UAL apologises for falsely offering places to A-level students

What even is that emoji though?

London College of Fashion, a constituent college of UAL, has apologised for mistakenly sending a batch of offers to prospective A-Level students.

The offers were shortly followed by an email with this apologetic emoji: 🥺

Several A-level students waiting to hear back from UAL about their UCAS applications have been contacted with an acceptance email that said: “Congratulations on holding an offer from the Fashion Business School at London College Fashion, UAL.”

The students were then contacted again with an apology: “Sorry about that…Our previous email was sent in error. Please can you ignore it?”

The email had also been sent to students that did not apply to the university.

Naturally, students have taken to Twitter to express their confusion.

A spokesperson from UAL said: “Yesterday (22 March 2021) some LCF undergraduate applicants for 2021/22 entry were erroneously sent an email entitled ‘News from the Fashion Business School’. This was a mistake as the email should only have been sent to our Fashion Business School offer holders.

“We are incredibly sorry for the confusion this email may have caused and we have contacted all students affected to apologise for this error. We’ve taken time to fully investigate what went wrong this time and as a result, we’ve put in place some extra measures to help make sure this doesn’t happen again.”

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