The power of communication.

Something pretty amazing happened to me today.

It started off with some bad news.. Two days ago I received an email telling me that ‘my application to the university of Reading had been unsuccessful’. I was a bit disheartened by this, as I had really wanted the experience of an interview there, and had spent a long time on my personal statement. (Thankfully I’ve already been given two conditional offers for Bath Spa university, as well as an interview for Chichester uni, all of which I am SO pleased about!)

Anyway, I was keen to know why I had been rejected, as no particular reason had been given to me, so I sent quite a lengthly email last night, politely requesting a bit of feedback on my personal statement, or details as to why my application was unsuccessful.

And this morning I received a reply, saying that “due to the strength of my email, they’ve reconsidered my application”, and… I’ve been given an interview!!!

It just goes to show that if you go that extra mile to contact people, it really pays off.. After all, if you don’t ask, you don’t get!

It’s quite amazing that they reconsidered me actually, a record 19,733 people have applied to Reading Uni this year! Plus, they receive more than 7 applications per place.. so for every one place, seven people are fighting for it!

I’m very excited, two university interviews in the next month, and two places already confirmed!

>> In other news: a psychedelic hand.


14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Silent Kim
    Feb 24, 2012 @ 20:40:47

    Congratulations and the best of luck.


  2. Arjun Sharma
    Feb 24, 2012 @ 23:23:34

    thats awesome TLS :) congrats!!!


  3. John S
    Feb 25, 2012 @ 00:48:15

    Hey, well done and good luck, Tiffany. What subject are you hoping to study at university?


  4. John S
    Feb 25, 2012 @ 01:40:32

    Teaching is the noblest profession, I believe. There is no doubt that education is the key to everything. Like Tony Blair said when he was first PM, “education, education, education”. Unfortunately he got sidetracked. I help some secondary schools pupils with reading once a week. Incredibly fulfilling when you see progress. There is no doubt that the basic three R’s, as well as the confidence to be creative, are the essentials for any child. With these tools they can succeed in life. Why can’t we do this for ALL children? 40% of people in prison are illiterate. Tells you everything. That’s your mission Tiffany…. !


  5. zorgor
    Feb 25, 2012 @ 02:13:50

    Congratulations! That’s great! Good job and good luck!

    Love the hand too!


  6. Deepika
    Feb 25, 2012 @ 05:36:28

    Congrats! and Good Luck :)


  7. The Mouse
    Feb 25, 2012 @ 06:13:09

    Good luck. A good example of controlling one’s destiny. Bravo!


  8. Kitsune
    Feb 25, 2012 @ 20:48:49

    Congrats! I hope you can enter the university you want! :D


  9. TayabIqbal
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 09:06:45

    Well done dude!


  10. Screwed Nuts N Bolts
    Oct 31, 2012 @ 09:03:01

    Nice read


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