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    I recently decided to study again, and hadn't realised the UCAS deadline was so soon.

    I'm 42 and I've been self employed since 2001, and haven't worked much since 2004 due to health problems. I have absolutely no idea who to use as a reference.

    I will be applying for ceramics/craft courses. Could I use a local potter who has taught me a bit on an ad-hoc basis? At least there's some professional connection, as I've paid her for lessons.
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    (Original post by teasus)
    I recently decided to study again, and hadn't realised the UCAS deadline was so soon.

    I'm 42 and I've been self employed since 2001, and haven't worked much since 2004 due to health problems. I have absolutely no idea who to use as a reference.

    I will be applying for ceramics/craft courses. Could I use a local potter who has taught me a bit on an ad-hoc basis? At least there's some professional connection, as I've paid her for lessons.
    You need to ask universities for guidance in this case
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    You need to ask universities for guidance in this case
    Thanks, but the UCAS deadline is tomorrow at 5pm. I presume they're all closed!
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    (Original post by teasus)
    Thanks, but the UCAS deadline is tomorrow at 5pm. I presume they're all closed!
    I know, i think at this rate either considering a late application or clearing is your best bet if not applying next year.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    I know, i think at this rate either considering a late application or clearing is your best bet if not applying next year.
    OK thanks I will still see if I can get in with what I have because it's almost ready apart from that, so I might as well!
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    (Original post by teasus)
    OK thanks I will still see if I can get in with what I have because it's almost ready apart from that, so I might as well!
    I suppose there's no harm in trying
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    I know with some Arts courses the deadline is later on, but not for all so it's worth double checking if you can?

    I copy and pasted this from UCAS:

    24 March 2017
    Some art and design courses have a 24 March deadline; again applications should arrive at UCAS by 18:00 (UK time). (Others have a 15 January deadline – check course details on our search tool to confirm the correct deadline.) The reference needs to be completed before the application can be sent to us.

    Here's the link to all deadlines for 2017:
    https://www.ucas.com/advisers/gettin...tion-deadlines

    Hope that helps.
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    (Original post by teasus)
    I recently decided to study again, and hadn't realised the UCAS deadline was so soon.

    I'm 42 and I've been self employed since 2001, and haven't worked much since 2004 due to health problems. I have absolutely no idea who to use as a reference.

    I will be applying for ceramics/craft courses. Could I use a local potter who has taught me a bit on an ad-hoc basis? At least there's some professional connection, as I've paid her for lessons.
    The potter sounds ideal. Don't just ask though, give them a bit of an idea what a UCAS reference should contain, ie make it easy for them to say yes!
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    you dont mention the course. if its a hnc/d then you just apply via the college uni. re refrences just be creative find a couple of none family people that are willing.
 
 
 
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