This is a thread better suited to the Student Room - except the people there make you feel as though you’ve ruined your prospects if you didn’t go to one of the ‘top 10’ UK universities (which is complete bullshit, right?). That’s genuinely how many of them think.
Basically, I did really badly in my A-Levels first time round. I took an extra year at an FE college and then another gap year after that (so basically I took 4 years to finish to finish them). Eventually I got the grades I needed to get into the uni I wanted to go to, and I’m still technically there waiting for my dissertation results.
But I’ve read somewhere that even if you have a degree, some graduate jobs still require you to have a certain number of UCAS points (i.e. 300 and above) - which I have, but apparently some employers are only interested in what you got first time round, “in your first sitting” (and I did really badly). Apparently some look down on you if you took a long time to complete them.
Sorry if this doesn’t make sense or seems a bit pathetic, but some of the stuff I’ve been reading on the internet has scared the shit out of me. Basically, do employers really give a shit about this? Or am I worrying too much? Is it only a tiny minority of employers who actually give a shit about this, in a tiny minority of professions (i.e. stuff like Law which I’m not interested in anyway)? Or am I basically never going to get a good job, on the basis that even though I did ok in the end, I have a slightly shady academic track record because I took so long (and even longer at university for that matter)? Or does none of this at all matter once you’ve graduated?