I graduated with a 2.1 so it should hopefully be enough to be accepted for a masters. During my last year I ended up ill the whole year so I wasn't at all my lectures and tutorials and got quite a lot of extensions on my assignments.
The majority of my lectures had loads of people so if the lectures do remember my name it's probably from all the emails. I'm scared they might give me a bad reference or not one at all..
One of the lecturers who know me, she knew me personally, but I did really badly on the module I got 59% overall. This was a class of less than 5 so she knows me but I'm worried I wouldn't get a good reference.
Another module the lecturer knew me, because I'm well very opinionated and some strong opinions on someone who got added to my group assignment and I complained a lot to him. I did however get 83% on this module overall.
There is one more lecturer who knows me but I don't know whether he would give me a good reference.
I have only just decided I wanted to do a masters and so I haven't spoken to any of these lecturers since exam time.
It's unlikely my boss would give me a reference since my masters is completely unrelated to the job and I haven't been to work in a few months.
I am not sure about Oxbridge UCL etc, but most universities only ask for a "successful" reference (i.e. someone who will actually recommend you is most probably good enough). I didn't even have a 59% in any of my referees modules but they were good enough to land me a 100% (conditional) offer rate (#10 to #30 ranked unis). If your overall application isn't trash (for example, don't bother to write a PS / write a terrible one) you have the money and there are places, you're in...