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How many letters should one prepare?
Original post by tonju
How many letters should one prepare?

For what purpose would this letter of recommendation be used? Are you planning to register with UCAS as UK, EU or international adviser/agent? If so, UCAS provide details of the single required reference/recommendation letter here.

If you're talking about applying to university via UCAS as a student, then you don't prepare the reference / letter of recommendation anyway. It is typically provided by your school/college, although it can be provided by an independent referee like a former teacher or employer - someone who knows you academically. In any case, it is provided by that referee direct to UCAS. When you complete your UCAS application, you are asked to provide details of your (single) referee. Once you have completed your application, UCAS send an e-mail to your referee containing a link whereby they can add predicted grades (if relevant) and a reference / letter of recommendation to your application.

If you are talking about a recommendation letter for some other purpose (a postgraduate application, perhaps, or a job application?), then please let us know.
Unis in te UK do not accept extra refereneces.
The one added to your UCAS application is the only one permitted
hi i wanted to ask that when apply through ucas to a uk university for a undergrad in computer science which teacher's recommendation letter is better? maths or computer science


(Original post by DataVenia)For what purpose would this letter of recommendation be used? Are you planning to register with UCAS as UK, EU or international adviser/agent? If so, UCAS provide details of the single required reference/recommendation letter here.

If you're talking about applying to university via UCAS as a student, then you don't prepare the reference / letter of recommendation anyway. It is typically provided by your school/college, although it can be provided by an independent referee like a former teacher or employer - someone who knows you academically. In any case, it is provided by that referee direct to UCAS. When you complete your UCAS application, you are asked to provide details of your (single) referee. Once you have completed your application, UCAS send an e-mail to your referee containing a link whereby they can add predicted grades (if relevant) and a reference / letter of recommendation to your application.

If you are talking about a recommendation letter for some other purpose (a postgraduate application, perhaps, or a job application?), then please let us know.

Original post by DataVenia
For what purpose would this letter of recommendation be used? Are you planning to register with UCAS as UK, EU or international adviser/agent? If so, UCAS provide details of the single required reference/recommendation letter here.

If you're talking about applying to university via UCAS as a student, then you don't prepare the reference / letter of recommendation anyway. It is typically provided by your school/college, although it can be provided by an independent referee like a former teacher or employer - someone who knows you academically. In any case, it is provided by that referee direct to UCAS. When you complete your UCAS application, you are asked to provide details of your (single) referee. Once you have completed your application, UCAS send an e-mail to your referee containing a link whereby they can add predicted grades (if relevant) and a reference / letter of recommendation to your application.

If you are talking about a recommendation letter for some other purpose (a postgraduate application, perhaps, or a job application?), then please let us know.
Original post by Zainabashraf_
hi i wanted to ask that when apply through ucas to a uk university for a undergrad in computer science which teacher's recommendation letter is better? maths or computer science

In the UK, students rarely get to choose who provides their academic reference. It's written by the school, generally, and may include contributions from the student's form tutor, head of sixth form, individual teachers, etc.

UCAS recommend that your referee be "someone who knows you academically and can talk about your work ethic, interaction with other students and your suitability for higher education or a future career." So I would select whichever of the two teachers you feel would fit that description better.

If you really can't decide, then perhaps choose the Maths teacher as that subject is specifically requested by many more Computer Science courses than is Computer Science itself.

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