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    Is it weird to ask lecturers to be your job reference for a part-time job, when you've never really talked to them before and they probably don't know you exist?

    Anyone done this before? I'm not talking about a graduate job.
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    Obviously, yes. What on earth could they be expected to write?
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    Dont ask your lecturers. Your ex-school teachers would be a better idea, or even a family friend.

    Lecturers are busy people and wont appreciate being asked for references when they barely know you.
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    Thanks for the advice
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    I wouldn't ask a lecturer for normal jobs, asking your academic advisor/personal tutor should be alright though if you've met with them a couple times. It'll be them who give your references later on for grad schemes and jobs.
    Personally I'd give one of my sixth form teachers and my academic advisor at uni as references.
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    Personal tutor would be first.

    Maybe if you and another lecturer have a good relationship in seminars etc then ask them.
 
 
 

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