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    (Original post by erratic_deus)
    I think emailing them, isn't a bad thing.
    Especially when you're extra.
    I usually email edexcel certificates etc. and state that they are proof.

    You don't want them (admissions) to hassle when they want to offer you a place.
    So always send official documents.
    If they want official documents from any applicant they will ask you for them. There's no need to send things that haven't been requested, it just creates extra work for the staff.

    And in some cases "over communicating" can cause you problems because it might seem as if you are trying to bypass the processes and possibly even curry favour.
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    If they want official documents from any applicant they will ask you for them. There's no need to send things that haven't been requested, it just creates extra work for the staff.

    And in some cases "over communicating" can cause you problems because it might seem as if you are trying to bypass the processes and possibly even curry favour.
    Over 5000 applicants.
    They probably (and I'm sure) don't read every personal statement.
    In my personal statement, I just list and talk about everything I've done, from poetry to UKMT.
    In a sep email - I show proof of what I wrote in my personal statement. Or even better, get my head of year to talk about my achievements instead of I talking about it. But then that makes my personal statement sour because I have nothing to write.

    I've never been rejected through this method.
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    (Original post by erratic_deus)
    I've never been rejected through this method.
    We are talking about university course applications, and you haven't applied yet.

    Your head of year, or other referee, writes a reference for your overall UCAS application. You have one PS, and one reference, which remains the same for all 5 university choices.

    Sending additional, unsolicited, information to universities may compromise your application. Don't do it.

    Anyway, this is going off-topic from the OP's question, which has already been answered.

    I'm closing this thread. OP if you have further questions please PM me and I'll re-open it
 
 
 
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