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Reference Letter Request Form

The Department has devised a new reference letter policy designed to support the efforts of referees in producing timely and well-informed letters. Those seeking letters should fill out the attached form and send it to their referee at least 14 days ahead of the deadline. Reference letters should be provided by UTOs, DoSs or Tutors. Postdocs or PhD students who receive requests for reference letters should direct students to contact the above. Though we endeavour to support applicants whenever possible, it is not always possible to write letters for referees, and this timescale allows the letter requester to turn around and ask someone else for a letter should their first referee not be available. Should the letter requester need a reference to be sent to multiple destinations, a consideration of the use of a reference manager service like Interfolio should be made.

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