Advice on contacting a university about credits from a half-completed MA (UK Higher Education filter).
I started a part-time two-year MA in 1996. The course was discontinued after a year and I was the only student on the course in the second year. I struggled and dropped out about a term into the second year. I didn't talk to my tutors about this, just vanished. The university wrote to me about a year after I left to suggest that I get in touch about converting my credits to a Diploma. I wasn't interested in the time but would now like to retrieve something if I can.
My head of department and tutor are both no longer at the university. I have looked at this question: I skipped out on my degree
which seems the most similar to my situation, and see the advice to request a copy of my transcript, though that's US advice so I'm not sure if the same would apply here.
If it matters, I'm not planning to use the qualification professionally, I'd just like to get something from the work I put in and to reframe a bit of my past about which I feel bad.
My questions are:
(a) is this worth doing or is there likely to be some statute of limitations meaning that credits from fifteen years ago will no longer be valid?
(b) Whom should I write to - the current head of department, or is there someone in an administrative role or outside the department I would be better off contacting?
(c) Any suggestions about wording? I don't want to come off as entitled to anything as I realise I mucked up by vanishing.
Thanks for your help.