Turn on thread page Beta

My referee sent the reference to me - not UCAS - and she won't answer her mails watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Hello,

    I'm an international student trying to apply in UCAS for Teacher Training for the year 2018-2019. I need two references. One has been completed and sent by the first referee. However, my second referee, who doesn't know how UCAS works and didn't read my mail properly, sent her reference directly to me as a PDF. I sent her a mail saying that she should submit it herself following the link in the UCAS email, but she didn't answer. It's been two weeks, I emailed her twice since, tried to chase her to no avail. It's starting to become urgent, as my interviews are on March 8th and the universities need my application.

    Could I submit it myself with a small addendum explaining the situation and saying that Miss Referee can be reached at [her email] for confirmation of my story ? I really want to submit my form as quick as possible !


    Thank you
    • Section Leader
    • Very Important Poster
    • Peer Support Volunteers
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Section Leader
    Very Important Poster
    Peer Support Volunteers
    (Original post by Dendera)
    Hello,

    I'm an international student trying to apply in UCAS for Teacher Training for the year 2018-2019. I need two references. One has been completed and sent by the first referee. However, my second referee, who doesn't know how UCAS works and didn't read my mail properly, sent her reference directly to me as a PDF. I sent her a mail saying that she should submit it herself following the link in the UCAS email, but she didn't answer. It's been two weeks, I emailed her twice since, tried to chase her to no avail. It's starting to become urgent, as my interviews are on March 8th and the universities need my application.

    Could I submit it myself with a small addendum explaining the situation and saying that Miss Referee can be reached at [her email] for confirmation of my story ? I really want to submit my form as quick as possible !


    Thank you
    universities generaly wouldnt accept that, can you try to call them or skype your referee to explain things?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I don't have their phone number, it is not customary in my country for teachers to share their phone numbers. I can try to obtain it but that will be extremely difficult. Not to mention holidays are next week.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    It's just so frustrating : I have the legitimate reference, signed by my referee and because UCAS' system is really messed up, I can't submit it !
    • Section Leader
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Section Leader
    (Original post by Dendera)
    I don't have their phone number, it is not customary in my country for teachers to share their phone numbers. I can try to obtain it but that will be extremely difficult. Not to mention holidays are next week.
    Call your school office or secretary not the teacher. They can get a message to the teacher.
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
 
 
 
Poll
Do you think parents should charge rent?
Applying to uni

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Graduates celebrate

How to write a good personal statement

Expert PS advice from the people who will read it

Uni match

Uni match

Can't decide where to apply? Our tool will help you find the perfect course

Two students working together

A-Z of universities

Read our guides to unis and colleges from around the UK

A student working on a computer

Personal statement help

Use our tool to get your ideal PS quickly!

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student looking down a microscope

Planning open days

Find upcoming open days and get advice on preparing.

Help out other students

These questions still need an answer

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.