Failing a course may be a setback, but it is not necessarily a disastrous one. Students who have failed can go on to pass re-sits and still graduate with a good degree. The important thing is for you to try to understand why you failed, learn what you can do about it and take action to get back on track.
What if I fail?
What should I do if I fail?
Advice if you have failed an assessment
What happens next?
Information about reassessments and resits
How can I prepare for reassessments?
Information and resources to help you prepare for reassessments
How can I manage exam stress?
Tips and advice for managing exam stress and anxiety
What if other issues affected my performance?
Information about mitigating circumstances and appeals
Next Steps: post-results help
Information about our Next Steps service which helps to support you after you receive your exam results
Advice from lecturers
Tips and hints about sitting reassessments from Heriot-Watt lecturers
Advice and help from Heriot-Watt students who have been through reassessments