Should I write to the uni?Watch
So my question is, should I write to the university now and tell them of the circumstances? Has anyone done this? What was the outcome? And what should I write? I want to study the course there more than anything and don't want to come across as whining that I felt ill and got a bad paper! I've had plenty of additional events this year I could blame the situation on (parents' divorce, moving house on the same day as one of my January modules) but people have overcome much worse things so I feel a bit pathetic making a fuss! At the same time, though, I will do just about anything to keep my Bristol place.
it certainly wouldn't hurt to write a letter to the department, possibly inclosing a photocopy of the doctors paper (or explain one was issued). as PQ said, reiterate your 'love' for the course etc.
this combined with your letter to the exam board should put you in a good position. remember if you're going to write a letter to them, make it a good one. the person who receives it may well be the person that has to decide if they are going to issue a place or not.
you should probably write to the person that made you an offer. if you only received notification of your offer through UCAS, then this page has an academic list of staff in the english department (see admissions);