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You didn’t get the results you wanted… now what?

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So, end-of-semester results are in, and they’re not quite the celebration you had in mind. Don’t sweat it – life is full of surprises and grades don’t define you. Take a deep breath, feel your feelings and once you’re ready, use the opportunity to see where you can improve next semester.

First things first, be compassionate with yourself.

University is a rollercoaster, and setbacks are part of the deal. Treat yourself like you would a friend – with kindness and compassion. Accept that you did the best you could this semester with the tools you had, breathe into the disappointment, and go get yourself some comfort food. And once you feel ready, let it go. Think of this momentary blip as a chance to learn and grow, and not a roadblock that will keep you stuck forever.

Take a moment to figure out what went wrong.

Were there unexpected hurdles or personal stuff getting in the way this semester? Could your study plan use some switching up? Identifying any issues will help you bounce back stronger next time. Chat with friends, family or mentors for some perspective – you’re not alone in this.

Seeking help is a sign of strength.

Uni life can be overwhelming, and your mental health is a priority. If the disappointment is lingering, there’s no shame in reaching out for support. Curtin’s Wellbeing Advisory Service is here to help. It’s free, confidential and our advisors are here to listen to your concerns no matter how small or large they may be. Don’t hesitate to call, email or visit the team at Curtin Connect – sometimes, a chat is all you need to get back on track.

Approach your results with a growth mindset

Reflect on your goals. Were they realistic, or were you aiming for the moon? Adjust and set yourself up for success next semester. Outline a plan that’s achievable and will keep you motivated through the seasons. Embrace the opportunity to grow, and view this challenge as a stepping stone to your future.

University is a journey, not a destination. If your results have you feeling a bit down, it’s completely normal. Take the time to reflect, seek support, adjust your goals and use the opportunity to adopt a growth mindset. And remember – we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Has your academic status changed?

Conditional Status

If you were placed on Conditional status following the release of the results, there is support and resources available to help you get back on track with your studies. Find out more on the Conditional Status webpage.

Terminated Status

If you were placed on Terminated status, it’s important that you take prompt action to explore your options and the support services that are available. Find out your options and what you need to do on the Terminated Status webpage.

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