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It's little things like this that annoy me. - helen-louise
It's little things like this that annoy me.
Email received all of 5 minutes ago, dated today:
Dear Miss $my_surname

Student Reference Number: [reducted]
Programme of study: Chemistry Research

You are now eligible to enrol for the forthcoming academic year on the above programme of study. In order to be fully enrolled you must confirm your personal and programme details and pay your fees, or make appropriate payment arrangements.

You must complete enrolment by 1 October 2010, or within 2 weeks of the date of this email if later.

In order to enrol online all you need is your Birkbeck username and password. If you are a new student you will receive an email from IT Services (ITS) with details of your username and password.

To enrol now go to www.bbk.ac.uk/enrol

*h-l thinks* Oh, I should do that! I'll do it now to make sure I don't forget. *click on the URL above*
Service Unavailable

The online enrolment facility is currently unavailable due to essential maintenance work. We apologise for the inconvenience.

We expect this service to be resumed from midday on Saturday July 31st 2010.


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theta_g From: theta_g Date: 29th July 2010 15:06 (UTC) (Link)
Agh I hate that! Another reminder that the web is still half baked after all these years. Best find something you're sure to interact with on Saturday and put a sticky on it.
baratron From: baratron Date: 29th July 2010 19:20 (UTC) (Link)
'Tis more a problem of College Registry being half-baked, and sending out the emails telling us to re-enrol when they know their financial systems are going down tomorrow :)

barakta From: barakta Date: 30th July 2010 13:24 (UTC) (Link)
They may not have been told, or if they were, the authorisation for email was sent before the email came round and since we get 5 incoherent unintelligble emails about X system and Y system we usually file in the "stuff" folder cos they're sent out indiscriminately and most people don't use the systems.

Also the person sending round emails may well be very low level admin and not even aware of the registration systems going down.

Interconnection in HEI - hahahah. Most unis are terribly disorganised. either don't tell you stuff at all or tell you SO many times you switch off and stop reading their emails
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