Personal/character references

If you require a personal reference, then you should contact a member of staff whom you feel knows you well enough. You should ask for their consent prior to providing their contact details.

Standard references

If you just require a standard reference which confirms your dates of attendance, qualification achieved, and ranking within your cohort (where applicable), then you can contact the University.

If you are a current student, then you should contact the Student Information team via Apollo.

If you are a former student, then you can contact the Alumni Records office via email (


For all PGCE graduates, a reference is held by the Institute for Education; please contact the Reference Administration Team on 01225 875448 or email:

(for Primary courses)

(for Middle and Secondary courses)

Employers and other third parties

Please contact the Alumni Records office by email, making sure to include proof of consent from your candidate.