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    I need to write an email to Manchester University. But I dont know what to say, also Im pretty shite at writing formal emails. Please could someone help me, Im not that good in using good vocabulary.

    Ok heres my situation.
    I applied for a BSc psychology course (full time) in Man Uni last October. During then I was predicted BCC, but this course wants ABB. So they rejected me, cos my grades were low.
    Anyway I retook many of my AS exams in January and I improved them alot. And now I am quite sure that Im going to get ABC, maybe even ABB if Im lucky. Also I know there are a few places left for this course.

    So In this email I want to ask them If they would reconsider my application, as my grades are more reasonable now, but Im not sure how to do this. I mean I dont want to sound as If im begging.
    Also If they did give me a place verbally, how could I prove that I am predicted ABC??

    Please could someone write me an email, I know Im aksing alot, cos you are doing all the work, but like I said, I am rubbish at writing these sort of things.
    I will reward you with rep.

    Thanks!
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    It's very unlikely that they will give you the place now as most universities have strict policies on reconsidering people - now that you have gone through the UCAS scheme, there are some rules that can't be broken. Have you declined all your offers or accepted any? If you have then you are not allowed to apply to a different university this year.

    However, if you are not going to be holding any offers this year, you may wish to find out if this university will have places for your subject in clearing. If so, it may make a good impression on them if you say you are interested in such a place, and then on results day you can try and negotiate it with them.

    Edit: ooops, I just realised that you said you applied last year. So you are starting UCAS again this year?
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    (Original post by BlueAngel)
    I need to write an email to Manchester University. But I dont know what to say, also Im pretty shite at writing formal emails. Please could someone help me, Im not that good in using good vocabulary.

    Ok heres my situation.
    I applied for a BSc psychology course (full time) in Man Uni last October. During then I was predicted BCC, but this course wants ABB. So they rejected me, cos my grades were low.
    Anyway I retook many of my AS exams in January and I improved them alot. And now I am quite sure that Im going to get ABC, maybe even ABB if Im lucky. Also I know there are a few places left for this course.

    So In this email I want to ask them If they would reconsider my application, as my grades are more reasonable now, but Im not sure how to do this. I mean I dont want to sound as If im begging.
    Also If they did give me a place verbally, how could I prove that I am predicted ABC??

    Please could someone write me an email, I know Im aksing alot, cos you are doing all the work, but like I said, I am rubbish at writing these sort of things.
    I will reward you with rep.

    Thanks!
    Le gra BlueAngel
    hmm... i wudnt bother emailing... they may just not reply (as a few of the places i tried to email just didnt or the email just wudnt get thru(!) I personally wud ring them direct. Ask to speak to teh admissions peeps and put forward ur case in a calm and mature manner and ask if they cud reconsider esp as uve work so hard to amend things. Say that you can vouch for it by getting letters from ur teachers and/or results slips maybe(?) and offer to send them it. Talk positive yeh? and dont say anythign about them rejecting u in teh first place (if need, be use the term "unsuccessful" cos trust me, if they hear teh words, "u rejected me the first time", they may be unsympathetic... and if all goes pot,. well, if u say there's vacancies available, u cud maybe get them thru clearing? just a thought?

    Good luck!
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    something like:

    Dear (insert name of admissions tutor for psychology)

    I am writing with regards to my application for a place on the BSc Psychology couse starting september 2004. Unfortunately, my application was unsucessful. Under the circumstances this was not surprising, as I had underperformed in my AS exams last year, and so was only predicted BCC, which obviously is much lower than your usual offers. However, I retook many of my AS exams in January of this year, as I knew that I could improve them and do better. I managed to significantly improve my marks and grades in these exams. Although officially my school has not changed my grade preditiction, as it is not customary for them to do this, I am certain that I have put the work in to achieve the necessary grades for your course. I am aware that you may have a few places still avaliable and would very much like to be considered for one. I have very strong ambitions to pursue a Psychology degree as............(insert reasons why you want to do a psychology degree) ultimiately leading to ....(insert jobs you would like to do in the future). I would particularly like to study at Manchester becuase....(insert reasons, perhaps including reputation, been to look round and liked the atmosphere etc...)

    If it is not possible for me to be admitted this year, perhaps you would consider me for a place commencing september 2005? If not, then I will reapply to you next year, as I am confident that I have the qualities and skills needed to study Psychology at Manchester, and I would really appreciate the opportunity to pursure my dream.

    Yours sincerely,


    (insert your name)

    (insert contact details, name address,telephone number, ucas number etc.)
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    (Original post by Adhsur)
    It's very unlikely that they will give you the place now as most universities have strict policies on reconsidering people - now that you have gone through the UCAS scheme, there are some rules that can't be broken. Have you declined all your offers or accepted any? If you have then you are not allowed to apply to a different university this year.

    However, if you are not going to be holding any offers this year, you may wish to find out if this university will have places for your subject in clearing. If so, it may make a good impression on them if you say you are interested in such a place, and then on results day you can try and negotiate it with them.
    I think she is thinking of rejecting her current offers and applying through UCAS Extra to a place that previously rejected her. You can do this and she is definitely going about it the right way by contacting them before rejecting her current offers.
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    (Original post by Adhsur)
    It's very unlikely that they will give you the place now as most universities have strict policies on reconsidering people - now that you have gone through the UCAS scheme, there are some rules that can't be broken. Have you declined all your offers or accepted any? If you have then you are not allowed to apply to a different university this year.

    However, if you are not going to be holding any offers this year, you may wish to find out if this university will have places for your subject in clearing. If so, it may make a good impression on them if you say you are interested in such a place, and then on results day you can try and negotiate it with them.

    Edit: ooops, I just realised that you said you applied last year. So you are starting UCAS again this year?

    I applied last year to go to Uni this Septemeber. I think its better if I do wait til results day, then go thru clearing. Should I not bother with the email?
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    (Original post by Leekey)
    I think she is thinking of rejecting her current offers and applying through UCAS Extra to a place that previously rejected her. You can do this and she is definitely going about it the right way by contacting them before rejecting her current offers.

    Yeah i am thinking to do dat, but does UCAS extra mean if my grades arent what I expected, then I would be declined?
    That would mean my other offers wouldnt be there.

    Im starting to think, I should wait for results day, til I have da results slip in my hand, then contact them and ask, if they reject, then at least I have Man met.
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    (Original post by BlueAngel)
    I applied last year to go to Uni this Septemeber. I think its better if I do wait til results day, then go thru clearing. Should I not bother with the email?
    Doing that would mean competing with hundreds of other applicants for the same course in a VERY small time frame. It is almost certainly best to at least demonstrate an interest before you are grouped with the other students without places on results day. From what I can see you are going about this the correct way, although personally I would prefer to actually speak to them as opposed to E-mailing them.
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    (Original post by BlueAngel)
    I need to write an email to Manchester University. But I dont know what to say, also Im pretty shite at writing formal emails. Please could someone help me, Im not that good in using good vocabulary.

    Ok heres my situation.
    I applied for a BSc psychology course (full time) in Man Uni last October. During then I was predicted BCC, but this course wants ABB. So they rejected me, cos my grades were low.
    Anyway I retook many of my AS exams in January and I improved them alot. And now I am quite sure that Im going to get ABC, maybe even ABB if Im lucky. Also I know there are a few places left for this course.

    So In this email I want to ask them If they would reconsider my application, as my grades are more reasonable now, but Im not sure how to do this. I mean I dont want to sound as If im begging.
    Also If they did give me a place verbally, how could I prove that I am predicted ABC??

    Please could someone write me an email, I know Im aksing alot, cos you are doing all the work, but like I said, I am rubbish at writing these sort of things.
    I will reward you with rep.

    Thanks!
    Le gra BlueAngel
    What I would do is to highlight your case, sell yourself. Send them an updated personal statement, get a few more references together.

    This way, come clearing (which they should do if they have the number of places you indicate) they will have all your information on hand, and will hopefully remember you. If you get ABB or ABC, you may well stand a very good chance.

    Good luck..
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    (Original post by Leekey)
    Doing that would mean competing with hundreds of other applicants for the same course in a VERY small time frame. It is almost certainly best to at least demonstrate an interest before you are grouped with the other students without places on results day. From what I can see you are going about this the correct way, although personally I would prefer to actually speak to them as opposed to E-mailing them.


    True, but Im too shy in phoning. I think I will email them.
    Thanx Roothie for the letter.
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    (Original post by Leekey)
    From what I can see you are going about this the correct way, although personally I would prefer to actually speak to them as opposed to E-mailing them.
    Noo - do both! Either e-mail or phone, then send any information by post (recorded). Use nice paper, such as conquerer, and sell you self as much as possible!
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    (Original post by Fluffy)
    What I would do is to highlight your case, sell yourself. Send them an updated personal statement, get a few more references together.

    This way, come clearing (which they should do if they have the number of places you indicate) they will have all your information on hand, and will hopefully remember you. If you get ABB or ABC, you may well stand a very good chance.

    Good luck..

    Updated personal statement :eek: It took me months to write my first one and I havent got it anymore. Im not in college now, neither is my tutor, so the references are abit hard to get. But they should have my previous PS and reference, I think it was the low grades that caused them to reject me.
    But thanx anyway.
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    (Original post by BlueAngel)
    Updated personal statement :eek: It took me months to write my first one and I havent got it anymore. Im not in college now, neither is my tutor, so the references are abit hard to get. But they should have my previous PS and reference, I think it was the low grades that caused them to reject me.
    But thanx anyway.
    did you not take a copy of your UCAS form?

    If you want it bad enough, you will do it. You need to set yourself appart from the other 100s of applicants and peeps that will come calling on clearing day.

    Additional references can come from anywhere - do you have a job? get your boss to write something re: your suitability. do you do any voluntary work? Get them to write something. Don't take the piss though - I don't think a letter from your gran will count

    If you really want to got to Manchester and do this course, you have to put in the ground work! As you pointed out, they have rejected you once...
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    (Original post by Fluffy)
    did you not take a copy of your UCAS form?

    If you want it bad enough, you will do it. You need to set yourself appart from the other 100s of applicants and peeps that will come calling on clearing day.

    Additional references can come from anywhere - do you have a job? get your boss to write something re: your suitability. do you do any voluntary work? Get them to write something. Don't take the piss though - I don't think a letter from your gran will count

    If you really want to got to Manchester and do this course, you have to put in the ground work! As you pointed out, they have rejected you once...

    Yeah you are write, but I dont work. I think I do have a rough copy somewhere.
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    (Original post by BlueAngel)
    Yeah you are write, but I dont work. I think I do have a rough copy somewhere.
    Did you apply online?!? :confused:
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    2nd July 2004

    Dear sir/madam

    Following my previous UCAS application detailing my wish to read BSc psychology this September, circumstances have changed in relation to my projected A-Level grades. As a result I had hoped to be re-considered for a place on the aforementioned course provided there are vacant positions available.

    In my original UCAS application I had presented predicted grades in the region of BCC, however following success in my January resits these predicted grades have since become understated as I now hope to achieve in the region of ABB.

    In light of these recent changes and the course requirement of ABB I am writing to you to enquire as to my eligibility for further consideration in view of a place on the BSc psychology course.

    I would particularly like to study at Manchester because of my fondness for the city as a whole and my impression that Manchester University is a well respected and well established institution where I would be afforded the opportunity to achieve and excel in my chosen field.

    Thank you for your time and consideration of this letter, If you have any enquiries please do not hesitate to contact me on the above contact details where I will be more than happy to help.


    Yours faithfully
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    (Original post by Leekey)
    Did you apply online?!? :confused:

    yeah I did in college.
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    Your name
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    2nd July 2004

    Dear sir/madam

    Following my previous UCAS application detailing my wish to read BSc psychology this September, circumstances have changed in relation to my projected A-Level grades. As a result I had hoped to be re-considered for a place on the aforementioned course provided there are vacant positions available.

    In my original UCAS application I had presented predicted grades in the region of BCC, however following success in my January resits these predicted grades have since become understated as I now hope to achieve in the region of ABB.

    In light of these recent changes and the course requirement of ABB I am writing to you to enquire as to my eligibility for further consideration in view of a place on the BSc psychology course.

    I would particularly like to study at Manchester because of my fondness for the city as a whole and my impression that Manchester University is a well respected and well established institution where I would be afforded the opportunity to achieve and excel in my chosen field.

    Thank you for your time and consideration of this letter, If you have any enquiries please do not hesitate to contact me on the above contact details where I will be more than happy to help.


    Yours faithfully


    Wow that was good also, unforunately I gave my rep today to Roothie, but thanx and I will give you rep tomorow.
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    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    I wouldn't bother emailing alone, you're unlikely to get a reply from an unsolicited email no matter how formal the language used.

    An email following up a brief phone call on the other hand (even if it's a phone call that consists of "Hello, I applied to you before christmas and wasn't successful but my circumstances have changed since then and wonder if you would take the time to reconsider my application, I've just this minute sent you an email containing the details and thought I would speak to you personally so that it doesn't come completely out of the blue.")

    Susan Thomas
    Undergraduate Admissions
    0161 275 52585
    [email protected]


    Thank you for the info and the numbers, I have another one though. Which one do I use? <[email protected] k>
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    (Original post by BlueAngel)
    Thank you for the info and the numbers, I have another one though. Which one do I use? <[email protected] k>
    If the one PQ gave is the ladies personal e-mail addreess,I would go for that one.

    Or you could go to the uni website and search out her personal address. that would show some level of determination.
 
 
 
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