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Aug. 18th, 2017 02:27 pm
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[personal profile] hollymath
I've deleted the post I wrote this morning when I was certain I wouldn't get on the linguistics course, because it would look stupid now that I have been offered a place!

It still has to be sorted out but I'm making Andrew do all that stuff because I don't actually understand how clearing works. But I had a phone call with a nice person from the department who seemed surprised when I was surprised she said she would like to offer me a place on the course, heh. I don't think I composed myself very well during that conversation, but she didn't change her mind anyway!

Holy shit, you guys, they're letting me do linguistics at Manchester University.

Starting in a month!

I've already enlisted the help of [personal profile] barakta who knows a lot about financing and disability stuff, which is awesome, but really I have no idea how to go to university in this country.

I was pretty sure this wasn't going to work. Not for impostor-syndrome kinds of reasons, real ones. They didn't hide how hesitant they were about me: because I didn't take AP classes (my poor rural school didn't offer any, though I spent all my high school life being told I should have been taking them and I think that'd have worked far better for me anyway), I didn't take the SAT because I'm from the Midwest and was looking at colleges in the Midwest, I didn't have the grades in college because I was so fucking mental but still years away from realizing it.

I was sure this wasn't going to work. Because that's what happens to me: I can do things but can't prove I can do the things. Same with job interviews all the time.

Everyone on Twitter is happy, bless them all, but it still hasn't sunk in for me.

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Date: 2017-08-18 02:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] brithistorian
This is awesome! Congratulations! I can't wait to hear more about this as you're going through the program.

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Date: 2017-08-18 02:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jenett
Many congrats!

Eventually, this should fix some of that

Date: 2017-08-18 02:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] po8crg
After all, Holly Matthies, BA, will not only be able to do things, she'll be able to prove she can do things.

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Date: 2017-08-18 02:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] angelofthenorth
congratulations

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Date: 2017-08-18 03:15 pm (UTC)
strange_complex: (Victory in triumphal chariot)
From: [personal profile] strange_complex
I'm really pleased for you! Re disability support, most universities have something like and Equalities Unit which you should hear from automatically if you notify them that you have something you need support for. They will then assess you early on, tell your department what to do to support you (e.g. providing handouts in digital form so you can increase the font size, allowing extra time in exams), and potentially put in place support themselves (e.g. a note-taker in lectures). So basically just make sure you tell them what you need when it comes up, and it should all follow from there.

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Date: 2017-08-18 05:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] miss_s_b
Seconding this comment

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Date: 2017-08-18 09:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] barakta
We're on it :) I worked as a disabled students' adviser till late last year and am still 'involved' in the sector and applying for other jobs so Holly's actually doing me the favour of reminding me why I love the job. :)

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Date: 2017-08-19 04:51 pm (UTC)
strange_complex: (La Dolce Vita Trevi)
From: [personal profile] strange_complex
Great stuff - glad you are both benefiting by helping each other! :-)

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Date: 2017-08-20 11:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sir_guinglain
I have done a very little work for the Oxford equivalent of this unit at Manchester - research help for a student which turned into last-minute co-supervising by correspondence course.

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Date: 2017-08-18 03:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nanila
Oh, wonderful! Congratulations!

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Date: 2017-08-18 03:58 pm (UTC)
forests_of_fire: A picture of a brilliantly colored waterfall cascading into a river (Default)
From: [personal profile] forests_of_fire
Congratulations! <3

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Date: 2017-08-18 03:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jackjanderson
Briliant news - congratulations!

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Date: 2017-08-18 04:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zimena
That is amazing! Congratulations!

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Date: 2017-08-18 05:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] quantumcupcakes
How wonderful. I hope it's an utterly amazing experience for you. Congratulations

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Date: 2017-08-18 07:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sally_maria
Excellent news - I'm very pleased to hear it, and wish you all the best with your course.

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Date: 2017-08-19 06:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] norfolkian
I congratulated you on Twitter too, but just wanted to say 'hurrah!' on here too. I'm really pleased for you. :)

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Date: 2017-08-19 02:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] askygoneonfire
Congratulations! Brilliant stuff. What am exciting few years ahead for you

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Date: 2017-08-19 05:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrs_leroy_brown
well done dude! :)

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Date: 2017-08-19 05:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silveradept
That's fantastic! Congratulations!

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Date: 2017-08-19 06:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] andrewducker
Delighted on your behalf!

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Date: 2017-09-06 03:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] davidgillon
Belated congratulations!

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