyKatty wrote:
    I got a 2:1, I would have been gutted if I got a 2:2. I suppose it depends on your personal goals and what you want to get into. I wanted to get into journalism which is competitive, most of the applicants would have 2:1s or 1sts, and as I went to an ex poly I felt I had to prove myself.

    I got onto a newspaper training scheme, there were 10 on the course. 9 of us had 2:1s or 1sts, the only one who had a 2:2 was the owner's son

    I can totally identify with this but at the same time I know people who have got onto journalism training courses with 2:2s and they weren't the owner's offspring. They've now been offered work with National papers. - I agree with what Kathryn said - it's the confidence and direction thing.
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