Most Pathetic Rejection Watch
After enquiring why i'd been rejected for politics and philosophy, considering that my ps was ace, 4 A's predicted for A2, i've had experience in youth parliament etc and outstanding reference they told me they couldnt consider my application !! Why, you may ask...
because i didnt take a language at gcse (and get a C) !!!!
how petty ?
the irony of it is that their supposed to be widening access, i come from a pretty rough background (longsight in manchester & north east manchester) and lived on a council estate for 14 years, yet because my school was too poor to build a languages department i couldnt take a language, and took seperate sciences instead. so ive been rejected purely because i went to a poor school, widening access my left *******!
the sad sad irony.....
they also told me that if i applied next year (taking a gap year) they would automatically reject me because i dont meet their language requirement. way to go edinburgh !
It sucks, Edinburgh was my first choice I'm totally in love with the place... I dont really know what to do now, boo.
Basically, I let it be known to the university that I was the epitome of their recruitment policy.
Weeks after I got a reply stating that the Philosophy and Politics MA course had 35 applicants competing fro every place. The Uni would be "delighted" however, to offer me a single honours Philosophy MA. I think Edinburgh values dogged determination from its applicants and I would advise anybody who has been rejected on small or unfair grounds to always appeal. It may be that through your appeal you are able to convince the Uni of your true abilities, character and fortitude to succeed – all of which are characteristics highly valued by University and society alike.