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GRAH - helen-louise
I swear that in a past life, I severely pissed off some deity of chaos. Otherwise, why should I receive a letter from Birkbeck's Registry which has changed my Unconditional Offer for a Graduate Diploma in Chemistry into a Conditional Offer for a Graduate Diploma in Molecular Biology (?!) on the same day my period started? Because I'm just so good at dealing with stress when I'm in pain and my moods are swinging too much for the mood stabilisers to cope with.

I suppose it's rather amusing that Birkbeck think I'm almost qualified to do a Graduate Diploma in Molecular Biology when the only qualification in biology I have is GCSE (the "school leaving" exams we take at 15-16), but nonetheless - I do not need this! Also, there is still no indication of the fees. The course is a Graduate Diploma but taught at the Undergraduate level, not a Graduate Diploma taught at the Postgraduate level - I'm sure I shouldn't have to pay the same amount as if it was a taught Postgraduate course.

I also have a form from their Disabilities Office which refers to "disability" (singular) all the way through. I'm uncertain how to even start with that one.

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aardvarkoffnord From: aardvarkoffnord Date: 19th September 2008 16:01 (UTC) (Link)
jinian From: jinian Date: 20th September 2008 17:51 (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like just a mixup, but seriously bad timing! Can you put off dealing with it until your innards aren't in an uproar?
mjl From: mjl Date: 20th September 2008 18:03 (UTC) (Link)
leback From: leback Date: 24th September 2008 21:42 (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like a clerical error that would be quite funny if it weren't so inconvenient. I hope that the ironing-out of it goes (or has gone, since I'm catching up now) smoothly.

I've decided that disability forms are, uniformly, nightmares. I don't want a form. I just want to be asked, in an open-ended way, "What aspects of how you function should we be particularly aware of, and what arrangements are important to helping you succeed?" And I want the relevant people to be approachable and understanding whenever I need to update my answer as new considerations arise.
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