How do I get references for UCAS application when idk anyone?

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I left school 5 years ago and want to go to uni now (didn't know what to do with my life). I've been travelling for 2 years on and off so I haven't had a recent job either.

So I'm kinda screwed in terms of references. I doubt my school even remember me and I obviously can't ask my 2 year old employer.

Any ideas? Ask a friend to pretend? Idk what to do lol. Just not go uni
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I would still ask just in case. If you’re still unsure, contact UCAS, tell them about your situation and they’ll let you know what to do. I recommend that you give them a call as they might take a while to respond to emails and you don’t have much time.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I left school 5 years ago and want to go to uni now (didn't know what to do with my life). I've been travelling for 2 years on and off so I haven't had a recent job either.

So I'm kinda screwed in terms of references. I doubt my school even remember me and I obviously can't ask my 2 year old employer.

Any ideas? Ask a friend to pretend? Idk what to do lol. Just not go uni
Just ask your school already.

Making guesses that they won’t be able to help is wasting time.
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Just to add that if you’ve been out of education entirely for 5 years, then some unis won’t consider you. You need to check with potential choices as to whether they’d expect you to complete an Access to HE course first.
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I would phone Admissions at a couple of Unis that interest you. Ask if they would accept your grades from 5 years ago without a reference. They may agree to it or they may advise you to do an Access to Higher Education course which would also solve your reference problem
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Why is your employer 2 years old?
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I left school 5 years ago and want to go to uni now (didn't know what to do with my life). I've been travelling for 2 years on and off so I haven't had a recent job either.

So I'm kinda screwed in terms of references. I doubt my school even remember me and I obviously can't ask my 2 year old employer.

Any ideas? Ask a friend to pretend? Idk what to do lol. Just not go uni
Contact your old school - I written references for people who left longer ago than that.
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