Wondering if anyone could give me a little advice. I'm new to this site so Hi everyone.
Basically I attended Middlesex on the 28th Feb for the Social Work assessment, which was just an English test (comprehension) and 2 questions had to be answered regarding an article of gay people being allowed to adopt.
Ok so after the test I was told I'd find out within a couple of days whether I was successful or not. I didn't hear from them so I kept chasing it up.
Yesterday now, I was told that as its been over 2 weeks they would send a priority email to the admissions team to contact me, and they would tell me if I passed the assessment or not.
However this morn, I got an email from ucas and logged into track only to find that next to Middlesex it says my application had been withdrawn and not unsuccessful, when I checked the reason it states that I did not attend an interview/assessment or audition.
Knowing that I attending the assessment I was quickly on the phone to them and asked if this was an error as this does not tell me the outcome of my assessment. The lady on the phone then stated that the reason given on ucas was incorrect and the real reason for my application being withdrawn was simply because my Personal statement did not show a clear understanding of Social Work.
I was told that I can send an email to the undergraduate team if I was unhappy.
But I just want some advice. Should my Personal Statement have been read before I was invited for the assessment? Is their decision to read it after wrong? And should I try appealing?
As I was told I'd find out the assessment results and then invited for an interview if successful.
Please someone help!!!!!
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- Thread Starter
- 26-03-2013 22:01
- 31-03-2013 20:18
Sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience with Middlesex...sounds like a right shambles!
I think that now, they are probably waiting for everyone who has been offered a place to respond. That should be around mid May, and then they will open up the clearing period. Maybe what you should do is ask if you could be considered for clearing?
I know you are asking about whether their decision to read your personal statement after your assessment is wrong, but if you question that, they may turn around and say that it doesnt matter when they read it, which might make it worse for you
CazLast edited by cazza01; 31-03-2013 at 20:31.
- 01-04-2013 21:47
Eugh what a mess. I agree with Caz, I don't think you have anything to follow up regarding your personal statement unless they made a specific promise about what order they'd review applications in. I suppose their first sweep was just the exams/expected results rather than reading the applications in any detail.
- 02-04-2013 12:57
Just to explain, i know that Middlesex have changed their assessment days a couple of times for the 2013/2014 cohort; many people in our class had interviews and assessment in a whole day, then some had it assessment one day then interview the next week (if we got past the assessment!). The point is, universities have many different ways of assessing people and change their methods all the time. What course are you wanting to do Chaotica? How are you getting on with it all? :-)
- Thread Starter
- 03-04-2013 00:52
Thanks for your help, I did follow it up and spoke to someone as according to their website it states that when going through the selection process and considering who to invite for assessments/interviews the review all ucas applications by reading personal statements and the exam results/expected results and all other information included, like references. I was told they'd look into it as the admissions team stated that if my personal statement was not good enough they would not have withdrawn my application but yet stated it was unsuccessful. I hope they reconsider as according t ucas only universities can override their decisions.