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    I applied to study Midwifery at university, which the universities themselves admit is a predominantly mature student course. I feel like I was treated unfairly due to my age and that I was interviewed as part of an equality and diversity exercise, to evidence that they had interviewed a certain number of school leavers. I was rejected on the grounds of not passing the English tests at two of my interviews. Both of the universities required grade C at GCSE and I received an A in both Lang and lit and I have also received an A for lang and lit at A level so without sounding up myself there's no way that I could have failed grade C comprehension tests. I tried to query the results with both universities and so did my head teacher and we were both shut down with a simple we don't discuss results. I don't want a place at there institutions as I have a confirmed place already but I want to complain to try and prevent it happening to others in my position. Who would I be able to complain too?
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    I applied to study Midwifery at university, which the universities themselves admit is a predominantly mature student course. I feel like I was treated unfairly due to my age and that I was interviewed as part of an equality and diversity exercise, to evidence that they had interviewed a certain number of school leavers. I was rejected on the grounds of not passing the English tests at two of my interviews. Both of the universities required grade C at GCSE and I received an A in both Lang and lit and I have also received an A for lang and lit at A level so without sounding up myself there's no way that I could have failed grade C comprehension tests. I tried to query the results with both universities and so did my head teacher and we were both shut down with a simple we don't discuss results. I don't want a place at there institutions as I have a confirmed place already but I want to complain to try and prevent it happening to others in my position. Who would I be able to complain too?
    I wouldn't start with a complaint. I would start with getting the reason for your refusal in writing if you do not have it. If that doesn't change, and it may well change, I would then do a data protection subject access request.

    What you want is the university's record of your test results. If one looks at what is plausible and what is not; it is wholly unlikely that a university would falsify your test results. However, it is certainly not beyond he realms of possibility that you have been given a "fob off" reason for being turned down. That is why you should not be surprised if when you ask for the reasons for being turned down. these change. Junior staff in any organisation faced with a difficult and persistent caller will say things which they believe closes down a conversation regardless of accuracy.
 
 
 
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