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    I'm really worried about my UCAS reference. I'm Spanish and so none of my teachers even knew what UCAS was when I mentioned it to them. I asked my English teacher to be my referee, and he asked me if I could send him samples, because he has never done anything like this before.

    Since I've heard the reference is a very important part of the application, I'm worried it won't be good for his lack of experience with this.

    Could someone help me out? Any guides/samples would be perfect.
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    Might be hard to find samples because the student does not get to see the reference.
    However I did get to see mine because I needed it for something else I was applying for. My referee wrote some general things about my personality, e.g works well in a team, polite, determined etc.
    The also got each of my subject teachers to do the same, they just talked about how I was doing in the subject and again, my personality.

    The referee should write things that shows you will be suited for university life
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    Type 'ucas reference example' into Google Images and there are a few on there that you could send to him.
 
 
 

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