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Petulia
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Local MPs seem to be easier to contact because of social media, but I've read that they can only help with local problems. I would like to write to the Mayor about an ongoing issue I've had with my university, to see if he can do anything to make them change their policies or help resolve the situation that I'm in.

How would I get in contact with him? I'm aware that Boris personally responded to most of the letters he received, but I'm sure he didn't have to do this because surely there's other staff who go through letters to the Mayor first.
So is it likely I'll get a personal response from Sadiq? How many people would I have to go through before getting a response? Has anyone here written to the Mayor of their city before about an issue and were they helpful? Any advice would be appreciated.
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As you dont explain your situation then hard to say.

The MP can assist with problems becayse you are a constituent of theirs. Not sure it just has to be local.

You can contact the mayor here, but do note the section on issues they will respond to and ones they wont.
https://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/c...hall-and-mayor

If you have a dipsute with your Uni, then you need to follow all the internal complaints procedures and if that fails, then you cna make a complaint to the office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA).
http://www.oiahe.org.uk/
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(Original post by 999tigger)
As you dont explain your situation then hard to say.

The MP can assist with problems becayse you are a constituent of theirs. Not sure it just has to be local.

You can contact the mayor here, but do note the section on issues they will respond to and ones they wont.
https://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/c...hall-and-mayor

If you have a dipsute with your Uni, then you need to follow all the internal complaints procedures and if that fails, then you cna make a complaint to the office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA).
http://www.oiahe.org.uk/
Do you know if there's a specific email I can use to contact the Mayor?
I need a Completion of Procedures letter before going through the OIA, but I can't really get one because of the situation. I need someone to look at it logically so they understand why I don't have documents etc rather than dismissing me straight away just for not providing the documents, so I'm avoiding the OIA route for now.
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why not ring the OIA up and explain why you dont have documents and whether your situation will suffice? Upi cpuld try contacting his constituency direct by his parliamentray e-mail. You should look at the link I posted and consider whether it really is the sort of thing the mayor will deal with.
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Inb4 Sadiq won't reply because he's a Muslim
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I would suggest your first point of call is your Student Union. They are there to help with these sort of issues and so should be able to advise you what to do.

If they are not well informed or helpful then you will probably need to ask a really good higher education law solicitor for advice. They are quite rare but there are some out there. I was quoted £300 - £500 if you just get advice and then do the work yourself. I know this is expensive but it's essential you know what to do. I personally wish I would have got legal advice. There are strict time limits involved so please seek advice as early as possible.

From my experience, my universiy and OIA were unhelpful as they are both there to look after their own interest, not the students. The Student Union and your solicitor (if you get one) are there to look after your interest
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