How can Ex-Students request a reference from Oldham Sixth Form College?
If you have left college within the last 3 academic years, you will be able to request a reference from college. However, if you have been studying or working elsewhere during that time, a reference from that establishment or employer may be more appropriate.
If you have any queries about whether or not we can or are most suitable to supply a reference, please contact Joanne Boyes, Careers Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
To request a reference
Write an e-mail to Joanne Boyes, email@example.com with as much information as possible, including
Full name, Date of Birth, S number, daytime telephone number(s) and year you left college
Details of what you are applying for
Details of any voluntary work, paid work, travel or anything else that has been occupying your time since leaving college
Details of any voluntary work, paid work, travel or anything else that you plan to do in the near future
Anything else you think we should be aware of whilst writing your reference that may support your application
If it is a reference to be sent directly to an employer or college, details of who it is to be sent to and where (by e-mail or post) and a deadline if applicable. Please note, references may take up to 4 working weeks to be available from date of request at peak application times.
For UCAS applications
Follow the instructions above and in addition:
All UCAS applications are made online at www.ucas.ac.uk
If you haven’t started your application form yet – Register online through apply online and say that you are applying as an individual. Select the option ‘ask a school or college for a reference only’ and then use the buzzword.
If you have already started your application form – Log into apply and click on ‘Options’. Select the option ‘ask a school or college for a reference only’. Then use the buzzword.
- Buzzword for 2013 entry is osfc2013
College can add your reference online through the UCAS website.
PLEASE NOTE: The process on UCAS Apply is slightly different for ex-students and current students. Please take care to select the correct options or your reference will be delayed. Also, to give equal priority to both current and ex-students, all applicants must have fully completed their application forms before we will provide a reference. It can take 4 working weeks from completing to providing a reference at peak application times.