I am applying for a PhD position in a UK university (in humanities/social science) which is, to put it mildly, the most fascinating project I have seen in a long time. I believe I am highly suitable and I am preparing my application.
Interestingly, it is clearly stated on the University's website that prospective students are strongly advised to make informal contact with the supervising professor, prior to the application. So, I sent professor an e-mail 3 weeks ago, but there was an automatic reply that she would start to reply to e-mails when the autumn term begins, which was last week.
The deadline for the application is late October. So, should I send a kind reminder before my application and if yes, how would you think it would be the most appropriate way?