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References help

Who Should You Ask To Be A Referee?

Please choose people who will be able to comment on your academic work and suitability for the programme. We normally expect that both of your referees will be members of academic staff. For programmes that are closely aligned with a profession or industry, though, one academic reference and one reference from a relevant placement or work supervisor may be more appropriate.

If you are currently studying, or have recently completed your studies, at least one of your referees must be an academic member of staff who has taught you on your most recent course. If you have been out of education for more than five years, we understand that it can be difficult to obtain academic references. You may prefer to nominate a referee who can comment on your professional experience.

We are not able to accept 'character references', such as those from friends, colleagues or family members.