What is a reference
Your reference is a full written recommendation from a teacher or tutor who knows you. You won’t have access to this as your teacher will write your reference and send your application to UCAS for you.

What can you do
• Provide them your CV, which contains information such as your extra-curricular activities, community service projects, academic achievements etc.
• It is important for your referee to know your involvement beyond the classroom walls in order to gain an in-depth understanding about you.
• You also want to make sure that there is no overlap of information in your personal statement and your reference letter i.e. citing a particular activity to demonstrate your qualities.
• Remember to keep in touch with your referee about how it is going – that way you will know when they have sent it on to UCAS.