This e-mail is not intended as offensive to any of the parties involved. It merely states why I am stressing out a little!
Ok, so I am aware that my only posts lately have been my writing challenge and for that I apologise. Truth be told I am just in limbo right now. Those of you who have followed any of my old posts will know that I returned to education last year at Gateshead College, studying an HEFC diploma which involved: Criminology, Quantitative Methods, English Language and a thing called Toolbox! I can gladly say that I passed the course, even exceeding the conditions for my uni offer. I’ve had my results almost two months now and confirmed them with Bangor University more than once. However, they will not accept them without the official certificate.
At first I was all ‘ Oh, ok that is fair enough I guess? Even though if you read my letter it practically tells you to accept it’ but then in comes Northumbria University. Now, don’t get me wrong! Northumbria University have been really cool up until now and I had no issues with them at all. Since getting my results though they have caused so much stress and annoyance…
They haven’t sent my certificate out yet.
OVER A MONTH And they will not give me a specific date when I contact them on the telephone as to when it is coming, other than ‘late August” which means that I may miss my deadline and not actually get to go to the uni I want to after all.
So I informed Bangor of this but still, no, they said I just had to wait until I got it then they would assess my situation. Please tell me how this is fair? I worked my ass off to get the grades I needed. I put in a lot of effort and for what? Obviously I may be jumping the gun a little because I don’t know the actual outcome yet but still.. I hope you can see my point.
Then there was this…
I received an e-mail yesterday from Bangor admissions manager basically asking why I hadn’t confirmed my results yet… Ok… then it went on to say that
“If you have confirmation of your results in any form…”
Seriously? Are you being serious right now?
So, I rang the number he provided (which was wrong – he got two of the digits mixed up… just pointing that out) and spoke to a lovely woman – who sounded like she had dealt with more than her fair share of annoying people like me today, yet was willing to help me anyway which I massively appreciate. She gave me a direct e-mail address to send my stuff to her and she would look into what could be done. I haven’t heard anything back yet although truth be told I didn’t expect too considering what day it is and I guessed it would take longer than a day anyway.
My fingers are crossed that this lady will be able to help me get to Bangor University and actually do what I have dreamt about for so long…
Today is A-level results day. Congratulations to all of those who received/exceeded the results they needed and to those going to Bangor – I will hopefully see you soon!