Okay so it’s not really lying as such, more so just bending the truth a little bit. There’s no lie involved, just one particular detail was left out.
I’m a mature student (early 20’s) . I was in university overseas, and I got great grades. The issue is, I was unable to contact any of my old teachers or professors, so I put my my old manager as my reference. But my old manager happens to be my mother. She also works independently so it’s not like there are other managers or coworkers I could ask.
Now we have different surnames and different addresses. Is there any way that UCAS or uni will find out that we’re related?
I know some will probably say to find another reference, but there genuinely is no one else. I’ve worked for her for a long time, and I’m unable to contact any of my old teachers/professors. She is quite literally my only option but I’m worried that it’s going to be found out?
EDIT - i managed to get in contact with an old teacher who offered to do it. she taught me years ago so i’m unsure if it’ll even be accepted, but i’m assuming that was the better option