Originally Posted by yankeechick
Thanks guys for your help - I've been looking for those forums too pickarooney.
I've emailed a number of the departments there today and waiting for a reply.
Hopefully they'll get back in touch...
Can I be really frank? You've sent an email, so follow up with a phone call tomorrow. Otherwise, it could be months before you hear anything. They're massively understaffed in universities (like most other places) at the moment, and your chance of getting a reply to the email is pretty slim - it's almost totally dependent on someone taking pity on you and having read your email at the right time in their day where they had two seconds to respond.
(Be a bit persistent - not rude, but if at first you don't succeed, try, try again!)
I'd love to know how this goes!!