Monday, August 11, 2008

!!Warning!! Possible enrolment overload

I recieved this email today....

Dear Student,

The University records indicate that you are enrolled in five units. The
University generally recommends a load of four units. I strongly
recommend that you seek course advice from your course convenor as soon
as possible - their contact details can be found at

If you wish to change your unit enrolment you must do so before the
close of business (5PM) on Friday the 15th August (Census date) to avoid
financial penalty.

Regards, Luke

My Reply......

Dear Luke
Thank you for your concern regarding my possible unit overload. You need not worry as I have undertaken 5 units for the past 3 semesters and until now I haven't recieved a concerned letter from you. I would just like to let you know that doing 5 units is actually not a problem and I am able to maintain quite a high grade point average. There are of course the issues of 3 young children, housework, washing, cooking, shopping for a family, husband away a lot, kids activities, homework, school lunches, maintaining a house, garden too, craft activities to keep me sane and socialising to keep me normal. However, I don't believe the course convenor is able to help here.

Regards, Shelly


Anonymous said...

Did you really say that? I can't wait to see if there is an answer !:)

Michelle said...

I remember having to do 5 units in my last semester to catch up (changed degrees in my third year) and I had to get special permission from the Dean of Arts, the careers adviser and the deparment heads of all the subjects I was doing.

All it meant was that I had 32 contact hours instead of the usual 8 contact hours that Arts students had. And it meant I got to spend less time at the refec, which wasn't really such a bad thing.

Poor Luke - he's probably on work experience and they made him go through the files to practice his letter writing skills!

Jellyhead said...

See?! I've always said you are Superwoman!

Poor Luke just doesn't understand your true capabilities!

Stomper Girl said...

If you want something done, ask a busy person...

Good on you for sending that letter. I'd love to know what Luke made of it.

In transit said...

Great reply!!

h+b said...

ha ! - sucked in Luke.

My 'guidence' dude at Uni was a Luke too - I wonder if Luke's are predisposed ?

And yes, would love to know if there was a reply!

Surfing Free said...

Haha!!! How dare they suggest you can't manage!

(come on ... did you really send it??)

Flossy said...

I'm so glad to see that you are still a madwoman! lol

I have missed you lots, and I am back!!