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I know this probably doesn't seem like a big deal, but I'm starting college next month - a while back I got a letter, with details about my induction day, which is on the 15th August. Basically, this letter insisted that I bring the letter with me to the induction day.
One slight issue though - I have misplaced it.

It's sent me into a panic because they insisted I bring it, and now I don't know what to do. All I could see that was on the letter was the time and date of the induction day, the area in the college where it would be, as well as confirmation itself that I was on the course. Fortunately, I was sent an e-mail regarding the dates, times and areas yesterday, so I know all of that. The only issue is really just that they asked me to bring the letter, and it worries me that I'll make a bad impression on the lecturers if I'm losing things before I even start.

Do you think I should just leave it, and hope for the best? I mean, I know they won't just go "Oh, you didn't bring the letter. You cannot enrol", but again, I want to make a good impression on the staff - back in Secondary School, I made bad impressions on some teachers, who began to treat me like a bad student, and didn't bother helping me. I don't want that to happen again.

Again, I know this isn't a big deal.
But I can get spooked over even trivial things like this. :(
Why not contact them and ask for a copy of the letter to be sent to you?

You can apologise and say you want things to run smoothly, so would appreciate them sending you a copy.
To avoid making a bad impression (which I'm pretty sure you wouldn't anyway), unless they handed the letter to you personally you could say that you didn't receive the letter or that it got lost in the post if they ask for it.
They can't question how you know where to go, what time and everything else as they sent out a confirmation email. :)

However, I really don't believe that they'd see it too serious a problem, or enough to treat you differently. Who knows? Maybe it'll pop up somewhere closer to the enrollment date. :)
I'd suggest contacting them for a copy of the letter :) say you didn't receive one when others that you know have? :)
As long as you have your grade certificates with you you'll be fine. UCAS forgot to send my results to my uni so they didn't know I was coming until I turned up. Showed them the certificates and the rest is history.
Thanks for the recommendations guys. I talked to my work adviser about it too. She says it'll be fine, as long as I just turn up and explain the situation. She also said I could totally blame my mother for binning it (even if she didn't) hah.
Still, I'll just be honest.

Admittedly, I don't really like phoning up places since I get nervous and stutter a lot. But I suppose I better learn to deal with that.

And I'll do that, [MENTION=8]DJswirlyAlien[/MENTION] :eek:
I'm having the same worries as I'm starting college soon too. I had to confirm my place like three times. -_-

If I was in your situation, I'd e-mail or ring them and tell them the situation. They'll either send you another copy or they'd tell you not to worry, to give your name and that you confirm your place. Then go to your induction day all fine and not stressed. :)

I also hate ringing up places, I get really nervous and hate it. For example, I need to ring up this place to book tickets for this halloween tour for me and my boyfriend, but I keep putting it off because of my telephobia. I do force myself to ring up eventually though. The more you do it, the easier it gets. It makes things much quicker and simpler too. Also, if it's quite an important call, as in you'll get something in return like a place (or my tour tickets) that'll push you to do it.
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If anyone has a fear of phoning, just close your eyes and pretend that you are just talking to someone face to face.

To make it even easier, just think that the other party is answering you while talking with only their underwear on. (it can be kinda interesting as well!)

As Hannah kindly says, it gets easier the more you do it.

Re the missing letter, you can always have a plan B. Take along a hard copy of the email. This will show you have the right to be there.
Hey guys, just to let you know, I've packed all my stuff into my bag that I'm gonna take, and I'm pretty much ready for tomorrow.
I never did inform the college about the lost letter, but I'm sure it'll be okay. :)

Wish me luck. I'm gonna go in about 45 minutes early to town, and scope out the entrance to this place. Hopefully I won't make an **** of myself.
I'm sure you'll do fine [MENTION=1396]Phossix[/MENTION] :) Good luck!
When I started college they didn't mention the letter I had to take at all, so I wouldn't worry about it.