Anyone else annoyed at their tutor over UCAS references?
I'm really worried about my reference. My tutor said that she completed my reference in october. I checked last week, and it still hadn't completed it.
She made appointment with me to disscuss it, I turned up...turns up she double booked it, so we didn't get to talk about it.
Whenever I try to catch up with her to have a word all she says is "im busy, find me later". And finally a weeks back I got a small peek at my reference and the opening paragraph was simply copy and pasted out of MY PS. . . .
And the icing on the cake, she said I'm not allowed to see my reference at all. Apparently UCAS declare it as a "closed reference". I have friends @ other colleges who have seen their reference many times and given input into it.
Will her reference effect my application, or do admissions tutors awknowledge that tutors can be idiots?
Feel free to share your stories.
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Last edited by Akkuz; 13-11-2008 at 19:31.
- 13-11-2008 19:28
- 13-11-2008 20:34
I'm sure you are allowed to see your reference. If your teachers aren't prepared to show it to you themselves, then you can pay (I think) 10 pounds to UCAS for them to show you a copy.
- 13-11-2008 20:51
I really don't like my tutor either.
At least your one has started your reference, my referee doesn't even know how to log on to UCAS, so she hasn't even looked at my application yet.
She keeps saying that there is something wrong with the school computers, but all the other referees have managed to log on, and two girl's got their application sent off by the Oxbridge deadline, so the computers must be fine.
I don't want to pester her too much because I'm afraid she might write me a bad reference, but its just really pissing me off!
- 13-11-2008 20:53
From what i can tell, the whole ucas system is ****. Tutors are rarely competent, i'd rather handle my application on my own to be honest