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    I'm 19, finished college last year with BB in health and social care and D in sociology A-levels. I'm filling out my UCAS application ready to send off this weekend and i'm stuck between asking my college tutor (from last year) for a reference or asking my old school tutor (from 3 years ago) for a reference. At school I had a good attendance score, attitude to learning and did fairly good at my GCSE's and I got on really well with my teachers and my tutor. At college I had really poor attendance in both years and didn't get any with my tutor, I asked my college teachers for a reference but they all said ask your tutor. I took a gap year after college in order to travel and get some experience at a job but i'm half way through it, still looking for a healthcare job now claiming benefits and haven't traveled but I'm now saving up to travel this summer, my college tutor didn't want me to take a year off which led to a bit of an argument, he also warned me against resisting my sociology as examand told me I would probably do worse, I went from a grade E to a C in my AS exams but still came out with a D over all.

    My question is though would it be better getting a reference from school where I did so much better but it was 3 years ago, or getting a reference from college from last year?
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    College is more recent so go with them
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    Given how close you are to the deadline, it will be whoever can do it in time. Ideally though it should be your most recent contact, I.e. College.

    I would get calling them today to check someone can actually do it for you.


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