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Referees and References

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In addition to an applicant's academic record and personal statement, references are also taken into account when an application is assessed.

Please click the relevant button below for advice on who to choose for applicants,  and what to include for referees.

Advice for Applicants   Advice for Referees

 

What is a referee?

A referee in this context is someone who is willing to be contacted and provide information about your personal qualities, performance and suitability for a course.

Before nominating someone as your referee on an application, you must seek their permission, and if you fail to do this, do not be surprised if no reference is provided. You should also check that they are able and willing to complete their reference within the relevant timescale.