Student Discussion
Reference - Printable Version

+- Student Discussion (http://www.studentdiscussion.co.uk)
+-- Forum: Applying to university (http://www.studentdiscussion.co.uk/forum-24.html)
+--- Forum: UCAS Forms & Personal Statements (http://www.studentdiscussion.co.uk/forum-2.html)
+--- Thread: Reference (/thread-21555.html)



Reference - amiew - 30/10/2007

Hi,

I'm applying to go to uni at the moment, after 2 years of working and I'm unsure of who to write my reference. There aren't many teachers left at my old school who would remember me, or who know me well enough to write me a reference. Would it be ok to get my current boss to write me one, even though my job has not relevance what so ever to the course I want to take? I've heard that its best to get a teacher to do it, is that right?

Any help would be great, I'd sooner someone who knows me well to write it than someone who doesn't.


RE: Reference - rockboy - 05/11/2007

It's common that more than only one person recommending you. Your teachers' letter must include something about your education and academic ability. While you current boss could tell something about your personability, like commitment to work. All these letters compose a whole view of a applicant.

Personal opinion...