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    I'm currently applying to ucas. Got BBB in my A Levels, but am resitting a couple of exams. I was wondering whether i should contact the universities alongside my ucas application or at least get it mentioned in teachers reference. My sister seemed moody, sad and stressed all the time from March. My dad works most days 9am - 8pm. My mum thought that my sister was just stressed and didn't understand what depression was so began to neglect her. One day I saw my sister had inflicted self harm. So instead of revising in March, April and May, every time I came home from school and most weekends, I talked to my sister and ensured she was happy. By May, I convinced her to see a doctor. At the end of May she was clinically diagnosed with depression. She now takes antidepressants and sees a psychologist so she is fine. However, by the time my exams came, I knew that I had not been able to revise. By then it was too late. Anyway, is it worth contacting universities hoping they will give me an offer or am I just being selfish?
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    (Original post by academichopeful)
    I'm currently applying to ucas. Got BBB in my A Levels, but am resitting a couple of exams. I was wondering whether i should contact the universities alongside my ucas application or at least get it mentioned in teachers reference. My sister seemed moody, sad and stressed all the time from March. My dad works most days 9am - 8pm. My mum thought that my sister was just stressed and didn't understand what depression was so began to neglect her. One day I saw my sister had inflicted self harm. So instead of revising in March, April and May, every time I came home from school and most weekends, I talked to my sister and ensured she was happy. By May, I convinced her to see a doctor. At the end of May she was clinically diagnosed with depression. She now takes antidepressants and sees a psychologist so she is fine. However, by the time my exams came, I knew that I had not been able to revise. By then it was too late. Anyway, is it worth contacting universities hoping they will give me an offer or am I just being selfish?
    Some schools give you a page where you can write 'extenuating circumstances' so you can mention it there.
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    (Original post by academichopeful)
    I'm currently applying to ucas. Got BBB in my A Levels, but am resitting a couple of exams. I was wondering whether i should contact the universities alongside my ucas application or at least get it mentioned in teachers reference. My sister seemed moody, sad and stressed all the time from March. My dad works most days 9am - 8pm. My mum thought that my sister was just stressed and didn't understand what depression was so began to neglect her. One day I saw my sister had inflicted self harm. So instead of revising in March, April and May, every time I came home from school and most weekends, I talked to my sister and ensured she was happy. By May, I convinced her to see a doctor. At the end of May she was clinically diagnosed with depression. She now takes antidepressants and sees a psychologist so she is fine. However, by the time my exams came, I knew that I had not been able to revise. By then it was too late. Anyway, is it worth contacting universities hoping they will give me an offer or am I just being selfish?
    It isn't a matter of being selfish or not. But unless you have supporting evidence, you could well be seen as making excuses. Do you have anything on paper from teachers or doctors?
 
 
 
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