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I really don't know what to say. Does 'dear admissions office' sound ridiculous? The University I'm emailing lists the names of two members of staff under the contact details, so I'm hesitant to use one name in case the message is received by the other person. I feel really stupid for asking this.
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Just put 'Dear Sir or Madam'
Usually the email will go through a secretary first anyway, so it doesn't really matter.
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I'd put "To whom it may concern" which is what I usually put when addressing things to people I don't know the name of.
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Depending on what you're emailing them about, it might be a better idea to phone and ask for a specific person to email. This is suitable if it's a question specific to your application - such as dropping a subject - but not really necessary for general queries.
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you aren't writing a letter to the queen, just be casual!

I start mine of with a 'hello there'.
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is it even necessary to address them?

can't you just skip that and get straight to the point?
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You could just go with a friendly "Good Evening" or "Good Morning"
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(Original post by StillIll)
I'd put "To whom it may concern" which is what I usually put when addressing things to people I don't know the name of.
This.
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Be formal.

Pick one person and find their specific [email protected]
Surely there is a head of admissions?

Begin "Dear Dr/Mrs/Mr X"
End "Kind regards"

Corresponding with an admissions officer, particularly regarding an application, is serious, and requires a formal format.
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Address it to both or to Dear Sir/Madam
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I just put 'hi' and 'thank you'. It's only a university.
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I second the good morning/afternoon/evening. Works every time. :cool:
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'Hi' works best. People vastly overstate the actual need to use To-whom-it-may-concern's and Dear-Sir-or-Madam's. I tend to find it's not something anyone actually ever uses in real life, it's just a formality taught at schools when 'formal' language is considered. Of course, this is not 100% true, but you can't go wrong with:

Hi,

I am writing in relation to...

Blah blah blah.

Kind regards,
Me.
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If I don't know who will be reading the message, I use "Dear Sir or Madam" and "Yours faithfully"; if I do know the person whom I am writing to, then I use "Dear Dr. X / Mr. X / Mrs. X etc." and "Yours sincerely".
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How do u go into an admissions department letter?
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Dear sirs and madams,

...
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(Original post by Moya sanders)
How do u go into an admissions department letter?
**** you with your 6 year bump.
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Dear sirs and madams,

...
Damn, you're now an accomplice to a bump

how does that feel eh
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Damn, you're now an accomplice to a bump

how does that feel eh
Now I realise why my dad doesn't love me.
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