Hi Jessica! I'm answering a similar question. I got two low 2:1 grades in the final year of university and then finished with good 2:1s and two firsts. I was thinking about speaking about this and saying how the failure was underperforming in my grades because of burnout/not implementing enough healthy habits and that I've now learnt from this and therefore improved in my final grades that year. But is this okay? Would this also make me look like a weaker candidate somehow if I talk about burnout etc? I want my response to be genuine and this really is my biggest failure and I can talk about how I genuinely learnt from it but I don't want to draw attention to my two bad grades and make myself look worse either.It really needs something more tangible. But it doesn’t need anything big. This is more about how you bounce back from the failure, rather than the failure itself.