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    My employer has agreed to write a reference for my application, ucas says these details are needed:

    their academic performance in their post-16 education
    their potential for academic success in higher education
    why the course they have chosen is suited to them
    any personal qualities which will benefit them at university, such as skills, aptitude, enthusiasm
    what they can bring to the university, such as extra-curricular activities and interests.

    He doesn't really know my academic performance... grades yeahm but he didn't know me during a level, I was a totally different person then...

    Any help, what are the most important points for him to write, would a character reference and his opinion on my suitablity for HE be enough...



    I had same problem, as I am a mature student. Mine just wrote about my suitability for HE and highlighted my skills and abilities and how these would be a benefit to the course.

    Good luck

    The referee needs to discuss your suitability for the course and your suitability to university study generally. If they don't know about your A level grades and commitment to education then you need to share this information with them so they can comment on it. You also need to let them know of anything relevant to the course you've done, such as attended a work shop, been to a conference or similar. Basically, they need to vouch for your suitability to the course and ability to succeed in it.
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